Welcome to Costa Rica! On the first day of your Costa Rica Family Vacation, one of our reps will meet you & greet you at the gate of the airport to take you to the Apartotel Suites Cristina Hotel (other hotels are available upon request). Your accommodation would be in a 2 bedroom suite with breakfast included (upgrades are available upon request); A/C, living-dining area, ceramic floors, kitchen, Wi-Fi, cable TV, safety box & hair dryer. The hotel also features a swimming pool & access to adjoining fitness facilities
Today we’ll take you to Arenal, the “must see” destination of Costa Rica, featuring a conic shaped volcano surrounded by tropical jungles & hot springs. We would go along the “scenic route”, where we will show you 2 unique waterfalls; a coffee plantation; hummingbirds & iguanas observation points; a biological reserve where we’d do a rainforest walk, wildlife searching & a cocoa farm tour, where you’ll learn to transform the cocoa fruit into chocolate. In Arenal, your accommodation would be at Lomas del Volcan hotel (other hotels available), in a bungalow with breakfast included; A/C, TV, fridge, hot shower, phone, safe box & Wi-Fi. The hotel also features pool, restaurant & natural trails.
This one is considered in our opinion, as the best zip lining tour in entire Arenal area because of many reasons. First, the tour is done inside of a dense rainforest with a total of 12 cables, some of them among the longest zip lines in the country; you get great views of 2 large waterfalls: La Fortuna & Pino Blanco. Also, as added value to the tour, you can visit a small butterfly garden, a colorful frog’s pond, the botanical garden, & the “Maleku” Indigenous Tribe presentation, for you to learn about the lifestyle of our Costa Rican native tribes. Animals could also be observed in the rainforest on this tour, such as monkeys, toucans, colorful tropical birds & others.
On today’s transfer you would be crossing the scenic Arenal Lake by boat to get to Monteverde, famous for its unique cloud forests. Your accommodation would be at the Ficus Sunset Suites (other hotels available upon request); in a deluxe room with breakfast included; hot shower, TV, phone, mini fridge, coffee maker & terrace. But this great day is not over yet; towards the evening hours we’ll take you to do a cloud forest night walk, a very intense natural experience. This is the night tour where we normally see more wildlife in all Monteverde, because the trails are not opened to the general public during the day. Among the animals we see are sloths, kinkajous, olingos, porcupines, armadillos & others.
On this tour we will take you to the world’s famous Monteverde Hanging Bridges, the absolutely best place for the observation of the Cloud Forest. The nicest feature of this tour is that you would be high up in the canopy, from where you will get a totally different perspective and be able to take the best pictures of the forests (weather permitting); these will be the best memories that you were in this unique eco-system of Costa Rica! The trail is 1.5 miles long (2.5 kilometers), mostly flat-recommended for all ages, and here you will be able to walk on six different bridges suspended above the Monteverde’s Cloud Forest, one of the most recognized worldwide.
Today we’ll take you to one of the most beautiful beach destinations of Costa Rica, the Manuel Antonio National Park area, rated as one of the 10 most beautiful in the world. On the way there we’ll make a few stops to show you some unique things of our country, such as crocodiles at the famous crocodile bridge; we also go searching for scarlet macaws, as well as stopping at the Jaco Beach lookout point. Your lodging would be at Costa Verde Hotel (other hotels available); in a studio-plus apartment with breakfast included (upgrades available); panoramic ocean view, A/C,TV, Wi-Fi, safe box, fridge, coffee maker & balcony. This hotel also features pool with ocean view, 4 restaurants, bar, spa & nature trails.
The 7th day of your Costa Rica Family Vacation is free for you to enjoy of Manuel Antonio Beach, the hotel’s pool or to book some additional activities. Some ideas for things to do are: horseback riding in the rainforest, waterfall rappelling, ATV tours, parasailing, snorkeling, national park tour, kayaking, sport fishing or a relaxing massage. Please let us know if you would like to add any of these activities & we’ll be happy to do the coordination, the idea is for you to relax & enjoy of your vacation, we can take care of the logistics for you.
The 8th day of your Costa Rica Family Vacation is free for you to enjoy of Manuel Antonio Beach, the hotel’s pool or to book some additional activities. Some ideas for things to do are: horseback riding in the rainforest, waterfall rappelling, ATV tours, parasailing, snorkeling, national park tour, kayaking, sport fishing or a relaxing massage. Please let us know if you would like to add any of these activities & we’ll be happy to do the coordination, the idea is for you to relax & enjoy of your vacation, we can take care of the logistics for you.
It’s time to go back home. Your private transport will take you to San Jose International Airport for your returning flight.