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Free-Time Experiences & Tours for IVHQ volunteers in Costa Rica

IVHQ Free-Time Experiences & Tours In Costa Rica

Are you ready to step outside of your comfort zone and take your volunteer program in Costa Rica to the next level? You won’t want to miss out on these experiences - available exclusively to IVHQ volunteers as add-ons.

If you’ve already registered for an IVHQ program, these must-do experiences and tours can easily be added to your trip via your MyIVHQ profile.

Beach and Jungle Mini Adventure - Manuel Antonio
Beach and Jungle Mini Adventure - Manuel Antonio

Immerse yourself in Manuel Antonio’s stunning natural beauty and thrilling activities on this 6-day adventure

$920
Coffee & Nature Experience - San Jose
Coffee & Nature Experience - San Jose

Embark on a full-day adventure exploring La Paz Waterfall Gardens, an animal sanctuary, and a Poas Volcano Tour, followed by a Coffee Farm experience.

$220
Mini Adventure  - San Jose
Mini Adventure - San Jose

Experience a comprehensive 6-day Mini Adventure, featuring Arenal Volcano, the Britt Coffee Tour, La Paz Waterfall Gardens, whitewater rafting, and a visit to the pristine Tortuga Island.

$1255
Volcano Tour (Half Day) - San Jose
Volcano Tour (Half Day) - San Jose

Experience the natural wonder of an active volcano, where you’ll encounter active thermal activity, lush cloud forests, and enjoy easy hikes

$94
Zipline, Tarzan Swing and Superman Cable - San Jose
Zipline, Tarzan Swing and Superman Cable - San Jose

Experience an adrenaline-filled journey through Costa Rica’s lush rainforest on a heart-pounding canopy tour, featuring the “Tarzan Swing,” “Superman Cable,” and the “Elevator,” xperience an exhilarating journey through Costa Rica’s lush rainforest on a heart-pounding canopy tour, featuring the “Tarzan Swing,” “Superman Cable,” and the “Elevator”.

$144
Volcano & Hot Springs - San Jose
Volcano & Hot Springs - San Jose

Visit one of the youngest and most active volcanoes in Costa Rica, and relax at the hot springs after a day of adventures

$302
Volcano Tour (Full Day) - San Jose
Volcano Tour (Full Day) - San Jose

Explore Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano and its surrounding rainforests with thrilling activities, hot spring relaxation, and a scenic lunch, promising an unforgettable experience.

$205
Catamaran Sea Tour - Manuel Antonio
Catamaran Sea Tour - Manuel Antonio

Discover the beauty Manuel Antonio’s Pacific coast onboard a catamaran cruise offering chances for wildlife viewing, followed by snorkeling in clear waters to explore colorful marine life.

$104
Coffee Farm Tour - San Jose
Coffee Farm Tour - San Jose

Learn about coffee production and enjoy a coffee tasting at the end of the tour!

$79
Jungle Night Tour  - Manuel Antonio
Jungle Night Tour - Manuel Antonio

Experience the captivating transformation of Manuel Antonio’s rainforest after sunset .

$71
La Paz Waterfalls Gardens - San Jose
La Paz Waterfalls Gardens - San Jose

Discover the natural wonders of Costa Rica as you journey from scenic drives by iconic landmarks to the enchanting La Paz Waterfall Gardens

$138
Manuel Antonio National Park (Half Day) - Manuel Antonio
Manuel Antonio National Park (Half Day) - Manuel Antonio

Discover the natural wonders of Costa Rica’s rainforest at iconic Manuel Antonio National Park

$77
Manuel Antonio Weekend Experience - Manuel Antonio
Manuel Antonio Weekend Experience - Manuel Antonio

Indulge in a serene catamaran cruise along Manuel Antonio’s Pacific coast, with opportunities to spot marine life, followed by an immersive day in the tropical rainforest of Manuel Antonio National Park.

$430
Nauyaca Waterfalls - Manuel Antonio
Nauyaca Waterfalls - Manuel Antonio

Set off on an exciting journey to iconic Nauyaca Waterfall, with a scenic drive, a picturesque 3-mile hike through pristine landscapes, and and invigorating pool dip

$125
PADI Scuba Dive Certification - Manuel Antonio
PADI Scuba Dive Certification - Manuel Antonio

Dive into the thrilling world of scuba exploration with the PADI Scuba Certification course set against the backdrop of the breathtaking Manuel Antonio.

$1035
San Jose City Tour - San Jose
San Jose City Tour - San Jose

Immerse yourself vibrant heart of San Jose, where every corner is a treasure trove of culture and history.

$79
Scuba Discovery Weekend - Manuel Antonio
Scuba Discovery Weekend - Manuel Antonio

Take part in a 2-day introductory “Discover Scuba” course, taught by a former U.S. Coast Guard diver.

$406
Spa Day - San Jose
Spa Day - San Jose

Escape to a renowned local resort on the Pacific coastline, just 90 minutes from San Jose, for a day of relaxation and pampering

$425
Spanish Language Lesson - San Jose - Private 1 hour/day
Spanish Language Lesson - San Jose - Private 1 hour/day

One-on-one Spanish classes with certified, native-speaking teacher. Classes are 55-minutes.

From $205
Spanish Language Lesson - San Jose - Private 2 hours/day
Spanish Language Lesson - San Jose - Private 2 hours/day

One-on-one Spanish classes with certified, native-speaking teacher. Classes are 110 minutes.

From $400
Spanish Language Lessons - San Jose - 2 Hour Small Group
Spanish Language Lessons - San Jose - 2 Hour Small Group

Small group classes with certified, native-speaking Spanish teacher; Classes average 3-5 students, with maximum of 8 students. Classes are 55-minutes; 2 pedagogical hours is 110 minutes.

From $180
Surf School - Manuel Antonio
Surf School - Manuel Antonio

Learn to surf at some of the world’s most beautiful beaches.

$740
Surf School Discovery Weekend - Manuel Antonio
Surf School Discovery Weekend - Manuel Antonio

Exciting weekend opportunity for you to learn how to surf at some of the world’s most beautiful beaches.

$348
Tiquicia Dinner Show  - San Jose
Tiquicia Dinner Show - San Jose

Immerse in a cultural experience in the heart of Costa Rica that combines the flavors of local cuisine with the vibrant rhythms of traditional music and dance

$91
Tortuga Island - San Jose
Tortuga Island - San Jose

Enjoy a day out by the crystal-clear waters of Tortuga Island, a pristine paradise situated 22.2 km (12 miles) off the Pacific Coast of Puntarenas

$188
Toucan & Sloth Rescue Ranch - San Jose
Toucan & Sloth Rescue Ranch - San Jose

Embark on a visit through a sanctuary committed to the preservation of Costa Rican wildlife

$119
Whitewater Rafting (Half Day) - Manuel Antonio
Whitewater Rafting (Half Day) - Manuel Antonio

Raft along class II to IV rapids framed by incredible landscapes and natural waterfalls of the rainforest

$99
Whitewater Rafting (Full Day) - Manuel Antonio
Whitewater Rafting (Full Day) - Manuel Antonio

Prepare for an exhilarating white water rafting journey tackling class I to IV rapids.

$129
Wine Tasting Experience - San Jose
Wine Tasting Experience - San Jose

Learn about winemaking in the tropics, tour the vineyard, the berry farm, and finish with a tasting of both wines and the local berry liqueur ‘Golden Rush.’

$256
Zipline - Manuel Antonio
Zipline - Manuel Antonio

Embark on an adrenaline-fueled half-day adventure as you soar through the jungle on an exhilarating zipline tour led by seasoned guides

$109
Ziplining Canopy Tour - San Jose
Ziplining Canopy Tour - San Jose

Soar through the treetops, as you traverse the forest canopy in this adventure combining adrenaline-with the serene wonder of nature

$126
Beach and Jungle Mini Adventure - Manuel Antonio
Beach and Jungle Mini Adventure - Manuel Antonio

Immerse yourself in Manuel Antonio’s stunning natural beauty and thrilling activities on this 6-day adventure

$920
Coffee & Nature Experience - San Jose
Coffee & Nature Experience - San Jose

Embark on a full-day adventure exploring La Paz Waterfall Gardens, an animal sanctuary, and a Poas Volcano Tour, followed by a Coffee Farm experience.

$220
Mini Adventure  - San Jose
Mini Adventure - San Jose

Experience a comprehensive 6-day Mini Adventure, featuring Arenal Volcano, the Britt Coffee Tour, La Paz Waterfall Gardens, whitewater rafting, and a visit to the pristine Tortuga Island.

$1255
Volcano Tour (Half Day) - San Jose
Volcano Tour (Half Day) - San Jose

Experience the natural wonder of an active volcano, where you’ll encounter active thermal activity, lush cloud forests, and enjoy easy hikes

$94
Zipline, Tarzan Swing and Superman Cable - San Jose
Zipline, Tarzan Swing and Superman Cable - San Jose

Experience an adrenaline-filled journey through Costa Rica’s lush rainforest on a heart-pounding canopy tour, featuring the “Tarzan Swing,” “Superman Cable,” and the “Elevator,” xperience an exhilarating journey through Costa Rica’s lush rainforest on a heart-pounding canopy tour, featuring the “Tarzan Swing,” “Superman Cable,” and the “Elevator”.

$144
Volcano & Hot Springs - San Jose
Volcano & Hot Springs - San Jose

Visit one of the youngest and most active volcanoes in Costa Rica, and relax at the hot springs after a day of adventures

$302
Volcano Tour (Full Day) - San Jose
Volcano Tour (Full Day) - San Jose

Explore Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano and its surrounding rainforests with thrilling activities, hot spring relaxation, and a scenic lunch, promising an unforgettable experience.

$205
Catamaran Sea Tour - Manuel Antonio
Catamaran Sea Tour - Manuel Antonio

Discover the beauty Manuel Antonio’s Pacific coast onboard a catamaran cruise offering chances for wildlife viewing, followed by snorkeling in clear waters to explore colorful marine life.

$104
Coffee Farm Tour - San Jose
Coffee Farm Tour - San Jose

Learn about coffee production and enjoy a coffee tasting at the end of the tour!

$79
Jungle Night Tour  - Manuel Antonio
Jungle Night Tour - Manuel Antonio

Experience the captivating transformation of Manuel Antonio’s rainforest after sunset .

$71
La Paz Waterfalls Gardens - San Jose
La Paz Waterfalls Gardens - San Jose

Discover the natural wonders of Costa Rica as you journey from scenic drives by iconic landmarks to the enchanting La Paz Waterfall Gardens

$138
Manuel Antonio National Park (Half Day) - Manuel Antonio
Manuel Antonio National Park (Half Day) - Manuel Antonio

Discover the natural wonders of Costa Rica’s rainforest at iconic Manuel Antonio National Park

$77
Manuel Antonio Weekend Experience - Manuel Antonio
Manuel Antonio Weekend Experience - Manuel Antonio

Indulge in a serene catamaran cruise along Manuel Antonio’s Pacific coast, with opportunities to spot marine life, followed by an immersive day in the tropical rainforest of Manuel Antonio National Park.

$430
Nauyaca Waterfalls - Manuel Antonio
Nauyaca Waterfalls - Manuel Antonio

Set off on an exciting journey to iconic Nauyaca Waterfall, with a scenic drive, a picturesque 3-mile hike through pristine landscapes, and and invigorating pool dip

$125
PADI Scuba Dive Certification - Manuel Antonio
PADI Scuba Dive Certification - Manuel Antonio

Dive into the thrilling world of scuba exploration with the PADI Scuba Certification course set against the backdrop of the breathtaking Manuel Antonio.

$1035
San Jose City Tour - San Jose
San Jose City Tour - San Jose

Immerse yourself vibrant heart of San Jose, where every corner is a treasure trove of culture and history.

$79
Scuba Discovery Weekend - Manuel Antonio
Scuba Discovery Weekend - Manuel Antonio

Take part in a 2-day introductory “Discover Scuba” course, taught by a former U.S. Coast Guard diver.

$406
Spa Day - San Jose
Spa Day - San Jose

Escape to a renowned local resort on the Pacific coastline, just 90 minutes from San Jose, for a day of relaxation and pampering

$425
Spanish Language Lesson - San Jose - Private 1 hour/day
Spanish Language Lesson - San Jose - Private 1 hour/day

One-on-one Spanish classes with certified, native-speaking teacher. Classes are 55-minutes.

From $205
Spanish Language Lesson - San Jose - Private 2 hours/day
Spanish Language Lesson - San Jose - Private 2 hours/day

One-on-one Spanish classes with certified, native-speaking teacher. Classes are 110 minutes.

From $400
Spanish Language Lessons - San Jose - 2 Hour Small Group
Spanish Language Lessons - San Jose - 2 Hour Small Group

Small group classes with certified, native-speaking Spanish teacher; Classes average 3-5 students, with maximum of 8 students. Classes are 55-minutes; 2 pedagogical hours is 110 minutes.

From $180
Surf School - Manuel Antonio
Surf School - Manuel Antonio

Learn to surf at some of the world’s most beautiful beaches.

$740
Surf School Discovery Weekend - Manuel Antonio
Surf School Discovery Weekend - Manuel Antonio

Exciting weekend opportunity for you to learn how to surf at some of the world’s most beautiful beaches.

$348
Tiquicia Dinner Show  - San Jose
Tiquicia Dinner Show - San Jose

Immerse in a cultural experience in the heart of Costa Rica that combines the flavors of local cuisine with the vibrant rhythms of traditional music and dance

$91
Tortuga Island - San Jose
Tortuga Island - San Jose

Enjoy a day out by the crystal-clear waters of Tortuga Island, a pristine paradise situated 22.2 km (12 miles) off the Pacific Coast of Puntarenas

$188
Toucan & Sloth Rescue Ranch - San Jose
Toucan & Sloth Rescue Ranch - San Jose

Embark on a visit through a sanctuary committed to the preservation of Costa Rican wildlife

$119
Whitewater Rafting (Half Day) - Manuel Antonio
Whitewater Rafting (Half Day) - Manuel Antonio

Raft along class II to IV rapids framed by incredible landscapes and natural waterfalls of the rainforest

$99
Whitewater Rafting (Full Day) - Manuel Antonio
Whitewater Rafting (Full Day) - Manuel Antonio

Prepare for an exhilarating white water rafting journey tackling class I to IV rapids.

$129
Wine Tasting Experience - San Jose
Wine Tasting Experience - San Jose

Learn about winemaking in the tropics, tour the vineyard, the berry farm, and finish with a tasting of both wines and the local berry liqueur ‘Golden Rush.’

$256
Zipline - Manuel Antonio
Zipline - Manuel Antonio

Embark on an adrenaline-fueled half-day adventure as you soar through the jungle on an exhilarating zipline tour led by seasoned guides

$109
Ziplining Canopy Tour - San Jose
Ziplining Canopy Tour - San Jose

Soar through the treetops, as you traverse the forest canopy in this adventure combining adrenaline-with the serene wonder of nature

$126
How to book IVHQ experiences

How to book IVHQ experiences

  • You need to apply and register for an IVHQ volunteer program before you can book IVHQ experiences and tours.

  • Once you have paid your Registration Fee to secure your place on your chosen IVHQ volunteer program, you’ll be able to book your experiences and tours in your MyIVHQ account.