Central America: the place where you find beautiful beaches, enchanting rain forrests, ancient mayan ruins, rich wildlife, and exciting cultures! Central America truly has a lot to offer, and there's no better way to experience it all than backpacking from country to country!
Sales period: from 06 June 2017 to 30 June 2017
Travel time: from 01 September 2017 to 28 January 2018
This 14-days adventure tour takes you all the way from San Josè in Costa Rica down to beautiful Panama at the centre of the Americas. You will get to experience some of the best things that Central America has to offer and you will travel alongside other young backpackers. Trust us when we say that this is an experience you will cherish for the rest of your life!
The trip begins in the capital of Costa Rica. A good idea would be to arrive to San Josè a few days before the trip so that you have sufficent time to explore the city. A fun fact about San Josè is that instead of yellow, the taxis can be recognised by its bright red color. In the evening the city really comes to life with its many dance clubs and bars, so get ready to shake those hips!
From San Josè you will travel to beautiful Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, located on Costa Rica's Caribbean coastline. Embrace the reggae rhythms and lifestyle, and enjoy lazy days on the beach in this tropical paradise. If you want to be active you can rent a boogie/surf board and hit the waves!
On the 4th day, you will cross the border to Panama and arrive in Bocas del Toro. Here you will find lush green vegetation, crystal clear waters, and amazing snorkling and diving opportunities! Bocas del Toro with its idyllic islands is a true beauty, so prepare to be amazed! PS! Don't miss out on the chance to go see Red Frog Beach while you're there.
After a few days of relaxation by the Caribbean waters, it is time to explore Panamas mainland. You will travel across the highlands to the city of Boquete. It is not for nothing that Boquete is known to be the adventure capital of Panama. Go whitewater rafting, horseback riding, or hiking in the cloud forrest. This is also a good place to visit one of Panamas large coffee plantations.
Next stop: the Pacific coast and Santa Catalina. Although Santa Catalina was a well kept secret among adventurous surfers for many years, the place has gradually become world famous for it's great surf, and is today known to be one of the best surf spots in all of Central America. Despite of this, Santa Catalina has managed to remain untouched by mass-tourism and comes across as a tranquil and cosy fishing village. Enjoy it while you still can!
The trip ends in Panama City, the capital of Panama. Panama City is perhaps one of the most interesting cities in all of Central America with its perfect balance of old and modern, its bustling nightlife, good shopping and last, but not least the world famous Panama Canal.