Costa Rica Adrenaline

  • Trip Type
  • Adventure
  • Length
  • 9 Days / 8 Nights
  • When to Go
  • Year-Round

  • An exciting adventure, from A to Zipline

    Experience the most epic of Costa Rican adventures and discover the exotic and abundant flora and fauna that live within its varied landscapes from volcanoes to waterfalls, thick jungle to windswept beaches. Raft wild whitewater rapids through vibrant lowland rainforest, zip through the jungle from one treetop to the next, rappel sheer cliff faces and rushing waterfalls, and find a world of undersea treasures beneath the waves at Caño Island. Adventure awaits you on this all-encompassing expedition.

    Trip Highlights

    lush jungle & wild beaches • exotic wildlife • whitewater rafting • waterfall rappelling • zip line • natural hot springs entrance with dinner • ATV adventure • surf lesson • Isla del Caño snorkeling & boat tour • beach time

    Full Package per person from:

    $1,650.00 low season (May - Oct)
    $1,900.00 high season (Nov - Apr)
    Prices vary based on departure season.

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    • Day 1: San José - Arrival

      When you touch down, you’ll be met by your driver and taken to the charming, family-owned Apartotel La Sabana. Explore the bustling metropolis of San José on foot, or lounge by the pool and unwind before the excitement begins tomorrow.

    • Day 2: San José to Arenal - Wild white waters of the Río Pacuare

      Begin your tropical adventure in the lush lowland jungles on Costa Rica’s Caribbean side. You’ll spend the day on the Pacuare River, rafting along 19 miles of thrilling Class III-IV whitewater, as you marvel at the stunning scenic surrounds – cascading waterfalls, exotic wildlife, and lush rainforest that stretches as far as the eye can see.

      Then, embark on a ride through the scenic countryside to the quiet town of La Fortuna, nestled in the shadow of the majestic Arenal Volcano. Check into your beautiful home base for the next three nights, El Silencio del Campo, and turn in early to prepare for an action-packed day tomorrow.

    • Day 3: Arenal - Waterfall rappelling in the heart of the rainforest

      Today, venture into the rainforest to discover a place where very few have had the privilege to roam. First, hike a greenery-shrouded trail to a quiet canyon deep in the forest. Then, you’ll don a harness and begin a heart-pumping adventure, rappelling enormous waterfalls, jumping into crystalline pools, descending guided rappels, canyon calls, and river boulders. This exciting canyoning experience is not for the faint of heart!

    • Day 4: Arenal - Zip lines & natural hot springs

      Start your day with a bird's eye view and a pounding heart, on a zip line adventure through the Costa Rican forest canopy. Whizz along cables slung between canyons on seven lines of varying speeds, lengths, and heights, all while you admire breathtaking panoramic views of the forest, lake and volcano. It’s an adrenaline rush like no other!

      In the afternoon, head to Tabacón Hot Springs for dinner and a relaxing evening soak. Explore dozens of warm pools of varying sizes, temperatures, and degrees of privacy, and let the sounds of the cascading waterfalls lull you into a state of deep relaxation.

    • Day 5: Arenal to Dominical - Trade jungle for beach

      The beach beckons! Head south along the beautiful Costanera Sur highway, which winds along the beautiful Central Pacific coast, through palm plantations and thick swaths of rainforest. Arrive in Dominical, a funky little surf town, and check into Cuna del Angel Hotel, a charming hideaway where the laid-back vibe and tropical surrounds will have you finding your chill immediately.

    • Day 6: Dominical - Unspoiled beaches & hidden waterfalls by ATV

      Hop onto an ATV today for a memorable all-day adventure along the jungles & beaches surrounding Dominical. Zip along the beach, ford the Baru River, and venture into the mountains to the tranquil San Juan de Dios valley where you’ll park your ATV, and hike down a jungle trail to the base of a 200-foot cascade, where you can beat the tropical heat in the refreshing pools at the foot of the falls.

    • Day 7: Dominical - Vibrant coral reefs at Isla del Caño

      This morning after breakfast, you’ll set out for Caño Island Biological Reserve, a paradise of crystal clear waters, and coral and rock formations teeming with schools of vibrantly-colored tropical fish. The island, located near the Osa Peninsula, is one of the best destinations in Costa Rica for snorkeling and scuba diving, with turquoise-colored waters home to the country’s largest concentration of coral-building organisms, sea turtles, dolphins, stingrays, manta rays, moray eels, parrot fish, puffer fish, and many more tropical beauties. The forever-changing undersea landscape is sure to make an impression on you that you won’t soon forget.

      After exploring Caño Island, you’re off to Violines Island, a small, uninhabited island covered in lush vegetation. Spend a couple of hours relaxing on the beach, hiking the island, or swimming in the waters of the protected bay on the island’s north side before catching your boat back to Dominical.

    • Day 8: Dominical - Beachfront R&R

      Your last full day in Dominical is yours to spend how you wish. Rent a surfboard and take a ride on the area’s epic surf breaks, hike to the awe-inspiring Nauyaca Falls, or revel in some well-deserved R&R by the pool, cocktail-in-hand. This is the perfect place to do anything, or nothing at all.

    • Day 9: Dominical to San José - A parting glimpse

      After breakfast and a final walk along the beach, bid Cuna del Angel adios, and take a ground transfer back to San José to spend the night.

    • Day 10: San José - Departure

      Take a private transfer to the international airport to begin your journey home. Hasta luego!

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    What's Included?

    We'll give you everything you need, everything you want, and a few little surprises to make your trip extra special. We've got you covered, from start to finish. Unique, unforgettable destinations; private tours with local experts; authentic local cuisine; lessons, demonstrations and new cultural insights; more adventure than you can handle; perfect romantic touches; blissful relaxation; and a feeling of total freedom. We take care of everything so that you can enjoy an unparalleled, hassle-free journey without worrying about a thing.

    • Airport pickup

    • All hotel accommodation

    • Meals as indicated

    • Detailed maps and trip preparation guide

    • All special events and tours

    • All vehicle and regional air transportation from rendezvous to drop-off

    • All baggage transportation

    • All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service

    Stay Longer

    If our off-the-shelf itinerary is almost a perfect fit, but just doesn’t feel long enough, extend your stay to make it the best vacation possible. Spend a few days in the region before or after – we can customize any trip, and no ask is too big!

    Let us know what you have in mind using the contact form below, and we’ll get in touch to create your perfect travel experience.

    Know Before You Go

    • Itinerary prices are dependent on season of departure. Christmas, New Years and Easter (Semana Santa) are peak season, and prices during these periods are significantlky higher than other times of year. High season runs from November through April, and green season from May through September.

    • Arrival: hotel check-in times are at 3:00pm, but you may arrive at any time during the day. If you arrive prior to the scheduled check-in time, we will arrange for early check-in wherever possible.

    • Departure: hotel check-out times are at 9:00am. International flights on your departure day should be arranged to depart after 1:30pm.

    • All prices in USD.

    • For vaccination recommendations, please visit the CDC website.

    • For American, Canadian, and British citizens, a valid passport with 6+ months remaining is required for entry to Costa Rica.

    • Debit cards may not work in Central America, but most establishments accept major credit cards.

    • Please ensure you have immediate access to a minimum of USD $250 as an emergency fund to be used if circumstances outside our control (e.g. a natural disaster) require changes to your planned route.

    • If departing Costa Rica by air, most major airlines include exit taxes in the price of your airfare; if departing via ground or boat, departure tax is USD $29.

    • It is customary to tip service providers (waiters) around 10% depending on service. Tipping taxi drivers is not required.

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    Getting There

    From North America: several airlines offer direct and connecting flights to Costa Rica’s two international airports: Juan Santamaría International Airport in San José (airport code: SJO) and Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport in Liberia (airport code: LIR). Including connection time, flights from the USA typically range from 2.5-9 hours in duration, while most flights from Canada range from 9-15 hours in duration.

    From the UK: there are currently no direct flights to Costa Rica from the UK, but there are several flight options connecting in the United States and/or Canada. Including connection time, flights from the UK typically range from 12-18 hours in duration.

    When you arrive in SJO or LIR, there will be an airport transfer waiting to take you to your hotel downtown, or in some cases, your next destination. If you have questions about flights, or require assistance booking, please contact us here. We're here to help!

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