Our 8-night Exclusive Costa Rica Family Holiday vacation package begins on the warm beaches of the Papagayo Peninsula and ends at Arenal Volcano where you’ll discover elaborate hot springs, hanging bridges, a safari float, and the processing of chocolate and coffee.
Dec 29: Arrive at Papagayo Peninsula, Guanacaste
Upon arrival in Liberia, Costa Rica you will be picked up and driven approximately 45 minutes to Andaz Papagayo Resort on the Papagayo Peninsula. This stylish resort incorporations Costa Rican culture into their modern design. Enjoy innovative Costa Rican cuisine, hand-crafted Latin cocktails, savory snacks, a vibrant atmosphere.
Dec 30: Papagayo Free Day
Explore one of the two exclusive golden sand beaches set on the calm waters of Papagayo Bay or relax poolside at either the adults or family pool with views of the ocean and forest. Overnight Andaz Resort.
Dec 31: Local Snorkeling
Discover the marine life of the Northern Pacific Coast. After a safety briefing, take a boat ride to your first snorkeling site. Weather permitting, your guide will stop at a second snorkeling site. Be on the lookout for schools of colorful fish, eels, and stingrays (December to February), among other vibrant marine life. Overnight Andaz Resort.
Jan 1: Papagayo Free Day
The Andaz provides daily on-site you can sign on for with a weekly schedule available at check-in. Take part in yoga, a ceviche class, mixologist lesson, and more. We also highly suggest a customizable spa treatment. Overnight Andaz Resort.
Jan 2: Transfer to The Springs Resort, Arenal Volcano
Today you will be met and driven approximately 3 hours to the Arenal / La Fortuna region for overnight at The Springs Resort & Spa. The Springs Resort has amazing views of Arenal Volcano, as well as 4 unique dining experiences, a full-service spa, and hot and cold springs on the property
Jan 3: Private Hanging Bridges
The Arenal Hanging Bridges is an eco-tourism project of trails and bridges that focus on the observation and protection of nature. The private nature reserve has a vast variety of wild animals, birds, flowers and the lush vegetation. The network consists of eight fixed bridges and six hanging bridges built with the latest techniques. The imposing view of the volcano from the hanging bridges over the forest makes for an unforgettable experience. Overnight The Springs Resort.
Jan 4: Private Pure Nature Saari Float
Peacefully float down the Frio River on a boat with no motor looking for sloths, monkeys, iguanas, turtles, caimans, and numerous bird species. Your naturalist guide will point out the treasures of the ecosystem. After your leisurely ride, enjoy homemade snacks at a family farm. Overnight The Springs Resort.
Jan 5: Private Coffee & Chocolate Tour
Discover local traditions on a coffee tour at a farm outside La Fortuna. Explore the key role coffee plays in Costa Rica's history and economy. The farm is a model of sustainable agriculture!. Next, discover the ancient secrets of chocolate from its initial use in tropical America to the processing of the sweet product we know and love today. The cacao tree was considered a "gift from the gods" and was very important in many regions of Mesoamerica. After a hands-on tour, enjoy a tasting of high-quality organic chocolate! Overnight The Springs Resort.
Jan 6: Depart Liberia, Costa Rica
Today you will picked-up and driven approximately 3 hours to 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.