Costa Rica Coast to Coast

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5 Based on 3 Reviews
  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Small group
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 14-79 yrs
  • max group size 14
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-14605
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Ends San Jose, Costa Rica
  • +7
  • Cross Costa Rica using your own power: cycle, hike and kayak
  • Mountain bike and trek up and over the Continental Divide
  • Whitewater raft down the Pacuare River
  • Paddle a river until it ends on a Caribbean beach
Are you truly a sport adventurer? This is the only tour that includes a completely human-powered 248-kilometre (154 miles) crossing of Central America! The Coast to Coast Adventure is our flagship trip, challenging people since 1994. A true multi-activity eco-adventure - mountain biking, hiking, whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, plus playing under waterfalls and swimming in crystalline rivers, always progressing with your own muscles towards the goal of the east coast of the continent. It's all up to you - no motors or engines or animal packs to help.

The route traverses mountain villages, coffee and sugar plantations, riverside communities and small villages remote from pavement and traffic. Cross the Continental Divide and descend into virgin forests, camping and cooking under the stars.

Classified as HARD on our scale of difficulty, but the main requirement is a sense of adventure and a good dose of stamina.

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  • Day 1: Arrival in Costa Rica – San Jose
  • Day 2: Quepos / warm up day – Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Day 3: Naranjillo – Biking 19km + Trekking 14km
  • Day 4: Santa Maria – Pacific slopes Trekking 12km + Biking 14k
  • Day 5: Orosi – Up and over the Continental Divide – Biking 49k
  • Day 6: Tapanti National Park - Biking 9k + Trekking 15k
  • Day 7: Pacuare River – Biking 43km + Rafting 10km
  • Day 8: Pacuare Valley – free day in the rainforest
  • Day 9: Pacuare River – Rafting 20km
  • Day 10: Caribbean coast – Biking 26km + Kayaking 12km
  • Day 11: Caribbean coast – Afternoon transfer back to San Jose
  • Day 12: Departure
  • Accommodation
  • Transportation
  • Airport transfers
  • Meals where indicated
  • Group equipment (bikes, rafts, camping gear, etc.)
  • Support vehicle
  • Experienced, bilingual & fun guides throughout the trip
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Sleeping pad rental
  • Sleeping bag rental
  • Extra night in San Jose
  • International flight tickets
  • Meals and activities not indicated
  • Entrance fee to the National Parks
  • Departure tax ($29 USD per person)
  • Gratuities
5 - Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
  • Matthias Henze
  • From USA
  • On Aug 26 2021
5 - Excellent
Fabulous Coast to Coast Trip in Costa Rica
The trip, our first to CR, was amazing and went very smoothly. Thanks for your great organization! The guides we had were outstanding, and we saw so many beautiful things. Time to plan our next trip to CR!
  • Jason Marshall
  • From New Zealand
  • On Apr 12 2019
5 - Excellent
Amazing Coast to Coast adventure
Me and my travel companion, have been talking about how well done and amazing. This has brought big smiles to us.Every moment was well done, right from the start with Juan Carlos picking us from the airport to the day he said... Read more
  • Leah Paterson
  • From New Zealand
  • On Apr 12 2019
5 - Excellent
A beautiful Costa Rica memory
I write this email to send a HUGE thank you to the recent team who made this experience in CR a lifetime beautiful memory.From the moment we were met at the San Jose airport it was a seamless, well organized trip.For the next 12... Read more
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20% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure, but the 20% deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.


A deposit of 20% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

Travel Insurance

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COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented per local government advice. Frequent disinfection of regularly touched surfaces is highly encouraged. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be ensured in our accommodations and also during transportation.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travelers safe.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • Are credit cards accepted in Costa Rica?

    American Express, Visa, and MasterCard have commonly accepted forms of payment in Costa Rica, especially when paying for tours, shuttle services, hotels, attractions, and other services. However, it is always a good idea to carry some cash to pay for taxi rides,  meals, and other minor transactions. You will also need cash when visiting remote locations.   

  • Do I need to visa to travel to Costa Rica?

    Not everyone wishing to visit Costa Rica requires a visa. Depending on your place of residency, nationality, and length of stay, the criteria may vary. Americans, for instance, can enter Costa Rica without a visa and are allowed to stay for up to 90 days. To confirm any entrance requirements, inquire with the relevant embassy ahead of time.

  • Do people in Costa Rica speak English?

    English is common only in tourist-friendly places in Costa Rica. Otherwise, Spanish is the official and most widely spoken language in the country. Learning a few common Spanish words and phrases might be helpful while speaking with locals. The locals also speak Creole and a few Indian languages.

  • What is the best month to visit Costa Rica?

    The best time to visit Costa Rica is between December and April. The weather during the dry season is amazing enough to relax on the beach and trek through the forests. Those enthusiastic about exploring the lush rain forests and participating in water sports, May to November is the best time to visit Costa Rica.

  • How many days should I spend in Costa Rica?

    A three- to five-day Costa Rica itinerary is more than enough to cover all the major highlights of the country. Anywhere between 10 days and two weeks in Costa Rica will give you enough time to explore and experience everything the country has to offer. 

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