Sample Travel Itinerary in Costa Rica

Before deciding whether or not to tour Costa Rica as a Travel Ambassador, it is interesting to understand the types of places you are shown while on a homestay there.  This is the trip schedule planned by Costa Rican subcommittees for February, 2017; some of the events were changed; but overall, it is a good sample of the cultural activities as well as some touristy spots shared with you together with your Tico hosts.


Monday:  Fly into Liberia, Costa Rica; Meet hosts at airport and attend welcome dinner

Tuesday:  Family time; Nicoya city tour; visit community fair

Wednesday:  Visit Casa del Festival de la Tortilla, in Corralillo town

Thursday & Friday:  Depart for Samara Beach on the Pacific Ocean, 2 days/nights at beach house

Saturday:  Return to Nicoya; evening outdoor concert with the Regional Sympony

Sunday:  Family time; evening farewell dinner

Monday:  transfer to Ciudad Quesada in San Carlos


Monday:  Lunch in La Fortuna town (near Mt. Arenal); 2 days/nights at Catarata Eco-Lodge

Tuesday:  Hike the La Fortuna waterfall

Wednesday:  Don Juan educative farm; transfer to Ciudad Quesada/San Carlos

Thursday:  Family time; Ciudad Quesada city tour; visit agricultural fair

Friday:  Visit Zarcero town with local Partners subcommittee members

Saturday:  Visit La Cascada Thermal Waterfall/Waterpark; lunch and Spanish practice/games

Sunday:  Family time; church services; lunch; farewell dinner party in La Palmera

Monday:  Transfer t o Guapiles


Monday:  Arrival and welcome lunch; family time

Tuesday:  Family time and Guapiles city tour

Wednesday:  Transfer to Tortuguero canal drop-off site & canal transfer via covered launch to Tortuguero; overnight hotel on Caribbean Ocean

Thursday:  Visit Tortuguero town; overnight hotel on Caribbean Ocean

Friday:  morning free in Tortuguero, afternoon return to Guapiles with hosts

Saturday:  Visit Codela Factory (pineapple plantation) and FRUCTA Factory (fruit processing)

Sunday:  Family time all day

Monday:  Transfer to San Jose


Monday:  Arrival and welcome lunch in San Luis town; then family time

Tuesday:  San Jose city tour; National Museum; National Theater performance; Jade Museum; shopping

Wednesday:  Day trip to Poas Volcano; lunch and afternoon at La Paz Waterfall Gardens

Thursday:  Family time; city tour; central market; cathedral; University of Costa Rica campus

Friday:  Visit Cartago town; Solo Rose Garden; Basilica de la Virgen de Los Angeles; train ride back to San Jose

Saturday:  Visit Heredia town; Coffee Britt company tour; Mascarades (puppets); cafecita in Barba

Sunday:  Visit Alajuela town; afternoon national farewell party (all subcommittee hosts attending)

Monday:  Leave for San Jose airport departures