Costa Rica Family Adventure
Costa Rica Family Adventure

Costa Rica Family Adventure

8 days

Arenal Volcano landscapeOcean view from the Hotel Villas del bosqueLa Selva Biological Station tropics pathExtreme rafting in Costa RicaRafting on a rocky riverTropical hotel poolRainforesf near the hotelWaterfall in the rainforesfRecreation area in the rainforesf

Adventure awaits your family on this exciting tour of beautiful Costa Rica

Costa Rica is an incredible wonderland filled with rainforests, jungles, volcanos, and beaches that are just waiting to be explored! The Costa Rica Family Adventure is the perfect way to spend time together in a beautiful natural environment.

This tour includes amazing nature hikes where you can see monkeys, sloths, iguanas, frogs, and other rainforest residents. You’ll go on an exciting white water rafting adventure, learn about how chocolate is made, and visit the famous Arenal Volcano. Your trip ends at the coast so you can relax on the golden beaches and reminisce about all the amazing memories you’ve made during this incredible Costa Rican adventure.

Highlights of the Costa Rica Family Adventure

Raft on the rapids of the beautiful Sarapiqui River in the rainforest.
Soak in the natural thermal hot springs in Arenal Volcano National Park.
Hike through the jungle in Manuel Antonio National Park to look for monkeys and other wildlife.
Relax on golden sand and swim in the Pacific Ocean during your stay on the coast.

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From $865USD
8 days
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Partially Guided
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Costa Rica Family Adventure

Costa Rica Family Adventure Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in San Jose

When you arrive in San Jose you’ll take the included transfer from the airport to your hotel. If you chose the self-drive option you’ll be transferred to the rental office to pick up your SUV. Then you can explore the city and enjoy your first dinner in beautiful Costa Rica
Overnight Location: Hotel in San Jose
Meals: Breakfast

Day 2 Rafting on the Sarapiqui River

After breakfast, it’s time for the scenic drive through the stunning Braulio Carrillo National Park. It’s about a 2.5-hour drive to the Sarapiqui Rainforest. There’s no time to relax after you check into the hotel because your first adventure is this afternoon! Take an exciting river rafting expedition on the Sarapiqui River, which has rapids of all sizes that are suitable for children of 4 years and older.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Sarapiqui
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Nature Walk in Sarapiqui

Today you have another amazing day in Sarapiqui! An expert naturalist guide will take you on a hike through the amazing tropical rainforests. While you walk, you’ll discover a new plant, animal, bird, or butterfly around every turn!
Overnight Location: Hotel in Sarapiqui
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 Chocolate Tour and Transfer to Arenal

It’s a two-hour drive to your next destination, but before you arrive at the famous Arenal Volcano National Park, you’ll make a delicious stop. Go on a chocolate tour to learn all about the process of making this sweet treat. After a sample, you’ll want to stock up to bring some of the local delicacies home with you!
Overnight Location: Hotel in Arenal
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 Hot Springs and Hikes in Arenal

This morning, a guide will take you to Sloth Park, where you’ll discover many different insects, frogs, and birds while you search for the sleepy sloths in the trees. In the afternoon you’ll take a hike to the volcano itself! You’ll take the 1968 trail that gets so close to the volcano, you’ll be able to walk on the fossilized lava flows.

End your exciting day at the Tabacon Hot Springs Spa where you can soak in the thermal pools, then be treated to a buffet dinner before returning to your hotel.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Arenal
Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 6 Scenic Drive to Manuel Antonio

Enjoy breakfast and take a final few photos of the beautiful Arenal Volcano before you start your journey to the coast. You’ll have a pleasant drive as you pass through villages and the cloud forest on your way to the sunny Pacific Coast.

When you arrive at your hotel in Manuel Antonio, the rest of your afternoon is free to explore!
Overnight Location: Hotel in Manuel Antonio
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 Nature Hike in Manuel Antonio

Your day starts early today when your guide will pick you up for your excursion into the Manuel Antonio National Park. Go on an adventure walk to look for sloths, iguanas, and the famous Costa Rican monkeys!

After your tour, you can head to the beach for a relaxing afternoon in the sun!
Overnight Location: Hotel in Manuel Antonio
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 Tour Concludes in San Jose

Today you have time for a final stroll on the beach before you start heading back to San Jose. It’s a three-hour drive from the hotel to the airport. If you took the car rental option, you’ll drive yourself to San Jose and drop your car off before your flight.
Overnight Location: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Costa Rica Family Adventure Price and Dates

This partially-guided family tour in Costa Rica is run as a group tour with a standard and deluxe class option. The price differs for each class of tour. Note that the listed prices are based on 4-person families with two children under 12 sharing one room.

The best time to visit Costa Rica for this tour is the dry season (mid-December through April) when the weather is generally warm and dry.

Costa Rica Family Adventure

Explore the beaches of Costa Rica by joining group activities in numerous wonderful destinations. All the activities and transfers on this tour are shared. Prices below are per person, based on a family of two adults and two children, with children under 12 years of age sharing a room. Older children will incur an additional fee. Different group combinations are available on request:

  • Standard tour with transfers: $1,035 USD per person
  • Standard tour with rental car: $865 USD per person
  • Deluxe tour with transfers: $1,425 USD per person
  • Deluxe tour with rental car: $1,275 USD per person
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Accommodation on the Costa Rica Family Adventure

There are two hotel ranges available to choose from on this trip. Book the standard category for comfortable 2 and 3-star hotels that will accommodate up to two adults and two children under 12 in one room. The deluxe category has the same occupancy but will use upgraded 3 and 4-star hotels.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. You can pay a supplement to have a private room in a hotel where possible (please enquire for the pricing). Solo travellers may be required to pay a supplement.

Standard Accommodation

Night 1

Standard hotel in San Jose

Enjoy exploring the area from your 2-3-star accommodations in a prime location of San Jose.

Night 2-3

Standard hotel in Sarapiqui

Stay in a comfortable 2-3-star hotel close to all the local sights and amenities.

Night 4-5

Standard hotel in Arenal

Relax to the sounds of the rainforest during your stay in 2–3-star hotel or guesthouse in Arenal.

Night 6-7

Standard hotel in Manuel Antonio

Fantastic beaches and coastal rainforests surround you in Manuel Antonio. Stay in a comfortable 2 or 3-star hotel.

Deluxe Accommodation

Night 1

Deluxe hotel in San Jose

Enjoy exploring the area from your deluxe 3-4-star accommodations in a prime location of San Jose.

Night 2-3

Deluxe hotel in Sarapiqui

Stay in a comfortable 3-4-star hotel close to all the local sights and amenities.

Night 4-5

Deluxe hotel in Arenal

Relax to the sounds of the rainforest during your stay in 3-4-start hotel in Arenal.

Night 6-7

Deluxe hotel in Manuel Antonio

Fantastic beaches and coastal rainforests surround you and your 3 or 4-star accommodation in Manuel Antonio.

What’s Included in the Costa Rica Family Adventure?

Meals

7 breakfasts and 1 dinner are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 nights are included. Accommodations before and after the tour in San Jose are not included but can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

Private transportation for you and your luggage is included throughout the tour, including transfers to and from the airport. If you choose the rental car option, all the transfers will be self-driven.

Also Included

  • English-speaking guide during guided excursions
  • Excursions mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees where applicable
  • Sales tax

Not included

  • Flights to and from San Jose
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Gratuities for tour guides or other staff if desired
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas if required
  • Tour leader for the entire duration of the trip
  • Entrance fees to parks or attractions
  • Optional activities

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Optional activities or excursions
  • Car rental – SUV rental with full coverage

Frequently Asked Questions about Costa Rica Family Adventure

Since 1984 Horizontes Nature Tours has delivered top-quality service in Costa Rica. They dedicate time to exploring off-the-beaten-track destinations and authentic activities that allow them to offer unique barefoot-luxury experiences. Sustainability, quality, health, safety, and innovation are key ingredients in Horizontes Nature Tours immersive journeys.

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 1/5. The hikes and tours on this trip are family-friendly. The river rafting excursion is customizable to suit the needs and abilities of your group. Children should be generally active and adventurous to get the most out of this tour.

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