Basic Costa Rica

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starts on 23 Nov 2018
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San Jose
San Jose


Start and end in San Jose! With the discovery tour Basic Costa Rica, you have a 14 day tour package taking you through San Jose, Costa Rica and 5 other destinations in Costa Rica. Basic Costa Rica 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
Hostel, Hotel
Max Group Size
Coach / Bus, Boat, Local Transport, Private Vehicle
Physical Rating
Travel style
Discovery, Adventure

7 Reviews

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  • Basic Costa Rica reviewer 1
    Written on October 12, 2018
    1.0 - Bad

    I highly recommend AVOIDING G-ADVENTURES at all costs. The experience I had was poor, to say the least, but the way my complaints and comments were handled were beyond unacceptable. The tour was rife with issues. From a guide who was often intoxicated and... Read more

    G Adventures commented on this review
    Thanks for the review Callum. Sorry you feel this way. As you mention, our Customer Solutions team have been in contact with you on these concerns. We have investigated and have offered explanation and compensation through these communications. While you may not agree with the ending position, we feel we have met our obligations. We wish you well with your future travels.
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  • Basic Costa Rica reviewer 2
    Written on April 5, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    I really enjoyed the trip and the experience overall. The activities were fun, the people were great, and the nature was beautiful. It will not be a trip I forget and will be recommending my friends to come to Costa Rica. My criticism though, are as... Read more

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  • Basic Costa Rica reviewer 3
    Written on February 26, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    I travelled on the Basic Costa Rica tour in January 2017 and it was absolutely brilliant- perfect for a solo traveller. As part of the YOLO selection of tours, the group age range was 21-36 which worked brilliantly as there was a great group dynamic. Our... Read more

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  • Basic Costa Rica reviewer 4
    Written on January 20, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    The trip was fantastic! Adri was the best ceo I have had so far, very energetic, great recommendations and always up for a good time. The only downfall was the hotel in Monteverde was not the best accommodation and it needs some updates. Otherwise all the... Read more

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  • EJ
    Written on December 27, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was a great taste of Costa Rica. This was a thorough tour around Costa Rica that you wish would never end. After doing twotours back to back, I had some knowledge that I was able to use on this second leg of the tour.

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  • RH
    Written on May 20, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    I really enjoyed this tour! Two weeks gave more than enough time to explore Costa Rica. The pace of the itinerary was right with a lot of chilled time on the beach and enough time to do plenty of activities in Monteverde and La Fortuna. The guide (Estaban)... Read more

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  • Basic Costa Rica reviewer 7
    Written on March 12, 2012
    4.0 - Good

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1 San José
  2. Day 2 San José/Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  3. Days 3-4 Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  4. Day 5 Puerto Viejo de Talamanca/La Fortuna
  5. Days 6-7 La Fortuna
  6. Day 8 La Fortuna/Monteverde (1L)
  7. Day 9 Monteverde
  8. Day 10 Monteverde/Santa Teresa
  9. Days 11-12 Santa Teresa
  10. Day 13 Santa Teresa/San José
  11. Day 14 San José

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    • What time shouldI I arrive on Day 1?

      You can arrive at any time on the first day because it is just an arrival day.

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      The National Geographic tours of G Adventures are designed to take you deeper into the cultures and habitats of the places they explore. They offer more inclusions, greater hands-on exploration, interactions with local experts, and the freedom to roam.

    • I will be flying from the uk and need to know which airport to travel to, as there appear to be 2 airports.

      There are two international airports, however as your trip starts and ends in San Jose, so Juan Santamaría International Airport (JSO) is the airport you are after.

      It is the main International airport for the San Jose region. The other is way up in the north.

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    • Gerry, 64 years old6th November 2018
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    Start and end in San Jose.
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    Covering a total distance of approx 659 km.
    • San Jose (Costa Rica)
    • 149 km
    • Puerto Viejo (Costa Rica)
    • 231 km
    • Volcan Arenal (Costa Rica)
    • 5 km
    • La Fortuna (Costa Rica)
    • 29 km
    • Monteverde (Costa Rica)
    • 88 km
    • Playa Samara (Costa Rica)
    • 158 km
    • San Jose (Costa Rica)

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