Adventure Costa Rica

Explore primordial rainforest reserves, waterfalls and Indian communities, dip in wonderful hot springs with views of the Arenal Volcano and surf in Costa Rica's best beach town.

Starting from $5,600 per person based on two travelers

Overview

  • Feel the thrill of arriving to your eco-lodge rafting the rapids of Pacuare river
  • Explore the rainforest following fresh tapir tracks
  • Observe exotic wildlife up-close in their natural habitat
  • Glamp in luxurious tents with stunning views of Arenal Volcano
  • Be amused by spectacular sunsets from your fabulous ocean front bungalow
Customize this journey

Country information

Costa Rica

  • Best time to travel

    December to April (dry season) and June through August. During the rainy season (particularly September to November), the river levels are higher, which creates a more challenging white-water ride.

  • Day 1

    Arrival in San Jose

    Today you arrive in Costa Rica! Your private guide will take you to your boutique hotel in town to rest for the next day. 

    Selected hotels

  • Day 2

    Rafting in Pacuaré River

    Arriving in your Eco-Lodge is an adventure in itself. Drive 2 hours outside San Jose until reaching your put-in point, you will hop on your boat and raft down the thrilling rapids of the Pacuaré River until reaching your lodge check in point on the edge of the river.

     

    Selected hotels

    • Pacuare Lodge

      Pacuare Lodge is tucked deep within 25,000 acres of pristine, protected Costa Rican rain forest on the banks of the Pacuare River, just north of the Talamanca Mountains. You can sit down to a delightful candlelit dinner at a table set high in the rain forest canopy or on the riverbank or take a spontaneous hike to a nearby swimming hole and bathe under a waterfall.

  • Day 3

    Discovering Pacuaré

    Choose between canopy adventure, canyoning, ancient trails, hidden waterfall hikes, or any other in the wide range of magnificent activities that can be done on site.

  • Day 4

    Heading to Arenal

    Get your second thrill down the rivers and gorges as you leave your lodge, then, take a scenic drive to the impressive Arenal Volcano to enjoy your next 3 days surrounded by wildlife and pristine nature.

    Selected hotels

    • Nayara Tented Camp

      Part of the award winning Nayara Resorts, the Nayara Tented Camp is a luxurious yet eco-friendly base, with each tent blending into the surrounding nature. The area is also home to a great variety of birds and wildlife and a sloth sanctuary. What we love the most? Each tent has its own outdoor shower and plunge pool filled from the hot springs, and views to the lush green landscape.

  • Day 5

    ​Explore majestic Arenal Volcano

    Your private guide will pick you up to take you to wander through this wonderful National Park, admire the tropical rainforest and observe the petrified lava flows produced by the Arenal during its most active eruption periods.

  • Day 6

    ​Tenorio Volcano & Tapir Valley Experience

    Take a pleasing drive through rural villages, cattle farms and tropical forests to Tenorio Volcano. Discover the natural wonders of the Tapir Valley that offers an extraordinary wide variety of habitats where you can let your interests lead your way. Enjoy lunch at a local farm and learn about the ongoing local projects that preserve the rich biodiversity that surrounds you.

  • Day 7

    Drive to Santa Teresa Beach

    Today you will drive to Puntarenas, board a ferry to arrive in the idyllic Nicoya Peninsula, to finish off with a gorgeous Pacific Ocean drive. Check in at your resort and enjoy dinner at one of the outstanding restaurants that make this area gastronomically remarkable.

    Selected hotels

  • Day 8

    Relaxing in Santa Teresa

    Explore Santa Teresa, take surf lessons, get some coconuts and lay on the beach or simply relax at your private plunge pool in your wonderful beachfront bungalows.

  • Day 9

    Last day in Santa Teresa

    Today is your last day at leisure to relax and indulge in paradise.

  • Day 10

    Pura Vida, Costa Rica!

    Today is your departure day. Drive to the airport, drop your rental car and take a domestic flight back to San Jose for your connecting flight home.

    Not ready for the adventure to end? 

    Find more inspiring ways to combine this trip, here.

    Contact us to customize this journey.

    *Your journey will be customized based on your travel time, interests and budget.


Contact us

Our team is based in Ecuador and Argentina.

Send us an email hello@jsbjourneys.com, or call us at (415) 230-0261



Copyright © 2020     Instagram     Designed by Duo