A TASTE OF THE GOOD LIFE OVERVIEWLivin' Tranquilo + Costa Rica Intro (17 Days)

Our Taste Of The Good Life will give you a taste of the true Central American culture. For 17 days, immerse yourself in the wonders of Costa Rica, & Nicaragua. 6 different locations offer countless opportunities for adventure. Hit the waves in Santa Teresa, party the night away in Tamarindo and rock out at Sunday Funday in Nicaragua. From east to west, and sunrise to sunset, you’ll treasure the experiences this backpacking tour has to offer.


Livin' Tranquilo

Although Nicaragua is hailed as “the next Costa Rica”, it is relatively untouched by tourism. Only those in the know understand how diverse this destination is, and that is half the draw; Nicaragua offers all the same beauty and activities as its southern brother, at half the cost. The beautiful beaches offer some of the best surfing in all of Central America, and inland Nica is laden with jungles, lakes, and volcanoes begging to be explored. On this tour, you can surf on the beaches of Escameca and Yankee, while also volunteering at a local school. In San Juan del Sur, surf, snorkel, fish, sunbathe and partake in the lively party atmosphere, including the wild Sunday Funday Pool Crawl. Explore the volcanos in Ometepe while listening to howler monkeys calling in the jungle.

Costa Rica Intro

Costa Rica is an incredibly popular destination, and once you arrive you’ll quickly see why! The nation boasts hundreds of kilometers of pristine white sand, crystal waters laden with surf, and bright rainforests abundant with wildlife, waterfalls and underground caves. This tour takes full advantage of Costa Rica’s incredible Western coastline and all the experiences the area has to offer. Take it up a notch with surfing, zip-lining, rock climbing, rafting and countless other activity options, or chill with a coconut cocktail on the beach meeting travellers from around the world.

Airport Transfers: This tour includes airport pick up in tour prices. This tour starts in Liberia Costa Rica and ends in Santa Teresa. Return transport to the LIR airport is not included but can be added on. 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • A welcome information package to help you plan your trip
  • Easy going trip leaders to ensure you are always having an amazing time!
  • Accommodations: we have found the best of the best in each of our destinations - expect a mix of hotels & hostels with some dormitory-style rooms (dorms may be mixed gender depending on group size/structure.) Private rooms are available at an additional cost (must be requested and paid for a minimum of 1 month prior to departure.)
  • Air conditioning and hot showers in most locations where necessary. 
  • Transportation to and from each destination (excluding airport transfers)
Livin' Tranquilo
  • Sunday-Funday Pool Party
  • Surf Lessons
  • Hike to the Christ of Mercy Statue
  • Ojo De Aguas Natural Mineral Pools
  • Beach Bonfire
  • Volunteering
  • Personal Growth Exercises 
Costa Rica Intro
  • Surf Lessons
  • Personal Growth Activities 
  • Infinity Pool Party
  • Montezuma Waterfalls


WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

You will need to bring spending money for the following. We recommend a min of $40 USD per day, but bring more if you want to do more—the sky is the limit!

  • Any activities not listed as included on our website. Activities listed as ‘optional’ will have a fee to participate in. You will receive a price list of these activities in your welcome booklet after sign up
  • Travel Visas
  • Travel insurance (purchase prior to the trip)
  • Food
  • Alcohol
  • Shopping
  • Transportation to personal excursions (purchase prior to the trip) and/or any activities not included in the tour
  • Airport transfers (able to add on during sign-up)
OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES COSTA RICA INTRO ($USD$)
  • Kayaking $30 
  • Catamaran Tour $75 
  • Scuba Diving $75 
  • Snorkeling $15 
  • Sailing $65 
  • Parasailing $70 
  • Fishing $50 
  • Bike Rentals $15
  • Beach and Pool Crawl ($35)
  • Quad Rentals ($50)



OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES LIVIN' TRANQUILO ($USD$)
  • Kayaking $10
  • Trekking $5-$30
  • Horseback Riding $15
  • Zip-Lining $15-$30
  • Yoga $10
  • Fishing Trips $120
  • Spanish Lessons $20/hour
  • Cooking Class $30
  • Volcano Hike $35
  • Turtle Nesting (only available July-Dec) $30
  • Shopping & Museums

LOCATIONS