A Real Taste of Costa Rica Costa Rica

A Real Taste of Costa Rica

We wanted to take the kids to Costa Rica to appreciate the ecotourism. Exposure to nature was one thing, but seeing how the whole society embraces nature for conservation was truly impressive.

15 Day Costa Rica Itinerary
2 Adults and 2 Youth
$102 pp/night
$5708 total USD

Tailored to our whole family…

We wanted to take the kids to Costa Rica to appreciate the country's ecotourism. Along with recommending adventures, Lester (from Team Anywhere) suggested the type of lodging best suited for travel with our young family. While we are an active family, we wanted to consider activities that the whole family could do together, that included our young kids (ages 8 & 12) and our 76-year-old grandfather. The vacation was the perfect combination of nature, relaxation, and some adventure.

We were blown away by the beauty of Monteverde…

The Monteverde region blew us away with the Twilight Walk, Children's Eternal Rainforest, and the cabins and greenhouse at Los Pinos. The cabins have beautiful natural light and are a beautiful place. The butterfly garden tour in Monteverde was my father's favorite of the many tours that we took. My children appreciated the coffee tour in Arenal for the hot chocolate that we made, and for Gustavo's enthusiasm and interaction with the kids.

A real taste of Costa Rica…

Our stay at Arenal Green Villas was our first real taste of Costa Rica, and the feeling that we weren't just in any tropical paradise – we were really and truly in Costa Rica. The Lopez family were exceptionally welcoming. We had a villa which was one simple bedroom with 4 beds and a shower bathroom. For three days we prepared all of our meals outside and enjoyed them under the roof while it rained and rained, and the kids read in the hammocks. We generally felt rested despite our hikes up the volcano and into town. Every day started with a full breakfast and then we were off to explore. The Lopez family made us feel like we were extended family and not guests.

Activities

5thdayArenal Volcano Walk and Eco Termales Hot Springs
6thdayRainforest Chocolate Tour
10thdayManuel Antonio National Park Guided Tour
13thdayHanging Bridges, Butterfly & Hummingbird Garden
13thdayTwilight Walk, Children's Eternal Rainforest

Hotels

3nightsEl Velero Hotel
3nightsHotel Arenal Green
5nightsHotel Costa Verde
2nightsCabañas y Jardines Los Pinos
1nightHilton Garden Inn

Meals

Free Breakfast for 9 days

Transport

Free Airport Transport
private driverLiberia to Playa Hermosa Guanacaste  
private driverPlaya Hermosa Guanacaste to Arenal  
private driverArenal to Manuel Antonio  
private driverManuel Antonio to Monteverde  
private driverMonteverde to Liberia  

DAY 1


Playa Hermosa Guanacaste

El Velero Hotel - night 1 of 3

El Velero Hotel
El Velero Hotel
2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

Hotel Velero is located in the beautiful province of Guanacaste, in Playa Hermosa. The Guanacaste region draws visitors for its incredible bird watching, stunning coastline and endless sunshine. Playa Hermosa is known for its idyllic beauty and lush surroundings as well as for its high environmental and safety standards, making this an excellent beach for families.

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DAY 2


Playa Hermosa Guanacaste

El Velero Hotel - night 2 of 3

Liberia to Playa Hermosa Guanacaste

Liberia to Playa Hermosa Guanacaste
Liberia to Playa Hermosa Guanacaste
Private transport type
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm pickup/drop-off time
1.00 hours duration

Private transport service offers a safe, convenient, and flexible way to travel anywhere within Costa Rica. Private transport can be scheduled anytime you wish and from any airport, hotel, private home or identifiable landmark in Costa Rica. All the vehicles used for private transportation are air conditioned, well-maintained minibuses driven by reliable and punctual Costa Rican professionals, who are eager to help your group move safely about the country.

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DAY 3


Playa Hermosa Guanacaste

El Velero Hotel - night 3 of 3

DAY 4


Playa Hermosa Guanacaste / Arenal

El Velero Hotel

Hotel Arenal Green - night 1 of 3

Playa Hermosa Guanacaste to Arenal

Playa Hermosa Guanacaste to Arenal
Playa Hermosa Guanacaste to Arenal
Private transport type
10:00 am - 2:30 pm pickup/drop-off time
4.50 hours duration

Private transport service offers a safe, convenient, and flexible way to travel anywhere within Costa Rica. Private transport can be scheduled anytime you wish and from any airport, hotel, private home or identifiable landmark in Costa Rica. All the vehicles used for private transportation are air conditioned, well-maintained minibuses driven by reliable and punctual Costa Rican professionals, who are eager to help your group move safely about the country.

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Hotel Arenal Green
Hotel Arenal Green
3:00 pm check-in
1 room.

Hotel Arenal Green is located in the town of La Fortuna, within the Northern Lowland region of Costa Rica. This is a world renowned area, as it is the gateway and home to the active Arenal Volcano. La Fortuna is a quiet, charming and picturesque town surrounded by lush greenery and hillsides. It is a hotspot for nature buffs and eco-travelers that are eager to be enveloped by natural beauty.

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DAY 5


Arenal

Hotel Arenal Green - night 2 of 3

Arenal Volcano Walk and Eco Termales Hot Springs

Arenal Volcano Walk and Eco Termales Hot Springs
Arenal Volcano Walk and Eco Termales Hot Springs

This tour combines two "must-do" experiences in Arenal: hiking and hot springs. You'll take a guided hike to the base of the Arenal Volcano and follow it up with a soak in the EcoTermales hot springs.

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Included for 4 persons in your party.
From 1:45 pm - 8:00 pm start/end time
Transport included

DAY 6


Arenal

Hotel Arenal Green - night 3 of 3

Rainforest Chocolate Tour

Rainforest Chocolate Tour
Rainforest Chocolate Tour

With the view of the majestic Arenal Volcano in La Fortuna of San Carlos, enjoy the sweetest rainforest experience and discover the ancient secrets of chocolate.

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Included for 4 persons in your party.
From 10:00 am - 12:00 pm start/end time
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DAY 7


Arenal / Manuel Antonio

Hotel Arenal Green

Hotel Costa Verde - night 1 of 5

Arenal to Manuel Antonio

Arenal to Manuel Antonio
Arenal to Manuel Antonio
Private transport type
10:00 am - 2:30 pm pickup/drop-off time
4.50 hours duration

Private transport service offers a safe, convenient, and flexible way to travel anywhere within Costa Rica. Private transport can be scheduled anytime you wish and from any airport, hotel, private home or identifiable landmark in Costa Rica. All the vehicles used for private transportation are air conditioned, well-maintained minibuses driven by reliable and punctual Costa Rican professionals, who are eager to help your group move safely about the country.

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Hotel Costa Verde
Hotel Costa Verde
2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

Hotel Costa Verde is a Costa Rican tropical paradise, just a few minutes from the entrance of the world famous Manuel Antonio National Park. For those seeking adventure travel, ecotourism, sports fishing or just the tranquility of white sand beaches and magnificent ocean views, this popular destination is for you.

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DAY 8


Manuel Antonio

Hotel Costa Verde - night 2 of 5

DAY 9


Manuel Antonio

Hotel Costa Verde - night 3 of 5

DAY 10


Manuel Antonio

Hotel Costa Verde - night 4 of 5

Manuel Antonio National Park Guided Tour

Manuel Antonio National Park Guided Tour
Manuel Antonio National Park Guided Tour

Tour one of Costa Rica’s most stunning national parks on the Manuel Antonio National Park hike. An experienced guide, while taking you through this natural world of wonder that is bursting with biodiversity, will point out several species of monkeys, sloths, coatimundis and much more.

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Included for 4 persons in your party.
From 7:40 am - 12:00 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 11


Manuel Antonio

Hotel Costa Verde - night 5 of 5

DAY 12


Manuel Antonio / Monteverde

Hotel Costa Verde

Cabañas y Jardines Los Pinos - night 1 of 2

Manuel Antonio to Monteverde

Manuel Antonio to Monteverde
Manuel Antonio to Monteverde
Private transport type
10:00 am - 2:05 pm pickup/drop-off time
4.08 hours duration

Private transport service offers a safe, convenient, and flexible way to travel anywhere within Costa Rica. Private transport can be scheduled anytime you wish and from any airport, hotel, private home or identifiable landmark in Costa Rica. All the vehicles used for private transportation are air conditioned, well-maintained minibuses driven by reliable and punctual Costa Rican professionals, who are eager to help your group move safely about the country.

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Cabañas y Jardines Los Pinos
Cabañas y Jardines Los Pinos
2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

Hotel Cabanas Los Pinos is situated just down the road from the world renowned Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Monteverde is home to hundreds of plants, mammals, insects and birds such as the Resplendent Quetzal and the Emerald Toucanet. This is an amazing eco-tourism destination for those seeking solitude in the beauty of nature. Though tucked away in the mountains, visitors can find all the modern conveniences in Santa Elena such as restaurants, cafes, shops, a supermarket and bank.

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DAY 13


Monteverde

Cabañas y Jardines Los Pinos - night 2 of 2

Hanging Bridges, Butterfly & Hummingbird Garden

Twilight Walk, Children's Eternal Rainforest

Hanging Bridges, Butterfly & Hummingbird Garden
Hanging Bridges, Butterfly & Hummingbird Garden

The Tree Top walkway is the ideal cloud forest experience for those who wish to explore the beauty of the canopy at their own pace. The Butterfly garden of Selvatura is one of the largest in the Americas, a real treat for nature lovers. The hummingbird garden is a serene place to sit down and take a break and observe colorful and very active hummingbirds.

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Included for 4 persons in your party.
From 7:50 am - 11:30 am start/end time
Transport included
Twilight Walk, Children's Eternal Rainforest
Twilight Walk, Children's Eternal Rainforest

The Monteverde Conservation League offers a daily night hike on its trail system at Bajo del Tigre, located in Monteverde.

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Included for 4 persons in your party.
From 5:05 pm - 7:30 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 14


Monteverde / Liberia

Cabañas y Jardines Los Pinos

Hilton Garden Inn - night 1 of 1

Monteverde to Liberia

Monteverde to Liberia
Monteverde to Liberia
Private transport type
11:00 am - 2:00 pm pickup/drop-off time
3.00 hours duration

Private transport service offers a safe, convenient, and flexible way to travel anywhere within Costa Rica. Private transport can be scheduled anytime you wish and from any airport, hotel, private home or identifiable landmark in Costa Rica. All the vehicles used for private transportation are air conditioned, well-maintained minibuses driven by reliable and punctual Costa Rican professionals, who are eager to help your group move safely about the country.

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Hilton Garden Inn
Hilton Garden Inn
3:00 pm check-in
1 room.

The Hilton Garden Inn is located in Liberia, an up-and-coming town that is part of Costa Rica's Guanacaste region. Only five minutes from the Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport, and close to a number of popular national parks and beaches, Liberia's location couldn't be better.

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DAY 15


Liberia

Hilton Garden Inn

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