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Highlights
  • Surf the waves at one of the best breaks in the country
  • Catch views of arenal volcano on a lakeside mountain bike ride
  • Watch the sunset over the pacific

Mountain bike along Lake Arenal with breathtaking volcanic views and catch a wave on this action-packed nine-day tour of Costa Rica. Get your adrenaline pumping with optional extreme sports like whitewater rafting, waterfall rappelling, and ziplining through the lush jungle canopy. Learn to surf the famous Pacific breaks at Playa Santa Teresa and enjoy plenty of time to relax on tropical beaches. Throw in the opportunity to see incredible rainforest wildlife and you've got a unique adventure you'll be talking about for years.

Trip Description
Costa Rica Volcanoes & Surf
 
Travel Theme
Countries
Cities & Attractions
Flights & Transport
  • Only ground transport

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G Adventures Travel Reviews & Ratings
100% Recommend

4.8 out of 5
Excellent 32,586 Great 10,221 Average 4 Disappointing 1 Terrible 4
Value
4.8 Guide
4.8 Activities
4.8 Lodging
4.8 Transportation
4.8 Meals
4.8
Costa Rica Volcanoes & Surfing

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First time traveller. Had such an amazing experience September 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
What a life changing experience. Made some great friends, and did activities I never thought I would get the chance to do. Costa Rica is such a beautiful country. I can't wait to go back!

Operator G Adventures

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We had an amazing time on the tour- Estaban, our CEO, was so awesome and the Happy Days surf team was so fantastic! I loved Costa Rica! September 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Life changing.

Operator G Adventures

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Overall satisfaction with the CRVS tour June 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
PERFECT VACATION!

Operator G Adventures

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Very organized with lots of opportunity to add adventures. June 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Great experience

Operator G Adventures

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Knowledgable tour guide (thanks Alonzo), and many different activity opportunities. May 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
EXCELLENT! I've already shared your company info with family and coworkers!

Operator G Adventures

Itinerary

Day 1 San José

Arrive in San José at any time. Check into our hotel and enjoy the city. If you arrive early, head into downtown San José to visit a museum, shop or people-watch in the main plaza, a good place to watch San José at its most lively. A mime, juggler, marimba band, magician, or storyteller may be performing for tips, and artisan booths are common, creating a regular arts and crafts fair atmosphere. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 San José/La Fortuna

Travel by bus to La Fortuna, at the foot of Arenal Volcano, our next adventure base. Hike the area’s nature trails, swim in chilly La Fortuna waterfall or try canyoneering. Other optional activities include mountain biking, caving, horseback riding or a tour of the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge. Like much of Costa Rica, the area is a birders’ paradise, with over 600 species as permanent residents. Finally, after a day of exploring, take a relaxing soak in one of the region's lush, cascading hot springs. Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 3 La Fortuna

Enjoy free time to fully explore the area. Opt to go for a swim in a nearby swimming hole, go kayaking, or get spoiled with a massage.

Day 4 La Fortuna/Monteverde

From La Fortuna, travel by van to the shores of Lake Arenal where our mountain bikes will be waiting for a two-hour cycling journey (challenging with some hills and bumps). Afterwards, board a boat for the half hour boat ride across the lake. When we arrive at Rio Chiquito, we switch to waiting vans to drive the final leg up into the cool, misty mountain air of the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Included Activities: Arenal Cycling Trip Guided Cloud Forest Night Walk Transport: Boat Private Vehicle

Day 5 Monteverde

Enjoy a free day to explore the cloud forest region of Costa Rica. Opt to fly across canopy ziplines, tour a coffee plantation, or go horseback riding in the hills.

Day 6 Monteverde/Santa Teresa

Head to the Pacific coast for some much needed beach time and an opportunity to enjoy the waves. Playa Santa Teresa and Malpais are small towns frequented by surfers. Beginners and intermediate surfers alike should take advantage of the two included surf lessons to fine-tune skills. Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve is located next to Malpais, take a hike to explore the area or check out the snorkelling at Secret Beach. Included Activities: Surfing Lesson Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 7 Santa Teresa (1B)

Enjoy another included surf lesson, then spend the rest of the day relaxing or taking part in other optional activities in the area. Included Activities: Surfing Lesson

Day 8 Santa Teresa/San José (1B)

Squeeze in a morning surf before embarking on our journey back to the capital, San José. Arrive in the evening (approx 9pm) in time to shower and head out for a final night on the town. Transport: Local bus

Day 9 San José

Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 1,449

Price Per Day:

$ 161 per person
 
Start DateFinish DateBase PriceDeparture GuaranteedAvailability 
Apr-21-2018Apr-29-2018$ 1,449Yes2 spots left Reserve
Jun-23-2018Jul-01-2018$ 1,304Yes12 spots left Reserve
Aug-25-2018Sep-02-2018$ 1,549Yes11 spots left Reserve
Oct-27-2018Nov-04-2018$ 1,449Yes16 spots left Reserve
Nov-03-2018Nov-11-2018$ 1,449Yes16 spots left Reserve
Dec-22-2018Dec-30-2018$ 1,549Yes16 spots left Reserve
Jan-26-2019Feb-03-2019$ 1,499Yes16 spots left Reserve
Feb-23-2019Mar-03-2019$ 1,499Yes16 spots left Reserve
Mar-30-2019Apr-07-2019$ 1,549Yes16 spots left Reserve
Apr-20-2019Apr-28-2019$ 1,449Yes16 spots left Reserve
May-25-2019Jun-02-2019$ 1,449Yes16 spots left Reserve
Jun-22-2019Jun-30-2019$ 1,449Yes16 spots left Reserve
Aug-31-2019Sep-08-2019$ 1,549Yes16 spots left Reserve
Nov-09-2019Nov-17-2019$ 1,449Yes16 spots left Reserve
Nov-30-2019Dec-08-2019$ 1,499Yes16 spots left Reserve
Dec-28-2019Jan-05-2020$ 1,549Yes16 spots left Reserve
Jan-04-2020Jan-12-2020$ 1,449Yes16 spots left Reserve
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Costa Rica airport exit tax: $29USD
Details
Trip Includes
  • Hands-On: Surfing Lesson
  • Guided mountain biking excursion (Arenal)
  • Guided cloud forest night walk (Monteverde)
  • Beach time in Santa Teresa
  • Free time in La Fortuna
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Meals Included: 2 breakfasts
Flights & Transport
Only ground transportPublic bus, private vehicle, boat, mountain bike.
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Maximum Number of People in Group: 15
Max 16, avg 12

Solo Notes

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Accomodations
Hotels (8 nts).
Start City
San José
End City
San José
Guides Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides, surf instructors.

Age Notes

Min. Age: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Physical Requirements Our small group adventures bring together people of all ages. It is very important you are aware that, as a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility' is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their own luggage at a minimum. Travellers with a pre-existing medical condition are required to complete a short medical questionnaire, which must be signed by their physician. This is to ensure that travellers have the necessary fitness and mobility to comfortably complete their chosen trip. While our CEOs work hard to ensure that all our travellers are catered for equally, it is not their responsibility to help individuals who cannot complete the day's activities unaided. Please refer to the physical ratings in this Trip Details document for more information. The medical questionnaire can be found online at: www.gadventures.com/medical-form.
Rules & Other Requirements Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our CEOs have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

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