Costa Rica Family Highlights

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Costa Rica Family Highlights

Costa Rica Family Highlights is an amazing vacation that will take you to three of Costa Rica’s top destinations, the amazingly bio-diverse Tortuguero, the majestic Arenal Volcano and the beautiful beaches and rainforest in Manuel Antonio.  This fun filled family getaway also includes great accommodations, amazing tours, transportation throughout and unrivaled customer service.

Price: $999 – 1,149 per person based on double occupancy, discounts for children*

Destinations: Tortuguero, Arenal Volcano, Manuel Antonio

Length of Trip: 9 days, 8 nights


Travel Assistance while in Costa Rica
Airport Greeting
All Domestic Transportation
Arenal Volcano Tour
Hot Springs Admission
Safari Float Tour
Land Boat Land Transfer
Tortuguero Turtle Museum
Tortuguero Town Tour
Tortuguero National Park Tour
1 Night Ramada Hotel – Cariari
3 Nights at Arenal Springs Resort – La Fortuna
2 Nights The Falls Resort – Manuel Antonio
2 Nights Turtle Beach Lodge – Tortuguero
8 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner

*An exact quote for your custom vacation will be provided in response to your information request.  Rates may vary by season, room occupancy and a number of other factors.



Your Itinerary

Day 1:  Welcome to Costa Rica!  Upon arrival to San Jose International Airport, you will be greeted by a Pacific Trade Winds representative. Private transportation will then be provided to the 4 star Ramada Hotel located in Cariari.

Day 2:  Transportation will be provided through the Braulio Carrillo National Park and then on to the Cabo Blanco boat dock.  When you arrive, you will board a river boat and then continue on your journey to Tortuguero via the canals.  When you reach Tortuguero, the guide will take you on a brief tour of the town for a glimpse of the local culture.  Following this tour you will continue on to Turtle Beach Lodge.

Day 3:  In the morning a boat tour will be provided through the canals in search of wildlife.  In the afternoon a guide will lead you on an easy hike through the rainforest in search of more wildlife.

Day 4:  After breakfast, you will take the boat ride back the the canals to Cabo Blanco.  Ground transportation will then be provided to the 4 star Arenal Springs Resort and Spa located in front of Arenal Volcano.   During your stay, you will enjoy complimentary access to the resort hot springs.

Day 5:  You will go on a Safari Float tour on Class I (no rapids, loads of wildlife).

Day 6:   You will go on an easy hike through the rainforest at the base of Arenal Volcano.

Day 7:  Transportation will be provided to The Falls Resort at Manuel Antonio.  This area is home to beautiful beaches and more monkeys than people!

Day 8:  A guided hike will be provided through the rainforest at Manuel Antonio National Park.  Following the hike you will have the afternoon to unwind on the gorgeous beaches.

Day 9:  All good things come to an end.  Private transportation will be provided to San Jose International Airport scheduled to arrive 3 hours prior to your departure.

¡Pura Vida!



Your Hotels

Ramada Hotel:

The Ramada Hotel is a 4 star hotel conveniently located near the airport in Cariari.  Hotel amenities include theme restaurants, sports bar, large free form swimming pool with islands, jacuzzis, beauty center, spa, casino and tropical gardens.

Turtle Beach Lodge:

Turtle Beach Lodge is an ecolodge known for excellent service located between the Tortuguero Canals and beach (sorry, swimming is not advised).  Lodge amenities include restaurant, small bar area, swimming pool, nature trails and internet.

Arenal Springs Resort and Spa:

Arenal Springs Resort is a 4 star eco-resort located in La Fortuna.  This fun little tourist town is located in the shadow of the imposing Arenal Volcano.  Resort amenities include thermal hot springs in tropical gardens, swimming pool, restaurant, bar, spa, yoga platform, conference center and internet access.  During your stay, you will enjoy a Junior Suite equipped with king or queen size beds, air conditioning, flat screen cable TV, ceiling fan, refrigerator, telephone, security box, hair dryer, and terrace with an amazing view of Arenal Volcano.

The Falls Resort:

The Falls Resort is a 3 star boutique hotel located in the hillside resort area of Manuel Antonio.  The hotel is well known for providing excellent customer service in a serene environment in harmony with its surroundings.  Resort amenities include restaurants, bar,  swimming pool, internet access and tropical gardens.  During your stay, you will enjoy a Standard Room equipped with king size bed, air conditioning, ceiling fan, cable TV, DVD, mini bar and furnished patio with garden view.



Your Tours

Tortuguero Canals Riverboat Tour

In the morning, a bilingual naturalist guides will lead you on a tour through Tortuguero Canals where you can see abundant flora and fauna of Tortuguero National Park. In the afternoon, dress out in the jungle boots provided by TBL and explore the mysterious Tortuguero Jungle with your guide. Learn about the jungle flora and fauna as well as the animals that live in the tropical rain forest.


Safari Float

Professional bilingual guides will lead you through class I (less than) rapids on your Safari Float. This fun filled adventure will provide plenty of memories and the feel of whitewater rafting without the rapids. Along the way, your guide will point out the abundant wildlife that inhabits the river’s edge.


Arenal Volcano Natural History and Nature Hike

In the afternoon, you will go on an easy hike through the rainforest with a bilingual naturalist guide who will point out the abundant wildlife, flora and fauna.  When you reach the clearing, you will be at the closest observation point to Arenal Volcano.  Though the volcano is not currently erupting, it remains a spectacular backdrop.


Manuel Antonio National Park

A bilingual naturalist guide will lead you on a tour of discovery through Manuel Antonio National Park. Along the way your guide will point out the abundant wildlife, flora & fauna. This park plays a vital role in the global environment as it is home to a wide variety of endangered species.





Your Destinations


Tortuguero is located in one of the most remote places in Costa Rica.  To access this area one has to either take a boat through the canals or fly in on a domestic flight.  The seclusion and unforgiving terrain has played a vital role in the protection of this natural wonder and the wildlife here flourishes.  Though the park was created to protect nesting sea turtles, other wildlife such as monkeys, sloths, jaguars and much more benefit as well.  Read more about Tortuguero.


Arenal Volcano:

Arenal Volcano is the most iconic volcano in Costa Rica.  Though the volcano recently stopped erupting, the area remains one of the most beautiful destinations in Latin America.  The area is well known for amazing thermal hot springs, abundant wildlife and also as the “Adventure Capital of Central America”.  La Fortuna is the closest town to the volcano and offers plenty of restaurants, shops and fun activities.  Read more about Arenal Volcano.


Manuel Antonio:

Manuel Antonio is one of the most beautiful beach and rainforest destinations in Costa Rica.  The pristine rainforest, abundant wildlife, calm waters and golden sand beaches make this a genuine tropical paradise.  The small town center is home to plenty of shops, restaurants and bars.  Read more about Manuel Antonio.






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