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Volcano and Beach Family Adventure

Arenal Volcano - Tamarindo Beach
Starting at
$1,099
Cost per person (LOW SEASON)

Departure place

San Jose International Airport

Departure time

Any day of the year!

Trip Duration

8 days / 7 nights

Private services

5

Highlights

  • Visit two great destinations on this Volcano and Beach Family Adventure
  • Experience La Paz Waterfall Gardens, the most visited private attraction in Costa Rica
  • Go to the Hanging Bridges and aerial tram tour at Costa Rica Sky Adventures
  • Enjoy the Zip lining tour in the rainforest
  • Observe amazing waterfalls, rainforest and animals of Costa Rica
  • All transportation between hotels and the airport will be private just for your party
  • Arenal Volcano and Tamarindo Beach, main touristic attractions of Costa Rica
  • Great beaches tour and snorkeling In Tamarindo Beach

DAY 1: Arrival to San Jose Intl Airport and private transfer to your San Jose Hotel

Welcome to Costa Rica! On the first day of your Volcano and Beach Family Adventure, one of our reps will meet you at the gate of the San Jose Intl Airport to take you to the Courtyard Marriott Escazu Hotel (other hotels available upon request), where you will rest on your first day. This hotel is a great option because is close to several restaurants, shops & other attractions. Your accommodation would be in a standard room with breakfast included (upgrades available upon request); air conditioning, in-room safe, internet access, hair dryer, alarm clock, cable TV and room service. Courtyard Marriott Escazu Hotel also features swimming pool, restaurant, bar and a gym.

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DAY 2: Private transfer to Arenal & La Paz Waterfall Gardens tour on route

On this tour you will visit La Paz Waterfall Gardens, where your local guide will show you 4 of the most beautiful waterfalls of the country during a hike in the rainforest. You will also visit an animal preserve with over 100 species of animals native to Costa Rica. Upon arrival to the Arenal Volcano area check in at Tabacon Resort & Thermal Spa (other hotels available upon request). Tabacon is more than a hotel, where the main feature is the most luxurious hot springs of Costa Rica. Your accommodation here would be in an Orchid Room with breakfast included (upgrades available upon request), A/C, 42” flat screen TV with cable, alarm clock, coffee maker, phone, hair dryer, high speed internet, mini bar, radio & sitting area. Tabacon Resort also features restaurants, spa & bars.

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DAY 3: Sky Tram & Sky Walk hanging bridges tour

Explore the Rainforest of Costa Rica on this educational nature tour. On this trip you will take a ride on the Sky Adventures Aerial Tram, where you will get the best views of Arenal Volcano & the Arenal Lake on clear days. This tour also includes a hanging bridges hike on the trails of Sky Walk, where your naturalist guide will tell you many interesting facts about the tropical rainforests. This is a walk in a jungle trail that can be done in approximately 3 hours & includes a total of 5 suspension bridges, from which you will be able to admire the canopy of the rainforests. Wildlife is a common sight in these jungles, including monkeys, sloths, toucans and other interesting animals; definitely something not to be missed when visiting Costa Rica.

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DAY 4: Rainforest zip lining tour, rappel & indigenous tribe presentation

Zip lining is Costa Rica’s most popular adventure activity and one of the best places to experience it is the Rainforest in the Arenal Volcano area. On this tour you will enjoy different platforms where you can see the impressive Canyon of the Arenal River and the extraordinary flora and fauna of this beautiful region. You will also have the opportunity to see the three kinds of monkeys that live in this zone, toucans, hummingbirds and sloths. Fly high over the canopy of the rain forest and feel what adrenaline means for nature lovers. One rappel over the Arenal River can be done at the end of the tour & this adventure also includes an indigenous tribe presentation, which is done by real “Maleku” people

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DAY 5: Private transfer to Tamarindo Beach

On this day you will be on your way to the beautiful Tamarindo Beach and we’ll make a few stops to show you the Arenal Lake, the folkloric town of Liberia and the Llanos del Cortes Waterfall. Upon arrival to Tamarindo, check in at the Tamarindo Diriá Resort (other hotels are available upon request). We consider this one as the best accommodation because is the only beach front hotel and because it’s at walking distance to restaurants, bars, etc. Your accommodation would be in a standard room with breakfast included (upgrades available upon request); A/C, cable TV, electronic door locks, safety box, mini bar, phone & wireless internet connection. The resort also features swimming pools, restaurants, bars, spa, souvenir shop & casino.

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DAY 6: Snorkeling sunset sail tour

On this tour you would have the chance to explore beautiful bays and coastal areas near Tamarindo, including the best snorkeling spot of the region.  Your tour begins right in Tamarindo Beach, where you will board the Catamaran that will take you to the snorkeling destination. On the way there you will be able to enjoy of an open bar that will definitely help you cool down from the heat; & once at the snorkeling site you would have the choice to observe the beautiful marine life of our Pacific Ocean, or just walk on the beautiful deserted beach nearby. Lunch is served right after snorkeling, & on the way back to Tamarindo you would be able to see our breathtaking Pacific Sunset.

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DAY 7: Private beach hopping tour at Danta, Prieta, Flamingo & Conchal

This is an original tour where you will explore some of the most beautiful beaches of the Tamarindo area. The best part is that this will be a private tour just for you and your companions, allowing us to go from beach to beach at your own pace. On this tour you will have the chance to visit and take pictures of the famous Flamingo Beach, Danta Beach, Prieta Beach and Conchal Beach; Conchal is actually considered as the most beautiful beach in the entire North Pacific Region of Costa Rica and you will have the chance to swim for a while there if you wish. As part of the tour, we can take you to have lunch at one of the many local restaurants of this area, which some of them are really good for fresh seafood!

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DAY 8: Private transfer to Liberia International Airport

It’s time to go back home. Your own private transportation will take you to Liberia International Airport for your returning flight.

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Inclusions

  • Private transfer from San Jose International Airport to Courtyard Marriott Escazu Hotel in San Jose.
  • 1 night lodging at Courtyard Marriott Escazu Hotel in a standard room with breakfast included.
  • Private transfer from San Jose to Tabacon Resort in the Arenal Volcano area.
  • La Paz Waterfall Gardens tour; including private transportation, bilingual guide, entrance fee and hike at La Paz Waterfall Gardens (including visit to the waterfalls, hummingbird gallery, the serpentarium, the birdhouse, the butterfly garden, the frogs exhibit, the jungle cats exhibit and orchids exhibit).
  • 3 nights lodging at Tabacon Resort in an orchid room with breakfast included.
  • Sky Tram & Sky Walk tour; including round trip transportation, bilingual guide and entrance fees.
  • Rainforest zip lining tour, rappel & indigenous tribe presentation; including round trip transportation, bilingual guides, all equipment needed & Maleku indigenous tribe presentation.
  • Private transfer from Arenal to Tamarindo Diria Resort in the Tamarindo Beach area.
  • 3 nights lodging at Tamarindo Diria Resort in a standard room with breakfast included.
  • Snorkeling sunset sail tour; including bilingual guide, Snorkeling gear, light lunch and open bar (soft drinks, juices, local beer and liquor).
  • Private beach hopping tour at Danta, Prieta, Flamingo & Conchal; including private transportation and bilingual guide.
  • Private transfer to Liberia International Airport.
  • All current law taxes.

Special Notes

*Please note that this Volcano and Beach Family Adventure package ends with a transfer to the Liberia International Airport. If you would prefer to finish your vacation at the San Jose International Airport just let us know and we will do the changes accordingly.

*The rate quoted above is based on 2 Adults and 2 Children (10 years of age or younger); traveling together and sharing hotel rooms at every location visited.

*Rates are subject to change without notice, based on any new tax regulations by the government.

Additional Information

This Volcano and Beach Family Adventure itinerary is ideal for families who want to explore the best that Costa Rica has to offer: its waterfalls, rainforests, volcanoes, wildlife, hot springs, adventure and culture, but without traveling to several destinations. On this trip you will visit 2 of the Main Destinations of Costa Rica: Arenal Volcano and Tamarindo Beach; and we have chosen some of the Best Accommodations of Costa Rica for this Vacation package: the Tabacon Resort & Thermal Spa in Arenal and the Tamarindo Diria Beach front Resort in Tamarindo Beach; both of them are considered by us as the best in each of these areas.

The Tabacon Resort and Thermal Spa is a one of a kind experience, a Rainforest Resort completely out of the ordinary that is surrounded by lush tropical jungles, with an impressive conic shaped volcano nearby and with a completely natural hot water river that comes from the volcano and crosses right in the middle of this property. Tabacon is one of those places that you cannot miss when visiting a new country, because as mentioned before, it is completely out of the ordinary. At Tabacon you will have full unlimited access to their hot springs’ thermal spa, where you can spend the time that you wish there. The Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort it’s also a unique accommodation, located right in the charming town of Tamarindo this is the only beach front resort in this town, providing the convenience of being steps away from the Pacific Ocean in one of the most iconic beaches of Costa Rica.

Your vacation starts by arriving at the San Jose International Airport, where one of our reps will be awaiting at the gate of the airport to then take you to your hotel in San Jose; here you will spend the first night in our country so you can start your great adventure on the following day.

The next morning one of our guides will pick you up at your hotel in a private vehicle that will be exclusively for your party, to start traveling out of the city to the beautiful country sides of Costa Rica, where you will pass many farms, local towns and plantations. As part of this transfer-tour we will stop in a coffee plantation to do what we call a “mini coffee tour”, where your guide will show you the coffee plants, will tell you the ways we grow it and harvested and will tell you a little bit about the history of coffee in Costa Rica, which is the most important crop of our country. Continuing with your tour, your guide will take you to the amazing “La Paz Waterfall Gardens”, the most visited private attraction of Costa Rica. Here at La Paz you will visit the largest animal sanctuary in Costa Rica, where you will be able to see more than 100 species of animals native to Costa Rica, including a large bird house where exotic birds could fly right over your head; an insects exhibit; the largest butterfly garden of Central America; a monkeys exhibit; a natural hummingbirds observatory; an snakes’ exhibit; a frogs ‘exhibit; and a jungle cats exhibit that includes jaguars, pumas, ocelots and margays. After the animal sanctuary your guide will take you on a 1 hour easy hike in the rainforest, where you will be able to admire this unique eco-system and visit 4 of the most beautiful waterfalls of Costa Rica for you to take pictures of them. Your trip will continue towards Arenal and your guide will take you to a bridge where we normally see lots of iguanas at eye level in their natural habitat. Once in Arenal you will check-in at Tabacon Resort for you to spend the rest of the day on your own.

On the third day of your vacation you will visit the famous Rainforest Aerial Tram at Sky Adventures; this is a ride where you will get great views of the nearby jungles, the Arenal Lake and the impressive Arenal Volcano on clear days. Here at Sky Adventures you will also take a natural history walk on their hanging bridges, where you will learn a little more about our rainforest and be able to admire it this time from the top! Most of the rainforest animals live in the canopy of the forest, so you will have good chances of seeing some animal species of Costa Rica in their natural habitat. On this day you will have the afternoon on your own for you to fully enjoy of the hot springs at Tabacon Resort.

On the 4th day of your vacation you will do Costa Rica’s most popular adventure activity: zip lining. This zip lining tour is done in the rainforest jungles of the Arenal River Canyon, where you will get beautiful views. This zip lining adventure is appropriate for the whole family, which includes a total of 9 cables, 1 rappel line over the Arenal River (optional) and a short indigenous tribe presentation, where you will learn a little bit about the customs, traditions and art of the native tribes of Costa Rica; this presentation is performed by some members of the Maleku Tribe, which is the native group from this part of our country. On this day you will also have the afternoon on your own for you to fully enjoy of Tabacon Thermal Spa.

On the 5th day of your Volcano and Beach Family Adventure Package, one of our guides will pick you up in the morning to take you to the famous Tamarindo Beach, located in the North Pacific Region of Costa Rica. This drive to Tamarindo is very scenic too, where you will get great views of the Arenal Lake, the mountains of the Tilaran Mountain Range, the flat lands of the Guanacaste Province, the Tenorio Volcano, the Miravalles Volcano and the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. As part of this transfer-tour we will also stop by the “Llanos del Cortes Waterfall”, which is the most beautiful waterfall in the entire Guanacaste Province; for some people this is actually the Most Beautiful Waterfall of Costa Rica. Once in Tamarindo you will check-in at the Tamarindo Diria Resort, where you will spend the rest of the day on your own.

On the 6th day of your vacation you will have the morning off to enjoy of the Tamarindo Beach with your family; and in the afternoon you will take a Catamaran boat to go on a snorkeling sunset tour. This boat ride will take you to explore a good portion of the Tamarindo Coast line, from where you will get great views of the mountains, cliffs and forests of this area. The snorkeling part of the tour is done in a secluded bay where you will be able to see some of the many colorful species of fish that we have in Costa Rica. On this tour you will enjoy of delicious snacks and the amazing Pacific Ocean sunset on your way back to Tamarindo.

On the 7th day of your vacation your own private local guide will take you to explore many of the most beautiful beaches of this area. This is what we call a beach hopping tour, where we will take you to multiple beaches for you to explore more areas of our country. At this beaches we will give you time to take pictures and we will give you time for you to swim in one of them. As part of this tour you will visit Conchal Beach, which is considered as the most beautiful of our country by many Costa Rican people. You will also visit the famous Flamingo Beach, which is one of the most developed coastal areas of Costa Rica.

On the last day of your vacation your private shuttle will take you to the Liberia International Airport for your flight back home, after a great Adventure in Costa Rica!

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