Pura Vida Friendcation

9 Day Costa Rica Itinerary

Our trip was absolutely amazing, everything we wanted, plus everything we didn't know we wanted! My friend and I truly loved this Costa Rica vacation.

Experiencing Costa Rica on a best friend getaway!

My friend and I were looking to experience all that Costa Rica had to offer! We wanted to backpack, explore nature, do some adventurous activities, and end the trip with a little relaxation before we headed home. Anywhere planned the perfect getaway from Arenal to Monteverde to Tamarindo. Booking with Anywhere was the best decision we made. Everything was catered to our interests and taken care of. The easiest adventure I've been on.

Our favorite part of the adventure…

Our favorite part of the trip was canyoning in Monteverde. It was an amazing tour! We were a smaller group, so it felt like a private tour and the guides were hilarious. We rappelled down SIX different waterfalls — each an exhilarating experience. We felt safe the whole time with the guides constantly checking on our harnesses and showing us the ropes (excuse the pun) on every trip.

Our travel dreams delivered by Anywhere…

We absolutely loved Mountain Faro Hotel, a charming little B&B. They were so accommodating, and the rooms were very clean and nice. Our trip was absolutely amazing — everything we wanted, plus everything we didn't know we wanted! We saw so much of the country and did so many activities and I wasn't stressed once about transportation or paying, it was all taken care of thanks to Anywhere. I will definitely be using Anywhere any chance I get.

Meals

Free Breakfast for 6 days

Transport

Free Airport Transport
private driverAlajuela & SJO Int'l to Arenal  
shuttleMonteverde to Tamarindo  
shuttleTamarindo to San Jose  
private driverSan Jose to Alajuela & SJO Int'l  

Trip Overview




DAY 1


Alajuela & SJO Int'l

Country Inn and Suites
- night 1 of 1

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
Country Inn and Suites
Country Inn and Suites


2:00 pm check-in
1 room

Located just north of downtown San Jose, the Country Inn & Suites, San Jose Aeropuerto, Costa Rica offers a modern retreat near local markets, restaurants, and shops.

DAY 2


Alajuela & SJO Int'l / Arenal

Country Inn and Suites

Hotel Arenal Rabfer
- night 1 of 2

2-in-1 Volcano Hike & Paradise Hot Springs

Alajuela - SJO Int'l to Arenal

Hotel Arenal Rabfer
Hotel Arenal Rabfer


2:00 pm check-in
1 room

The Arenal Rabfer Hotel is located just two blocks from the central park of La Fortuna Costa Rica home to the famous Arenal Volcano and the adventure tour center of Costa Rica.

2-in-1 Volcano Hike & Paradise Hot Springs
2-in-1 Volcano Hike & Paradise Hot Springs

This tour takes you to the best of the Arenal landscape — the Arenal Volcano and the nearby hot springs. Arenal Volcano is an active volcano in the middle of a richly biodiverse environment. This is the ...


from 2:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Transport included

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DAY 3


Arenal

Hotel Arenal Rabfer
- night 2 of 2

Waterfall Rapelling and Rafting Tour

Waterfall Rapelling and Rafting Tour
Waterfall Rapelling and Rafting Tour

Combining two of the country’s most adrenalin-packed activities, this tour will have you rappelling down waterfalls and surging over white-water rapids! Set in Costa Rica’s Northern Lowlands near the base ...


from 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Transport included

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DAY 4


Arenal / Monteverde

Hotel Arenal Rabfer

Mountain Faro Hotel
- night 1 of 2

Taxi-Boat-Taxi Arenal to Monteverde

Mountain Faro Hotel
Mountain Faro Hotel


1:00 pm check-in
1 room

This family-run hotel is located in a quiet, residential neighborhood that is a 10-minute walk from the town of Santa Elena. You can quickly get to the cloud forest reserves in the area, where you can ...

Taxi-Boat-Taxi Arenal to Monteverde
Taxi-Boat-Taxi Arenal to Monteverde

The Arenal to Monteverde taxi-boat-taxi service operates year round, making connections between Arenal and Monteverde twice per day, with great views of the Costa Rica highlands and the Arenal Volcano ...


from 8:20 am - 12:00 pm
Transport included

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DAY 5


Monteverde

Mountain Faro Hotel
- night 2 of 2

Sky Tram, Trek and Sky Walk

Sky Tram, Trek and Sky Walk
Sky Tram, Trek and Sky Walk

This is the ultimate combo tour for experiencing the cloud forest. Walk along suspension bridges with an expert guide, ride a silent tram up through the canopy, and finally fly across the canopy on zip ...


from 8:25 am - 2:00 pm
Transport included

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DAY 6


Monteverde / Tamarindo

Mountain Faro Hotel

Mar Rey Hotel
- night 1 of 2

Canyoning Monteverde

Monteverde to Tamarindo

Mar Rey Hotel
Mar Rey Hotel


2:00 pm check-in
1 room

The Hotel Mar Rey is located in the sunny Province of Guanacaste in the beach town of Tamarindo. Tamarindo is just an hour from the Liberia International Airport and four from San Jose Airport. The bustling ...

Canyoning Monteverde
Canyoning Monteverde

On this tour you will rappel down six waterfalls in the Monteverde forest. This is an incredibly dense forest, and everywhere you look you’ll have the chance to see rare plants and birds.


from 7:30 am - 10:30 am
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DAY 7


Tamarindo

Mar Rey Hotel
- night 2 of 2

Surfing Lessons

Surfing Lessons
Surfing Lessons

Take surfing lessons in Tamarindo from the fun loving instructors of Arenas Adventures.


from 12:45 pm - 3:00 pm
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DAY 8


Tamarindo / San Jose

Mar Rey Hotel

Hotel Don Carlos
- night 1 of 1

Tamarindo Estuary Kayak Tour

Tamarindo to San Jose

Hotel Don Carlos
Hotel Don Carlos


2:00 pm check-in
1 room

Hotel Don Carlos is located in one of the oldest sections of San José – Barrio Amón. Within walking distance are parks, restaurants, casinos, and museums.

Tamarindo Estuary Kayak Tour
Tamarindo Estuary Kayak Tour

The Kayak Tour to the Tamarindo Estuary offers an adventure through a wildlife filled nature setting near Tamarindo in the Guanacaste region.


from 8:15 am - 10:30 am
Transport included

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DAY 9


San Jose

Hotel Don Carlos

San Jose to Alajuela and SJO Airport

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE

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