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.
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.
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.
Arrival in SAN JOSE
On arrival into picturesque San Jose you will be greeted by your driver who'll take you to your hotel. The remainder of your afternoon and evening is free for you to relax before your adventure starts the following morning.
Day 2 - 3
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 4 - 6
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.
Rio Perdido Hotel and Thermal River is hidden away on a private nature reserve in Guanacaste. This stunning property is regularly voted one of the top hotels in Costa Rica and offers a range of tours and activities.
Day 8 - 9
Adventure and Wellness
For the next few days you have the oppurtunity to explore your beautiful surroundings via raft, mountain bike or on foot. The canyon and zip lining adventure is a must and is always a highlight of the trip. There is also plenty on offer for those who are looking to relax with a range of treatments on offer at the spa.
Leaving the forest 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 - 13
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 snorkelling, surfing and stand up paddle boarding.
This morning you will transfer by road back to San Jose in time for your flight home.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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