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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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61 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
Travel style
Discovery, Adventure, Beach
Start and end in San Jose! With the discovery tour Costa Rica & Panama Trip: 10 Days - Caribbean Retreat, you have a 10 day tour package taking you through San Jose, Costa Rica and 2 other destinations in Latin America. Costa Rica & Panama Trip: 10 Days - Caribbean Retreat includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

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  • Costa Rica & Panama Trip: 10 Days - Caribbean Retreat reviewer 1
    Written on July 23, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    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!
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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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  • Costa Rica & Panama Trip: 10 Days - Caribbean Retreat reviewer 3
    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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  • Costa Rica & Panama Trip: 10 Days - Caribbean Retreat reviewer 4
    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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  • Costa Rica & Panama Trip: 10 Days - Caribbean Retreat reviewer 5
    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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  • Costa Rica & Panama Trip: 10 Days - Caribbean Retreat reviewer 7
    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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  • Costa Rica & Panama Trip: 10 Days - Caribbean Retreat reviewer 10
    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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Itinerary

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  1. Day 1 - Alajuela, San José
  2. Days 2-5 - Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
  3. Days 6-8 - Bocas del Toro, Panama
  4. Days 9-10 - Alajuela, San José

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  • Accommodation

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  • Guide

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

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Videos

  • LiveFree - THIS is Why We Travel
  • Sailing in Bocas Del Toro
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Questions & Answers

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

    • Is there a hotel list available?

      We are unable to confirm a hotel list for this tour as all accommodations are subject to change prior to departure, and will be confirmed shortly before your arrival. All accommodations for this tour are hostels with multi-share rooms.

    • Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

      Of course we can! If you wish to arrange additional accommodation then please contact our customer support team once you have a confirmed booking.

    • When and where does the tour end?

      The tour concludes on Day 10 in San José. The group will arrive back at Alajuela Backpackers the previous day and will be free to depart at any time the next morning! Please be aware that the departure point is subject to change until your final trip documents are released.

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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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    About the countries

    Useful things to know before you go

    Currencies

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    Costa Rica
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    Balboa
    Panama

    Plugs & Adapters

    Costa Rica and Panama

    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 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
    TourRadar can request Free & Easy Traveler to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    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 24 November 2018 the full payment of $922 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 $922 for Costa Rica & Panama Trip: 10 Days - Caribbean Retreat, but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
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    The following cards are accepted for Free & Easy Traveler tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

    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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