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Costa Rica Family Trip

Costa Rica is an ideal family vacation destination! Together we will create a family travel experience that you will always remember!

Jungles, volcanoes, rainforests and beaches, it looks great! We are parents too! Our specialty is to create family trips to Costa Rica that are fatigue-free, child-friendly and enjoyable for parents.

Traveling to Costa Rica with your children doesn’t have to be complicated. The last thing you want when you are with your children on vacation is to think about logistics, booking problems or suitable tours for them.

When you book our family packages, you also have access to our 24/7 customer support team. You don’t have to worry about a thing; we’ll take care of it, while you sit back and just have fun with your family

Family Trip to Costa Rica

This itinerary will offer you the best of the destination: Jungle, rainforests, a visit to the volcano, horseback riding in the mountains and finally a few days at the beach.

We have chosen for you the best destinations and activities to have fun and learn with your children, even the little ones will love everything Costa Rica has to offer


Day 1: Arrival to San José

Welcome to Costa Rica! Our representative will accompany you to your hotel in San José.

Rest well because tomorrow your family journey will begin with many adventures in the midst of surprising nature.

  • Distance : 11 km
  • Timing : 30 minutes
  • Meals None

Location: San José

Standard Room 4 Star Accommodation

Private transfer from the international airport to the Hotel


Day 2: Departure for Tortuguero, our little Amazon

Today you will depart early from the capital to Tortuguero, together with your guide to begin your 3-day excursion to Tortuguero National Park.

During your trip to, you will stop for a typical breakfast and then continue towards the Pavona pier or Caño Blanco or Finca Pavona, where you will go by boat to Tortuguero, the only means of transport to get to your hotel.

The Tortuguero boat ride is one of the attractions of the area, along the way you will have the opportunity to admire exuberant forests, water channels, crocodiles, turtles, monkeys and various species of birds.

After arriving, you will take a short guided excursion to the city of Tortuguero to learn about the local attractions and a bit of the origin of this destination. After that, the rest of the day is free to relax in your lodge.

  • Distance  : 130 km
  • Timing : 7 Hours
  • Meals : Breakfast Lunch, Dinner

Location: San José Tortuguero

Standard Room 3 Star Accommodation

Shared transfer from San José to Tortuguero



Day 3: Explore the Tortuguero National Park rainforest

This morning you will pay a visit to Mawamba Park, to walk the butterfly and frog gardens and learn about the bio-digester.

After lunch, meet your guide for the tour of the canals in Tortuguero National Park.

Departure by boat to the National Park Ranger station to purchase entrance tickets.

Then you will venture on a two-hour boat tour inside the canals.

Tortuguero’s flora and fauna are incredible. You will be able to spot monkeys, iguanas, birds, caimans, sloths and lots of nature.

Note: Tortuguero is one of the largest nesting sites in the Caribbean. The nesting season starts from July to mid-October, this is an activity not to be missed.

  • Meals : Breakfast Lunch, Dinner

Tortuguero

Tortuguero Canals Tour

Standard Room 3 Star Accommodation.


Day 4: Sarapiqui, the mysteries of the forest  

After breakfast, departure from Tortuguero. Stop for lunch and delivery of the 4 × 4 rental car. Continue your journey to Sarapiquí.

Tonight after sunset and together with the nature guides of Selva Verde Lodge, you will go on an exciting nocturnal exploration in the rainforest!

Bring your flashlight and search the surrounding gardens and paths for nocturnal wildlife – such as birds, tree frogs, spiders and mammals including kinkajou and bats!

  • Distance : 105 km
  • Timing : 7 Hours
  • Meals : Breakfast Lunch

Tortuguero Guapiles Puerto Viejo Sarapiquí

Rainforest Night Exploration Tour

Standard Room 3 Star Accommodation.

Car rental from Guapiles up to Day 13


Day 5: A day of chocolate flavors, cute sloths and lots of adventures

Today you will discover how cocoa beans are transformed into one of the favorite foods in the world: chocolate!

You will visit a cocoa plantation to learn about the natural and cultural history of the plant.

Then you will continue to La Fortuna. The afternoon will be devoted to hunting wild sloths, this tour is especially for spotting these adorable and gentle creatures.

A special day to learn together and experience unforgettable moments

Distance : 79 km
Timing : 1 Hour 30 minutes
Meals : Breakfast

Puerto Viejo Sarapiquí La Fortuna

Chocolate Tour.

Search for wild sloths Tour

Standard Room 3 Star Accommodation.


Day 6: Wildlife Recovery Volunteer

Free morning to visit local attractions such as the hanging bridges, La Fortuna waterfall, Arenal National Park or the Lake.
In the afternoon there will be a tour with volunteer included, at the Proyecto Asis wildlife recovery center.

You will explore the reserve to learn about each animal and their history. You will learn why animal conservation is important, you will have the opportunity to learn how to prepare food, and then feed the animals.

You will share our passion for the protection of local fauna with the aim of reintroducing them to their natural habitat.

An educational and fun experience for the whole family.

-Meals : Breakfast Lunch

La Fortuna

La Fortuna waterfall Tour.

Arenal National Park Tour

Standard Room 3 Star Accommodation..


Day 7: From Arenal to the mystical cloud forest

After breakfast, you will leave La Fortuna to Monteverde. Known as Costa Rica’s ‘green lung’, this biodiverse region is located in the country’s mountainous northwest.

After approximately 3.5 hours, you will arrive in Monteverde and the famous rainforest reserve, home to innumerable species of flora and fauna.

This destination is known for its canopy tours and zip lines, biological reserves and wildlife.

Distance : 120 km
Timing : 3 hours

Meals : Breakfast

La Fortuna Monteverde

Standard Room 3 Star Accommodation.


Day 8: Adventure and horseback riding in magical Monteverde

This morning you will take a self-guided walk on the suspension bridges of Selvatura Park,
from where you can see the Monteverde rainforest from a bird’s perspective.

If you’re feeling more adventurous, then take an optional zipline tour and fly through the trees like Tarzan.

In the afternoon you will go on a horseback riding tour in the serenity of the forest with Martin’s horses.

This tour will take you for two hours to visit a variety of scenarios, you will walk through the forest, rich in flora and fauna.

An exciting adventure to visit impressive places and thus experience unforgettable family moments.

Meals : Breakfast

Monteverde

Hanging Bridges Tour

Horseback Ridding Tour

Standard Room 3 Star Accommodation..


Day 9: From Monteverde to Manuel Antonio Beach

After a good breakfast, you will leave for the Central Pacific Coast. It is there that you will find Manuel Antonio National Park, a tropical dream, a place where you can relax on one of the four beautiful beaches that you can find.

Before arriving you can stop at the «crocodile bridge» in Tárcoles. Located on Route 34 on the Pacific Coast, Río Tárcoles is a favorite spot for crocodiles who congregate to soak up the sun.

Distance : 185 km
Timing : 3 hours 16 minutes

Meals : Breakfast

Monteverde Manuel Antonio

Standard Room 3 Star Accommodation.


Day 10: Self-guided excursion of the Manuel Antonio National Park

Today you will wake up early and explore the approximately 690 hectares of the Manuel Antonio National Park.

This is a true Costa Rican gem, as the park is home to virgin rainforest that runs from the mountains to the coast, where white-sand beaches and coral reefs await.

You will begin your excursion on the paths inside the park. The walk is easy with flat paths, perfect for families with children or the elderly.

There are 300 other mammal and bird species that call this reserve home, including three-toed sloths, iguanas, and several species of monkeys.

You’ll also have time to enjoy the park’s wide white-sand beaches on this half-day tour

Meals : Breakfast

Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio National Park Self-Guided Hike

Standard Room 3 Star Accommodation.


Days 11 and 12: Free days in Manuel Antonio

Day off!

You will have plenty of time to relax on the secluded beach of Biesanz Bay or Manuel Antonio Beach.

If you book a boat tour, you’ll also get the chance to see the area’s stunning coral reefs and marine life on a snorkeling trip along the shore.

There is a rural tourism organization that you can visit, Los Campesinos, hidden in the mountains, is about an hour from Manuel Antonio, has a suspension bridge, several hiking trails, one leads to a waterfall and a river, while another goes deep into the jungle and to a lookout.

Meals : Breakfast

Manuel Antonio

Standard Room 3 Star Accommodation.


Day 13: Drive from Manuel Antonio to San José

Today is your last day in Costa Rica, so take the morning to relax at your hotel, visit the Manuel Antonio National Park and enjoy the beach one last time.

Depending on your departing flight, return before 12 noon or later if you are staying an extra night in San Jose and depart the next day.

Distance : 160 km
Timing : 2 hours 40 minutes

Meals : Breakfast

Manuel Antonio Aeroporto Intenazionale Juan Santamaría (SJO)

Car Rental Drop Off

Shared shuttle to the airport


End of Services


Included

  • Private transfer from the international airport to San José
  • 1 night in San José
  • 2 nights in Tortuguero, full board, transport and guide, 3 guided tours
  • 1 night in Sarapiquí with night walk and a chocolate tour
  • 2 nights in Arenal with sloth tour and one tour to Arenal Volcano + La Fortuna Waterfall with lunch on the second day
  • 2 nights in Monteverde with hanging bridges tour
  • 3 nights in Manuel Antonio with entrance tickets to the national park
  • 24/7 assistance.
  • 4 × 4 rental car for 10 days

Not Included

  • Tips
  • Optional tours
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Airline tickets to and from Costa Rica
  • $ 500 rental vehicle warranty deposit by credit card

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