8 Days
Destinations Visited
San JoseLos SantosManuel Antonio National Park
Local Conditions
77℉ Current Temp
Current Time


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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Depart from United States
  • Arrive in Costa Rica Welcome to San Jose, Costa Rica's capital!
Day 2 Los Santos Homestay
  • Journey to Los Santos Explore this city famous for its coffee production and the welcoming personalities of its inhabitants. After enjoying lunch, embark on a coffee experience tour. Meet your homestay family this afternoon.
Day 3 Los Santos Homestay
  • Spend the day immersed in local life. Join group discussions, community support efforts, and community and environmental projects. Lunch will be included in today’s activities.
Day 4 Los Santos Homestay
  • Spend the morning continuing your immersion process. Later, enjoy a Paraiso del Quetzal tour and catch a glimpse of the beautiful local birds. Lunch will be included in today's activities.
Day 5 Los Santos Homestay
  • Continue your immersion experience as you spend the day participating in community support, environmental projects and cultural activities. Later, enjoy taking part in farewell activities. Lunch will be included in today's activities.
Day 6 Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Journey to Manuel Antonio Combining white sandy beaches with lush tropical forest, Manuel Antonio is the perfect place to see a variety of Costa Rican wildlife, from white-faced monkeys and sleepy faced sloths, to green turtles and orange-and-black-shelled land crabs. Explore the cays and inlets of this national park.
  • Enjoy Lunch at a Local Restaurant
Day 7 Folklore Dinner
  • LEAP Ox Cart Crafts
  • LEAP Dance the El Torito
Day 8 Return Home OR Extend Your Trip
  • Depart from Costa Rica Board your flight home or extend your travels one day with a white water rafting expedition!
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