Costa Rica’s Outdoor Paradise: La Fortuna & Manuel Antonio

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Hero Holly

Hi there, I’m Holly! I enjoy working hard and playing even harder and my first love is the great outdoors. I’ve put together this tour to include a mix of adrenaline activities and those that bring us closer to nature. I’ve heard so many great things about Costa Rica and I can’t wait to see the beautiful landscapes and rainforests up close. I’m also looking forward to meeting my first volcano and to explore Costa Rican culture in the capital of San Jose. Pack your best hiking boots and come join me on this quest!

Duration

7 days · 6 nights

Travel Date

Jan 4 – 10, 2022

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

6 – 16

Transportation

Van

Tour Price

USD 999
/ person

Your Fellow Explorers

Age range

18 – 30

Travel interest

Exploring the great outdoors, hiking, adrenaline activities, culture

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Established in 1994, Coast to Coast Adventures is made up of a team of dedicated travel experts based in Costa Rica. Specialized in designing, organizing, and running multi-activity trips that focus on connecting travelers with nature and the outdoors, they are well-equipped with valuable experience and training to help make each adventure as safe, smooth, and unforgettable as possible. Let the passionate guides of ​​Coast to Coast Adventures take care of all the nitty gritty details for you — all you need to do is enjoy your inspirational journey through the wilderness of Costa Rica.

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Costa Rica>Costa Rica’s Outdoor Paradise: La Fortuna & Manuel Antonio

Dive into Costa Rica’s outdoor paradise with our thrilling journey from San Jose to Manuel Antonio. Beginning with a short city break in the nation’s capital, the adrenaline activities commence with a whitewater raft on the Pacuare River. Move onto La Fortuna and take in the waterfalls, Arenal Volcano, hot springs and a zipline tour above the trees. Finally, journey to the sublime Manuel Antonio National Park for a forest hike and a dip in the ocean. With ample time left for a celebratory night in San Jose to complete your trip, this Costa Rican adventure is the perfect vacation for thrill-seekers.

Cancellation policy

Refunds for deposits
If you cancel your trip after placing a deposit but before your card on file is charged for the full payment, you can request a full refund of your deposit up to 30 days before the tour departure.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
If you cancel your trip after making full payment, you may change or cancel your trip up to 30 days before the tour departure for a credit towards a future trip. You will receive a credit equivalent to 100% of your trip payment to be used anytime within the next 2 years from the date the credit note is issued.

A full credit will also be issued if the tour is canceled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions (see our COVID-19 guarantee on the tour itinerary page). We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

Your TourHero

Hero Holly

Hi there, I’m Holly! I enjoy working hard and playing even harder and my first love is the great outdoors. I’ve put together this tour to include a mix of adrenaline activities and those that bring us closer to nature. I’ve heard so many great things about Costa Rica and I can’t wait to see the beautiful landscapes and rainforests up close. I’m also looking forward to meeting my first volcano and to explore Costa Rican culture in the capital of San Jose. Pack your best hiking boots and come join me on this quest!

Duration

7 days · 6 nights

Travel Date

Jan 4 – 10, 2022

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

6 – 16

Transportation

Van

Costa Rica>Costa Rica’s Outdoor Paradise: La Fortuna & Manuel Antonio

Dive into Costa Rica’s outdoor paradise with our thrilling journey from San Jose to Manuel Antonio. Beginning with a short city break in the nation’s capital, the adrenaline activities commence with a whitewater raft on the Pacuare River. Move onto La Fortuna and take in the waterfalls, Arenal Volcano, hot springs and a zipline tour above the trees. Finally, journey to the sublime Manuel Antonio National Park for a forest hike and a dip in the ocean. With ample time left for a celebratory night in San Jose to complete your trip, this Costa Rican adventure is the perfect vacation for thrill-seekers.

Timeline

  • Day 1 · San Jose
  • Arrive in San Jose
  • Check-in at Sleep Inn Hotel (or similar according to availability)
  • Free day to explore San Jose
  • Dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 2 · San Jose
  • Breakfast
  • Whitewater rafting tour
  • Lunch
  • Transfer to La Fortuna
  • Check-in at San Bosco Inn (or similar according to availability)
  • Dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 3 · La Fortuna
  • Breakfast
  • La Fortuna Waterfall
  • Arenal Volcano hike
  • Lunch (not included in price)
  • Paradise Hot Springs
  • Dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 4 · La Fortuna & Manuel Antonio
  • Breakfast
  • Ziplining tour
  • Lunch (not included in price)
  • Transfer to Manuel Antonio
  • Check-in at Karahe Beach Hotel (or similar according to availability)
  • Dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 5 · Manuel Antonio
  • Breakfast
  • Guided hike in Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Lunch and dinner (not included in price)
  • Free evening
  • Day 6 · Manuel Antonio & San Jose
  • Breakfast
  • Transfer to San Jose
  • Lunch (not included in price)
  • Check-in at Sleep Inn Hotel (or similar according to availability)
  • Dinner (not included in price)
  • Free evening
  • Day 7 · Departure
  • Breakfast
  • Transfer to airport
  • Journey ends

Details

Day 1

Bienvenida a Costa Rica — a marvelous adventure awaits you!

Welcome to San Jose, the Costa Rican capital! Once you’ve made the short journey from the airport to your accommodation, the rest of the day is yours. Get your exploring shoes on, hit the streets, and you’ll find a wealth of things to do in the city. Visit the National Museum for the lowdown on Costa Rican history, take a walking tour or simply dive into all that fabulous coffee and food. As night falls, you’ll also find a host of excellent bars and restaurants at your disposal, so pull up a chair and take in the vibes as you settle into Costa Rican life.

Day 2

Go on an exhilarating whitewater rafting journey down the epic Pacuare River

It’s your first full day in Costa Rica! Today you’ll get to see the Pacuare River and experience its thrills up close. There’s no finer way to ride the cascades of these picturesque rapids than on a raft, and the Pacuare offers some of the best whitewater that Costa Rica has to offer. Keep an eye on the forest throughout your trip — catch sight of rare birds and lazy sloths teetering at the river’s edge, watching your progress. Once dried off, sit back, relax and enjoy our journey to La Fortuna.

Day 3

Become acquainted with Arenal Volcano — plus discover a glorious waterfall and take a dip in thermal hot springs!

Take a deep breath and gear yourself up this morning for a truly fun-packed day of exploration! After a filling breakfast, you’ll take a short hike to the majestic La Fortuna Waterfall, spend some time taking in the forest sights and enjoying a cooling dip in the water. Next stop, we’ll hike to the Arenal Volcano. With its last eruption in 1968, the volcano is still very much alive, and around its rim you’ll pass through local flora, fauna and lava formations. Finish your day’s adventure with the best possible outcome: a wonderful dip in Paradise Hot Springs. Unwind in the natural thermal pools and soak your weary legs as the minerals rejuvenate your mind and body.

Day 4

Take to the skies with a zipline tour of La Fortuna

There’s one last adventure waiting for you before we leave La Fortuna — it’s time to take to the air! Be sure to wear your head-for-heights this morning as it’s ziplining day. This breathtaking experience takes you above the forests, canyons and waterfalls to see the world just as the birds do. You’ll also enjoy unrivaled views of the Arenal Volcano. After lunch, polish off your wings and get ready for the next stage of your journey. In the afternoon, we’ll transfer to Manuel Antonio where rainforest, coast and wildlife awaits.

Day 5

Enjoy a guided hike in the wondrous Manuel Antonio National Park

Costa Rica’s smallest national park ranks amongst the country's finest. One of the most beautiful and biologically-diverse, its position close to the coast has established an ecosystem boasting monkeys, iguanas and sloths. And just beyond the rainforest you’ve got the ocean and its gorgeous coral reef. Today’s guided hike will introduce you to the huge variety of plants and trees within the forest, as well as its diverse landscape and wildlife. Keep your camera at the ready, those monkeys don’t stand still for long!

Day 6

Goodbye Manuel Antonio, hello San Jose

Give your legs a good stretch after yesterday’s endeavors — today you’ve got a relaxing journey back to San Jose to look forward to. Now’s the time to take in your adventure so far, write up your journal, and get to planning your evening in San Jose. Sit back, enjoy the ride and watch that scenery fly past the window!

Day 7

Farewell to Costa Rica — we hope to see you again soon!

It’s time for one last scrumptious breakfast before you say goodbye, so be sure to make it a hearty one. Once you’ve refueled, get ready to check out and travel to the airport. Bid your new friends goodbye and if you haven’t already done so, it’s time to start uploading your photos! Until the next time!

Accommodation

  • Sleep Inn Paseo Las Damas Hotel (or similar according to availability)

    A short 15-kilometer ride from Juan Santamaria Airport, the Sleep Inn Hotel places you right in the heart of San Jose. You’ll find some of the city’s main attractions on your doorstep, including Teatro Nacional, Museo de Jade and Museo de Oro. There’s even a casino and fitness center on-site! With WiFi throughout, the comfortable rooms offer air conditioning, cable TV, coffee makers and private bathrooms, so you can relax in style as you prepare for your Costa Rican adventure. Room type: Double room.

  • San Bosco Inn (or similar according to availability)

    San Bosco Inn is situated in the center of La Fortuna, making it an ideal location for exploring the waterfalls, hot springs and Arenal Volcano. With ample outdoor space including a swimming pool and loungers, the cozy rooms are furnished with air conditioning, a digital TV and an ensuite bathroom, and you’ll find a host of bars and scrumptious restaurants just a short walk away. WiFi is free throughout the building. Room type: Double room.

  • Karahe Beach Hotel (or similar according to availability)

    Manuel Antonio’s Karahe Beach Hotel is a veritable paradise in the Central Pacific and a wonderful base for reconnecting with nature. Surrounded by trees and close to the beach, Karahe has an on-site restaurant and swimming pool — perfect for relaxing after a day in the national park. Rooms are ensuite and contain mini-fridges, air conditioning, plus a terrace to watch the sunset and soak up the peaceful vibes of the area. WiFi is available throughout. Room type: Double room.

Included

  • 2 nights in Sleep Inn Paseo Las Damas Hotel (or similar)
  • 2 nights in San Bosco Inn (or similar)
  • 2 nights in Karahe Beach Hotel (or similar)
  • Shared occupancy in accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Day 2 lunch
  • Knowledgeable English-speaking tour guide
  • Whitewater rafting
  • La Fortuna Waterfall
  • Arenal Volcano hike
  • Paradise Hot Springs
  • Ziplining tour
  • Guided hike in Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Transportation throughout the tour
  • 24/7 guest support

Not included

  • Flights
  • Airport transfers
  • All meals not mentioned in inclusions
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities

COVID-19 guarantee

We know many of you are yearning to travel, but also want to do it in a safe and enjoyable way.

To ensure your wellbeing, we’re working with each of our partners to ensure that exhaustive precautionary health and safety measures are in place. This includes reducing group sizes, incorporating more outdoor adventures, and closely monitoring the spread on the ground.

At the same time, we also know that this is a holiday for you and that you want to experience the best of each location, with minimal inconvenience. We’re confident that each of our trips will be both safe and enjoyable, but if we cannot keep to either of those promises, we will defer or cancel the trip if necessary and gladly issue you credit for a future tour to be used towards any tour within 2 years.

Cancellation policy

Refunds for deposits
If you cancel your trip after placing a deposit but before your card on file is charged for the full payment, you can request a full refund of your deposit up to 30 days before the tour departure.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
If you cancel your trip after making full payment, you may change or cancel your trip up to 30 days before the tour departure for a credit towards a future trip. You will receive a credit equivalent to 100% of your trip payment to be used anytime within the next 2 years from the date the credit note is issued.

A full credit will also be issued if the tour is canceled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions (see our COVID-19 guarantee on the tour itinerary page). We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

USD 999
Per person