A Real Taste of Costa Rica

15 Day Costa Rica Itinerary

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.

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.

Hotels

3nightsHotel El Velero
3nights

Hotel Arenal Green

5nightsHotel Costa Verde
2nightsCabanas Los Pinos
1nightHilton Garden Inn Liberia Airport

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  

Trip Overview




DAY 1


Playa Hermosa Guanacaste

Hotel El Velero
- night 1 of 3

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
Hotel El Velero

Hotel El Velero

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 ...

DAY 2


Playa Hermosa Guanacaste

Hotel El Velero
- night 2 of 3

Liberia to Playa Hermosa Guanacaste

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE

DAY 3


Playa Hermosa Guanacaste

Hotel El Velero
- night 3 of 3

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE

DAY 4


Playa Hermosa Guanacaste / Arenal

Hotel El Velero

Arenal Green
- night 1 of 3

Playa Hermosa Guanacaste to Arenal

Arenal Green

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 ...

DAY 5


Arenal

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.


from 1:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Transport included

DAY 6


Arenal

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.


from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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DAY 7


Arenal / Manuel Antonio

Arenal Green

Hotel Costa Verde
- night 1 of 5

Arenal to Manuel Antonio

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
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 ...

DAY 8


Manuel Antonio

Hotel Costa Verde
- night 2 of 5

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE

DAY 9


Manuel Antonio

Hotel Costa Verde
- night 3 of 5

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE

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, ...


from 7:40 am - 12:00 pm
Transport included

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DAY 11


Manuel Antonio

Hotel Costa Verde
- night 5 of 5

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE

DAY 12


Manuel Antonio / Monteverde

Hotel Costa Verde

Cabanas Los Pinos
- night 1 of 2

Manuel Antonio to Monteverde

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
Cabanas Los Pinos

Cabanas 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 ...

DAY 13


Monteverde

Cabanas 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, ...


from 7:50 am - 11:30 am
Transport included

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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.


from 5:05 pm - 7:30 pm
Transport included

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DAY 14


Monteverde / Liberia

Cabanas Los Pinos

Hilton Garden Inn Liberia Airport
- night 1 of 1

Monteverde to Liberia

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
Hilton Garden Inn Liberia Airport

Hilton Garden Inn Liberia Airport

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 ...

DAY 15


Liberia

Hilton Garden Inn Liberia Airport

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE

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