Costa Rica Turf & Surf Tour

San Jose – Arenal – Monteverde – Tamarindo

This tour takes you on an adventurous trek through the Costa Rican rainforest and on to the surfing capital of Latin America! Experience breathtaking volcanos to hikes deep into the rain forest to the picturesque surf town of Tamarindo. Brought to you exclusively by American Student Travel Abroad!


  • International regular scheduled roundtrip air transportation between your city and San Jose, Costa Rica and out of Liberia*
  • Transportation between San Jose/Arenal/Monteverde/Tamarindo/Liberia via deluxe motor coach+
  • Daily 3-4 star hotel accommodations located in the heart of San Jose, Arenal, Monteverde, and Tamarindo
  • All hotel taxes
  • Daily Breakfast & Dinner where noted in the itinerary. All inclusive stay in Tamarindo.
  • Guided excursion to Poas Volcano National Park
  • Shopping tour of Sarchi
  • Guided walking tour of Salvatura Park and the Cloud Forest with Zip Line
  • Don Juan Coffee Tour
  • Stay in Tamarindo


San Jose – Arenal – Poás Volcano National Park – Sarchí – Monteverde – Tamarindo


  • Departure to San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Greeting at airport by your ASTA representative
  • Transfer to the hotel, rooming assignment/general briefing
  • Full dinner
  • Overnight San Jose


  • Full American breakfast
  • Early in the morning departure to Poás Volcano National Park, Poás Volcano is the most visited park in the Costa Rican National Park system. The massive active crater often has sulfuric smoke rising out of the boiling, muddy lake on its bottom, while the beautiful crater lagoon is surrounded by lush cloud forest, with species of birds and plants native to the volcano. Then, continue to Sarchí, a small town on the way to the Arenal volcano, which it is famous for its handicrafts and painted oxcarts, and then continue to La Fortuna. In the afternoon visit Baldí Hot springs while enjoying the view of the volcano.
  • Overnight Arenal


  • Full American breakfast
  • Departure by van-boat-van to Monteverde. This trip is not a tour but it sure feels like one! It begins at Lake Arenal where a boat will transfer us to Rio Chiquito. The boat ride is full of beautiful scenes including a great view of the volcano. After crossing the lake, the bus will continue to Monteverde.
  • Transfer to the hotel, rooming assignment/general briefing
  • Depart for the Don Juan Coffee Tour! Monteverde is one of the best areas where you will get the chance to learn about the cultivation and the processes of how authentic coffee is made. The tour was developed in an environment that stands out as one of the best in our culture and tradition.
  • Full dinner
  • Overnight Monteverde


  • Full American breakfast
  • Depart for Selvatura Park where you will learn about the Cloud Forest and experience the Suspension Bridges and the eco-system in the upper elevations of the forests. The Treetop Walkway is a 1.9 mile trail that crosses through the cloud forest in which visitors will walk through eight different bridges of various lengths. Each of the bridges feature a five foot width, the widest ones in the country, and also a capacity of up to 80 people per bridge making them both the longest and strongest bridge system in Costa Rica. The treetop walkways are suitable for people of all ages and physical conditions. Then, enjoy one of the best adventures in Costa Rica, the Zip-line! At your Zip Line Tour, students will easily observe a wide variety of plants, birds and even insects that are only found in the upper elevations of the forest. The canopy tour guides will start by dressing you with the appropriate equipment, then they will take you through each of the 15 cables and 18 platforms, located inside the actual virgin cloud forest.
  • Full dinner
  • Overnight Monteverde


  • Full American breakfast
  • Departure to Tamarindo to your all-inclusive hotel
  • Rooming assignment/general briefing
  • Surfs up! Afternoon free to enjoy this beautiful resort town and beach
  • Full dinner
  • Overnight Tamarindo


  • Full American breakfast
  • Catch a wave! Afternoon free to enjoy this beautiful resort town and beach
  • Full lunch
  • Full dinner
  • Overnight Manuel Antonio


  • Full American breakfast
  • Transfer to Liberia International Airport
  • Return flight to US

*Prices above based on sample June/July 2014 flight fares into and San Jose, Costa Rica and out of Liberia, Costa Rica from Chicago (ORD) & New York (JFK/LGA) and a minimum of 30 fully paid travelers, 3-4 star hotel stay in San Jose, Arenal, Monteverde, and Tamarindo and “1 & 8” teacher rewards. Additional Departure taxes and fees NOT INCLUDED in prices. Flights originating from other departure cities may increase prices. Price dependent on travel dates & group size and are subject to change. Any deviation from above itinerary or change in teacher rewards may incur price increases. See complete ASTA Trip Terms & Conditions here. Call 1.844.327.ASTA for more details and to plan and fully customize this trip. +Motor coach vehicle type where available and dependent on group size and destinations served.

^Optional Activities are activities or excursions highly recommended but not included in price of this tour. Special discounted pricing for optional Activities will be presented to organizing teacher in advance of finalizing itinerary. Call 1.844.327.ASTA for more details regarding Optional Activities.


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