Costa Rica: Central
9 days, 6 races, countless adventures
COVID-19 Vaccine Required
This measure helps us to protect our runners, staff, and the communities who host us. Click to read more about our decision.
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Live La Pura Vida!
This all-inclusive running adventure will show you the wild beauty of the Costa Rican jungle!
Every day we will take you on a trail run to explore the natural landscape. These races are designed to challenge you, with the reward of stunning views along the way (Don't worry, we often slow down to take it all in). At the end, you'll earn a medal to celebrate!
The runs are topped off with daily meals and afternoon activities to explore the best of this exciting country.
Vacation Races always treats you right, but Global Adventures takes it up a notch.
Apart from the awesome medal you'll get at the end of the week, you'll also get some great high quality gear and souvenirs that you'll cherish for years to come.
Your only tasks?
Choose a trip
Booking is easy with just a refundable $500 deposit!
Book your flight
Check the Nitty Gritty for arrival/departure details.
A COVID-19 vaccination is required and we recommend having travel insurance.
This is an adventure of a lifetime, and probably like no other race you've experienced before. Each location is diverse and provides a new experience every day...and I made new friendships that will last a lifetime! I can't wait for my next Vacation Races Global Adventures trip!
Teresa Jackson, 2020 Global Adventurer
Costa Rica: Central Itinerary
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*Although we try to stick to the schedule above, our itinerary is subject to change based on weather and logistics. We will always try to replace activities with a comparable alternative and will inform participants ahead of time.
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Scenes from the Adventure
Get a sneak peak at some of the scenic views and runner smiles from our recent trips!
Now that you're as excited as we are, let's get down to the gritty details of your adventure.
$3,850 (double occupancy room)
$4,650 (single occupancy room)
(refundable until 26 weeks before your trip)
Trips are refundable minus a fee until less than 12 weeks before your start date. For more info, check the full registration policy.
Arrival Tips: Hotel shuttles run all day, however check-in isn't until 4pm. Relax by the pool until our event opening dinner!
Departure Tips: We will return to San Jose by 12:00pm on Sunday. However, you may choose to depart any time starting Saturday at 10:00am.
Airport Shuttles: Don't fret - we'll coordinate airport shuttles for arrival and departure days. Just send your flight details to our event director ahead of time via the registration portal.
Packing & Prep
Coverage: Every country may have different requirements for entry that are subject to change. Stay up to date to make sure you have everything you need to travel. You may also consider purchasing travel insurance for this epic trip!
And remember - for group safety, all adventurers must have their COVID-19 vaccination. This will be required for check-in.
Packing List: These are fast-paced adventures. We'll send you a packing list before the trip to help you feel ready to tackle...well, just about anything!
Training: Adventurers of all skill levels can enjoy our running adventures. If you want to train, we recommend working up to back-to-back trail runs with varied elevation gain. Our races are 7-12K (~4-8 miles) in length.