- Arenal Volcano
- Boat Tours
- Costa Rica
- Family Friendly
- Guide Service included
- Hanging Bridges
- Pacific Beaches
- Rental Car included
- Rincon de la Vieja
- Swimming Pool
- Turtle Watching
This trip is specially designed for families with young children that want to make a safe and fun trip through Costa Rica! In this package we selected great lodges that offer a lot of options to do around for the kids, so you can have some relaxation.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||San Jose, Costa Rica|
|DURATION OF TRIP||20 Nights|
|ADVISED MONTHS OF TRAVEL||All year around (Jul-Sep for spotting turtles)|
|Customize Your Trip||Change Destinations, Add Destinations, Add Tours, Modify Lodging, Upgrade Rental Car|
Day 1: Arrival
Day 2: Tortuguero National Park
The rest of the afternoon will free be to relax at the pool, walk at the beach, have a drink at the river bar or stroll around the lodge to find sloths, monkeys, toucans and other beautiful species until dinner will be served.
Day 3: Tortuguero National Park Tour
The turtle nesting season is from July until September; when visiting during this time of the year, you are able to take a turtle tour for $35 per person.
Day 4: Caribbean Coast
Day 5: Puerto Viejo
The coast line spreads out from Cahuita all the way to Manzanillo Gandoca; into the Amistad national park. The beaches invite for sunbathing and the different bays each offer another activity; surfing, snorkeling, kayaking, stand up paddling and swimming.
Day 6: Puerto Viejo and surroundings
Once you start cycling towards Manzanillo, you will pass by the Jaguar Rescue Center. This center is a great place to visit as you will be able to see the animals from very close. They are open 2 times a day; 09:30 and 11:30 for a tour and has an entrance fee cost of $20 per person. By visiting the Jaguar Center, your donation will go directly to caring for our rainforest guests.
Day 7: Sarapiqui Rainforest
The lodge we have in mind for you is a real birding paradise; Sarapiquis Lodge. Excellent birding, professional guides, a lot of private trails and beautiful surroundings at the Sarapiqui river.
Day 8: Chocoloate Tour
Day 9: On to the Volcano
Day 10: Arenal and surroundings
Let us know if you would like to book a fun tour in advance or we can also add this once you are here.
Day 11: Rincon de la Vieja
Day 12: Buena Vista Lodge
Day 13: La Ensenada Lodge
Day 14: La Ensenada Lodge
Day 15: The Cloudforest of Monteverde
After your arrival you can opt for a coffee tour, or a twilight walk to see the animals that are active after sunset! We can make reservations for your preferred tours.
Santa Elena has some very nice dining options. We love to have dinner in the excellent Treehouse; a memorable dinner in the top of a tree!
Day 16: High in the treetops
In the afternoon you can explore the Monteverde National Park or the Santa Elena reserve. The trails are well marked and lead through the ancient cloud forest; a beautiful piece of preserved nature!
Day 17: The Pacific Coast
Day 18: Manuel Antonio
If you like to add some tours we suggest a sailing tour aboard a catamaran to spot the dolphins and sometimes even whales, snorkeling, food and drinks included; a great way to spend your afternoon!
Surfing, deep sea fishing or diving are other options for water lovers, but if you like to keep it dry you can just relax at the beach.
Day 19: Manuel Antonio National Park
Day 20: Back to San Jose
Day 21: Flying back Home
After three nights here, you will drive towards the volcano with a stop in between at the rainforest of Sarapiqui. Here you will learn how to make chocolate while sleeping in the middle of the forest.
From here it is a short drive to La Fortuna where you will find the majestic volcano of Arenal. Lots of great activities to do around here; visit the hot springs, the national park or maybe the waterfall of La Fortuna.
The next destination will be another volcano; Rincon de la Vieja. The lodge we have selected here, is one of our favorites for families with kids. The Buena Vista Lodge is an absolute paradise for your children. Horseback riding, hanging bridges, hot springs, canopy tours and the longest waterslide in Central America going through the rainforest!
Your next destination will be the cloud forest of Monteverde, an absolute favorite amongst nature lovers. From here you will head to your last destination, the beach of Manuel Antonio. You will have 3 full days here to relax on the beach and explore the beautiful National Park full with monkeys and other animals.
Situated three blocks from the city’s main avenue, and walking distance of downtown, the Park Inn hotel’s location is perfect for your stay in San Jose.
Enjoy local and international cuisine at RBG Bar & Grill, and enjoy a dip in the shimmering outdoor pool. The Park Inn hotel features in-room amenities like wifi and 42-inch flat-screen televisions in the rooms and for you exercise after of before your flight, the hotel also offers a gym.
Laguna Lodge is an eco-touristic lodge, located in Tortuguero surrounded by beautiful rivers, lakes and wetlands that shelter a lush jungle of primary forests and exotic plants.
The lodge is built on a narrow strip of land, 650 feet wide, between Tortuguero´s main lagoon and the Caribbean Sea, a lot of wildlife guaranteed!
All meals are included during your stay in Laguna Lodge, as well as professionally guided tours.
Villas del Caribe is located in Cocles, straight at the beach, just 3 kilometers from the lively Puerto Viejo Village.
This beach hotel offers 26 rooms, a nice swimming pool, direct beach access with natural pools and coral reefs and a restaurant & bar on-site.
A great choice for your stay in the Southern Caribbean!
Arenal Volcano Inn offers great views of the majestic Arenal Volcano in a perfect setting; spacious guest rooms, a swimming pool, a separate pool for small children and a heated outdoor Jacuzzi.
The hotel houses The Que Rico Arenal Restaurant, an excellent Italian and International restaurant, complimentary free breakfast is included for all the hotel guests.
Arenal Volcano Inn offers several types of massages, volcanic mud treatments, manicures, pedicures and many other special treatments for your total relaxation in the in-house Spa.
Enjoy a unique experience of adventure and relaxation, integrating the harmony of nature and the charm of a rustic culture of Guanacaste farm, situated in the middle of the tropical dry forest at the slopes of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano.
The eco friendly sustainable Buena Vista Lodge offers all in one place; hiking trails, hanging bridges, mud spa, hot springs, waterfalls, horseback riding, zip-lining and a waterslide of over 400 meters through the beautiful forest! From the Buena Vista Lodge you can also visit the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano national park; about 45 minutes drive.
And above all; Buena Vista means Beautiful View and for sure you can enjoy spectacular sunsets over the Guanacaste province from the unique sunset bar… an all-in-one perfect mountain lodge for all ages.
Monteverde Inn is located in the Valle Escondido Reserve, offering hotel guest free access to the reserve to explore the abundant nature, waterfalls and wildlife in the Monteverde primary cloud forest. The Inn is a small familiar place where you will feel right at home!
Still close to all Santa Elena and Monteverde has to offer, it is a nice quiet secluded place. They offer guided walks after sunset; highly recommended!
Hotel Costa Verde; just three hundred yards from the beach overlooking the world famous Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Verde features 3 cliff-side pools with sundecks and spacious rooms, studios and bungalows. All guestrooms offer balconies with a bird’s-eye view of the Park’s majestic coastline or rainforest canopy vistas dotted with toucans, sloths, coatis and monkeys.
Costa Verde also boosts private walking trails, an exciting adventure center, a wellness spa and multiple restaurants on-site.
Note: All selected lodges subject to availability, let us know if you would like to see different lodging options or upgrade your stay!