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Family Vacations
Family Nature, Sun & Fun
8 (Days / 7 Nights)

See from: tree-lined tropical beaches, spectacular birds and flowers, rain forest, erupting volcanos, and more . This is a real family travel experience,


•  Meet and greet at the airport.
•  All ground private transfers between destinations.
•  2 nts, Bougainvillea Hotel, Standard (B)
•  2 nts, Volcano Lodge, Superior room  (B)
•  2 nts, El Parador Hotel, Tropical room (B)
•  1 nt, Presidente Hotel, Standard room (B)
•  Daily Breakfast
•  2 lunches & 1 light lunch
•  Private La Paz Waterfall Gardens (L)
•  Shared Caño Negro Tour (L)
•  Shared Catamaran Island  Adventure (light lunch)
•  All taxes and service charges

What to bring

Clothing: Costa Rica is a very informal and casual country. Formal attire is only used in the city of San Jose and on very special occasions (Weddings, birthdays, anniversaries) We recommend to bring a sweater for the highland areas, and light loose fitting shirts, pants or jeans, and shorts for the lowland areas. For the beach areas please don't forget to bring a hat or cap, sunscreen, and sun glasses. For the rainforest and the National Parks we recommend hiking boots, a small backpack, water bottle, pocket knife, flashlight, insect repellent, rainwear, and a pair of binoculars to observe animals.

Day 01: Arrival - San Jose

Arrival. Meet and greet at the international airport and transfer to Bougainvillea for your first night in Costa Rica

Overnight at Bougainvillea Standard Garden room. Breakfast included.

Day 02: La Paz Waterfall Gardens (B-L)

Mid-morning departure to La Paz Waterfall gardens.

As we arrive to La Paz, we will walk through a trail, leading to a spectacular waterfall in the middle of the rainforest. Inside the park we will also visit the hummingbird gallery, the serpentarium, the bird house, the butterfly garden, the frog’s exhibit and of course three impressive waterfalls. Lunch will be served at la Paz’s Restaurant.


Includes: Transportation, naturalist guide, entrance fee & lunch.


Overnight at Bougainvillea Standard Room. Breakfast included.

Day 03: San Jose - Arenal (B)

After breakfast you will be privately transferred to the Arenal Area.

One of the most impressive volcanoes of the world, cloud forests, a lake world-famous for windsurfing and an incredibly diverse population of wildlife is what you will find in this area. But by no means these are not the only attractions of this area. Bass fishing, windsurfing, hot springs, waterfalls, hiking and Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge make this an ideal stop for many travelers

Overnight at Volcano Lodge, Superior Room. Breakfast included.

Day 04: Shared Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge (B-L)

A fascinating boat trip through a tropical wilderness, located in the North Atlantic lowland tropical forest. Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge is considered to be one of the richest sites for birdwatchers in this continent. This is a shared/group tour.


Includes: Transportation, equipment, entrance fee, guide & lunch.


Overnight at Volcano Lodge, Superior room. Breakfast included.

Day 05: Arenal - Manuel Antonio (B)

Pick up at the hotel for your private transfer to the famous Manuel Antonio, Quepos.

Considered to be Costa Rica’s most beautiful park, with enchanting white-sand beaches ideal for swimming, and tropical rainforest forest alive with wildlife. Watch for the monkeys and iguanas who share the park with you. Most hotels are small and intimate, set high on a hill overlooking the rain forest, endless beaches and the national park. Options abound here! Whether you are looking for a romantic honeymoon hideaway or an action-packed visit, this premier destination has the answer.
Mind that the park is closed on Mondays!

Overnight at Parador Hotel, Tropical room. Breakfast included.

Day 06: Catamaran Island Adventure (B-L)

Sail aboard the Tom Cat or the Spanish Dancer. Come aboard and see the many dolphins, whales, sea turtles, and birds of the Manuel Antonio Marine Preserve.

This tour includes snorkeling equipment and a tour of the offshore islands. We also stop for a leisurely swim at one of the white sand beaches and dive on the underwater reefs of the Manuel Antonio Marine Preserve. Enjoy a feast of fresh fruits, grilled fish brochettes, pasta salad, drinks and the finest hospitality. We offer your choice of a morning sail into the Manuel Antonio Marine Preserve or a sunset sail.


(*) Tour schedules:  May - Nov: 9 a.m. daily  / Dec - Apr: 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily

Includes: Transportation, bilingual guide, snorkeling equipment & light lunch.
Duration: Half day (AM or PM tours)

Overnight at Parador Hotel, Tropical room. Breakfast included.

Day 07: Manuel Antonio - San Jose (B)

Private afternoon transfer back to San Jose and check-in at the Presidente Hotel for your last night in Costa Rica.

Overnight at the Presidente Hotel, Standard Room. Breakfast included

Day 08: Departure (B)

Transfer will be provided to the International airport.

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