Costa Rica offers rich pickings for families who enjoy the great outdoors amidst the lush setting of a rainforest or a cloud forest, or the warm waters of the Pacific or Caribbean Oceans. Choose from: hiking, white-water rafting, zip-lining, waterfall rappelling, horse-back riding, sailing, surfing, kayaking, mountain biking, quad biking. Your holiday can include as many of these activities as you like!
Private transfer from San Jose airport to your San Jose hotel.
Today transfer to Costa Rica’s north-east, to the Rincon de la Vieja National Park where you’ll stay on a working ranch.
Enjoy a variety of activities such as: hiking; horseback riding; tubing; volcanic mud-bath & natural hot springs; canopy tour.
Travel by road to the cloudforest area of Monteverde. Look out for monkeys in the trees lining the road as you climb towards the clouds.
Enjoy some of the country’s most exciting zip-lining followed by a guided hike across the area’s Hanging Bridges, suspended above the cloudforest tree canopy. Finish the day with a horseride through the forest, ending at sunset.
Transfer to the La Fortuna area where Arenal Volcano dominates the skyline from miles around. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the naturally-occurring Hot Springs.
Wake up your senses with some waterfall rappelling – a fun activity for all the family. In the afternoon travel over to the rainforest Sarapiquí area, renowned for its birdlife and the Sarapiquí River.
White-water rafting on the Sarapiquí River is a ‘must’ today (Class II & III) as it’s one of the top rafting rivers in Costa Rica. In the afternoon slow down the pace with a rainforest-based Chocolate Tour - enjoy a hands-on, interactive explanation of this fascinating process.
Transfer by road then by river launch to the Tortuguero National Park. In season (July – Sept) with luck you’ll have the opportunity to see Green Sea Turtles nest on Tortuguero’s beaches.
Take a guided boat tour of the rivers and water-ways of this National Park, to spot the wide variety of animals which live in or by the water. There are opportunities for kayaking too.
Travel back to the mainland and drive south to Puerto Viejo, on the southern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica
Relax on the beach or by the pool and take a guided snorkelling trip over the coral reefs in the Cahuita National Park.
Morning at leisure then in the afternoon transfer back to San Jose for your final night.
Transfer to the international airport in time to check in for your flight home.
This sample itinerary can be varied in any way you choose to suit your exact requirements so give us a call now on 01932 424252 to discuss any modifications.
Costa Rica has a wide variety of types & styles of hotels, at a variety of price-points to suit all budgets. Please chat to one of our Travel Consultants to get informed advice as to which hotels they would suggest for your tailor-made holiday.
The tours, excursions & activities mentioned in the above sample itinerary are just a selection of what is available in each location. The itinerary can be adjusted to fit what you and your family want to do on your holiday and what you want to see; please liaise with your Travel Consultant to confirm what other activities are available and what you would like to include in your holiday to Costa Rica.
If you like the broad sweep of the above sample itinerary but have fewer days to spend on your holiday, or wish to extend it in any way, please ask your Travel Consultant for ideas on how to shorten or lengthen the holiday, or how to reorganise the itinerary.
For some of the activities there is a minimum age and/or a minimum weight restriction for children. Please ask your Travel Consultant for details for your chosen activity.
We would be delighted to email you a no-obligation, fully-detailed itinerary & quote, containing images of the hotels we suggest for your Costa Rica holiday along with a link to the hotel’s website, plus details of any included tours & excursions. The quote will clearly state what is, and what is not included in the quoted price. If you thereafter wish to make any changes to the initial itinerary – be it an alternative hotel, different activities, a different duration in any location etc. – that’s not a problem and we will continue to work with you to adjust the itinerary until it exactly matches what you’re looking for from this holiday in Costa Rica.