Costa Rica: Off The Beaten Path

Nature and wildlife lovers will fall in love with these off-the-grid regions of Costa Rica. Rafting down Pacuare River arriving at your 5- Star Luxury sanctuary in the jungle, explore the rural community of Bajos del Toro and discover the Osa Peninsula, one of the country's most remote destinations, famous for its remote rainforests and abundant marine life.

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
  • Meet with spellbinding flora and fauna as you explore your sustainable luxury lodge
  • Take a plunge by deep blue waterfalls in the heart of the lush rainforest with impressive volcano views
  • Feel at one with nature at the most biologically intense area on Earth
Customize this journey

Country information

Costa Rica

  • Best time to travel

    December through April is the dry season. The dry season is also the high season as many snow birds make their escape to the tropics, and there is less rainfall.

  • Day 1

    Arrival in San Jose

    Today you arrive in Costa Rica! Your guide will take you to your downtown boutique hotel where you will spend your first night of this journey.

  • Day 2

    Arriving in Pacuaré River

    Arriving in your unique 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

    • Pacuaré Lodge

      Pacuare Lodge is tucked deep within 25,000 acres of pristine, protected Costa Rican rain forest on the banks of the Pacuare River. This River is a world class white water rafting destination, and you can arrive at the lodge doing exactly that! The service is impeccable, and nothing beats enjoying your morning Costa Rican Coffee from your tree bungalow!

  • Day 3

    Exploring Pacuaré

    Choose from exciting optional onsite adventures: Canopy Adventure, Canyoning El Tesorito Creek, Cabecar Indigenous Hike, Ancient Trail & Hidden Waterfall Hike, Bajo del Tigre & Nairi Awari Reserve Hike and the Rural Experience.

     

  • Day 4

    Whitewater rafting in Pacuaré River

    Second day of river water thrills to enjoy rapids, gorges, waterfalls and incredible natural settings. Explore Bajos del Toro rural community located in a small valley, rich in lively traditions, unique landscapes, and spellbinding flora and fauna.

    Selected hotels

    • El Silencio

      A unique luxury cloud forest hotel set in Costa Rica's pristine Bajos del Toro region. Flanked by two national parks, this is our top choice for anyone looking for an exclusive experience in the cloud forest. We especially love the farm to table concept, and all the activities you can do from here: Zip-lining, rappelling,horseback riding, waterfall hiking

  • Day 5

    Hike incredible waterfalls

    Take a hike to two stunning blue waterfalls hidden in deep rainforest that feature hued raleigh-scatter reflections caused by the water’s volcanic mineral content. Soak in their refreshingly cold natural pool, admire the surrounding lush vegetation and enjoy the impressive views of the nearby Poas Volcano.

  • Day 6

    Arriving in Osa Peninsula

    Idyllic Osa Peninsula conserves the largest primary forest on the American Pacific coastline and features one of the remaining areas of lowland tropical forests in the world. Check in at your stunning eco-lodge where luxury is living and breathing the jungle and relax the rest of the evening.

    Selected hotels

    • Lapa Rios

      Lapa Rios Lodge protects 1,000 acres of Central America’s last remaining tropical lowland rainforest. In this immersive destination, the real luxury is in living and breathing the jungle. Every inch is waiting to be discovered. Here, you’ll encounter iconic frogs and macaws; endangered monkeys and over 300 bird species. It’s a pristine environment where nature thrives in its rawest form.

  • Day 7

    Indulge in nature

    Take these days to indulge in the activities your eco lodge offers: Enjoy bird watching, wild waterfall hikes, local medicine discovery, rainforest ridge walks, Osa Trail, night walks, or simply indulge in a variety of body treatments at the massage hut.

     

  • Day 8

    Free day at leisure

    Relax and indulge in nature paradise on your last day of this journey.

  • Day 9

    Pura Vida, Costa Rica!

    Transfer to the airstrip for your flight to San Jose. Upon arrival, catch your flight home.

Contact us

Our team is based in Ecuador and Argentina.

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



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