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10 days in Costa Rica, Panama - Caribbean Retreat

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10 days in Costa Rica, Panama - Caribbean Retreat - Free & Easy Traveler
Andrea "Amazing trip! I did the 10 day Caribbean retreat with a friend and I regret not doing at least 20 days. The guides were knowledgeable, fun and inclusive. We were two of the older people in the group and were worried this would alienate us but this was never an issue. Activities included white water rafting, waterfall hiking, coral surfing, and a super fun booze cruise! Did I mention seeing slo..."
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58 reviews
Starts
San Jose
Destinations
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Ends
San Jose
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Highlights

  • Raft down the Rio Pacuare
  • Snorkel in the crystal clear Caribbean
  • Explore miles of pristine beaches
  • Settle in to the Rasta vibe
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel, Guesthouse
Max Group Size
24
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Local Transport
Start and end in San Jose! With the adventure tour 10 days in Costa Rica, Panama - Caribbean Retreat, you have a 11 day tour package taking you through San Jose, Costa Rica and 2 other destinations in Latin America. 10 days in Costa Rica, Panama - Caribbean Retreat includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

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  • C
    Written on June 30, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Great party tour with great people and tour guides!! Lots of beach and things to do!!
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  • 10 days in Costa Rica, Panama - Caribbean Retreat reviewer 2
    Written on April 25, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Just spent 10 amazing days on a FnEZ tour (Caribbean Retreat) hosted by Josh Fink and Karina Montagnese. It was my first time in Central America and the two of them made the journey a fun and exciting one! In Costa Rica, rafting along the Pacuare was an awesome adventure and the beach BBQ in Puerto Viejo ending laying on the sand under more stars than I've ever seen was incredible! Our accommodations in Panama at Casa Acuario was relaxing, coral reef surfing and scuba diving were solid activities in the water. All in all, it comes down to the people that we were able to share the experience with that made the trip one to be remember!
    Free & Easy Traveler commented on this review
    Thanks for the feedback Luc!!
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  • 10 days in Costa Rica, Panama - Caribbean Retreat reviewer 3
    Written on March 16, 2017
    3.0 - Average

    Places were beautiful and beaches were incredible didn't get to go surfing which was a bummer
    Free & Easy Traveler commented on this review
    Hi Steffani. We are sorry to hear that you were unable to go surfing In Puerto Viejo. We have spoke with our leader and he explained to us that the reason for that was due to safety and that the conditions weren't suitable for lessons or beginners. Hopefully we can get you on a board on another trip in the future!!
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  • 10 days in Costa Rica, Panama - Caribbean Retreat reviewer 4
    Written on March 12, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Costa Rica and Panama was an amazing adventure with Free and Easy! From the roaring rapids of white water rafting to the beautiful Caribbean vibe of Puerto Viejo and Bocas Del Toro what an amazing ride! Josh, Karina and Paige were great leaders that showed us the amazing culture of Costa Rica and Panama and most importantly, how to have a good time and ENJOY IT! The food was amazing in both Costa Rica and Panama but it does tend to go right through you for those that aren't accustom to it, if you know what I mean. My advise is bring some medicine to help settle your stomach like Pepto or Gravol. Bring lots of sunscreen and aloe, the sun is very strong here. Also don't forget the bug spray! Lots of sand fleas in Panama and the bug spray will do wonders for you. Most importantly do as much as you can on the trip, don't hold back and embrace everything Costa Rica and Panama has to offer. Cheers!
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  • JW
    Written on February 11, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    From start to finish an amazing trip. Get to see very different parts of Nicaragua in a short time. The volcano boarding and the little corn island were big highlights and unlike anything I've ever experienced. The group leaders did a great job of keeping everyone having fun and showing lots of Nicaragua culture along the way.
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  • 10 days in Costa Rica, Panama - Caribbean Retreat reviewer 6
    Written on January 29, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    FNEZ trip was sick. Such cool towns visited lead by super fun out going people. Cant wait to do anothertrip
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  • JA
    Written on January 28, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    This trip was much more amazing than I expected. The leaders were fantastic and the activities included in the tour were unforgettable! The transportation during the trip was also great. The accommodation in Panama was very nice, especially in that there were fewer people in each room.
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  • AK
    Written on January 26, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Amazing trip! I did the 10 day Caribbean retreat with a friend and I regret not doing at least 20 days. The guides were knowledgeable, fun and inclusive. We were two of the older people in the group and were worried this would alienate us but this was never an issue. Activities included white water rafting, waterfall hiking, coral surfing, and a super fun booze cruise! Did I mention seeing sloths?! This trip wouldn't be so amazing if it wasn't for the awesome guides. Great trip!
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  • 10 days in Costa Rica, Panama - Caribbean Retreat reviewer 9
    Written on January 26, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    An absolute epic trip with great leaders. So much laughter with a perfect mix of amazing adventure and chill vibes.
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  • MS
    Written on January 26, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    The trip exceeded my expectations. The leaders and transportation were great and made the trip run smoothly. I would definitely book another trip with Free & Easy in the future and recommend that everyone do atleast one!
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Itinerary

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  • Day 1 - Alajuela, San José
  • Days 2-5 - Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
  • Days 6-9 - Bocas del Toro, Panama
  • Day 10 - Alajuela, San José

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • November 1, 2016

      How does the itinerary for this tour look like?

      Day 1
      Alajuela, San José
      Group flights arrive in to San Jose, stay at nearby Alajuela Backpacker’s and get to know your new travel family over cold beers and pizza!

      Day 2-5
      Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
      Early morning departure for white water rafting on Costa Rica’s infamous Rio Pacuare (includes buffet breakfast and lunch in the jungle, whole trip covered by FNEZ). Continue on a coaster bus (AC) and arrive in the late afternoon into the rasta Caribbean town of Puerto Viejo. Spend the following days with optional activities like our FNEZ beach bicycle parade, waterfall day trip, Jaguar Rescue Centre tour and the infamous Tasty Tuesday Party with our good friends at Tasty Waves Cantina!

      Day 6-9
      Bocas del Toro, Panama
      Take a short shuttle to the Costa Rica border, cross into Panama! Take another shuttle and then a speedboat to the islands of Bocas Del Toro and stay overtop the water at our guesthouse.

    • August 3, 2016

      Does the Costa Rica and Panama-Carribean retreat tour package include all meals and prices for excursions, or will I have the possibility of choosing from each destination? What other expenses should I take into consideration after booking this trip? Could I also bring my girlfriend or is it more of a singles tour?

      All meals, except the lunch at white water rafting, are not included.

      Of the listed activities, please see below which ones are included in the tour price:
      Surf a Wave - incl
      Whitewater Raft Down the Rio Pacuare - incl
      Go Scuba Diving - extra cost
      Go Snorkelling - extra cost
      Sail through the Caribbean - extra cost
      Fly Under Water - extra cost
      Catch a Fish and Eat It, Too - extra cost
      Practice Yoga on the Beach - extra cost
      Caribbean Bicycle Parade - incl
      Puerto Viejo Waterfall Tour - incl
      Tasty Tuesday Fiesta at Tasty Waves Cantina! - incl
      Beach Cleanup - incl

      This trip is great for a couple who doesn't mind being around other laid back travelers - as some will be solo travelers.

    • July 18, 2016

      Is the flight included in price?

      None of the tours on our website include flights to and from the tour.

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    Guides who have led this tour

    • Mirjana Wright
      "What can I tell you? I can't get enough of discovering new people, places and things.. but we all wouldn't..."
    • Alana Radford
      "Well hello there! Ever heard the phrase "work to travel"? Well that's pretty much been my motto..."
    • Shaye Fleming
      "The most important things in life are what we give ourselves too. For me, it's been traveling and guiding..."
    • John Early
      "Life is a sponge. Soak it up. www.johnearly.ca"
    • Josh Fink a.k.a DJ Pineapple
      "I'm energetic and easy-going. I'm fun, goofy, and am always having a great time. Despite my free-spirited..."
    • Rory Chappelle
      "I come from Walkerton, a small rural town in South-Western Ontario, Canada; which I am very proud of...."
    • Kyle Stephens
      "Being able to see different people, different cultures, different places causes to look at yourself and..."
    • Paige Burns
      "Adventure seeking beach bum jungle woman that may bear a resemblance to a lioness at times. "
    • Ben Godfrey
    • Karim Moussaoui

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      Vaccinations

      These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      Typhoid
      Recommended for Costa Rica and Panama. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      Hepatitis A
      Recommended for Costa Rica and Panama. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      Hepatitis B
      Recommended for Costa Rica and Panama. Ideally 2 months before travel.
      Yellow fever
      Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Costa Rica. Recommended for Panama. Ideally 10 days before travel.
      Tuberculosis
      Recommended for Panama. Ideally 3 months before travel.

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      Location
      Start and end in San Jose.
      Hold my space
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      Deposit
      TourRadar only requires a deposit of $200 to confirm this Free & Easy Traveler booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 21 November 2017 the full payment of $864 is necessary.
      Cancellation policy
      No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $864 for 10 days in Costa Rica, Panama - Caribbean Retreat, but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
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      Destinations

      Covering a total distance of approx 425 km.
      • San Jose (Costa Rica)
      • 149 km
      • Puerto Viejo (Costa Rica)
      • 65 km
      • Bocas Del Toro (Panama)
      • 211 km
      • San Jose (Costa Rica)

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