Our 8-night Luxury Costa Rica Family Holiday vacation package begins on the warm rainforest beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park and ends at Arenal Volcano where you’ll discover farm-to-table dining, experience the thrill of waterfall rappelling and zip lining, and soak in thermal springs.
Dec 26: Arrive Arenas del Mar Beach Resort, Manuel Antonio
Upon arrival in San Jose, Costa Rica you will be picked up and driven approximately 3 hours to Arenas del Mar Beach & Nature Resort near Manuel Antonio National Park for overnight. Arenas del Mar combines the highest level of comfort and sustainability with easy access to spectacular beaches and nature experiences.
Dec 27: Private Manuel Antonio National Park Hike
Manuel Antonio is Costa Rica's favorite little national park for good reason. The park features three of the most beautiful beaches in the country with white sands bordered by tropical rainforest teeming with wildlife. A professional naturalist guide will lead you on a moderate hike through the park. Take in the wonders of the rainforest and its natural history. The wildlife here is diverse with 109 mammal species and 184 bird species. Don't forget to bring a swimsuit and towel to cool off on the beaches after the tour. Overnight Arenas del Mar Beach Resort.
Dec 28: Savegre River Rafting: Class II-III
This full-day adventure is fun for the whole family! Combine action and relaxation while enjoying fantastic landscapes. Start with a safety briefing before maneuvering rapids like "Boca Diablo" and the "washing machine." You'll hit the "screaming child" rapid before the river winds down for the remainder of your trip. Finally, enjoy a leisurely lunch before heading back to Arenas del Mar Beach Resort for overnight.
Dec 29: Manuel Antonio Free Day
Arenas del Mar is set on 11 acres of private nature trails and forest and enjoys direct access to two beautiful beaches. Explore your surroundings or add-on tours in Manuel Antonio. Overnight Arenas del Mar Beach Resort.
Dec 30: Flight to The Springs Resort, Arenal
Today you will take a short domestic flight to the Arenal Volcano region for overnight at The Springs Resort and Spa. The Springs is an expansive luxury resort with a variety of thermal pools, restaurants, and activities available right on the property, perfect for families of all ages.
Dec 31: Pure Trek Canyoning & Cooking Class
About a 20-minute drive outside the town of La Fortuna will bring you to your jumping off point for your canyoning adventure. Upon arrival, a short drive via 4x4 through the rainforest to the ranch house to gear up. Experience waterfall rappelling, a canyon wall, monkey drop zip line and rappel, and rock climb all in the rainforest canyon. Then, a short hike out to your transportation out to your cooking class where you'll be greeted by the chef and cooking team. The afternoon includes a lesson in a delicious 3-course meal while sipping unlimited tropical Mojitos or juices. Ceviche, grilled pork loin, cashew encrusted sea bass, and several other local dishes are on the menu. Please note the menu can be adjusted to meet your dietary requirements given notice. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the flavors of Costa Rica!
Jan 1: Arenal Volcano Free Day
Free day to enjoy the hot springs at The Springs Resort and excursions like kayaking, tubing, horseback and a wildlife sanctuary at Club Rio, the on-site adventure center. Overnight The Springs Resort.
Jan 2: Sky Walk, Tram & Trek Zipline Canopy Tour
First, your excursion will begin with the Sky Walk, a guided 2.25-mile trail (approximately 3 hours) along which you will discover 3 waterfalls, a multitude of bird species, and other flora and fauna lead by a professional guide. Then, take the Sky Aerial Tram cable car up through the canopy to the observation deck, a wide platform with fantastic views of Lake Arenal, Arenal Volcano, and the Tilaran Mountain Range. From there, depart on your Sky Trek zipline adventure above the treetops. The ziplines span 4.5 miles with 8 cross-sectional cables in distances ranging between 100 to 2460 feet and a max height of 660 feet. Enjoy lunch before heading back to The Springs Resort for overnight.
Jan 3: Depart San Jose, Costa Rica
Today you will picked-up and driven 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.
Please call one of our experts at 800-827-9046 to discuss your travel details.