Costa Rica for Families
Arenal Volcano  
Zip-lining, Monteverde  
Canopy walk, Monteverde  
La Paz Waterfall Gardens  
Central Pacific Coast  
Arenal Springs Resort & Spa  
Squirrel Monkeys  
Tabacon Hot Springs  
Canopy Tram Ride, Monteverde Cloud Forest  
Monteverde Cloud Forest trail  
10 day tour
Including flights and transfers
Prices from
£2095

Tour Highlights

  • Spectacular Poas Volcano
  • Iconic Arenal volcano
  • Lush rainforest and La Paz waterfall
  • Atmospheric Monteverde cloud forest
  • Zip-lining adventure
  • Relax on Manuel Antonio beach
  • Direct flights
I'm enquiring about: Costa Rica for Families
I'm enquiring about: Costa Rica for Families

Costa Rica for Families

Costa Rica

This holiday aims to introduce the whole family to the natural wonders of Costa Rica and to discover its rainforests, volcanoes, beaches and a host of stunning flora and fauna. Adults and children alike are guaranteed a fantastic lesson in Costa Rica's incredible biodiversity. This itinerary features family-friendly accommodation and combines a perfect balance of adventure and action packed activities with relaxation. Fly through the rainforest canopies like a bird, float down the river as you spot monkeys, butterflies and sloths, step out into the jungle under the cover of darkness in search of brightly coloured frogs and soak in bubbling hot springs. End your Costa Rican adventure on the beautiful Pacific coast in Manuel Antonio for a few days of R&R while the kids can take part in a host of activities. 


Day 1
Day 1
UK - San Jose
Fly direct with British Airways to San Jose. On arrival to the capital, you are met and transferred to the Crowne Plaza Corobici for a two night stay. Close to both the airport and the downtown area, this is an ideal base from which to start your Costa Rica adventure.
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Corobici
       
Day 2
Day 2
Poas Volcanoe, Doka Coffee Farm & La Paz Waterfall Garden
Drive to Poas Volcano with a stop at Doka coffee plantation where you have the opportunity to learn about the coffee process and enjoy breakfast. Poas volcano is one of the most spectacular in the country with its crater measuring one kilometre. Take a hike to Botos Lagoon. Continue to the La Paz Waterfall Gardens where you can see the lush flora and fauna of the rainforest and the waterfalls. You'll spot a huge array of flowers, butterflies, orchids and hummingbirds.
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Corobici
       
Day 3
Day 3
San Jose - Arenal
This morning you are transferred to the town of La Fortuna which is located close to the magnificent Arenal Volcano. Stay two nights at the Arenal Springs Hotel which is fantastic base for exploring the Arenal National Park and ideal for families. Enjoy the hotel's numerous swimming pools and soak in the hot springs surrounded by lush, tropical gardens. Arenal is an adventurers playground; choose from activities such as zip-lining, mountain biking, hiking and wildlife spotting.
Accommodation: Arenal Springs Resort & Spa
       
Day 4
Day 4
Arenal National Park
Today enjoy the cacaphony of the rainforest as you float down the Peñas Blancas River and spot colourful birds, monkeys, sloths and butterflies. Ideal for children, birders and nature lovers. This afternoon is at leisure.
Accommodation: Arenal Springs Resort & Spa
       
Day 5
Day 5
Arenal - Monteverde
Today transfer to Monteverde, cross Arenal Lake (both a tour and transfer!)by boat taking in stunning views of the volcano and continue the rest of the journey by road. Spend the next two nights at the Trapp Family Lodge, the closest hotel to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. As dusk falls head out to discover the cloud forest under the cover of darkness. Buzzing with nocturnal activity; spot snakes, colourful frogs, spiders and bats as you set out with torches and discover a whole new ecosystem.
Accommodation: Trapp Family Hotel
       
Day 6
Day 6
Monteverde Cloud Forest
Today visit the Sky Adventure Park to get a bird's eye view of the jungle below. Glide through the canopy on an aerial tram to spot birds and monkeys, thrill seekers can reach speeds of up to 40 mph soaring through the trees by zip-line (attached to a cable and secured into a harness) and from a network of high suspension bridges built into the treetops, take in incredible views of the surrounding cloud forest.
Accommodation: Trapp Family Hotel
       
Day 7
Day 7
Monteverde - Manuel Antonio
This morning depart Monteverde and head to the Central Pacific Coast. Manuel Antonio; home to one of the most famous National Parks is where the stunning jungle meets the Pacific Ocean. Spend the next 3 nights at the fantastic family friendly property; Si Como No and relax and discover the local area.
Accommodation: Si Como No
         
Day 8
Day 8
Manuel Antonio
The next two days are at leisure to do as much or a little as you wish. With a fun family pool with a waterfall slide, kids can play safely while the adults relax. A butterfly garden, state of the art cinema and views over the rainforest and Pacific coast; this is the ideal end to a week of exploration. For those still seeking adventure, many excursions can be booked in this area from white-water rafting, boat trips, kayaking and horseriding. Run by the hotel, just opposite the property is a private wildlife refuge where you can see reptiles, amphibians and butterflies.
Accommodation: Si Como No
         
Day 9
Day 9
Manuel Antonio
Day at leisure. Rainbow Tours recommend visiting the nearby Manuel Antonio National Park. Jungle clad beaches, rocky headlands and lush rainforest make up this park and it offers visitors excellent wildlife viewing opportunities. Spot white-faced capuchins, spider and howler monkeys hanging in the trees, agoutis, coastis, sloths and many colourful birds.
Accommodation: Si Como No
         
Day 10
Manuel Antonio - San Jose - UK
Today transfer by road to San Jose to catch you direct overnight flight back to the UK.

Pricing Information & Dates

10 day tour, from £2095 per person
Price Includes:
  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
Price Notes
Price includes international flights, English speaking driver/guides,all accommodation, activities and all breakfasts Price based on a family of four travelling.

Tour Route Map

  1.   San Jose
  2.   Arenal National Park
  3.   Monteverde Cloudforest
  4.   Pacific Coast Beaches

Accommodation on this Tour

Arenal Springs Resort & Spa
Arenal Springs Resort & Spa
Arenal National Park, Costa Rica
Arenal Springs Resort & Spa Arenal Springs Resort & Spa offers the perfect combination of relaxation, comfort and tropical scenery with wonderful views of the Arenal volcano. The hotel has 87......
       
Crowne Plaza Corobici
Crowne Plaza Corobici
San Jose, Costa Rica
Crowne Plaza Corobici Just 15 minutes from downtown San Jose and 15 minutes from the airport, the Crowne Plaza Corobici is an excellent base in Costa Rica's capital. All rooms are comfortable and......
       
Si Como No
Si Como No
Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Si Como No Si Como No is situated above Manuel Antonio National Park on a jungle hilltop. Opened in 1993, Si Como No has a strong emphasis on sustainability (awarded Costa Rica’s highest......
         
Trapp Family Hotel
Trapp Family Hotel
Monteverde Cloudforest, Costa Rica
Trapp Family Hotel The Trapp Family Hotel is the closet lodge to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve which is just a 15 minute walk away. This cozy 20-room inn pays tribute to its setting with......
       

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