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It’s tropics, it’s adventure—it’s Costa Rica. It’s ziplining above lush canopies greeted by monkeys, it’s cycling through the jungle to the sound of chirping toucans. Spend 8 days marvelling at volcanic craters and plunging into warm Caribbean waters. Get refreshed while rafting in rushing rivers and rappelling down waterfalls—only to switch it up by lounging on balmy beaches. Say yes to la pura vida flavored by succulent tropical fruits, say yes to the Costa Rican escapade sprinkled with a dash of adrenaline. 

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Adventure highlights

  • Cycle, raft, rappel, zipline, and hike in Costa Rican heaven on Earth

  • Explore volcanoes, jungles, waterfalls, and the Caribbean coast

  • Get a taste of camping under the stars in a tropical forest


This 8-day multisport adventure starts at the lunar-like crater of the Irazú volcano and an exhilarating downhill MTB ride past the active Turrialba volcano. Try your hand at canyoning  and rafting along the Pacuare River before wrapping up the trip at the Caribbean Coast, where you’ll visit a nearby national park—one of the best places to see native monkeys and sloths.

  • Once you land in San José, your Costa Rica adventure guide will meet you at the airport and drive you to your overnight accommodation in San José. Relax and prepare for your adventure!
    Accommodation: Hotel

    San Jose, Costa Rica
  • The fun begins! Leave San José and head east to Cartago and then to the top of the Irazu Volcano—Costa Rica’s tallest Volcano at 3,400 meters / 11,155 feet above sea level. Explore the lunar-like craters of the volcano and begin the first MTB section of the trip. The first part of the route takes you across the saddle that connects the Irazu Volcano with the Turrialba Volcano. The Turrialba Volcano is quite active and it is common to see smoke coming out of its crater. Pass a few kilometers from the crater and begin a long descent past several dairy and vegetable farms on the way down. Settle into your accommodation.
    Accommodation: San Rafael Camp in Turrialba
    Biking: 22 miles / 35 km
    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Irazu volcano crater lake
  • Back on the bikes for a ride to a nearby waterfall! You’ll have some time for a swim at the base of the falls. From there, continue down to the town of Turrialba for some lunch at a local restaurant. The afternoon is spent canyoning—abseiling down waterfalls and zipping through the jungle. Head back to San Rafael Camp for another evening in the clouds.
    Accommodation: San Rafael Camp in Turrialba
    Biking: 11 miles / 18 km
    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Turrialba volcano, Costa Rica
  • After gearing up and receiving a whitewater rafting safety briefing, board the rafts and begin the first of two days on the Pacuare River. The river takes you through pristine rainforest and canyon cliffs, spotted with deafening waterfalls. This day is a great warm-up featuring continuous class II & III rapids. In the afternoon, you’ll arrive at the comfortable riverside camp, nestled between the sounds of the rainforest and the hum of the river. You can wander off to explore this lush environment, looking out for toucans and boa constrictors, or simply relax in a hammock to the sounds of the river.
    Rafting: 6 miles / 10 km
    Rafting class: II-III
    Accommodation: Pacuare River Lodge or El Nido del Tigre
    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Costa Rica, multisport adventure
  • Today the river picks up in intensity as you maneuver through the exhilarating class III-IV rapids and enjoy the rainforest at the river’s edge. Along the way, hike to the waterfalls, jump in to swim in the softer rapids and have lunch on the shore. Finish up the day at Finca Pacuarito where you’ll shower and drive to Cahuita, 2 hours away.
    Rafting: 16 miles / 25 km
    Rafting class: III-IV
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Pacuare calm waters, rafting
  • Free time to enjoy Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast! Puerto Viejo is famous as a surfing destination. It has a relaxed atmosphere with a mix of Latino, Afro-Caribbean, and Bribri indigenous cultures. Locals usually speak their own language called Patois (pronounced “patua”) which is a mix of Afro-Caribbean English, Spanish and French. Puerto Viejo is a lively place for tourists to have a fun and relaxing experience. This area offers a lot of attractions and activities. Optional activities include: scuba diving, snorkeling, visiting Cahuita National Park, the Sloth Sanctuary, or the Kekoldi Indian Reserve & waterfalls.
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast

    Playa Chiquita - beach close to Puerto Viejo
  • This morning you can relax around the hotel or on the beach. After lunch, head back to San José. The ride back to San José takes 4 to 5 hours and passes through the spectacular Braulio Carrillo National Park, famous for its breathtaking views of high cloud forest, misty mountains and steep river-carved canyons. The evening is free to explore San José.
    Driving: 4-5 hours
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast

    Tropical fruit stand, San jose
  • Your guide will pick you up after breakfast and take you to the airport. Say goodbye to your group and guides, take a few last photos and head back home!
    Meals: Breakfast

    San Jose, capital of Costa Rica
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Meet your guide

Coast to Coast Adventures
Coast to Coast Adventures
Certified Guides
With 25 years of experience, Coast to Coast Adventures designs and leads multi-activity vacations for just about anyone who wants to experience the natural beauty of Costa Rica. They take great pride in their attention to detail as well as the quality and safety of their varying adventures. For life-changing, inspirational journeys, the combination of the countless wonders of Costa Rica and the professionalism of Coast to Coast Adventures is the ultimate winning combination.
5.00 (2 reviews)
Patrick M (source: Tripadvisor)

Awesome experience in CR thanks to Coast to Coast! Randall helped us plan an amazing trip with a ton of fun, engaging activities. Carlos made sure we made it from one destination to the next, always sharing great insights and helping us to learn more about his country. We can’t say enough about how great Coast to Coast was, I’d recommend them to anyone looking for a fun, active trip to CR!

Alexandra V (source: Tripadvisor)

We had such an amazing time in Costa Rica! I hadn’t been abroad in decades and had so many questions and really no idea how to plan a trip. Randall at Coast to Coast was phenomenal! He set up a wonderful trip for us that was a perfect mix of adventure and relaxation. He responded to my millions of questions quickly, reminded us of things we had to do before travel, and helped us every step of the way. Definitely will be using Coast to Coast again!!

Things to know

  • What you get on this adventure:

      • Experienced bilingual hiking guides with extensive knowledge of the area
      • 8-day multisport adventure
      • Transportation during the tour
      • Accommodation (hotels and campsites)
      • Airport transfers
      • Meals listed in the itinerary — gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and vegetarian diets can be accommodated at no additional cost, but make sure to notify your guides in advance
      • Group equipment (rafts, camping gear, etc.)

    Meals: Eating is one of the wonderful experiences when traveling in Costa Rica. Included meals are a combination of restaurants, local food and delicious meals prepared by the tour guides. Rough costs for meals not included in the adventure are $10 to $12 for lunch and $12 to $20 for dinner.

    All Coast to Coast Adventures’ guides have First AID, CPR and Swiftwater Rescue and Head Guides have Wilderness First Responder.

    What’s not included:

      • Transportation to Costa Rica
      • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
      • Personal equipment
      • Departure tax ($29)
      • Guide gratuities — optional
  • For this Costa Rica guided multisport trip, you need to be reasonably fit and have good stamina. Some experience in mountain biking will make the trip more enjoyable. There are no specific requirements for whitewater rafting or sea kayaking but you will fully participate in paddling so fitness and stamina are a must. Keep in mind that you will always have a guide by your side who will make adjustments if necessary and make sure the adventure is fun and enjoyable for everybody. 

    If you’re completely new to outdoor adventures, check out this guided day tour in Costa Rica’s Corcovado National Park—or maybe you’ll like the three-day hiking tour in Corcovado NP a bit more!

    If you’re a more advanced outdoor enthusiast looking for a challenge, check out this twelve-day coast-to-coast adventure in Costa Rica.

  • Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:

      • Daypack for daily tours (around a 25-30L bag)
      • Daypack rain cover
      • Duffel bag
      • Sunglasses & keeper straps
      • Headlamp
      • Chargers & batteries
      • Additional small flashlight
      • Water bottle or hydration bladder (2L capacity)
      • Copy of your passport
      • Toiletries (SPF lip balm, insect repellent, hand sanitizer)
      • Waterproof sunscreen, SPF 30+
      • Gallon & quart size ziploc bags
      • Towel
      • Dry bag — optional
      • Camera — optional (but recommended)
      • Binoculars — optional

    Here’s a list of clothing we suggest you bring:

      • Shirts (polypro outerwear)
      • Short-sleeved and light-colored long-sleeved shirts for sun protection)
      • Lightweight rain jacket
      • Medium-weight wool or fleece sweater
      • Lightweight thermal underwear top (polypro or wool)
      • Lightweight comfortable pants
      • Shorts (quick-drying)
      • Lightweight rain pants
      • Sun / rain hat with brim
      • Bandana
      • Lightweight hiking shoes or boots
      • Sandals with snug straps (Teva type)
      • Lightweight fast-drying hiking socks
      • Hiking poles — optional
      • Water bottle or hydration bladder (2L capacity)
      • Lightweight hiking boots or shoes
      • Spare clothes for layering

    Due to the terrain, it’s recommended to bring good quality mountain gear. Your guides will contact you about any additional equipment at the time of contracting the trip.

    Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans

  • You will stay at a range of accommodation, from local hotels to camps and lodges along the trial. Your guide will make sure you have all the usual amenities no matter how far from cities you go. Day 2 and 3 will be spent in San Rafael Camp in Turrialba (pictured below), day 4 in Pacuare River Lodge or El Nido del Tigre, and the rest of the tour in different hotels in San José, Puerto Viejo and Finca Pacuarito.

    House in the camp

    Bunk beds in camp A double bedroom with a queen bed

  • Group sizes and prices:

      • For this guided Costa Rica tour, the maximum client-to-guide ratio is 12:1. The cost does not decrease as the group grows.
      • It takes a minimum of 4 people for this tour to operate. 
      • Private tours and custom dates are available on request with a minimum of 4 people. Contact us to make arrangements.

    A guided multisport tour in Costa Rica can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

    Min. age requirements:

      • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
      • Minors older than 16 may be permitted to join the hike on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian. The minimum age for rafting on the Pacuare River is 12.

    If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

  • To get to Costa Rica, most people fly into Juan Santamaria International Airport in San José. Your guide will then pick you up at the airport at a prearranged time and take you on your tour. On the final day of your adventure, your guide will also transport you back to the airport.

  • 57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity. 

    We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, their guides, and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Costa Rica, please refer to Costa Rica’s entry requirements.

    Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

  • Deposits

    You can secure one of the set dates with a 30% deposit upon booking. The remaining 70% of the trip price is to be paid 90 days prior to departure, at the latest.

    Secure your early bird spot with a 10% deposit! This tour gets sold out very quickly, but with early-bird booking, you will be the first one to know about any new upcoming dates. Pick your preferred dates without the risk of your bucket list adventure selling out!

      • Only 10% of the total amount should be paid as a deposit upon booking. This deposit is non-refundable, but can be transferred to another 57hours adventure anytime in case the dates don’t suit you.
      • Once the dates are set, you can confirm your booking by paying another 20% of the total amount.
      • The final balance is due 3 months (90 days) prior to departure.


    Booking fees are non-refundable in all cases. During checkout, however, you can choose one of 57hours’ flexibility options:


      • In case of cancellation within 48 hours after booking, the amount paid is fully refundable.
      • For cancellations 60 or more days before the trip, you are eligible for a 70% refund of the trip price.
      • For cancellations 0-59 days before the trip, there is no refund.


      • In case of cancellation within 48 hours after booking, the amount paid is fully refundable.
      • For cancellations 60 or more days before the trip, you are eligible for a full refund of the trip price.
      • For cancellations 30-59 days before the trip, you are eligible for a 50% refund of the trip price.
      • For cancellations 0-29 days before the trip, there is no refund.

    Super Flexible

      • In case of cancellation within 48 hours after booking, the amount paid is fully refundable.
      • For cancellations 30 or more days before the trip, you are eligible for a full refund of the trip price.
      • For cancellations 0-29 days before the trip, you are eligible for a 50% refund of the trip price.
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