CARIBBEAN RETREAT OVERVIEW11 Days

Panama connects North and South America and a major hub for the world’s goods and services, making it an ideal destination for the curious traveller. Despite being the richest country in Central America, it is still quite inexpensive to travel across – as long as you know where to go! This chilled out 11-day trip is all about the Caribbean vibe: white-sand beaches, reggae music, hammock siestas and serene turquoise water. We journey down to the Rastafarian town of Puerto Viejo in Costa Rica by rafting down the extravagant Rio Pacuare, named 1 of the 5 most beautiful rivers in the world by National Geographic! We then settle in the wonderland of Bocas del Toro in Panama to experience everything that the Caribbean has to offer. There's a very cool mixture of Latin and Creole culture present in this region and English-speaking locals give you a break from practicing your Spanish to joke about with the people here. There’s also some stellar diving and snorkeling in the unbelievably clear water, as well as very underrated waves for surfing on the picturesque Caribbean beaches. And no trip through the Caribbean is complete without hopping on a yacht and gliding across the crystal waters with a beverage of your choice in hand and your entire Free & Easy group around you!

Think 11 days backpacking in Central isn't enough? Check out our Central Combo Tours that can extend your Panama journey into Nicaragua, and/or Costa Rica!


Airport Transfers: If you would like us to book airport transfers for you, please let us know after booking the trip and we can make arrangements as needed. We will have more information regarding our airport transfer prices and times in your welcome email and subsequent group updates, so you can also keep an eye out for that once you've locked in your spot with a deposit! If you have any questions about this, don't hesitate to contact us prior to booking at info@lbwtravel.com or 1-888-749-3747.

Seasonal Pricing is in effect for select tours, please see our FAQ for more information. 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Welcome Information Booklet
  • Fun, 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.)
  • Transportation to and from each destination
  • Underwater Coral Surfing
  • Beach Clean up
  • Beach BBQ
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Puerto Viejo Waterfall Tour
  • Personal Growth Exercises 
  • Tasty Tuesday Party


WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

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

  • Optional Activities
  • Travel Visas
  • Travel insurance (purchase PRIOR to the trip)
  • Food
  • Alcohol
  • Shopping
  • Transportation to personal excursions and/or any activities not included in the tour
  • Airport transfers (able to add during sign-up)

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES ($USD$)

  • Kayaking $10
  • Catamaran Tour $60
  • ATV Jungle Tours $80-$120 (depending on length of tour chosen)
  • Scuba Diving $70
  • Snorkeling $15
  • Parasailing $25
  • Deep Sea Fishing $150
  • Bike Rentals $5
  • Waterfall Hike $12
  • Surfing $20
  • Sloth Sanctuary $50


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