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

Costa Rica & Panama Trip: 11 Days - Caribbean Retreat

From San Jose to San Jose
Tour Operator:
Free & Easy Traveler
Max group size:
22
Age range:
18 to 35
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
41650
From
US $1,080 / person
Spend
11 days
Visit
3 places
Stay in
Hostel
Hotel
Guesthouse
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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 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.
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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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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

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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
    4.6
  • 4.7
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  • CH
    July 31, 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 2
    July 23, 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 30, 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 4
    April 25, 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 5
    March 16, 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 6
    March 12, 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
  • JW
    February 11, 2017
    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... Show more
    Trip date: February 2017
  • Costa Rica & Panama Trip: 11 Days - Caribbean Retreat reviewer 8
    January 29, 2017
    FNEZ trip was sick. Such cool towns visited lead by super fun out going people. Cant wait to do anothertrip
    Trip date: January 2017
  • JA
    January 28, 2017
    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... Show more
    Trip date: January 2017
  • AK
    January 26, 2017
    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... Show more
    Trip date: January 2017

Dates & Availability

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

    • 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.

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    Good to Know

    • About the countries

      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.

      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. Recommended for Panama. Ideally 10 days before travel.
      • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Panama. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before 22 April 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 22 April 2020, 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 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.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Free & Easy Traveler will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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