Our 10-night Family Holiday Getaway in Costa Rica package is the perfect celebration. Discover Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna Waterfall. See how chocolate is made. Float down a tropical river looking for wildlife and explore the rainforest canopy from hanging bridges. Let’s not forget the night excursion! The rainforest at night is an entirely different world! Next, discover the Monteverde Cloud Forest, a birding paradise in the clouds! Finally, unwind and enjoy the rainforest beaches of the remote Nicoya Peninsula.
Transfer to Hotel Mountain Paradise, Arenal Volcano
Upon arrival in San Jose, Costa Rica you will be met and driven approximately 3 hours to Hotel Mountain Paradise for overnight. Surrounded by natural flora and fauna with views of Arenal Volcano, Mountain Paradise is a simple but comfortable boutique property with an on-site spa and two dining options to enjoy.
Chocolate & Waterfall Tour // Night Walk
Discover tropical cocoa and chocolate in this hands-on tour. Participate in the production process from harvesting fruit to drying and grinding the seed. And of course, enjoy a high-quality organic chocolate tasting! After the chocolate tour, explore La Fortuna Waterfall. Begin by checking out La Fortuna Waterfall from the lookout. It's an incredible sight to see the powerful blue cascade surrounded by the lush tropical foliage of the region. Then, trek down to the base of the waterfall on paved stairs and across fixed bridges. Explore the base of the waterfalls, take pictures, and go for a swim just downstream. Swimming at the base of the waterfall is not permitted.
Discover the mysterious world of nocturnal wildlife. Observe the complex systems and adaptations that have allowed flora nd fauan to surive in this world without light, obtaining advantages over competition for gathering food and protecting themselves from predators. Overnight Hotel Mountain Paradise.
Pure Nature Safari Float // Christmas Dinner
Today you will be met and driven approximately 1.5 hours to the Frio River, an important region for Costa Rica's wildlife. Float down the river aboard a motorless boat looking for monkeys, sloths, turtles, iguanas, caimans, birds, and more. Following, enjoy a homemade snack at a Costa Rican family farm.
This evening, enjoy a wonderful Christmas dinner. Overnight Hotel Mountain Paradise.
Private Arenal Hanging Bridges Tour
Trek through the forest over hanging bridges within a 1,500-acre private reserve. A professional naturalist guide will lead you across eight fixed and six hanging bridges pointing out the unique characteristics of the forest canopy and surrounding forest ecosystems. Overnight Hotel Mountain Paradise.
Transfer to Hotel Establo, Monteverde Cloud Forest
Today you will transfer by ground and boat to the boat launch at Arenal Dam. From here, take a 45-minute boat ride across Lake Arenal. Arrive at Rio Chiquito, where you will be drive 1 1/2 - 2 hours to the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Arrive at Hotel El Establo for overnight.
Nestled on a pristine 150-acre private farm adjacent to the Monteverde Reserve, El Establo Hotel offers guests a unique and privileged setting. On clear days, the location showcases views of the surrounding mountainous terrain. Guests may even catch sight of the distant Gulf of Nicoya, enhancing the sense of wonder and tranquility that this remarkable location offers.
Aerial Tram & Zipline
Prepare for an exhilarating adventure as you embark on a mesmerizing journey aboard the TreeTram cableway. Ascend to one of Monteverde's highest points, situated at a breathtaking elevation of 5,700 feet above sea level, and initiate your exploration of the enchanting cloud forest. But the excitement doesn't stop there; brace yourself for one of Costa Rica's most heart-pounding canopy adventures! You'll soar through the forest canopy on 7 exhilarating ziplines, each varying in length from 460 to a heart-pounding 2,460 feet. In total, this zipline experience will take you on a thrilling ride spanning an impressive 1.9 miles. Overnight Hotel El Establo.
Transfer to Punta Islita, Nicoya Peninsula
Today you will be met and driven approximately 3 1/2 hours to Hotel Punta Islita on the Nicoya Peninsula for overnight. Perched on a hilltop overlooking the wild and untamed Nicoya Peninsula, Punta Islita has a laidback rustic charm and is one of the best hacienda-style boutique properties in the country.
Punta Islita Free Day
Relax beachside or plan additional activities. Overnight Punta Islita.
Punta Islita Free Day
A wide variety of on-site experiences are available to make your stay as tranquil or exciting as you desire! Resort experiences include zip-lining, cooking lessons, yoga, birdwatching, horseback riding, and more. Guests can also enjoy the resort’s tennis courts, spa, and 9-hole golf course. *Some activities have an extra cost. Overnight Punta Islita.
Punta Islita Free Day
Enjoy your last day at the beach! Don't forget to book a spa treatment. Overnight Punta Islita.
Depart Libera, Costa Rica
Today you will be met and driven approximately 2 1/2 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.
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