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Costa Rica & Panama Trip: 11 Days - Caribbean Retreat - Free & Easy Traveler

Costa Rica & Panama Trip: 11 Days - Caribbean Retreat

11 days
4.8
(64)
Start and end in San Jose
Tour Operator:
Free & Easy Traveler
Max group size:
22
Age range:
18 to 35
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
41650
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US $1,490
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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

Itinerary

Start and end in San Jose! With the Explorer tour Costa Rica & Panama Trip: 11 Days - Caribbean Retreat, you have a 11 days tour package taking you through San Jose, Costa Rica and 2 other destinations in Latin America. Costa Rica & Panama Trip: 11 Days - Caribbean Retreat includes accommodation, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  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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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.9
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.7
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  • K
    · March 10th, 2020
    My overall experience was so awesome! Johnny and Stella were the best leaders. They worked well together, were very knowledgeable, and knew how to party. This tour was a perfect mix of activities, relaxing, and partying. You can make what you want out... Show more
    Trip date: March 2020
  • K
    · March 9th, 2020
    So much fun! The 2 places you visit are perfect and not a lot of travel time which is nice!
    Trip date: February 2020
  • K
    · March 9th, 2020
    Stella and Johnny were awesome! Tons of fun and knew all the best places to check out. The trip was a perfect balance of relaxation and partying. Plus, there was some sweet activities included such as deep boarding, rafting and night snorkelling!
    Trip date: January 2020
  • K
    · March 8th, 2020
    Such a great group, our leaders Johnny and Stella were so fun and helpful! Would recommend again in a heartbeat!
    Trip date: March 2020
  • CH
    · July 31st, 2019
    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... Show more
    Free & Easy Traveler commented on this review
    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
    Trip date: July 2019
  • Costa Rica & Panama Trip: 11 Days - Caribbean Retreat reviewer 6
    · July 23rd, 2018
    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... Show more
    Trip date: July 2018
  • C
    · June 30th, 2017
    Great party tour with great people and tour guides!! Lots of beach and things to do!!
    Trip date: May 2017
  • Costa Rica & Panama Trip: 11 Days - Caribbean Retreat reviewer 8
    · April 25th, 2017
    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... Show more
    Free & Easy Traveler commented on this review
    Thanks for the feedback Luc!!
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    Trip date: April 2017
  • Costa Rica & Panama Trip: 11 Days - Caribbean Retreat reviewer 9
    · March 16th, 2017
    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.... Show more
    Trip date: March 2017
  • Costa Rica & Panama Trip: 11 Days - Caribbean Retreat reviewer 10
    · March 12th, 2017
    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... Show more
    Trip date: March 2017

Dates & Availability

11 days
Costa Rica & Panama Trip: 11 Days - Caribbean Retreat
From San Jose to San Jose
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • 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.

    • When and where does the tour start?

      This tour sarts in San José, upon your arrival at Alajuela Backpacker’s, where you will be staying for the night. Here you will get acquainted with your new travel friends and guides before getting some sleep ready for the jam-packed next day! Please be aware that the meeting point is subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      This tour operator does not arrange transfers for trips where flights have been booked outside of their own company, however they will be happy to pick you up if your flight times coincide with other groups who have booked flights through the company. If this is not possible then you will provided with easy instructions on how to get to the meeting point.

    • What is the age range?

      Free and Easy trips such as this one operate primarily for people aged 18-35, and those outside this age range are unable to participate in this tour. Free and Easy Traveller are definitely a youth oriented company and as such their tours are very popular with young students and backpackers.

    • I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

      Solo travellers do not have to pay a single supplement as this is a group trip designed for shared accommodation. You will usually be paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip, which is a great way to get to know your group and enrich your travel experience!

    • Are the flights included?

      Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price and you need to arrange these separately by yourself once your tour is guaranteed. As we specialise in organising the best tours around the world for you, we are unable to advise on flight prices or book flights on your behalf. If you have not already booked your flights we recommend checking out the following link which is powered by Skyscanner - https://flights.tourradar.com

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    Good to Know

    • Currencies
      Costa Rican Colon
      Costa Rica
      B/.
      Balboa
      Panama
    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa you will need an adaptor for types A, B.

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      Type B
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    • Vaccines
      • 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. Yellow fever - Recommended for Panama. Ideally 10 days before travel.
      • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Panama. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    • Visa
      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
      • 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.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before October 18th, 2022 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after October 18th, 2022, a minimum payment of $400 is required to confirm your booking with Free & Easy Traveler. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 65 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Free & Easy Traveler will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
      • The following cards are accepted for "Free & Easy Traveler" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
    • Cancellation Policy
    • Accessibility
      Some tours are not suitable for mobility-restricted traveller, however, some operators may be able to accommodate special requests. For any enquiries, you can contact our customer support team, who are ready and waiting to help you.

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