Arrival: 10 | Departure: 18
Runners will love this exciting Costa Rica running adventure vacation
If you love running, we have created the perfect eco-adventure Costa Rica vacation for you. The perfect mix of stamina training and running, along with the sumptuous beauty of Costa Rica, this Costa Rica vacation is one for fitness fanatics.
Our mission is to perfectly accommodate your needs both as a runner and as a tourist. The running trails we take will both challenge and exhilarate you. Your vacation will include stay at the best nature hotels, guided runs, with assistance, in the most gorgeous areas of Costa Rica, and daily eco-adventure activities with great local guides.
· An 9-day Costa Rica Running Adventure itinerary.
· Delve into Costa Rica’s vast natural wonders.
· Bed down in comfortable lodgings throughout.
· Enjoy your running time around wildlife.
· Indulge yourself and relax with beautiful sunsets in Tamarindo.
· 2-night accommodation in San José or similar.
· 1-night accommodation in Arenal or similar.
· 2-night accommodation in Monteverde or similar.
· 3-night accommodation in Tamarindo or similar.
· White water rafting and Canopy Zip line
· Enjoy your last dinner in the cloud forest.
· Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner).
· Total running in km: 65.
· Professional assistance during the trails (personal guide, mini-van, energy drinks).
· Local guide.
· Small-group tour.
· Air-conditioned transportation. Mini-Van or similar.
***September Group: In Tamarindo we offer you the chance to participate in one of the most prestige runs in Costa Rica: the Tamarindo half-marathon (10K – 21K – 30K – 42K). For an additional amount of $60-$85 can sign up for this amazing run through the Tamarindo village and surroundings
· Airport taxes.
· Gratuities (optional).
· Other services not mentioned in the itinerary.
· Extra beverages and alcoholic drinks.
· Meals, souvenirs and other local and personal expenses not specified in the itinerary.
· Duration: 9 days – 8 nights.
· Age: 15+.
· Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability.
· A minimum of 2 people per booking is required.
· This itinerary is designed for minimum 15 years old people.
· Please note: optional activities can be purchased while in Costa Rica.
· Not recommended for participants with cardiac situations or special medical conditions.
|Location||Arenal, Monteverde & Tamarindo|
|Groupsize||3 to 8|
Day 1: Arrive in San Jose
Receive a warm Costa Rican welcome and transfer to the hotel. After the welcome, there is a group dinner at the hotel and right after a detailed explanation of the training schedule.
Lodging San Jose Hotel. Category *** Meals: Dinner
Day 2: Best Views
Savor an early morning cup of Costa Rican coffee and a healthy breakfast before we head straight up into the mountains close to your hotel for one of the best views of the surrounding metropolitan area. We will be traveling and training about two hours (or 13 kilometers) in total to get ready for action-packed week in Costa Rica.
Today’s running distance: 13km (routes based on fitness level and shared on Sports Tracker or other training app.)
Terrain: Off-Road Gravel 70% Pavement 30%. A vehicle and certified guide will be nearby to provide assistance and hydration.
***Optional: Today, you have the oportunity to participate in a local run (10K) in San José for an additional amount of $30 per person
Lodging San Jose Hotel. Category *** Meals: B-L-D
Day 3: Arenal Adventure White Water Rafting
Enjoy a cup of Costa Rica’s coffee before star a run through the Sabana Park only 15 minutes from your hotel in San Jose where our runners gather each morning. We will be training about an hour thirty minutes, to continue our journey to Arenal Volcano. On the way we are enjoy the white water rafting class 2/3 Balsa River. After meeting with your river guide we will drive 30 minutes to put in where the fun begins! Your guides explain the safety procedures and safety equipment before embarking down the river. Enjoy up to 2 exhilarating hours of white water action on this beautiful tropical river. Get wet and wild through rapids such as “Magnetic Rock” and “Dredges”. Enjoy a swim, some fresh tropical fruits and cold drinks followed by a hearty Costa Rican lunch at the end of our journey.
Today’s distance: 15 to 20 km. Altitude: (3000 ft)
Terrain: Pavement 100%off road
Approximate Temperature: 20 º – 35 º C
Elevation (ft.): 3000.
Lodging Arenal Hotel. Category **** Meals: B-L
Day 4: Enjoy the wildlife running and Monteverde Cloud Forest
It’s time for some adventure! Early in the morning we start running from our hotel through a wonderful off road surrounded by a Tropical Forest until Rio Chiquito you would have the opportunity as you run to enjoy the local wildlife like toucans, monkeys, mammals (20 kms or more that’s up to you), then we will continue to Monteverde Cloud Forest. Located in the Tilaran mountain range in Puntarenas Province, Monteverde is well known worldwide for its cloud forest, the ecology of which has been the subject of ongoing research for more than 40 years. It is also known for its settlement of Quakers, immigrants from the United States who came to live in Costa Rica in the 1950s for its tradition of peace. Your home for the next two nights is a comfortable lodge surrounded by rainforest
Today’s distance: 20 km. Altitude: (2000 ft)
Terrain: Gravel 100% off road
An ATV vehicle will be riding along to provide assistance and hydration.
Approximate Temperature: 20 º – 35 º C.
Lodging Monteverde Hotel. Category **** Meals: B-L
Day 5: Canopy Zip Line
In the morning we are feeling like a bird that flies through de tree tops… That’s the way you will feel doing the canopy tour, a perfect combination of adventure, nature and adrenaline. After this experience we run through private trails, you will have a good opportunity for bird watching, as there’s been over 80 species of birds counted on the property alone (including toucans, bellbirds and mot-mots). At end of the afternoon we will enjoy a beautiful sunset view with local’s chees and wine or natural local drinks.
Lodging Monteverde Hotel. Category **** Meals: B-L-D
Day 6,7,8: Beach time
Let’s pack up our belongings and head to the beach! Arrive late afternoon at Guanacaste, Tamarindo.
Day 9: Back Home
This day one of our transport representatives will drive you from your hotel to the International Airport. Check in 3 hours before your scheduled flight home.
DAY 7: Tamarindo. Today, we offer you the chance to participate in one of the most prestige runs in Costa Rica: the Tamarindo half-marathon (10K – 21K – 30K – 42K). For an additional amount of $60-$85 can sign up for this amazing run through the Tamarindo village and surroundings