BEST SELECTION & PRICESBEST SELECTIONBEST PRICESTRUSTED PAYMENTS

Costa Rica on a Shoestring

Valentine's Week Sale Unlock up to $600 in extra savings
ends in 40:22:19
This tour is operated by
Costa Rica on a Shoestring - G Adventures
Costa Rica on a Shoestring - G Adventures
Excellent
14 reviews
Starts
San Jose
Destinations
+2
Ends
San Jose
Map

Highlights

Start and end in San Jose! With the discovery tour Costa Rica on a Shoestring, you have a 8 day tour package taking you through San Jose, Costa Rica and 2 other destinations in Costa Rica. Costa Rica on a Shoestring is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel
Max Group Size
18
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Boat, Local Transport, Ferry
Physical Rating
Active
Travel style
Discovery, Adventure, Christmas & New Year

14 Reviews

Excellent
93%
Good
7%
Average
0%
Rather Poor
0%
Bad
0%
Write a review
  • Costa Rica on a Shoestring reviewer 1
    Written on December 30, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Esteban was an amazingly patient, knowledgeable, caring and accommodating person. This trip was 10/10 because of him! Would recommend it to everyone!

    G Adventures commented on this review
    Thanks for the kind words Radhika, we do appreciate it.
    Show detailed ratings
  • D
    Written on September 24, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Although I was in costa rica for only 1 week, it feels like ive seen so much in that week that I would have seen in at least 2 weeks if I were traveling on my own. I also got the opportunity to meet so many new people my age from all around the world, which... Read more

    Show detailed ratings
    Review collected by G Adventures
  • R
    Written on September 23, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    I had serious fun

    Show detailed ratings
    Review collected by G Adventures
  • NT
    Written on September 23, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    good accommodation, excellent activities options, excellent CEO.

    Show detailed ratings
    Review collected by G Adventures
  • R
    Written on September 8, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    A family member recommended it to me and it was more incredible than I thought it would. I have already told everyone who asked about my trip it was through gadventures.

    Show detailed ratings
    Review collected by G Adventures
  • D
    Written on September 3, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Easy to book, nice organized travel and excellent CEOs.

    Show detailed ratings
    Review collected by G Adventures
  • A
    Written on September 2, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    All the stress of planning is taken away from you. You only have to worry about enjoying the experience.

    Show detailed ratings
    Review collected by G Adventures
  • J
    Written on September 2, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Very well organized but with enough flexibility built in that I got to do everything that I wanted

    Show detailed ratings
    Review collected by G Adventures
  • L
    Written on September 2, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Very well planned trip and CEO made everything a breeze

    Show detailed ratings
    Review collected by G Adventures
  • K
    Written on September 2, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    This is my third trip with G Adventures and I've always had great experiences. The tours are well organised, fun with variety where you get to experience all that country has to offer where you otherwise might have missed out if travelling alone. I always... Read more

    Show detailed ratings
    Review collected by G Adventures

Itinerary

Download PDF Brochure
Expand all
  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1 San José
  2. Day 2 San José/La Fortuna
  3. Day 3 La Fortuna
  4. Day 4 La Fortuna/Santa Teresa
  5. Days 5-6 Santa Teresa
  6. Day 7 Santa Teresa/San José
  7. Day 8 San José

Travel guide

Prepare for an adventure in this stunning destination with our travel guide.

What's included

Expand all
Download PDF Brochure
  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Meals

  • Additional Services

Videos

  • Costa Rica
  • Why Travel With G Adventures?
Costa Rica

Questions & Answers

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

  • Can we opt for hotels instead of hostels for this tour?

    These tours are sold as a package and therefore unable to be altered.

  • I was wondering who can advise on the best way to book the flight in a way that would allow me to arrive on time and leave on time? With airport pickup included.

    I've looked at the trip itinerary and they suggest arriving before 6pm on the start day of the tour and can depart anytime on the last day. Airport transfer can be arrange through the tour operator and added to your booking but may require an additional cost.
    TourRadar specializes in giving you the best tours from around the world. The tours we offer do not include airfare and we do not book or advise on airfare. You will be responsible for booking airfare to meet with the group at the starting city. We do not recommend booking airfare, before confirming your tour. A good website to search for airfare would be www.kayak.com or www.skyscanner.net

Ask a question

Review.io logo What are people saying about TourRadar?

  • Kate19th November 2018
    Love the full trip itineraries, site is easy to use - good UX. Account set up and login is seamless.

Availability

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Costa Rica on a Shoestring

Select Departure Month
  • Upcoming departures
  • March 2019
  • April 2019
  • May 2019
  • June 2019
  • July 2019
  • August 2019
  • September 2019
  • October 2019
  • November 2019
  • December 2019
  • January 2020
  • February 2020
  • March 2020
  • April 2020
  • May 2020
  • June 2020
  • July 2020
  • August 2020
  • October 2020
  • November 2020
  • December 2020
  • January 2021
  • February 2021
  • March 2021
  • April 2021
STARTENDSEATS LEFTSAVE NOW PRICE
Show more departures

Monthly price comparison

About the countries

Useful things to know before you go

Currencies

Colon
Costa Rica

Plugs & Adapters

Costa Rica

Visa

Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

Vaccinations

These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Typhoid
Recommended for Costa Rica. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Costa Rica. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Costa Rica. 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. Ideally 10 days before travel.

Policies

Location
Start and end in San Jose.
Hold my space
TourRadar can request G Adventures to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this G Adventures booking. The remaining balance is then payable 65 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 24 April 2019 the full payment of $623 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 65 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $623 for Costa Rica on a Shoestring, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable. But, the deposit is fully transferable to future bookings with G Adventures.
Credit Cards
The following cards are accepted for G Adventures tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 317 km.
  • San Jose (Costa Rica)
  • 86 km
  • La Fortuna (Costa Rica)
  • 108 km
  • Playa Santa Teresa (Costa Rica)
  • 123 km
  • San Jose (Costa Rica)

Why book with TourRadar

Best Price Guarantee
If you book with TourRadar and within 24 hours you find a better price than $623 for the same tour, TourRadar will pay you the difference
Safely book online
All your details are safely protected by a secure connection
4,357 tours in Latin America
covered by 206 different operators in Latin America
No Cancellation Fee
TourRadar does not charge any additional cancellation fees. You can cancel the tour up to 65 days prior to the departure date. As an added benefit though, you can use the deposit for future bookings with G Adventures.
3 Genuine Reviews
All reviews are verified from travellers who went on Costa Rica on a Shoestring