Celebrate your winter break in sunny Costa Rica! Our 8 night Family Tropical Holiday package features Arenal Volcano, hot springs, Monteverde Cloud Forest, and remote Nicoya Peninsula beaches.
Dec 26: Transfer to Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica
Upon arrival in San Jose or Liberia, Costa Rica transfer approximately 3 1/2 hours to the Arenal Volcano region for overnight at Lost Iguana Resort
. This secluded 100-acre property, hidden away about 30 minutes from the main roads of Arenal, offers a variety of rainforest trails and dramatic views to discover.
Dec 27: Arenal Hanging Bridges & Tabacon Hot Springs Tour
A professional naturalist guide will guide you through a series of trails and hanging bridges on a 250 hectare private natural reserve. You will see a variety of animals, flowers, vegetation, and birds unique to the area. The hike includes 8 hanging bridges and 6 fixed bridges optimally built for observation and safety. Then, transfer to the Tabacon Hot Springs for a relaxing thermal soak. The hot springs offer a variety of all natural pools heated by the volcano at a range of temperatures. Explore the expansive gardens and enjoy dinner before returning to Lost Iguana Resort for overnight.
Dec 28: Boat transfer to Monteverde
This morning you will be picked up at your hotel for a local transfer to the boat launch at Arenal Dam. Passengers will board a very comfortable and safe pontoon boat for a 45-minute ride to the dock at Rio Chiquito, a small town on the shore of Lake Arenal. Upon arrival passengers will ground transfer approximately 1 ½ - 2 hours to the Monteverde Cloud Forest for overnight at Hotel El Establo
. El Establo is one of the most luxurious hotels in Monteverde set on a 150 acre farm with 2 pools and 2 restaurants available on the property.
Dec 29: Aerial Tram & Trek Zipline; Vida Silvestre Night Walk
This morning, experience a bird's eye view of the world famous Monteverde Cloud Forest. Your tour will begin with Aerial Tram ride up to an observation deck. Be on the lookout for wildlife in the forest canopy. From here, your zipline adventure begins. The tour includes 2 very long zipline cables and 11 cross-sectional zip lines. After zipping through the treetops you will have time to unwind and enjoy the panoramic views from 2 observation decks.
This evening, you'll be lead through the Vida Silvestre Wildlife Refuge by a naturalist guide on a night walk. Discover nocturnal animals of the cloud forest like frogs, snakes, insects, owls, and sloths. Uncover the unique habits and ecology of the forest at night. Overnight Hotel El Establo.
Dec 30: Transfer to Nicoya Peninsula
Today you will be met and transferred approximately 3 1/2 hours to Hotel Punta Islita
for a luxurious beach getaway on the remote Nicoya Peninsula. This sophisticated off the beaten path hotel seamlessly blends luxury with nature.
Dec 31: New Year's Eve Dinner
Head for the beach! Explore the surrounding lush inlets and coves. Enjoy the scenery and the variety of water sports available from the hotel. Tonight, enjoy a delicious New Year's Eve dinner from the hotel, and ring in the New Year in paradise! Overnight Hotel Punta Islita.
Jan 1: Nicoya Peninsula Free Day
Happy New Year! Enjoy the beautiful weather. Book a variety of activities available from the hotel like yoga, pilates, cooking lessons, horseback riding, and more. Overnight Hotel Punta Islita.
Jan 2: Nicoya Peninsula Free Day
Enjoy your last day in Costa Rica your way. Relax by the pool or beach, or book a spa treatment! Overnight Hotel Punta Islita.
Jan 3: Depart Liberia, Costa Rica
Today you will be met and transferred by ground approximately 2.5 hours 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.