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Costa Rica & Panama Trip: 11 Days - Caribbean Retreat

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Costa Rica & Panama Trip: 11 Days - Caribbean Retreat - Free & Easy Traveler
Costa Rica & Panama Trip: 11 Days - Caribbean Retreat - Free & Easy Traveler
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..."
Excellent
63 reviews
Starts
San Jose
Destinations
+2
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
22
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Local Transport
Travel style
Discovery, Adventure, Beach
Operator
Free & Easy Traveler
Start and end in San Jose! With the discovery tour Costa Rica & Panama Trip: 11 Days - Caribbean Retreat, you have a 11 day 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 as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Itinerary

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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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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

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  • Flights

  • Insurance

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  • Additional Services

63 Reviews

Excellent
86%
Good
11%
Average
2%
Rather Poor
2%
Bad
0%
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  • Written on July 31, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    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... Read 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
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  • Costa Rica & Panama Trip: 11 Days - Caribbean Retreat reviewer 2
    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... Read more

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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: 11 Days - Caribbean Retreat reviewer 4
    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... Read more

    Free & Easy Traveler commented on this review
    Thanks for the feedback Luc!!
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  • Costa Rica & Panama Trip: 11 Days - Caribbean Retreat reviewer 5
    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: 11 Days - Caribbean Retreat reviewer 6
    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... Read more

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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... Read more

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  • Costa Rica & Panama Trip: 11 Days - Caribbean Retreat reviewer 8
    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... Read more

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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... Read more

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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
      "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

    Colon
    Costa Rica
    B/.
    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.
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    For any tour departing before 18 December 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 18 December 2019, a minimum payment of $200 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 60 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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    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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