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Escape on a Costa Rican adventure holiday to experience breathtaking tropical landscapes and family adventure that will create life long memories.

At a glance

-Canal boat ride to your jungle lodge near Tortuguero National Park
-Turtle watching between July and September
-Spectacular lodges surrounded by amazing wildlife including monkeys, sloths, tropical birds, lizards and butterflies and more
-Zipline aerial runway through the forest canopy
-Volcanoes and Hot Springs
-Horseback riding to La Fortuna waterfall
-Snorkelling and kayak tour off the Pacific coast

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Highlights

Costa Rica has an enviable reputation as one of the leading eco-tourism pioneers. Considered one of the most bio-diverse regions on the planet, the country offers over 20 national parks and numerous biological reserves, teeming with an extraordinary wealth of wildlife.

During your ten day adventure holiday to Costa Rica you can experience primordial cloudforests, volcanoes, wild jungle canals, beautiful beaches and stunning hotels and lodges. You’ll visit both Pacific and Atlantic coasts, Tortuguero National Park, famous for its rare sea turtle nesting sites, and venture into the land of the jaguar, the monkey and the sloth.

You will be accompanied on your journey by our local experts, who will ensure you experience the perfect mix of exploration, fun and relaxation to ensure the most memorable of family adventures.

Programme

This Air & Space family discovery really has it all - from exploring Costa Rica's renowned wildlife and the natural beauty of volcanoes and hot springs to adrenaline fuelled ziplines across the rainforest canopy and rest and relaxation in the most breathtaking accommodation settings.

Arriving at San José there'll be time to acclimatise before the adventure really begins. You'll stay overnight in the capital before heading towards the Caribbean side of Costa Rica on day 2.

You'll get your first glimpses of Costa Rican wildlife in Tortuguero National Park during your canal boat transfer to Tortuguero to arrive at your jungle lodge.

Day 3 sees you taking a morning boat tour of the Tortuguero National Park to take in the local wildlife and scenery before a stroll through the hotels gardens, known as Mawamba Park. It's home to an impressive variety of local wildlife like frogs, lizards, butterflies and an abundance of tropical birds. Visit the village of Tortuguero to get a taste of local life in the area followed by a leisurely walk along the Caribbean sands back to the hotel.

You'll also be able to take in the once in a lifetime event of watching baby turtles as they hatch and make their way to the sea if you're travelling during their hatching season.

Leaving the Caribbean side we head west on day 4 to the Arenal Volcano region where the volcano dominates the rainforested valley.

On days 5 through 7 you'll stay in a hotel with its very own natural hot springs, and experience all the action and adventure Costa Rica has to offer.

First, you can explore the rainforest with a bird's eye view; you have the choice between taking the scenic and educational hanging bridges tour, or the slightly more adventurous canopy tour of the world-renowned zipline wires in Arenal.

The next day you'll get your feet back on the ground and then into the saddle, a fabulous horseback riding tour to La Fortuna waterfall awaits you. Take a refreshing swim in the calm pool at the base of La Fortuna before heading back to the hotel for a much deserved meal and a soak in the natural hot springs.

On day 7 we head to the Pacific Coast, with your next 4 night stay at El Parador Hotel.

Enjoy pristine beaches in the lush Manual Antonio National Park with snorkelling, swimming and watersports aplenty. You'll stay in the lap of luxury at the 5 star Manual Antonio Hotel, where staff will cater to your every need in the most splendid of natural surroundings.

Spend your days taking in the coast line, hiking in the rainforest, sampling local cuisine and enjoying the very best of what Costa Rica has to offer.

Personalise Your Adventure

Flora & Fauna - You will discover and learn so much about the birdlife, wildlife, flora and fauna for which Costa Rica is so famous. 

Zipline - Whizz through the rainforest canopy on zipline wires to gain a unique view of the forest below you. A great experience, not to be missed.

Arenal Volcano Region - The active Arenal Volcano dominates the rainforested valley. Take the sky tram to view the Volcano from safe observation points and you may sometimes feel the ground vibrate and often the night sky explodes with ash and lava.

Manual Antonio National Park - Here you will have time to swim, snorkel, hike, kayak or simply relax amid beautiful green forest and white beaches of what many would describe as Costa Rica’s prettiest spot. You can even take a catamaran cruise to view humpback whales and dolphins.

Night Jungle Walk - At the Mawamba Lodge take a guided night walk into the jungle, or if you are visiting in July to September see the Turtles nesting on the beach.

Poás Volcano and La Paz Waterfall - Situated in a lush national park, the Poás Volcano is an impressive sight with its large crater and sulfur fumaroles, the region around the volcano is home to a myriad of local wildlife and a wide array of different ecosystems. After seeing the volcano you'll journey to La Paz waterfall gardens; five waterfalls, a cloud forest and rainforest containing hiking trails, as well as an abundance of wildlife. You'll find an aviary with 40 species of birds, toucan feeding, a butterfly observatory and a hummingbird garden with over 26 documented species, a serpentarium and a petting zoo, just to name a few of the different types of birds and animals. You'll also find a huge variety of local wildlife such as marmoset monkeys, two-toned sloths, capuchin monkeys, ocelots, jaguars, pumas and much more.

Monteverde Cloudforest - This is the Cloudforest of legend and film. Voted one of Costa Rica’s seven natural wonders, Monteverde is a place of tranquillity, literally in the clouds above the rainforest. Explore using the hanging bridges of the Monteverde Cloudforest Canopy reserve. These tree-top walkways and hanging bridges criss-cross the rainforest in a circuit of two miles. 

Monteverde Orchid Gardens - The gardens are a biodiversity research and conservation project, which you contribute to by visiting. There are 1400 different types of orchid in Costa Rica, 500 of which are found in Monteverde. The orchid garden itself boasts 426 types.

Please note that including the jungle night walk and Poás Volcano and La Paz Waterfall options will require an additional bespoking of details; please ask us for details.

Additionally, the Monteverde Cloudforest and the Monteverde Orchid Gardens options will require an additional bespoking of details and duration, please let us know if you're interested in either of these two options.

Price Guide

Prices start from £3,819 per person for a 11 day Costa Rican adventure holiday.

Call us on 020 8246 5300 for a personalised quotation matched to your precise requirements.

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Getting There

Madrid is recommended for the flight direct to San José where your private English speaking guide will meet you before you travel to the hotel.

Essential Information

Health Advice:You must consult your doctor for advice on vaccinations at least 6 weeks prior to departure.
Weather:Dec to April is the 'summer' season. The 'green' season, May to Nov is also popular.
Currency:Costa Rica Colones (CRC) is the main currency however American Dollars (USD) are widely accepted.