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Best of Central

Best of Central  - Life Before Work Travel
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Tatiana "The trip wasn't what I expected! It was even better! Desmond was energetic and hilarious. It didn't even feel like he was our tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and any questions we had he knew what to say! Always great accommodations, he made sure that we were good with who were staying with. He made travel stress free for us! Just a time to be there and we were there! I would definitely go on..."
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18 reviews
Starts
San Juan Del Sur
Destinations
+7
Ends
Puerto Viejo
Map

Highlights

Start in San Juan Del Sur and end in Puerto Viejo! With the adventure tour Best of Central , you have a 25 day tour package taking you through San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua and 8 other destinations in Latin America. Best of Central includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 30 year olds
Max Group Size
20
Travel style
Adventure

18 Reviews

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Good
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  • D
    Written on September 7, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Mike was a fantastic guide ! He took care of myself and 2 friends (plus and entire group) for a month as we travelled Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. He was always on top of any booking or activities that had to be pre scheduled. Each day Mike kept a positive attitude towards everything, It was a real pleasure being able to spend a month with him while he guided us on a wild ride.
    Life Before Work Travel commented on this review
    Hey Daniel! We are so pleased to hear you had an awesome time while adventuring across Central America with Mike - he is indeed an incredible guy and hard working guide and we're glad to see he made such a positive impact on your journey with us :) We hope to see you on another tour in the future, welcome to the family!
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  • LI
    Written on September 2, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    I did the month long Central America trip through Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama with leader Mike White. He was AMAZING!!! He was super social and fun but also very responsible and knowledgeable on all the areas we travelled through. He made an effort to get to know and connect with each person on the tour and encouraged all of us to step out of our comfort zone to make the experiences the best possible. There are a few people on the LBW tour I met that I'm sure I'll be friends with for a lifetime. I'd recommend LBW and especially Mike as a leader to anyone who ever asked!!
    Life Before Work Travel commented on this review
    Hey Lindsey! We are SO glad to hear you had an amazing time whilst travelling through Central America with Mike, he's a great guy and we're proud to call him family. Breaking down those boundaries and stepping out of your comfort zone is what it's all about and we actively encourage everyone to do so, that's how we learn and grow! There's something incredibly special about the friendships formed whilst travelling, sharing the same experiences and adventuring in new locations together can really bring individuals close like a family, and that's exactly what everyone at LBW is, just one big family! Thank you for your review - We hope to see you on another tour in the future :)
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  • DP
    Written on August 1, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    This trip was one of the best experiences of my life so far. Des made everything extremely easy, fun and enjoyable. He was really laid back and made sure we were all on the same page at all times.
    Life Before Work Travel commented on this review
    Hey Daniel! So good to hear that Des helped in making your trip the best experience of your life so far! That's awesome!! Thank you for your review and travelling with us, we hope to see you on another one of our tours one day soon :)
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  • PB
    Written on August 1, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    My Trip with LBW exceeded my expectations. Odie was the coolest cat around. Every day he was on his game. From the time we woke to the time we laid our head at the end of every day, he made sure each and every one of us was taken care of. His humour was hilarious. His energy for life and fun to the massive smile he had on his face every day is infectious!! You could tell he loves what he does and I would most definitely take a tour with him again, hopefully in the near future. Pura Vida bud.... I wish you the best.... You deserve it!
    Life Before Work Travel commented on this review
    Hey Patricia! What a lovely review! Thank you so much for biggin' up Odie and letting us know what an awesome job he's doing out there! We would LOVE to have you on another one of our tours in the not so distant future, see you soon!
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  • SS
    Written on August 1, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    This trip not only met, but far exceeded my expectations. I had more fun than anything else I've ever done in my life. I am leaving the trip more full of life than I've ever been. Odie was a huge contributor to making this an incredible experience. He helped me get out of my comfort zone, easing me into doing things I would have never done in a million years on my own. He made me feel safe and like I was an important part of the group for the entirety of the trip. He always kept spirits high and kept the party going, never once stopping to complian about anything. Overall I really could not have asked for a better tour guide or experience here in Central America!
    Life Before Work Travel commented on this review
    Hey Sarah! This. Is. Awesome. We are SOOOOOOO pumped to read this review and know that you are feeling more full of life than ever before... there's no better feeling than that! Odie is an incredible guy and we're really pleased to hear how he was able to encourage and welcome you into our LBW family! We'd love to have you on another one of our tours in the future so you can continue pushing yourself and experiencing more of the magic this world has to offer us!
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  • RC
    Written on June 16, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    indescribably awesome tour! exceeded my expectation in every way
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  • EG
    Written on June 15, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Had an amazing time in Central America on my tour with Des and LBW. They were very organized and took a lot of the planning pressures off us so we could just relax and really enjoy ourselves. Very professional and passionate about traveling and sharing these beautiful countries with all of us and showing us some really fun stuff to do/see.
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  • TG
    Written on June 14, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip wasn't what I expected! It was even better! Desmond was energetic and hilarious. It didn't even feel like he was our tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and any questions we had he knew what to say! Always great accommodations, he made sure that we were good with who were staying with. He made travel stress free for us! Just a time to be there and we were there! I would definitely go on another tour with Desmond!
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  • C
    Written on June 13, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Desmond was an awesome guide, from the very beginning he made everyone feel very welcome and included. He has a very fun and upbeat personality which made every activity we did enjoyable and exciting. Dez is a big reason I would go on another LBW trip!
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  • KK
    Written on June 13, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    I travelled Central America with Des being the tour guide. I had already knew Des prior to. The country was amazing and the tours really showed how amazing Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama are. Highly recommend it especially loved Nicaragua and Panama
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. SAN JUAN DEL SUR (4 Nights) - Day One
  2. Day Two
  3. Day Three
  4. Day Four
  5. GRANADA (2 Nights) - Day Five
  6. Day Six
  7. TAMARINDO (3 Nights) - Day Seven
  8. Day Eight
  9. Day Nine
  10. SANTA TERESA/MAL PAIS (3 Nights) - Day Ten
  11. Day Eleven
  12. Day Twelve
  13. LA FORTUNA (4 Nights) - Day Thirteen
  14. Day Fourteen
  15. Day Fifteen
  16. Day Sixteen
  17. MONTEVERDE (2 Nights) - Day Seventeen
  18. Day Eighteen
  19. BOCAS DEL TORO (4 Nights) - Day Nineteen
  20. Day Twenty
  21. Day Twenty One
  22. Day Twenty Two
  23. PUERTO VIEJO (2 Nights) - Day Twenty Three
  24. Day Twenty Four
  25. Day Twenty Five

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  • Accommodation

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  • Guide

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  • Transport

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  • Insurance

  • Meals

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Guides who have led this tour

  • Mike White
    "When I first got the idea in my head to start travelling, Southeast Asia just made sense. At the age..."
  • Desmond O'Dell
    "Two years ago I made a decision that changed my life in a way I never expected. I decided I wanted to..."
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    Mar 16, 2019
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    Apr 9, 2019
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    May 28, 2019
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    Jun 22, 2019
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    to Puerto Viejo
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    Oct 1, 2019
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About the countries

Useful things to know before you go

Currencies

C$
Cordoba
Nicaragua
Colon
Costa Rica
B/.
Balboa
Panama

Plugs & Adapters

Nicaragua, 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 Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Tuberculosis
Recommended for Nicaragua and Panama. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Nicaragua, 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 Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Recommended for Panama. Ideally 10 days before travel.

Policies

Location
San Juan Del Sur is the starting point and Puerto Viejo is the endpoint.
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Your money is safe with TourRadar, as we only pay the tour operator after your tour has departed.
Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of 10% to confirm this Life Before Work Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 20 December 2018 the full payment of $3,150 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 $3150 for Best of Central , but the deposit of 10% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
Availability
Some departure dates and prices may vary and Life Before Work Travel will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
Credit Cards
The following cards are accepted for Life Before Work Travel tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 869 km.
  • San Juan Del Sur (Nicaragua)
  • 76 km
  • Granada (Nicaragua)
  • 182 km
  • Playa Tamarindo (Costa Rica)
  • 104 km
  • Playa Santa Teresa (Costa Rica)
  • 4 km
  • Mal Pais (Costa Rica)
  • 109 km
  • La Fortuna (Costa Rica)
  • 29 km
  • Monteverde (Costa Rica)
  • 301 km
  • Bocas Del Toro (Panama)
  • 65 km
  • Puerto Viejo (Costa Rica)

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