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Day 1: UK to San Jose
Fly from the UK to San Jose.
On arrival you will be privately transferred into the heart of the city where you will spend 2 nights at the Hotel Park Inn. This modern and family-friendly hotel is perfectly located minutes away from museums, restaurants, cafes and main attractions. Enjoy your evening soaking up the atmosphere and exploring this exciting city.
Day 2: San Jose
Today you will have a full day of exploring the surrounding area of San Jose. Your first stop is the Doka Estate, one of the oldest coffee estates in Costa Rica. Next, you’ll arrive to the Poas Volcano where you’ll start a gentle hike to the beautiful Botos Lagoon. Continue your tour with a visit to Greca and Sarchi, two local towns where you can watch the market life unfold in front of you.
Day 3: San Jose to the Arenal
Today you’ll be transferred to the famous Arenal. Your base for the next 3 nights will be the family-friendly gem, Arenal Springs Resort. This eco-hotel is all about location, view the impressive Arenal Volcano from any vantage point – you’ll feel as if you can almost touch it – wildlife is buzzing all around and it’s close to all of the main attractions. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.
Day 4: Arenal
Today you’ll experience a family adventure in the midst of the rainforest. Fly across valleys and jungles with magnificent views of the Arenal volcano, this will certainly make great memories. What a way to start your day! Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Contact us to find out more about activities in this area.
Day 5: Arenal
Today you have a full day at leisure. You can arrange another tour for you and your family. A visit to Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge is a highlight in this area, we also recommend a kayak adventure on the lake or gentle hike to La Fortuna waterfalls; rafting & quad biking is also on offer. This area could keep your family busy for weeks. We can help you decide and arrange activities for you to do in the Arenal.
Day 6: Arenal to Monteverde
This morning you’ll be transferred by road and boat across to the other side of the Arenal lake where you’ll head towards the hills of Monteverde Cloud Forest. Spend 2 nights at the Trapp Family Lodge. In a nutshell – family-friendly, intimate, nature and wildlife focused. Let’s see who can spot the first Sloth! Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.
Day 7: Monteverde
Full day at leisure. You can explore this incredibly rich biodiverse cloud forest by foot or on horseback, a trip to the Frog Pond is not to be missed. Spot the famous “Blue Jeans” frog or the “Red eye frog” – and make sure don’t forget your camera! Another highlight is a visit to The Children’s Eternal Rainforest – the largest private reserve in Costa Rica. Need help deciding what to do? Give us a call to hear our recommendations based on what you like.
Day 8: Monteverde to Tamarindo
This morning you’ll wave goodbye to clouds and say hello to sunshine as you’re transferred to the coast of Tamarindo where you’ll spend 4 nights at Captain Suizo. Located on one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica, you are in the perfect location to relax and recharge after your adventure so far. Swimming in the crystal-clear waters of the Pacific Ocean is a great way to begin your beach break.
Days 09 to 11: Tamarindo
You have three days to enjoy this vibrant beach area. Within the hotel you can arrange activities such as surf lessons, paddle boarding, horse riding and scuba diving, or you can join day tours to Rincon de la Vieja and more. If you are travelling during the turtle season (Feb & Jul), make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to see these green turtles hatching. The choices here are endless but we won’t hold it against you if you decide to hit the hammock and enjoy the beach life instead. Pura Vida! If you would like to extend your stay here, please give us a call. All our holidays are tailor-made. 01273 923 100.
Day 12: Tamarindo to the UK
This morning you will be transferred to Liberia airport for your flight to the UK (via. San Jose).
Day 13: Home
Welcome home! If you don’t have 14 days, ask us to re-design this holiday to your requirements – call 01273 923 100.
This Costa Rica Family Holiday costs from £2,068pp and includes – international flights (price based on London), all internal flights, all accommodation on a sharing basis, shared and private transfers on land and by boat, English speaking local guides, tours as mentioned, all entrance fees (as outlined above)
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