Experience our 9 night Family Christmas in Paradise vacation package at two of the top luxury hotels in Costa Rica. Then, head towards adventure! Explore the thrilling Arenal Volcano during the day and unwind in hot springs in the evening.
Dec 24: Transfer to Sarapiqui, Costa Rica
Upon your arrival into San Jose, Costa Rica transfer by ground approximately 3 hours to Selva Verde Lodge
in the tropical lowlands of Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui. The lodge is a haven for birders, hikers, and nature enthusiasts.
Dec 25: AM Sarapiqui River Cruise; Selva Verde Reserve Night Hike
Navigate the beautiful Sarapiqui River with a professional naturalist guide skilled in rafting. You will get a safety briefing before your rafting adventure begins. As you enjoy the thrilling twists and turns of the Sarapiqui, keep an eye on the river bank for wildlife. Your excursion ends at Selva Verde Lodge.
This evening, join the lodge's naturalist guide for rainforest exploration at night! Bring a flashlight, and explore the nocturnal wildlife. Tree frogs, kinkajous, bats, sloths, and leaf mimicking insects are just some of the animals that can be found. Overnight Selva Verde Lodge.
Dec 26: Transfer to Arenal
Today you will be met and transferred by ground to Mountain Paradise Hotel in the Arenal Volcano region. This family-owned boutique hotel has a colonial feel in an environment completely surrounded by nature beneath Arenal Volcano.
Dec 27: Arenal Aerial Tram & Trek Zipline
Your adventure begins on an aerial tram ride up through the forest canopy to an observation deck. Enjoy the view and keep an eye out for wildlife in the trees. Enjoy surrounding views of the Tilaran Mountain Range, Arenal Lake, and Arenal Volcano from the observation deck. Your zipline adventure includes 8 cross-sectional ziplines with a total length of 4.5 miles and distances from 100 to 2400 ft in length and a maximum height of 600 ft. Overnight Mountain Paradise.
Dec 28: Hanging Bridges Hike & Tabacon Hot Springs
The Arenal Hanging Bridges Hike brings you across 8 fixed bridges and 6 hanging bridges into the lush rainforest. Your experienced naturalist guide will point out nature and wildlife in the surrounding forest and take you to the best spots for volcano views. Then, transfer to the Tabacon hot springs for a relaxing all natural soak in the expansive Tabacon gardens. Rejuvenate and enjoy in the mineral-laden pools heated by the Arenal Volcano. Overnight Mountain Paradise Hotel.
Dec 29: Transfer to Tamarindo Beach, Guanacaste
Today transfer by ground to Tamarindo Beach in the Guanacaste province for overnight at Tamarindo Beach Resort
. This boutique hotel is one of the only hotels directly on Tamarindo Beach. Enjoy direct beach access and the lush gardens surrounding the hotel.
Dec 30: Free Morning; Evening Sunset Cruise
The tour begins from Flamingo Marina. The crew will set sail (depending on the wind) for about five miles to some of the most beautiful beaches in the area. Arrive at your snorkeling destination where a guide will point out sea turtles, dolphins, whales, pufferfish, and more. While you're exploring the area, your guide will cook up a delicious buffet meal. Catch a beautiful sunset before returning to Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort for overnight.
Dec 31: Tamarindo Free Day
Take a surf lesson or relax on the white sand beaches of Tamarindo. Overnight Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort.
Jan 1: Tamarindo Free Day
Add on additional Guanacaste Day Tours
. Overnight Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort.
Jan 2: Depart Liberia, Costa Rica
Today transfer by ground approximately 1 hour to the Liberia International Airport for your return flight home.
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.