Family Highlights of Costa Rica

Sample a variety of different habitats, see a range of amazing flora & fauna, get the adrenalin going with some zip-lining or white-water rafting, then flop on a white-sand beach on the shores of the warm Pacific Ocean.



DAY 1:

Welcome to Costa Rica!

After your arrival flight into San Jose Airport, you will be met and taken by private transfer to your San Jose hotel.

DAY 2:

Touring the San Jose surroundings.

Visit Poas Volcano, the Doka Coffee Plantation and La Paz Waterfall Gardens to see the Butterfly Observatory and Hummingbird Garden.

DAY 3:

Transfer to La Fortuna, home to Arenal Volcano. Arenal Volcano dominates the skyline for miles around with the peak of the volcano having an almost perfect cone, soaring 5,360 ft into the sky.

DAY 4:

Enjoy a full-day boat trip up relaxing river to the Caño Negro Lagoon, where you will have the opportunity to spot a variety of fascinating nature and wildlife. Don’t forget your camera!

DAYS 5 & 6:

Days at leisure. Options for bird-watching, waterfall rappelling, cave visit, zip-lining & hanging bridges, hiking, relaxing in some of the area’s naturally-occurring hot springs, or a safari float.

DAY 7:

Transfer by road and then boat across the picturesque Lake Arenal, before onwards travel by bus up the bumpy scenic road to the cloudforest area of Monteverde – situated 4,500 ft above sea level.

DAY 8:

Hike through the cloudforest where – with luck – you might spot a Quetzal, for which the area is famous. Other options for today include a ride on the Monteverde Cloudforest Train, a visit to the Bat Jungle or Hummingbird Gallery, or zip-lining.

DAY 9:

Travel from Monteverde across to Tamarindo, located east on Costa Rica’s Guanacaste Pacific Coast. Finish your family holiday in Costa Rica with some well deserved time for rest and relaxation by the beach.

DAYS 10-14:

Days at leisure. For those who still have energy there are options to visit the Rincon de la Vieja National Park, go kayaking or take a catamaran tour or a boat cruise.

DAY 15:

Transfer from your hotel in Tamarindo up to Costa Rica’s northern international airport in Liberia, in time to check in for your flight home. Farewell Costa Rica!

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.

Included Tours, Excursions & Activities whilst on your Costa Rica 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.

Duration of your Costa Rica Holiday

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.

No-Obligation Quote

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.