A Coast to Coast Family Adventure

15 Day Costa Rica Itinerary

It was an unforgettable journey — to be in Costa Rica and experience the richness of its wildlife. The sounds and sights of the jungle were all around us.

The wildlife is calling…

My husband, our 18-year-old daughter, and I were looking forward to an adventure-filled vacation in Costa Rica. The diversity and wildlife of the country was what we were keen to see the most. For 15 days, we traveled to Arenal, Puerto Viejo de Limon, Manuel Antonio, and Montezuma — literally coast to coast!

Our favorite part of the trip…

In Arenal, we saw a lot of animals: toucans, hummingbirds, howler monkeys and amazing views of the volcano. However, the jaguar rescue center and the chocolate museum were my daughter’s favorites and mine too. I thoroughly recommend visiting for an amazing chance to see wildlife up-close and support excellent work in rescuing and rehabilitating local wildlife. Worth the trip for the baby sloths alone — and so much more.

Relaxing times at Montezuma…

Montezuma was beautiful and noticeably less crowded than some other destinations. The beach was superb and our hotel ten minutes drive up the mountains was lovely, very relaxing and full of wildlife — we saw howler monkeys up-close, coatis, toucans, and parakeets, among other things. Our trip was very enjoyable; the scenery is superb, the beaches beautiful and unspoiled, the wildlife abundant and incredibly diverse, and the people of Costa Rica are friendly and very hospitable.

Places

3nightsArenal
3nightsPuerto Viejo
2nightsSan Jose
3nightsManuel Antonio
3nightsMontezuma

Activities

2ndday

Mistico Hanging Bridges Walk

5thday

Jaguar Rescue Center and Chocolate Plantation

6thday

Cahuita Boat, Hike and Snorkel

8thdayDoka Coffee & Poas Volcano Tour
10thdayManuel Antonio National Park Guided Tour
11thdayAmphibious Reptiles at Night

Meals

Free Breakfast for 8 days

Transport

private driverLiberia to Arenal  
shuttleArenal to Puerto Viejo  
shuttlePuerto Viejo to San Jose  
shuttleSan Jose to Manuel Antonio  
shuttleManuel Antonio to Montezuma  
private driverMontezuma to Liberia  

Trip Overview




DAY 1


Arenal

Casa Luna Lodge
- night 1 of 3

Liberia to Arenal

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
Liberia to Arenal
Liberia to Arenal

Private transport type
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm pickup/drop-off time
4.00 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 ...

Casa Luna Lodge

Casa Luna Lodge

2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

The Casa Luna Lodge is a brand new hotel that has the goal of becoming an ecological model of sustainability within the Arenal Area.  Situated at the base of the Arenal Volcano about 1 kilometer away from ...

DAY 2


Arenal

Casa Luna Lodge
- night 2 of 3

Mistico Hanging Bridges Walk

Mistico Hanging Bridges Walk
Mistico Hanging Bridges Walk

Discover the rainforest surrounding the Arenal Volcano from an unrivaled perspective on the Arenal Hanging Bridges tour.


Included for 3 persons in your party.
From 9:00 am - 11:30 am start/end time
Transport included

DAY 3


Arenal

Casa Luna Lodge
- night 3 of 3

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE

DAY 4


Arenal / Puerto Viejo

Casa Luna Lodge

Coco Loco Lodge
- night 1 of 3

Arenal to Puerto Viejo de Limon

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
Arenal to Puerto Viejo de Limon
Arenal to Puerto Viejo de Limon

Shuttle transport type
5:30 am - 11:30 am pickup/drop-off time
6.00 hours duration

Shuttle service is a shared transportation option in an air-conditioned minibus between popular destinations. Shuttle routes operate daily, and in some cases there are multiple departure times throughout ...

Coco Loco Lodge

Coco Loco Lodge

2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

The Coco Loco Lodge is situated in Puerto Viejo de Limon, a town nestled against Costa Rica's Caribbean Coast. Puerto Viejo is a lively community that has developed amongst some seriously picturesque landscapes ...

DAY 5


Puerto Viejo

Coco Loco Lodge
- night 2 of 3

Jaguar Rescue Center and Chocolate Plantation

Jaguar Rescue Center and Chocolate Plantation
Jaguar Rescue Center and Chocolate Plantation

This tour combines a visit to The Jaguar Rescue Center, a chocolate plantation, and a museum on indigenous culture.


Included for 3 persons in your party.
From 8:30 am - 1:00 pm start/end time
Transport included

DAY 6


Puerto Viejo

Coco Loco Lodge
- night 3 of 3

Cahuita Boat, Hike and Snorkel

Cahuita Boat, Hike and Snorkel
Cahuita Boat, Hike and Snorkel

This combination tour includes a boat trip to the largest reef system in Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast for snorkeling and a hike in the wildlife filled tropical forest of Cahuita National Park.


Included for 3 persons in your party.
From 8:00 am - 12:00 pm start/end time
Transport included

DAY 7


Puerto Viejo / San Jose

Coco Loco Lodge

Hotel Don Carlos
- night 1 of 2

Puerto Viejo de Limon to San Jose

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
Puerto Viejo de Limon to San Jose
Puerto Viejo de Limon to San Jose

Shuttle transport type
12:40 pm - 5:30 pm pickup/drop-off time
4.83 hours duration

Shuttle service is a shared transportation option in an air-conditioned minibus between popular destinations. Shuttle routes operate daily, and in some cases there are multiple departure times throughout ...

Hotel Don Carlos

Hotel Don Carlos

2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

Hotel Don Carlos is located in one of the oldest sections of San José – Barrio Amón. Within walking distance are parks, restaurants, casinos, and museums.

DAY 8


San Jose

Hotel Don Carlos
- night 2 of 2

Doka Coffee & Poas Volcano Tour

Doka Coffee & Poas Volcano Tour
Doka Coffee & Poas Volcano Tour

This tour will make sure you're fueled for the full-day adventure ahead of you. Spend eight hours in Costa Rica's exquisite central valley of Alajuela, where you'll discover how the perfect cup of Costa ...


Included for 3 persons in your party.
From 6:00 am - 7:00 pm start/end time
Transport included

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DAY 9


San Jose / Manuel Antonio

Hotel Don Carlos

Hotel and Casino Divisamar
- night 1 of 3

San Jose to Manuel Antonio

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
San Jose to Manuel Antonio
San Jose to Manuel Antonio

Shuttle transport type
7:00 am - 12:30 pm pickup/drop-off time
5.50 hours duration

Shuttle service is a shared transportation option in an air-conditioned minibus between popular destinations. Shuttle routes operate daily, and in some cases there are multiple departure times throughout ...

Hotel and Casino Divisamar

Hotel and Casino Divisamar

2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

Located centrally in Manuel Antonio, the Divisamar Hotel offers easy access to a variety of activities. An onsite pool provides a place to cool down at the hotel between activities.

DAY 10


Manuel Antonio

Hotel and Casino Divisamar
- night 2 of 3

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, ...


Included for 3 persons in your party.
From 7:30 am - 10:30 am start/end time
Transport included

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DAY 11


Manuel Antonio

Hotel and Casino Divisamar
- night 3 of 3

Amphibious Reptiles at Night

Amphibious Reptiles at Night
Amphibious Reptiles at Night

The jungle is a noisy place at night. You can get closer to the source of all that nighttime music at a wildlife refuge called Si Como No. Take the nighttime tour of the amphibian gardens to see reptiles, ...


Included for 3 persons in your party.
From 5:00 pm - 7:20 pm start/end time
Transport included

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DAY 12


Manuel Antonio / Montezuma

Hotel and Casino Divisamar

Nature Lodge Finca Los Caballos
- night 1 of 3

Manuel Antonio to Montezuma

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
Manuel Antonio to Montezuma
Manuel Antonio to Montezuma

Shuttle transport type
7:45 am - 12:00 pm pickup/drop-off time
4.25 hours duration

Shuttle service is a shared transportation option in an air-conditioned minibus between popular destinations. Shuttle routes operate daily, and in some cases there are multiple departure times throughout ...

Nature Lodge Finca Los Caballos

Nature Lodge Finca Los Caballos

2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

The magical Nature Lodge is located on the Nicoya Peninsula, a short ferry ride from the port town of Puntarenas. The Nicoya Peninsula is isolated and unspoiled, with typical pueblos, friendly smiles, ...

DAY 13


Montezuma

Nature Lodge Finca Los Caballos
- night 2 of 3

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE

DAY 14


Montezuma

Nature Lodge Finca Los Caballos
- night 3 of 3

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE

DAY 15


Montezuma

Nature Lodge Finca Los Caballos

Montezuma to Liberia

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
Montezuma to Liberia
Montezuma to Liberia

Private transport type
6:15 am - 12:15 pm pickup/drop-off time
6.00 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 ...

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