Costa Rica Family Adventure - Costa Rica
Costa Ricaâs enchanting natural environment makes it a perfect adventure playground for kids. Exchange the iPad for a zip-line or a kayak and enjoy an active family holiday together.
On arrival into San JosÃ© youâll be transferred to the charming Hotel Grano de Oro where youâll overnight.
After breakfast, youâll leave for Manuel Antonio National Park, one of Costa Ricaâs most picturesque parks, where youâll spend three nights at Arenas del Mar, a superb beachfront resort.
Days 3 & 4
Youâll spend these two days discovering the natural wonders of Manuel Antonio. Take to the water with a guided kayak tour to Damas Island where youâll explore the mangrove ecosystem and encounter monkeys, reptiles and numerous species of birds, including herons, ospreys, kingfishers and frigates.
Back on dry land, a qualified naturalist will accompany you on a hike through the national park, pointing out the many different animals that live here and sharing their extensive knowledge of the animalsâ behaviour and habitat. Common sightings include white-faced capuchin monkeys, howler and squirrel monkeys, sloths, racoons, reptiles and plenty of birds.
During your free time, relax on the beach at Arenas del Mar or enjoy the beautiful views from the hotelâs pool perched up on the hillside.
In the morning, a private transfer will take you north to Arenal, the adventure capital of Costa Rica. Spend the afternoon settling into your hotel, the TabacÃ³n Thermal Resort & Spa, where youâll be based for the next two nights. Youâll have plenty of time to explore the natural thermal pools and waterfalls that are heated up to 40Â°C by the nearby Arenal Volcano.
Days 6 & 7
On your first morning in Arenal, youâll set off for an exciting half-day white water rafting excursion on the Balsa River. Your professional river guide will help you negotiateÂ the rolling rapids, ensuring a fun and safe experience for all the family. Youâll also have the chance to swim in tranquil pools in an isolated rainforest canyon.
The next morning youâll head to the Sky Adventure Park where youâll get to experience the most thrilling zip-line track in the country, stretching across canyons and in between the treetops.
In the afternoons, relax at the hotel, enjoy the spa facilities or explore the nearby town of La Fortuna.
Days 8 - 11
After the thrills and spills of Arenal, the pace slows as you head west to the Guanacaste coast to enjoy a few days of rest and relaxation on the beach at the Four Seasons Resort. With two golden sand beaches, excellent restaurants and a host of luxurious facilities, including a golf course and spa, this is the perfect place to unwind.
Transfer to Liberia airport for a short flight back to San JosÃ© to connect with your flight home.
Important Information: Children must be 8 yrs or over to take part in the kayaking tour and 10 yrs or over for the white water rafting. Manuel Antonio National Park is closed on Mondays.
Reference : CRBT