Our 7-night Family Classic Deluxe holiday vacation package is the perfect escape from the cold this holiday season. Begin at a famous Arenal Volcano hot springs resort where you’ll hike across hanging bridges and discover jungle wildlife on a safari boat ride. Then, head down to Manuel Antonio National Park, one of the most beloved parks in the country, to discover rainforest backed beaches teaming with wildlife!
Arrive Tabacon Thermal Resort, Arenal
Upon arrival in San Jose, Costa Rica you will be met and driven approximately 3 hours to the Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa near Arenal Volcano. Tabacon Thermal Resort is well-known for its volcanic-fed mineral pools naturally heated by the volcano cascading through expansive gardens just off the property - a true paradise!
Hanging Bridges Hike
Discover a private nature reserve covering 250 hectares lead by a professional naturalist guide. Your guide will share the mysterious relationships of the forest flora and fauna as you are lead across a series of eight fixed and six hanging bridges. Don't miss the waterfall extension trail at the end of the hike! Overnight Tabacon Thermal Resort.
Today, you will transfer by ground approximately 1 1/2 hours to the Frio River, an important area for much of Costa Rica's wildlife. As you float down the river on a boat without a motor, your naturalist guide will help you to spot sloths, monkeys, caimans, iguanas, turtles, and birds of the jungle and their unique behaviors. Following the float, visit a Costa Rican farm for homemade snacks! Overnight Tabacon Thermal Resort.
Transfer to Los Altos Resort with Tarcoles River Cruise en Route
Today, you will be met and driven to The Tarcoles River, located between Manuel Antonio and Arenal. Tarcoles has one of the greatest populations of crocodiles in the entire world! The crocodiles are massive - the largest reaching 7 meters long! During your boat tour, you will see crocodiles swimming in the waters, or sunbathing on the riverbanks. After the tour, enjoy a delicious lunch before continuing by ground to the Manuel Antonio / Quepos area on the Central Pacific Coast.
Arrive at Los Altos Beach Resort & Spa for overnight. This condo-style resort is set atop a 22-acre forested hill overlooking the ocean. Hotel amenities include an on-site restaurant, pool, fitness center, and spa.
Manuel Antonio National Park Guided Hike
Discover Costa Rica's favorite little national park, Manuel Antonio. Discover three of Costa Rica's most beautiful white-sand beaches backed by lush rainforest and teeming with wildlife. Your naturalist guide will point out the unique natural characteristics of the park, its natural history, and the intricate relationships of park flora and fauna. Over 109 animal species and 184 bird species can be found within the park. Don't forget to wear your swimsuit for a refreshing swim at the park's beautiful beaches! Overnight Los Altos Beach Resort & Spa.
Manuel Antonio Free Day
Enjoy today at your leisure! Relax on the beach or book additional excursions in the Manuel Antonio area. Overnight Los Altos Beach Resort & Spa.
Manuel Antonio Free Day
Relax by the pool, head down to the beach, or book a spa treatment on your last day in Costa Rica! Overnight Los Altos Beach Resort & Spa.
Depart San Jose, Costa Rica
Today transfer by ground approximately 3 hours to San Jose 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.
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