This lesser travelled region allows for exploring the country’s vast jungles and glittering coastlines without the crowds.
From our quaint jungle lodge (also home to a wildlife rescue centre), this trip will feature day trips and activities that offer opportunities to break a sweat (think hidden waterfall hikes), get local (soaking in the vibe at local beach bars), as well as plenty of time for yourself to relax and explore the area on your own. Add on surf and/or yoga classes to get the most out of this epic experience.
Towns visited: Cabuya, Montezuma, Santa Teresa, Mal Pais. Learn more about these places.
4-CLASS YOGA: Start the day the right way, salute the sun each morning while gazing out over the jungle + ocean on the open-air yoga deck. Learn more about our yoga package. (+$80 USD)
4-CLASS SURF: Whether your are a beginner or practiced surfer, these classes are open to everyone who wants to embrace the pura vida lifestyle. Learn more about our surf package. (+$240 USD)
SURF + YOGA PACKAGE: Book both and save $10. This is an incredible combo that will help you experience this trip to the fullest (and we promise that you'll have abs by the end.) (+$310 USD)
Start location: Tambor, Costa Rica
DAY 1 | Arrive at SJO airport and catch a domestic flight to Tambor Airport. Transfer to Jungle Lodge . Unpack, relax + Welcome drink + Orientation
* The domestic flight to Tambor airport is included in this package, and will be arranged for you by a OT representative once you book. All you have to worry about is getting yourself to the San Jose International airport (SJO), and we will take care of the rest!
DAY 2 | Montezuma Waterfall Hike & lagoon Swim + Free time to explore the chilled out town of Montezuma.
DAY 3 | Explore Isla de Cabuya (Cemetery Island) + Visit a local jam & coconut oil maker + free time + sunset in Mal Pais
DAY 4 | Morning yoga class + Florida Falls & Churro Falls hike + Santa Teresa for sunset + surprise night out (spoiler: you'll love it.)
DAY 5 | Beer & butterflies + Free time + Reggae Night, Montezuma
DAY 6 | Free day! Opt to go Zip Lining, Chill at the Beach, Visit a Local Town, take a surf class.
DAY 7 | Sad goodbyes! Transfer to Tambor Airport. This trip will end upon your arrival at the SJO airport. Travellers are responsible for booking their own international flight onward.
. . .Important Itinerary Details
- Internal roundtrip flights between SJO (San Jose) and Tambor (TMU) airport.
- Airport Transfers
- Breakfasts | 4 Lunches | 6 Dinners
⇹ Montezuma Waterfall hike
⇹ Tour of the on-site animal rescue centre
⇹ Light hike to Isla de Cabuya (Cemetery Island)
⇹ 1 morning yoga class
⇹ Nights out to beach bars in Montezuma, and Mal Pais
⇹ El Chorro Falls + Florida Falls
Visit to a local lady-entrepreneur
⇹ Visit to Butterfly Brewing Co.
⇹ All excursion transport in a private vehicle
* International flights are not included in the tour price
The retreat property is nestled in the jungle, up on a hill top. Whether gazing upon jungle views from our gorgeous yoga deck, enjoying the ocean views from our infinity pool, or looking up at White-faced and Howler monkeys that grace our property on a daily basis, you'll feel like home in no time. The property is also home the the Wild Sun Animal Rescue Centre, which you are welcome to visit and help with tasks on your free time. Learn more about what you will be eating.
SIMPLE ACCOMMODATIONS (SHARED) - Simple, clean accommodations with mosquito nets, fans and share a bathhouse with hot water showers. Triple occupancy. They face the ocean and exhibit stunning sunrises during the winter months.
UPGRADED BUNGALOW (SINGLE OR SHARED) - Simple, clean bungalow rooms. Each contain A/C, private bath, hot water, satellite tv, digital safe and mini fridge as well as boasting pool and ocean views. Single, double or triple occupancy.
Nicoya Peninsula Adventure + Surf and Yoga
My trip to Costa Rica was so much fun.
Accommodations were lovely and so was the food!
Our host was super knowledgeable and arranged some amazing day trips and activities— a good balance between challenging and relaxing.
I was a little worried to try surfing for the first time, but we were in good hands and I’m so glad I took the opportunity.
It was really nice being surrounded by other young women looking for something a bit different. I met some great friends that I hope I get to travel with again in the future.
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Costa Rica + Guatemala Explorer
Last April/May, I had the pleasure of spending one week in Costa Rica and one week in Guatemala with Origin Travels. I can honestly say this was one of the best vacations of my life. Thanks to Brit's fantastic itineraries, I was able to show up and enjoy some amazing adventures.
I first spent a week in Costa Rica located in a remote and peaceful peninsula. The property is stunning with an outdoor yoga studio, infinity pool and a baby monkey rescue center on site. Chef Randy cooks delicious food (and will meet any dietary restrictions!) and Jeremy was always available to answer any questions we had about the local area. Our week was spent doing morning yoga sessions (suited to both beginners and advanced!), followed by either waterfall hikes or 2hr surf lessons (one-on-one!)....
I will never forget my time in Central America...travelling with Origin Travels allowed me to be truly present throughout the entire two weeks - I felt very safe and taken care of - and I returned well rested and inspired :):) Highly recommend!!!
- Silvana, 28
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Nicoya Peninsula Adventure + Yoga
My trip to Costa Rica with Origin Travels was awesome. I was looking for a trip that was a mix of adventure and opportunity to recharge, and I found it. Morning yoga mixed with local adventures
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