Classic Family Adventure Vacation

8 Day Costa Rica Itinerary

Costa Rica is an amazingly sustainable country, and we really liked how much the nation cares about its carbon footprint and saving its forests. It is beautiful and knows how to cater to travelers well without ruining the environment. It's a wonderful place that we would definitely want to visit again.

A great beginning to this family vacation…

My wife and I decided to take our kids on a family adventure to Costa Rica. We had an experience starting from when we landed at the airport. Our driver Richard took us from the airport to Arenal and was an absolutely fantastic driver — the best that we had on our whole trip. He showed us the coffee bean plant, gave us a brief history of Costa Rica on our drive, told us cool facts about the country, and kept us entertained for the long ride.

Why we love Arenal…

Hotel Los Lagos at Arenal was a great resort with wonderful pools and spas. We also really liked the environment and the animal places (crocodile, butterflies, etc.) within the hotel. Tamara was a fantastic tour guide for the rafting tour on Balsa River — it was one of our favorites on the whole trip. It was great to have a tour with a break for fruit as well as the option to jump in the river to swim for a bit, and overall, we all had so much fun despite never having done it before and being a bit scared.

An experience you can’t get anywhere else…

The people in Monteverde were friendly and pointed out things for us, like monkeys and also suggesting the fruit market (la feria), which was a great place for us because we love fruit and loved interacting with locals to find out more about their local fruit. Hotel Cala lodge made quite an impression on us. We loved the atmosphere of the hotel being completely enclosed in a forest. It was beautiful.

Meals

Free Breakfast for 7 days

Transport

private driverAlajuela & SJO Int'l to Arenal  
shuttleArenal to Monteverde  
private driverMonteverde to Manuel Antonio  
private driverManuel Antonio to Alajuela & SJO Int'l  

Trip Overview




DAY 1


Arenal

Los Lagos
- night 1 of 3

Alajuela and SJO Airport to Arenal

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
Alajuela and SJO Airport to Arenal
Alajuela and SJO Airport to Arenal

Private transport type
10:00 am - 1:30 pm pickup/drop-off time
3.50 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 ...

Los Lagos

Los Lagos

3:00 pm check-in
2 rooms.

Los Lagos, featuring very comfortable accommodations, is one of a few hotels on the foothills of the Arenal Volcano. Hotel Los Lagos offers jacuzzis fed by natural hot springs, 4 pools with thermal waters ...

DAY 2


Arenal

Los Lagos
- night 2 of 3

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE

DAY 3


Arenal

Los Lagos
- night 3 of 3

Balsa River Half Day Rafting

Balsa River Half Day Rafting
Balsa River Half Day Rafting

You can reach the Balsa River after just a 50-minute drive from La Fortuna. During this tour you’ll cover Class II and Class III rivers.


Included for 5 persons in your party.
From 10:15 am - 5:00 pm start/end time
Transport included

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DAY 4


Arenal / Monteverde

Los Lagos

Hotel Cala Lodge Monteverde
- night 1 of 1

Selvatura Canopy Tour and Suspension Bridges

Arenal to Monteverde

Arenal to Monteverde
Arenal to Monteverde

Shuttle transport type
8:40 am - 12:00 pm pickup/drop-off time
3.33 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 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.

Selvatura Canopy Tour and Suspension Bridges
Selvatura Canopy Tour and Suspension Bridges

This Monteverde, Costa Rica tour combines adventure and tranquility as you zip line and walk across suspension bridges within a rainforest canopy.


Included for 5 persons in your party.
From 12:20 pm - 5:00 pm start/end time
Transport included

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DAY 5


Monteverde / Manuel Antonio

Hotel Cala Lodge Monteverde

Hotel Costa Verde
- night 1 of 3

Monteverde to Manuel Antonio

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
Monteverde to Manuel Antonio
Monteverde to Manuel Antonio

Private transport type
11:00 am - 3:05 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 ...

Hotel Costa Verde

Hotel Costa Verde

2:00 pm check-in
2 rooms.

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 6


Manuel Antonio

Hotel Costa Verde
- night 2 of 3

Midworld ATV Tour

Midworld ATV Tour

Midworld ATV Tour
Midworld ATV Tour

Start your engines and get ready for an adventure. During this tour, you’ll drive ATVs through primary and secondary rainforest in the Manuel Antonio area.


Included for 4 persons in your party.
From 9:05 am - 2:30 pm start/end time
Transport included

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Midworld ATV Tour
Midworld ATV Tour

Start your engines and get ready for an adventure. During this tour, you’ll drive ATVs through primary and secondary rainforest in the Manuel Antonio area.


Included for 1 persons in your party.
From 9:05 am - 2:30 pm start/end time
Transport included

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DAY 7


Manuel Antonio

Hotel Costa Verde
- night 3 of 3

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE

DAY 8


Manuel Antonio

Hotel Costa Verde

Manuel Antonio to Alajuela - SJO Int'l

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
Manuel Antonio to Alajuela - SJO Int'l
Manuel Antonio to Alajuela - SJO Int'l

Private transport type
6:30 am - 9:30 am 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 ...

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