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Considered one of the most bio-diverse regions on the planet, Costa Rica has an enviable reputation as one of the world's pioneers on eco-tourism. Offering over 20 national parks and biological reserves and teeming with an extraordinary wealth of wildlife, it's the perfect place for intrepid families to visit. 

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 fourteen 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, adventure, fun and relaxation to ensure the most memorable of family adventures.

Suggested Itinerary

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.

Day 1 & 2
Arrival in SAN JOSE

Day 1 & 2
Arrival in SAN JOSE

On arrival into picturesque San Jose you will be greeted by your driver who'll take you to your hotel. Spend the next morning on a culture tour of San Jose seeing the National Theatre or Gold Museum.

Day 3 - 5
Jungle Adventure

Day 3 - 5
Jungle Adventure

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. Whilst there you'll take a kayak tour around Mawamba national park where you'll be able to spot an impressive variety of local wildlife.

Day 6 & 7
Volcano Exploration

Day 6 & 7
Volcano Exploration

Visit the stunning locations of Poas Volcano and La Paz waterfall garden, home to a small zoo, before travelling to Arenal.There you can kayak on the lake, embark on a canopy tour and ride zip lines.

Day 8
Manuel Antonio

Day 8
Manuel Antonio

Break up the Manuel Antonio journey by seeing the crocodiles on a river tour. If you head to Rio Perdido experience a local culture tour of the farmhouse and visit the school to meet local children.

Day 9
Wildlife and Tubing

Day 9
Wildlife and Tubing

Spend the morning river tubing followed by a canopy tour or mountain biking. Visit Manuel Antonio National Park and go wildlife spotting. Relax on the beach or embark on a longer walk to various viewpoints of the jungle and ocean.

Day 10
Pacific Coast

Day 10
Pacific Coast

Leaving Arenas del Mar you'll transfer south along the Pacific Coast to Casa Corcovado - a beautiful jungle retreat which can only be accessed by a two hour river boat ride.

Day 11 & 12
Relaxing

Day 11 & 12
Relaxing

Spend your final days in Costa Rica relaxing by the pool or on the beach surrounded by the stunning views. For the more active, enjoy jungle trekking, snorkelling, observing wildlife and beach BBQs!

Day 13
Short Hop To San Jose

Day 13
Short Hop To San Jose

Transfer by plane to San Jose where your holiday comes to its conclusion before travelling home the following day.

Personalise your adventure

Because our adventure itineraries are completely bespoke we can tailor the experiences you'll enjoy to your exact specifications. Below you'll find just a few suggestions to personalise this itinerary.

Monteverde Cloudforest
Monteverde Cloudforest

Monteverde Cloudforest

This is the Cloudforest of legend and film is a place of tranquility, literally in the clouds above the rainforest. Explore the Monteverde Cloudforest Canopy reserve using tree-top walkways which criss-cross the rainforest in a two mile circuit. 

Monteverde Orchid Gardens

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.

Monteverde Orchid Gardens
Volcano Helicopter Rides
Volcano Helicopter Rides

Volcano Helicopter Rides

The active Arenal Volcano dominates the 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.

Zipline

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.

Zipline
Night Jungle Walk
Night Jungle Walk

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.

Destination Facts

Approx. flight times
Approx. flight times
11 hours
Time difference
Time difference
GMT -6
Currency
Currency
Costa Rican Colón
When to travel
When to travel
Dec - April (Summer) May - Nov (Green Season)
Language
Language
Spanish
Average temperature
Average temp.
25°C

Pricing

Our dedicated Adventure consultant will be able to put together a bespoke quote for your perfect adventure holiday. The prices below include accommodation, a complete itinerary of activities, luxury transfers between destinations and any english speaking guides that you'll need along the way.   

From
From
From
£2,961
per person
for a 9 day Cost Rican adventure
based on 3 people travelling in June
£2,961
per person
for a 9 day Cost Rican adventure
based on 3 people travelling in October
£4,249
per person
for a 14 day Costa Rican adventure holiday
in February

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