The Pure Adrenaline will take you off the beaten path for an epic Costa Rica adventure! Your first stop will be exploring the Turrialba Volcano region where you'll go on a world-renowned whitewater rafting trip through lush primary rainforest between huge canyon walls as well as on a thrilling canyoning adventure rappelling over four waterfalls. Then you're off to the stunning South Pacific coast where majestic mountains crash into the shoreline at Dominical. Here you’ll enjoy having time on your own to just relax, kick back, and enjoy being in Costa Rica. Dominical’s legendary waves bring surfers from all over the world during certain times of the year. A small laid-back village with sandy roads and jungle-lined beach offers the ultimate in relaxation. Similar to all of our popular vacations, the Pure Adrenaline value-packed itinerary can be 100% customized to meet your budget and personal preferences. Check pricing notes for details. Take Advantage of Green Season Discounts!
Pure Adrenaline combines the challenge of ultimate adventures with comfortable laid back lodgings surrounded by tropical jungle. It’s an awesome Costa Rica vacation taking you way off the beaten path through volcano country, down whitewater rivers, and rappelling over four waterfalls before spilling you out onto the number one beach for surfers seeking the perfect wave. Along the way, you’ll travel Costa Rica’s amazing countryside and experience the local culture. Once at the beach, you’ll have two days to go exploring on your own. You might like to take a surf lesson and join the tribe of wave riders or check out the whale tale sandbar at Marino Ballena National Park. This is your time to relax, soak in the sun, smell the salt air, and enjoy tropical breezes. As with all our other exciting vacations, the Pure Adrenaline itinerary is 100% customizable to your needs.
Number of nights: 6 (customizable)
Per person price from *$952
We’ll greet you when you arrive at the San Jose Airport then afterward you’ll be on your way by private transfer through San Jose and into the scenic countryside. As you reach Turrialba, you’ll see rustic working farms as well as the massive Turrialba Volcano, one of Costa Rica’s most active volcanoes erupting frequently over the last few years. You’ll be staying at the beautiful boutique Hotel Villa Florencia for the next few nights. The hotel is a safe distance from the volcano and a perfect place to relax and enjoy the pool plus soak in the Jacuzzi after your exciting adventure activities. Over the next couple of days, you’ll go whitewater rafting down one of the best-known rafting rivers in the world, the Rio Pacuare. You’ll also go on a thrilling canyoning adventure rappelling over four waterfalls and ending with a canopy zipline course!
After spending a few days in Turrialba, we’ll provide a transfer through the scenic mountainous countryside over to the southern Pacific coastal surf town of Dominical. The sandy streets of this fun little surfing village are lined with surf shops, restaurants, and souvenir stands. The beach is the main attraction, drawing surfers from all over the world seeking big wave action during certain times of the year. But don’t worry, there are nearby neighboring beaches calmer for swimming. Behind the village, the jungle-covered Talamanca Mountains rise high into the clouds. You’ll stay at Hotel Villas Rio Mar set between the town and the mountains surrounded by jungle. No activities are planned over the next couple of days, so we’d encourage you to take in all that Dominical has to offer. Enjoy the beaches, explore the gorgeous southern Pacific coast, find a waterfall and swim beneath it. Maybe you’d like to visit the Marino Ballena National Park at low tide to see the whale tail sandbar. Of course, we offer plenty of nature and adventure tours in this area if you’d like to add an activity to your customizable itinerary.
Day 1: Welcome to Costa Rica and on to Turrialba
We’ll be waiting to greet you as you arrive at San Jose International Airport (SJO) and then we will provide you with a private transfer to Turrialba. You’ll stay at the Hotel Villa Florencia.
Hotel Villa Florencia
Day 2: Whitewater Rafting Rio Pacuare (B, L)
You’ll go on an exciting guided whitewater rafting trip over Class lll and lV rapids down the scenic Pacuare River. Lunch will be provided.
Hotel Villa Florencia
Day 3: Canyoning and Canopy (B, L)
Today’s adventure includes an awesome combination of canyoning, waterfall rappelling, and ziplining all deep in the jungle! Be sure to enjoy the Jacuzzi back at your hotel after your day of adventures.
Hotel Villa Florencia
Day 4: Transfer to Dominical (B)
We’ll provide a transfer through the countryside and mountains over to Dominical on the South Pacific coast. Here you’ll be staying at Hotel Villas Rio Mar.
Hotel Villas Rio Mar
Days 5 & 6: Beach Days (B)
There are no activities planned on these two days to give you a chance to just relax on your vacation. We encourage you to explore the beautiful South Pacific region on your own. Of course, you can also simply enjoy the beach or hotel’s swimming pool lounge area, tennis courts, outdoor gym, and nature paths all surrounded by beautiful scenery. We offer many adventure and nature tours in the area if you’d like to add a tour.
Hotel Villas Rio Mar
Day 7: Back to the Airport (B)
We’ll provide a private transfer back to the San Jose International Airport for your flight home according to your schedule.
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Outside the town of Turrialba, visitors will find rural back roads, farmland surrounded by living post fences, and the Turrialba Volcano. In this bucolic off the beaten path area, one can experience the sense of a simpler time, this is authentic Costa Rica and a wonderful place to meet the locals. Turrialba Volcano is currently the most active volcano in Costa Rica, so you may catch a glimpse of a mini eruption! The area is also home to some of the best stretches along the Pacuare River for white water rafting with high canyon walls and numerous waterfalls as well as an incredible canyoning course. View this destination…
Some animals that live in Turrialba… (actual images may have been taken in other locations)
Dominical is a colorful off the beaten path surf village with plenty of personality. Visitors to this tiny beach town will find unpaved streets lined with surf shops, souvenir stands, open-air restaurants, and bars. The main beach offers big wave surfing but there are other nearby beaches with smaller waves for swimming and boogie boarding. The town is fronted by a long beach and backed by jungle-covered towering mountains. Besides surfing, the area is noted for its exquisite natural beauty and exotic wildlife. View this destination…
Some animals that live in the South Pacific… (actual images may have been taken in other locations)
Hotel Villa Florencia offers guests a peaceful, relaxing base to explore the Turrialba region. You’re sure to enjoy the large swimming pool, Jacuzzi, and lounge area, plus onsite restaurant and bar in between your adventures. The rooms are tastefully decorated and well-appointed for an enjoyable stay. View this hotel…
Surrounded by jungle and across from the Baru River, Hotel Villas Rio Mar offers guests a comfortable eco-resort experience that is only a short drive or long walk to the small beach town of Dominical. Guests can enjoy a large swimming pool and lounge area, tennis court, outside gym, onsite restaurant, nature trails, tropical gardens, and stunning natural scenery. View this hotel…
The Pacuare River has been rated one of the best whitewater rafting experiences in the world! You’ll feel the adrenaline as you raft down class III and IV rapids, cutting through high canyon walls surrounded by spectacular jungle scenery, mountains, and waterfalls. This truly is an incredible experience and one you’ll remember for years to come! View this tour…
Canyoning and Canopy, why not? You’ll start by hiking into the jungle and through the deep canyon rappelling over 4 different waterfalls and scaling the canyon walls. Then you’ll go ziplining across the rainforest canopy on four steel cables before crossing a 135-foot hanging bridge! View this tour…
Your Package Includes: (remember; you can customize any aspect!)
Award-Winning VIP Service
Hotels & Resorts (hotels can be substituted at an adjusted rate)
Tours, Activities & More (tours can be substituted at an adjusted rate)
Transportation (a rental car or other transportation options can be substituted at an adjusted rate)
Meals & Drinks (based on hotel and tour selections)
Low Season 2018 rates start at $952 USD* per person double occupancy, $754 USD* pp for triple occupancy, or $1,710 USD* pp for single occupancy for the lodges listed above. High season 2019 rates start at $990 USD* per person double occupancy, $781 USD* pp for triple occupancy, or $1,785 USD* pp for single occupancy for the same lodges. Low Season 2019 rates start at $960 USD* per person double occupancy, $761 USD* pp for triple occupancy, or $1,725 USD* pp for single occupancy for the same lodges. You can upgrade or downgrade hotels to match your preferences and budget.
*Your vacation will be 100% customized to your needs. After inquiring with us, you will receive an exact price based on your custom itinerary. Please include special requests in the comments section. The rates listed here include current taxes, hotels, tours and transfers as described unless otherwise indicated. Rates may vary based on your travel dates, room occupancy, and type of transportation selected. Green season pricing and offers listed above are for select travel dates only and restrictions may apply. Inquire for details. Prices are subject to change at any time and do NOT include international airfare, travel insurance or any other services that are not expressly mentioned.
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