Costa Rica Spring Break Multi-Adventure Trip

This Costa Rica Spring Break Trip is the perfect combination of excitement that is sure to get your adrenaline pumping and relaxation that is sure to blow your cares away. On this tour, we have packed the best natural areas, activities, and guides into a shorter time frame to fit your spring break schedule. Interested in this trip? Call us at 888-849-6637 or email adventures@backwoods.com to reserve your spot!

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Adventure Itinerary

 
Day 1 - Arrival in Costa Rica

Arrive San Jose, Costa Rica where you are met at the international airport and transferred to your San Jose hotel. You are welcome to arrive anytime today.

Meals Included: None

 
Day 2 - Rafting & Tropical Lodging

After an early morning pickup from your San Jose hotel, you will drive by private, comfortable bus to the rafting operations center for a delicious Costa Rican breakfast. After breakfast and changing into rafting gear, we will drive to our private rafting put-in on the banks of the Pacuare River. Spend the day rafting the pristing Pacuare with its incredible rapids and stunning views. Finish your day by arriving at a 2000 acre private reserve at the mouth of the Pacuare Gorge and within the Pacuare Protected Zone. The private reserve borders the indigenous Indian Reserve and contains more than 40 miles of hiking trails and numerous waterfalls, streams, and natural pools. Here, you will find your lodge for the night. Your lodge is located deep in the rainforest with beautiful tropical gardens framing native wood lodge rooms, open air gathering pavilions with thatched roofs and comfortable hammocks swinging in a gentle breeze, ample viewing decks for watching the toucans fly overhead and the river dance along its rapids. It is the first eco-lodge built on the Pacuare River banks and the only one powered with hydro-generated electricity for a clean sustainable energy source.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 
Day 3 - Canopy Zip-Line & Class IV Rapid Rafting

After breakfast, go for a morning Canopy Tour. Enjoy an incredible zip-line course through the canopy, high above the nearby Lodge complex. Multiple tree platforms and zip lines make this a thrilling, must-do experience. After the zip line, enjoy fun, fast Class IV rafting on lower Pacuare. A snack stop by the riverside lets you explore more waterfalls and natural water slides. An adrenaline-packed afternoon running rapids like Upper and Lower Huacas, Cimarron, Dos Montañas and many more, will have you smiling!!

At the river take out, a van will wait to take you on your onward journey to Arenal Volcano. At the end of the day end, one can relax in an area resort that offers soothing thermal waters heated by the volcano. The Arenal Observatory Lodge offers guests spacious rooms with large picture windows that enable them to admire the impressive and unequaled vision of an active steaming volcano rising out of the wilderness forest looming large in front.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

 
Day 4 - Volcano Hiking & Wildlife Viewing

This 2 to 3 hour guided hike in Arenal Volcano National Park brings you through rainforest and onto the top of a blocky lava flow. Now cooled and motionless, the flow rises above the surrounding forest giving visitors a panoramic view of mountains, Arenal lake and Arenal Volcano. Today it is being covered by vegetation as the forest reclaims its former territory. During the walk you may see monkeys, toucans, parrots and other wildlife.

Meals Included: Breakfast

 
Day 5 - Rincon de la Vieja

After breakfast, we begin our drive to the central Pacific coast. Today we’ll drive approximately 4 hours (plus some time for any stops on the way) to the northwestern corner of the country. Rincon de la Vieja is a region of national parks and volcanoes on the north east section of Costa Rica. The national park has one of 5 active volcanoes of Costa Rica and is known for its stunning diversity of flora and fauna, fantastic scenery, beautiful waterfalls, soothing hot springs, boiling mud pots and a fresh river waters.

Blue River Resort and Hot Springs features new, spacious 720 square foot cabins. The hotels hot springs have spectacular natural mineral green hot spring pools a large fresh water pool and bullet slide, a spa, botanical gardens, butterfly farm, iguanas and frog pond and much more. Tours offered include visits to gorgeous blue volcanic rivers and waterfalls by horseback, nature walks, rappelling waterfalls and much more.

Meals Included: Breakfast

 
Day 6 - Penjamo River hike

After breakfast, we’ll embark on a Penjamo River hike this morning. Here we begin our hike through a breathtaking private park through the rainforest. While hiking, you will have a chance to see colorful highland birds which are difficult to see elsewhere. We will be visiting the astonishing blue river Penjamos, along with it’s many cascading waterfalls and natural waterslides. You will also see first-hand where minerals leach through the river bottom and into the water, causing the water color to turn blue. There will be plenty opportunities to soak and swim in the relaxing pools.

Meals Included: Breakfast

 
Day 7 - Playa Panamá Beach

Today, transfer from Blue River Lodge to Playa Panama. Playa Panamá has the Blue Flag certification and categorized as one of the most sanitary beaches in the country. Spend the next 2 nights at the all-inclusive Casa Conde del Mar, a pleasant 4-star hotel on the beach. Hotel Casa Conde del Mar offers comfort and relaxation in a welcoming environment. Clear waters with a soft current bath the 1-mile extension of taupe sand beach. Many water sports can be enjoyed including fishing, swimming, and windsurfing, among others, from a beach surrounded by the exuberant vegetation after which the beach was named.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 
Day 8 - Free Day at the Beach

Enjoy a free day at your all-inclusive beach resort!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 
Day 9 - Departure

About 3 to 3.5 hours before your flight, you will be picked up and transferred to the Liberia International Airport for your departure.

Meals Included: Breakfast

 
 
 

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Trip Details

 
Start

San Jose, Costa Rica

Finish

San Jose, Costa Rica

Duration

9 Days

Fitness Level

Activities
Hiking
Wildlife Viewing
Kayaking
Canoeing
Zip-Lining
Beachside Relaxation
Swimming
Snorkeling

Costa Rica is easily among the world’s top 10 countries for outdoor adventure. Here you find an impressive combination of pristine beaches, protected rainforest, rugged mountains and clean tropical rivers.

On your trip you will experience many of the ecosystems that Costa Rica is famous for – primal rainforest, secluded beaches, volcanoes, hot springs, and the wilds of a beautiful river. You’ll zip across the rainforest canopy, rappel down waterfalls, swim volcanic hot springs and have some down time at the beach for sunbathing or surfing. With beauty, warmth, adventure, and ecological wonders Costa Rica offers all aspects of a magnificent excursion.

What's Included
  • All accommodations per itinerary
  • Meals per itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All tours and entrance fee per itinerary
  • All transportation and transfers per itinerary
  • All national park and entrance fees
  • All taxes on included land arrangements
What's Not Included
  • International and domestic flights
  • Personal gear and clothing
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Beverages and alcohol (except days 7-8, at the all-inclusive hotel)
  • Tips for guides, drivers, hotel staff
  • Optional tours
  • Personal expenses (visas, airport taxes, Internet, etc.)
  • Airport departure tax ($29/person)
  • Optional travel insurance
 

Additional Information

Meals

The menu is as varied as the terrain in Costa Rica. Rest assured you will eat well. Here are a few examples of the meals that may be included:

  • Breakfast: Traditional Costa Rican breakfast generally consists of eggs, rice, black beans, natural juices, coffee and fruit.
  • Lunch: Meat, chicken, or seafood will be the main dish with rice & beans, vegetables, fruits and salad for side dishes.
  • Dinner: Seafood, chicken, steak, or fajitas with salad, vegetables, or rice & beans. Coffee and desserts to follow.
Accommodations
  • 1 night – Park Inn (Standard room)
  • 1 night – Rios Tropicales Eco-Lodge (Standard room)
  • 2 nights – Arenal Observatory Lodge (Smithsonian room)
  • 2 nights – Blue River Lodge (Standard room)
  • 2 nights – Casa Conde del Mar (Standard Double Suite)
Health

Some of the activities that you may choose to participate in while in Costa Rica are strenuous and should not be undertaken if you have any health conditions which may put you at risk. You are strongly advised to consult your physician for a thorough medical check-up and clearance before attempting the trip. If you are over 50 years old, talk to your doctor about doing a “stress EKG”. Should you require any medication whatsoever, you must provide your own and be able to administer it yourself. Medical supplies in Costa Rica are not reliable or guaranteed though we will have a fully stocked medical kit on the trip.

Talk to your doctor about appropriate vaccinations as well as prescriptions you are currently taking, or should take in case you get sick.

Passport/Visa Requirements

No tourist visa is required for stays of up to 90 days in Costa Rica. US residents must have a current passport that is valid for 6 months beyond entry and a pre-paid airline ticket to exit Costa Rica.

Single Supplement

All prices are calculated for double-occupancy. To ensure your comfort, we will always match you with a roommate of the same sex – and if we're unable to match you with a roommate, you may end up with your own room free of charge. If sharing is not your idea of fun, you can request a single supplement for a small upcharge when you pay your final amount. You will be able to make this election on your trip registration.

 
 
 

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Meet Your Guides

 
 
Cole Shobert
 
Cole Shobert

Cole Shobert is the Backwoods Adventures Travel Specialist and he specializes in making travel dreams come true! Cole hails from Lubbock, Texas, and when he’s not sending folks on amazing adventures around the world, you’ll find him somewhere in wild West Texas hunting, fishing, or mountain biking with his dog and best friends.

 
 
 

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Travel Insurance

Backwoods recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected. For your convenience, we offer travel protection through Travelex Insurance Services. For more information on the available plans or to enroll, contact Travelex Insurance Services.

Use reference location number 43-0634

Travel Insurance is underwritten by

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company
NAIC #22276. 55Y
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