This tour was so much fun and relaxing at the same time! Josh always had plenty of fun stuff planned, and provided awesome recommendations for free time. You could tell he really knows the area (and people) well. People in both Costa Rica and Panama would stop him on the street just to say hi. This really made me feel like I was getting the local experience, since I was being guided by a local. My favorite activities we did were white water rafting, booze cruise on the catamaran, and under water surfing. There weren't that many meals included, but the ones that were were pretty decent. The accommodations in Panama at Casa Acuario were out of this world amazing with stunning blue water, private dock to float around in, and comfy beds and showers. However the accommodations in Costa Rica at Tasty Waves were a little suspect. We found several roaches and other bugs in our room.
Overall, I loved this trip! Would 100% recommend to anyone looking for a fun relaxing vacation!
Operator's comment: Thanks for the feedback about the trip. We're so glad to hear you had a great time! This time Central America...next time SE Asia? hehe
This trip was everything I needed it to be and more. I originally went on the 10 Day Caribbean Retreat with Kyle and Josh. The experience was so phenomenal that I could not leave after just 10 days. I ended up extending my trip and doing another 10 days on the Endless Summer Roadtrip. Each community that we explored was meticulously picked, and the leaders had such knowledge and connections that we truly felt like we belonged there. Both Kyle and Josh maintained extremely positive attitudes, while also being able to plan and organise a bunch of amazing activities. Even with all of their diligence during the day, they still managed to make the nights unforgettable while participating in much of the local nightlife. Although I had always been interested in Costa Rica, it was never a place that was at the top of my list. It exceeded my expectations in every way. From a picturesque cloud forest to relaxing in hammocks on a bungalow on the water, I truly feel like I experienced Panama and Costa Rica and I cannot wait to go back. If you are looking for a combination of adventure, relaxation, and some crazy fun partying - this is the trip for you!
Great party tour with great people and tour guides!! Lots of beach and things to do!!
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!
Operator's comment: Thanks for the feedback Luc!!
Places were beautiful and beaches were incredible didn't get to go surfing which was a bummer
Operator's comment: 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!!
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.
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.
FNEZ trip was sick. Such cool towns visited lead by super fun out going people. Cant wait to do anothertrip
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.
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!