The Trip

The Trip Includes:

  • Accommodations in Turrialba Turrialtico Lodge or Similar
  • Accommodations at Pacuare Outdoor Center
  • Accommodations at South Caribbean Coast
  • Meals included in description *
  • All ground transportation within Costa Rica
  • English-speaking guides
  • All necessary activity equipment
  • All park entrance and activity fees
  • Round-trip airport transfer

1. Arrival and Transfer to Turrialba

After flying into San José, you'll be met at the airport by your guide. You'll then be transported to one of our base hotels in the mountain-valley town of Turrialba with breath-taking views of the smoking Turrialba volcano. Spend the rest of the day settling in, relaxing in a hammock, or getting to know your fellow adventurers.

* All meals included throughout the trip, including a welcome dinner on the first night

2. Canyoning Experience

On day 2, After breakfast we are going to start by making our way to a Canyon in the mountains of Sitio de Mata. Here we are going to get geared up and start the expedition thru the canyon. You will be making your way the canyon by rock hopping and rappeling down 4 different waterfalls and a slide at the end.

After a full morning of canyoneering we are going to experience Costa Rican Culture with a delicous Dinner full of Folklore. Here you will get the chance visit a local home where the mom's in the community prepare dinner along with show and dance.

3. Rafting Pacuare River & Pacuare Outdoor Center*

Today, we will head to the Pacuare River where we will raft into our Pacuare Outdoor Center which was built using all local labor and materials from the land. We will make the trip to the Pacuare River on mountain bikes taking a backroads adventure through some of Costa Rica's most scenic rolling hills. After about 6 miles we will arrive to the put in where the rafting adventure starts. This is a leisure ride on gravel road for beginner bikers. We also have our 4x4's making the trip allowing us to stop for a rest or even catch a ride if you want to enjoy the views from the benches in the back of our 4x4's.

National Geographic list the Pacuare River as one of the five most scenic rivers on the planet. Because the Pacuare Outdoor Center is owned by Costa Rican Resource it has become our pride and joy. This is the part of the adventure all of our guest rave about. You will be treated like royalty here as your guides make it a wonderful experience from start to finish in one of the most beautiful places you will find in all of Costa Rica.

At night we have dinner at candle-light and will set up a bonfire under the moon and the stars for a relaxed evening.

* POC Lodge amenities, include showers, bathrooms, fully enclosed bungalows, and great views of the river and surrounding jungle.

4. Zipline, Tarzan Swing, Waterfall Jumping

We will start the day by zipping through the canopy. So get ready to experience the views of Pacuare Outdoor Center from other level. The zipline course which runs from tree top to tree top has views of the river from every angle. The last two cables run over the raging rapids of the Pacuare. After the zipline you will experience our infamous Tarzan swing being swung 200ft over the Pacuare River!

In the afternoon we will take you on a jungle hike experience to a nearby hidden waterfall that measures 27ft high and falls into a beautiful pristine pool where you will enjoy the simplicity of our next adventure, Waterfall Jumping! Which is exactly what it sounds like!

In the evening it is back to our lodge where you can relax in the hammocks or the many rocky chairs we have to lounge around.

5. Whitewater Rafting thru Pacuare Canyon and Beach Time!!

Today we will be rafting the world famous Pacuare Canyon. We save the best for last and the scenery here is like no place else in Costa Rica. The canyon walls rise 300ft up in straight rock and 200ft waterfalls fall into the river as we float down completely virgin tropical rainforest from start to finish.

After we are going to start driving to a Caribbean beach where you can shop for souvenirs and chillout at the end of the day.

6. Surf Classes & Travel back to San Jose and spend the night at Airport Hotel

At the beach, you can take a surfing lesson from one of your guides (or snorkel option). You will have the chance to learn the basics in the sand and the proper form to get read for taking on the waves. After your lesson in the sand it will be out to the waves and a chance to spend the better half of the morning in the sun, having fun, and working towards beocoming the next professional surfer :)

After your day of sun and sand we will start our trip back to San Jose we will make the drive through one of Costa Rica's most scenic National Parks Braulio Carillo, we are going to visit San Jose Downtown for some souvenirs shop and ge tour las dinner as a group with your guide. After dinner you are going to be drop off at the hotel airport to get you ready for your departure flight.

7. Fly Home!

Depending on your departing time the hotel include shuttle service to the airport 24hrs so you can coordinate it., you'll be taken to the airport to catch your return flight to the United States (airfare is not included with this deal).