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.


Costa Rica Highlights - a sample holiday itinerary for families

Day 1

Arrive into San Jose International airport & transfer to your hotel.

Day 2

Today kicks off with a visit to a coffee plantation, before travelling to Poas Volcano National Park. Move on to La Paz Waterfall Gardens for a visit to the aviary, hummingbird enclosure, butterflies, snake house, monkeys and wild cat enclosure amongst others.

Day 3

Transfer to the La Fortuna area, famous for Arenal Volcano, which dominates the landscape from miles around.

Day 4

Enjoy a boat trip up to the Caño Negro Lagoon – great for wild-life spotting.

Days 5-6

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 Lake Arenal to the cloudforest area of Monteverde.

Day 8

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

Day 9

Travel to Tamarindo on Costa Rica’s Guanacaste Pacific Coast to finish your holiday with a relaxing stay by the beach.

Days 10-14

For those who still have energy there are options to visit the Rincon de la Vieja National Park, take a catamaran tour or a boat cruise in the Las Baulas Marine Park, go kayaking or river floating.

Day 15

Transfer to Costa Rica’s northern international airport in Liberia, 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.

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.