Costa Rica Jungle Adventure

Costa Rica Jungle Adventure


Costa Rica Jungle Adventure

A valid Passport is REQUIRED!

Airfair  TO and FROM Costa Rica is NOT included


Difficulty Rating: Intermediate 

When - April 17th -April 28th 2021

Start Time: 8:00am

I'm going back down to Costa Rica to see my friend Alberto Lopez for a Jungle Adventure and would like to invite you to come with me.  Alberto is the owner and operator of Costa Rica Survival, a survival and adventure business. I have known him for years and spent a couple weeks with him in the jungle.  This is an adventure trip with bushcraft and survival training built in. It is not a test your endurance survival trip. 


This jungle/coastal survival course is not only a training event but an epic adventure into the deep jungles and coastal areas of Costa Rica. You will eat amazing jungle foods, experience the remote jungle wildlife and go on an epic learning adventure. Everything is planned out and ready for your arrival. All you need to bring is some basic jungle survival gear and you’re ready. 

These jungles are one of the most bio diverse regions on the planet and offer unparalleled beauty! Waterfalls, never ending rivers, amazing fishing, incredible wildlife, beautiful beaches, and an unlimited amount of resources for learning bushcraft. This course is designed to start a person off on the basic skills of jungle survival and then build them up to an advanced level in a short amount of time.

You will train with the locals that have been living in the jungle for generations. The goal of this course is how to embrace the jungle and all the wonderful bounties it has to offer. We will teach you this by deep immersion training in the jungle and this entire class will be completely hands on.


Trip Itinerary

Please attempt to arrange your flight time so that you arrive in San Jose the morning of day 1 or the previous day.

Day 1

Arrival at San Jose. Transfer to Hotel.

Night in San Jose.


Day 2

Transfer to by van to Sierpe (4 hours). Sea transfer to Drake Bay (1 hour). Transfer to Base Camp. Night at Lodge. Briefing and meet the instructors.

Topics to be covered:

  1. Machete sharpening.

  2. Night river scouting. Nocturnal wild life observation.


Day 3

Jungle bush craft training.

Topics to be covered:

  1. Bamboo fire saw.

  2. Bamboo camp ware.

  3. Tilon rat trap.

  4. Bamboo spear.

  5. Night river scouting. Nocturnal wild life observation.


Days 4 & 5

Full day of Jungle Adventure/Survival Training. In the field.

Topics to be covered:

  1. Water procurement: Water vines and water from royal palm fruit.   

  2. Shelter making - Swamp bed.

  3. Proper machete handling. Learn to proper handle and care for the most important tool in jungle survival.

  4. Cordage in the jungle.

  5. Building a latrine in the jungle.

  6. Wild edibles and scouting.


Day 6 & 7

Escape the jungle. Back to Base Camp. Ready for insertion to the Coast.

Transfer to by boat to Jaguar Jungle Hostel. Establish base camp, night at Beach.


Days 8 & 9

Full day of Coastal Survival Training. Topics to be covered:

  1. Survival fishing. (Trout lines).

  2. Wild edibles and the field.

  3. Water procurement.

  4. Trapping.

  5. Coastal Edibles.

  6. Spear fishing (weather permitting).

  7. Night Scouting.


Day 10.

Early transfer by sea and land back to San Jose. Night at Hotel.

Day 11.

Transfer to back Airport for your departure.

What’s included?

All Nights and Lodging. (Double occupancy).

All transfers.

On site QRF (Quit Response Force) on case of Emergency.

Extra Survival Gear.

Survival instructor.

Breakfast in San Jose.

All 3 meals at Base camp Bijagua Lodge and Jaguars Jungle Hostel


Whats NOT Included.

Airfare To and From Costa Rica

Meals and drinks at San Jose.

Airport departure tax $29.00 (subject to change).

Extra drinks at Lodge.

Tips to staff.

Food and Water:

  • Breakfast in San Jose.

  • All 3 meals at Base camp Bijagua Lodge and Jaguars Jungle Hostel

  • You will need to provide your own food and snacks for ventures out into the jungle and other meals in San Jose after day 1.

  • We suggest you bring MRE's or other Camp Ready Meals.

  • A water purifier is required!


Length: 11 days/10 nights


Minimum Recommended Equipment: What to bring for this Survival Expedition


No firearms or camo clothing. Solid colors like olive green, dark gray, khaki or coyote tan are ok. No shirt and pant of same color.

  • Passport and medications (14 day supply)

  • Wide brimmed hat

  • Polarized sunglasses

  • Boots should be above the ankle and well broken in. (breathable NON-waterproof boots are the best) Your feet are going to get wet no matter what.

  • Fixed blade hunting or survival knife

  • Canteen 1 or 2 quart

  • 3 pair of socks for the bush (not cotton)

  • 2 light weight long sleeve quick drying shirts for the bush

  • 2 light weight long, quick drying slacks (convertibles great)

  • 3 MREs with heaters.

  • Machete 

  • Sleeping system (jungle hammock with tarp).

  • Water purification system. (Filter or tablets).

  • Full finger gloves  

  • Heavy duty poncho.

  • Medium alice backpack or even a lumbar pack is enough

  • Flashlight with fresh batteries-bring extra

  • Assorted sizes of zip lock bags to keep things dry

  • Mosquito head net

  • Para cord 50ft.

  • Mosquito repellant of 30% deet or higher

  • Note book and pen for notes, small to fit in breast pocket

  • 2 small hand towels.

  • Camera (keep it in a waterproof bag)

  • Salt tablets

  • Potassium tablets

  • Fire starting kit

  • Signal mirror.

  • Survival Fishing Kit.

  • Ear plugs (for sleeping)

  • Minimal toiletries for the bush (no scented products like deodorant, aftershave, lotion, scented soaps etc) We suggest only toothbrush toothpaste or better yet tooth powder, small bar of soap, disposable razor, small bottle of rubbing alcohol or alcohol pads, aspirin packets, Imodium tablets, lip balm, talcum powder washcloth, salt packets and a small mirror, all in a waterproof bag. 


Instructor - Alberto Lopez

Instructor - Jason Marsteiner

Colorado Mountain Man Survival


Colorado Springs, CO |

 719-684-4147 | Contact Us


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