A Mother Daughter Epic Journey

15 Day Costa Rica Itinerary

When talking about Costa Rica with my mom/travel partner, she asked: "Is that someplace people go?" After our first day in Costa Rica, all her worries were alleviated by all of the wonderful and helpful people we met.

A special mother-daughter trip…

I'm 32 and my mom is 65; we love traveling together, but I knew this trip to Costa Rica would be one for the books. We both like adventure and experiencing the country we are visiting.

I’ll always remember this trip because...

I loved loved loved La Kukula Lodge! It’s in a beautiful location in the forest but still within walking distance from restaurants. The variety of animals living on the grounds is amazing and there is something new to see every day. If you're looking for a party place, this is not it. If you are looking to enjoy a beautiful location and calming surroundings within walking distance of the ocean, then this is the place for you. Don't plan on sleeping in too much because there is a troop of Howler monkeys living in the trees!

My favorite activity on this vacation…

Another excursion I want to recommend is Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge tour. We had an excellent tour guide and captain. Both were pointing out birds and animals and knew where to look for rarer species. The tour guide even took photos for me when I couldn't get my camera to focus properly. We saw many species of birds including a Stick Bird, a sloth and her baby, adult caimans, baby caimans, bats, a Jesus Christ lizard, and two species of monkeys. On the way to the reserve, our driver stopped for us to view huge Iguanas sunning themselves in the trees as well.

Meals

Free Breakfast for 14 days

Transport

Free Airport Transport
shuttleSan Jose to Puerto Viejo  
shuttlePuerto Viejo to Arenal  
shuttleMonteverde to Manuel Antonio  
private driverManuel Antonio to San Jose  

Trip Overview




DAY 1


San Jose

Sleep Inn
- night 1 of 2

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
Sleep Inn

Sleep Inn

2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

The Sleep Inn is located in the heart of downtown San José. This hotel has ample facilities and an unbeatable location.

DAY 2


San Jose

Sleep Inn
- night 2 of 2

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE

DAY 3


San Jose / Puerto Viejo

Sleep Inn

La Kukula Lodge
- night 1 of 3

San Jose to Puerto Viejo de Limon

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
La Kukula Lodge

La Kukula Lodge

2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

La Kukula Lodge is nestled along the Southern Caribbean coast amidst the rainforest but only 300 metres from the beautiful white sands of Playa Chiquita which is just a few kilometers from Puerto Viejo ...

DAY 4


Puerto Viejo

La Kukula Lodge
- night 2 of 3

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE

DAY 5


Puerto Viejo

La Kukula Lodge
- night 3 of 3

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE

DAY 6


Puerto Viejo / Arenal

La Kukula Lodge

Arenal Volcano Inn
- night 1 of 2

Puerto Viejo de Limon to Arenal

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
Arenal Volcano Inn

Arenal Volcano Inn

3:00 pm check-in
1 room.

The Arenal Volcano Inn is located in the Fortuna district of San Carlos, just minutes from the Arenal Volcano. The town of La Fortuna offers a variety of local and international restaurants as well as ...

DAY 7


Arenal

Arenal Volcano Inn
- night 2 of 2

Cano Negro Wildlife Reserve

Cano Negro Wildlife Reserve
Cano Negro Wildlife Reserve

On this tour you’ll take a boat down the Frío River and explore the wetlands of the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, located just a few miles south of the Nicaraguan border.


from 7:25 am - 4:30 pm
Transport included

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DAY 8


Arenal / Arenal

Arenal Volcano Inn

Magic Mountain Hotel
- night 1 of 2

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
Magic Mountain Hotel

Magic Mountain Hotel

2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

Designed in a colonial style, the modern Magic Mountain Hotel has a stunning view of the imposing Arenal Volcano. Located on the outskirts of La Fortuna, a thriving agricultural and tourist town in the ...

DAY 9


Arenal

Magic Mountain Hotel
- night 2 of 2

Arenal Volcano History Walk & Baldi Hot Springs

Arenal Volcano History Walk & Baldi Hot Springs
Arenal Volcano History Walk & Baldi Hot Springs

After an adventurous day hiking and exploring the Arenal Volcano National Park, bask in the Baldi Hot Springs with a tropical cocktail in hand and surrounded by tropical gardens.


from 2:05 pm - 8:30 pm
Transport included

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DAY 10


Arenal / Monteverde

Magic Mountain Hotel

Hotel Cala Lodge Monteverde
- night 1 of 3

Taxi-Boat-Taxi Arenal to Monteverde

Hotel Cala Lodge Monteverde

Hotel Cala Lodge Monteverde

2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

The Cala Lodge is located in Monteverde. Set within Costa Rica’s rich central highlands, this area is replete with bountiful rainforests, rolling hills, and a spectacular amount of biodiversity.

Taxi-Boat-Taxi Arenal to Monteverde
Taxi-Boat-Taxi Arenal to Monteverde

The Arenal to Monteverde taxi-boat-taxi service operates year round, making connections between Arenal and Monteverde twice per day, with great views of the Costa Rica highlands and the Arenal Volcano ...


from 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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DAY 11


Monteverde

Hotel Cala Lodge Monteverde
- night 2 of 3

Selvatura Zip Lines, Suspension Bridges & Butterflies

Selvatura Zip Lines, Suspension Bridges & Butterflies
Selvatura Zip Lines, Suspension Bridges & Butterflies

This zip line, suspension bridge and butterfly garden combination tour perfectly mixes peaceful tranquility and thrilling adventure, all while being surrounded by the lush cloud forest.


from 7:50 am - 1:00 pm
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DAY 12


Monteverde

Hotel Cala Lodge Monteverde
- night 3 of 3

Guided Tour Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

Guided Tour Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
Guided Tour Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

Explore the enchanted Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve with a set of expert eyes on a guided hike. You will explore several trails in search of birds and mammals and discuss the amazing diversity of plants.


from 7:25 am - 10:30 am
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DAY 13


Monteverde / Manuel Antonio

Hotel Cala Lodge Monteverde

El Faro Beach Hotel
- night 1 of 2

Monteverde to Manuel Antonio

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
El Faro Beach Hotel

El Faro Beach Hotel

2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

El Faro Beach Hotel is located on a hillside near the Manuel Antonio National Park. This hotel is constructed from shipping containers and has a unique, environmentally friendly design.

DAY 14


Manuel Antonio

El Faro Beach Hotel
- night 2 of 2

Mangrove Fishing Tour

Mangrove Fishing Tour
Mangrove Fishing Tour

Damas Island is just off the coast of Manual Antonio National Park, and mangrove forest lines Damas Island's coast. For this tour you will board a high-tech motorboat and glide past mangroves, and eventually ...


from 7:10 am - 12:00 pm
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DAY 15


Manuel Antonio

El Faro Beach Hotel

Manuel Antonio to San Jose

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE

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