Costa Rica Family Vacation

Join us on this exciting Costa Rica family adventure! We’ve carefully curated the varied activities on this trip to include something for everyone in the family. From cultural immersion to outdoor activities, this vacation has it all. Multi-generational travel also represents the norm in Costa Rica. So, you’ll enjoy kid-friendly destinations and many warm welcomes along the way.

Learn more about local culture during a homestay in El Roble. This includes a school visit and cooking class with the locals. In Sarapiqui, ramp up the family adventure with a whitewater rafting expedition. The action continues with ziplining in Arenal. Then, it’s off to Manuel Antonio National Park to hike its picturesque landscapes. This Costa Rica vacation with family is perfect for those who enjoy nature, adventure, and culturally enriching experiences.

Costa Ricans are passionate about protecting their wildlife refuges, national parks, and nature reserves. This dedication to the environment shows in the nation’s pristine wilderness settings, from jungle-shrouded volcanoes to emerald-hued rainforest canopies. As a result, your kids will also learn crucial lessons about ecology and conservation on this family vacation to Costa Rica.

Few destinations outperform Costa Rica when it comes to family travel. A land of abundant biodiversity and plenty of adventure, its rich culture revolves around the laid-back “pura vida” lifestyle. “Pura vida” refers to the “pure or simple life.” And you’ll have the chance to enjoy its multi-faceted influences on Costa Rica’s culture — from delectable cuisine to the sunny optimism of locals.

Tour Highlights

Culture

Adventure

Impact

  • Experience a chocolate tour in Sarapiqui.
  • Share a homestay and school visit in El Roble.
  • Enjoy a cooking class with the locals.
  • Explore the beaches of Manuel Antonio.
  • Go on an Evening Bat Tour.
  • Take part in a White Water rafting tour.  
  • Explore the majestic Arenal Volcano. 
  • Zipline in La Fortuna.
  • Hike in the Manuel Antonio National Park.  
  • Bring English books and school materials to the local school in El Roble. 
  • Experience life in the community and learn about some of their current projects, such as improvements to the bridge that links El Roble to the rest of the region, the erection of a fence around the plaza, the electrification of some of the most isolated areas, and a greenhouse for organic agriculture at the elementary school.

Tour Highlights

Culture

  •  Experience a chocolate tour in Sarapiqui.
  •  Share a homestay and school visit in El Roble.
  •  Enjoy a cooking class with the locals.
  •  Explore the beaches of Manuel Antonio.

Adventure

  •  Go on an Evening Bat Tour.
  •  Take part in a White Water rafting tour.  
  •  Explore the majestic Arenal Volcano.
  •  Zipline in La Fortuna.
  •  Hike in the Manuel Antonio National Park

Impact

  • Bring English books and school materials to the local school in El Roble. 
  • Experience life in the community and learn about some of their current projects, such as improvements to the bridge that links El Roble to the rest of the region, the erection of a fence around the plaza, the electrification of some of the most isolated areas, and a greenhouse for organic agriculture at the elementary school.

Min. Age:

 Departures:

Duration:

Price:

All ages welcome. Age restrictions apply to white water rafting and ziplining (see below).

Year round. (Private Departures)

2019 Group Departures: 

February 16-23

April 20-27

9 Days

From $ 1,999

(please inquire for more information)

  

Min. Age:

All ages welcome. Age restrictions apply to white water rafting and ziplining (see below).

Departures:

Year round.(Private Departures)  

2019 Group Departures:  

February 16-23  

April 20-27

Duration:

9 Days

Price:

From $ 1,999  

(please inquire for more information)

Itinerary

Day 1 - San Jose Day 2 - San Jose - Sarapiqui (BLD) Day 3 - Sarapiqui (L) Day 4 - Sarapiqui - Arenal (BLD) Day 5 - Arenal (BLD) Day 6 - Arenal - Carrillo Beach (BL) Day 7 - Chora Island (BL) Day 8 - Samara (BD) Day 9 - Samara -Liberia  

Getting There

Start Location San Jose, Costa Rica, Juan Santamaría International Airport

Finish Location Liberia, Costa Rica, Liberia International Airport

We are happy to assist you with airfare. Please e-mail us at [email protected] or contact us through the form below.

What's Included

Accomodations

+ 1 night´s accommodations at Bougainvillea hotel. (1 Standard Mountain view room) + 2 night´s accommodations at Ara Ambigua Lodge or El Roble Homestay -Sarapiqui town.(Homestay) + 2 night´s accommodations at Arenal Observatory. (1 Smithsonian) + 3 nights´ accommodations at Nammbu. ( 1 Beachfront room)  

Included Meals (as indicated in the itnerary) + Breakfast (B) + Lunch (L) + Dinner (D)

Transportation Transportation and guide services as indicated in the itinerary.


 Leader/Guide Guide services as indicated in the itinerary.  

Included Activities Refer to day by day itinerary for more details on activities.  

Airport Transfers Airport arrival and departure transfers  

Accommodations

Bougainvillea hotel – Heredia -

Ara Ambigua Lodge - Sarapiqui - 

Nammbú - Playa Carrillo -

El Roble Homestay -Sarapiqui town -

Accommodations

Bougainvillea hotel – Heredia -

Ara Ambigua Lodge - Sarapiqui - 

Nammbú - Playa Carrillo -

El Roble Homestay - Sarapiqui town -

Good To Know...

- The Sarapiquí region is the fastest growing ecotourism destination in Costa Rica. Many community members recognize the need to learn English in order to take advantage of this opportunity. Community members see learning English as a means to improve job advancement opportunities, develop a small business, or facilitate international partnerships.

- Children need to be 120cm or over in order to participate in the Sky Trek Zipline Canopy Tour.

- You’ll be walking around towns, and through forests and jungle on this trip.
Make sure you pack some sturdy and comfortable shoes.

- There are a couple of longer travel days on this trip as we’ll be covering a lot of Costa Rican ground. These 4h drives are along smooth roads in safe and comfortable vehicles, and are great for games, chats and scenery spotting. We’ll also make interesting stops along the way to break up those longer drives.

- It can get really hot and humid. Hydration is key. Carry plenty of water. There'll also be plenty of chances to swim and cool off.

- It’s a good idea to try and brush up on your Spanish. While locals are really friendly, they’re also shy, so knowing a few key words is a great way to break the ice and show you care about them and their culture.

Questions? Contact Us

[email protected] +1 (248) 496-0452

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