All-In-One Magical Family Vacation

12 Day Costa Rica Itinerary

Best trip ever! Costa Rica is absolutely beautiful and magical. All the drivers were waiting and all the accommodations arranged — Anywhere took care of every detail so we don’t have to stress.

A fun family vacation I’ll remember always

We were looking for a fun family vacation with fun activities and relaxation. Katia from Anywhere did an excellent job of arranging our family adventure. I have two teenage daughters and my husband and I enjoyed every destination and excursion! We visited Tortuguero, Arenal, and Manuel Antonio.

Rafting down rivers and hiking through jungles…

The kids really loved the rafting experience on Sarapiqui River. The guides were fantastic. There were exhilarating moments, but also relaxing breaks where the tour guide was able to point out nature and serve us delicious food. My favorite activity was the Mulguri horseback tour. The tour guide was fantastic! He was a naturalist and had so much knowledge. The local farmers were lovely, friendly, and made a wonderful lunch for us.

The best place I’ve ever stayed at...

One of our wishes was to experience staying at an authentic ecolodge, and Buena Vista Villas in Manuel Antonio definitely fit the bill. The property and the beach were both stunning. It was a fantastic way to end the vacation. Costa Rica is absolutely beautiful and magical! I would come back in a heartbeat — seriously the best trip ever!

Hotels

2nights

Courtyard by Marriott San José Airport Alajuela

2nightsTortuga Lodge and Gardens
3nightsArenal Manoa
4nights

Buena Vista Villas and Casas

Meals

Free Breakfast for 5 days
All Meals Included for 2 days

Transport

private driverGuapiles to Arenal  
private driverArenal to Manuel Antonio  
private driverManuel Antonio to Alajuela & SJO Int'l  

Trip Overview




DAY 1


Alajuela & SJO Int'l

Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela
- night 1 of 1

Courtyard by Marriott San José Airport Alajuela
Courtyard by Marriott San José Airport Alajuela


4:00 pm check-in
1 room

Located just five minutes from the Juan Santamaría International Airport in San José, Costa Rica, the Courtyard by Marriott provides travelers with style, convenience and comfort. It’s an excellent place ...

DAY 2


Alajuela & SJO Int'l / Tortuguero

Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela

Tortuga Lodge and Gardens
- night 1 of 2

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
Tortuga Lodge and Gardens
Tortuga Lodge and Gardens


2:00 pm check-in
1 room

The Tortuga Lodge and Gardens is on Costa Rica's northeast Caribbean coast, just offshore of the port town of Limon. Limon is a lively town with a distinct Jamaican influence in the ambiance and foods. ...

DAY 3


Tortuguero

Tortuga Lodge and Gardens
- night 2 of 2

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE

DAY 4


Tortuguero / Arenal

Tortuga Lodge and Gardens

Arenal Manoa
- night 1 of 3

Guapiles to Arenal

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
Arenal Manoa
Arenal Manoa


2:00 pm check-in
1 room

Arenal Manoa is located just outside the town of La Fortuna, near the Arenal Volcano. This area is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Costa Rica thanks to the Arenal Volcano, the area's main ...

DAY 5


Arenal

Arenal Manoa
- night 2 of 3

Rafting Sarapiqui River Class III-IV

Rafting Sarapiqui River Class III-IV
Rafting Sarapiqui River Class III-IV

The Sarapiquí River is known as a rafting hotspot. These Class III and Class IV rapids offer significant technical challenges as well as lush, jungle scenery.


from 8:10 am - 3:30 pm
Transport included

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DAY 6


Arenal

Arenal Manoa
- night 3 of 3

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE

DAY 7


Arenal / Manuel Antonio

Arenal Manoa

Buena Vista Villas and Casas
- night 1 of 4

Arenal to Manuel Antonio

Buena Vista Villas and Casas
Buena Vista Villas and Casas


3:00 pm check-in
1 room

The Buena Vista Villas is located in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Manuel Antonio offers luxurious stretches of white sand beaches and tropical rainforest. This area offers a beautiful ...

DAY 8


Manuel Antonio

Buena Vista Villas and Casas
- night 2 of 4

Mulguri Horseback Adventure

Mulguri Horseback Adventure
Mulguri Horseback Adventure

Mulguri provides visitors with a pristine piece of the jungle, where visitors can swim and experience the beauty of the natural environment. This property has four waterfalls which all have stunning cascades ...


from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Transport included

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DAY 9


Manuel Antonio

Buena Vista Villas and Casas
- night 3 of 4

DAY 10


Manuel Antonio

Buena Vista Villas and Casas
- night 4 of 4

DAY 11


Manuel Antonio / Alajuela & SJO Int'l

Buena Vista Villas and Casas

Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela
- night 1 of 1

Manuel Antonio to Alajuela - SJO Int'l

Courtyard by Marriott San José Airport Alajuela
Courtyard by Marriott San José Airport Alajuela


4:00 pm check-in
1 room

Located just five minutes from the Juan Santamaría International Airport in San José, Costa Rica, the Courtyard by Marriott provides travelers with style, convenience and comfort. It’s an excellent place ...

DAY 12


Alajuela & SJO Int'l

Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela

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