Our Family Winter Break Classic vacation package is the perfect classic family getaway. Experience adventure at Arenal Volcano, nature in the Cloud Forest, and rainforest on the Central Pacific Coast.
Dec 26: Transfer to Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Upon arrival in Liberia, Costa Rica transfer approximately 1 hour to Tamarindo Beach for overnight at Esplendor Tamarindo Hotel. This boutique hotel is set back a bit from Tamarindo Beach with spectacular views of the beach and town. Each ocean view room has a private balcony that provides natural light and endless ocean views.
Dec 27: Catalina Island Snorkeling
Take a boat ride out to Catalina Islands, a volcanic rock formation off the coast of Guanacaste. Your tour includes snorkeling at two different destinations. Be on the lookout for marine life such as moray eels, seahorses, white tip reef sharks, octopus, turtles, and more. Overnight Esplendor Tamarindo.
Dec 28: Tamarindo Free Day
Take a surf lesson or explore the white sand beaches of Tamarindo. Overnight Esplendor Tamarindo.
Dec 29: Tamarindo Free Day
Relax at the hotel infinity pool, order lunch at the swim-up bar, and enjoy the view. Overnight Esplendor Tamarindo.
Dec 30: Transfer to Arenal
Today you will be driven hours to the Arenal Volcano region for overnight at Arenal Manoa Hotel
. This charming hotel surrounded by gardens features some of the most beautiful views of Arenal Volcano.
Dec 31: Aerial Tram & Zipline; NYE Dinner
Prepare for a thrill! The fun begins on an aerial tram up to an observation platform on the highest point of Arenal Reserve. Take in the bird's eye view of the Tilaran Mountain Range, Lake Arenal, and Arenal Volcano before beginning your zipline adventure. Observe the rainforest canopy from above the treetops on a series of 8 cross-sectional zipline cables with a total distance of 4.5 miles and lengths from 100 to 2460 feet and a maximum height of 660 feet. Return to the hotel after your morning adventure. This evening, gear up to ring in the new year with dinner at Arenal Manoa. Overnight Arenal Manoa Hotel.
Jan 1: Hanging Bridges & La Fortuna Waterfall Hike
First, discover the flora and fauna of the rainforest on a series of trails and hanging bridges under the towering presence of Arenal Volcano. An expert naturalist guide will point out a variety of nature and wildlife that are often missed. Following the hike, visit La Fortuna Waterfall. Your guide will bring you down paved stairs to the swimming hole at the base of the waterfall. Wear your swimsuit to take a refreshing swim in the river! And don't forget to check out the waterfall observation point for gorgeous panorama views. Overnight Arenal Manoa Hotel.
Jan 2: Depart San Jose or Liberia, Costa Rica
Today you will be met and transferred by ground to the Liberia or San Jose International Airport for departure.
Pricing is valid through the date listed for each itinerary (all pricing is subject to change until booked and confirmed). Holiday season supplements apply for Christmas, New Years, Presidents Day, and Easter travel dates. Green season specials and/or lower rates may apply for May to November travel dates.
All itineraries are land only and international airfare is quoted separately. Itinerary adjustments may be necessary depending on your international flight schedule. For example a late arrival will usually require a night near the airport in San Jose.
Please call one of our experts at 800-827-9046 to discuss your travel details.