Our 7-night Costa Rica Family Holiday Highlights package is perfect for your New Year celebration with family and friends.
Dec 27: Arrive Monteverde, Costa Rica
Upon arrival in San Jose, Costa Rica you will be met and driven approximately 3 hours to Senda Monteverde Hotel, Monteverde's newest upscale hotel located outside Monteverde Cloud Forest. With 24 guest rooms and suites, Senda features open-air porches overlooking lush tropical gardens or views all the way out to the Pacific Ocean in the distance.
Dec 28: Private Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
Today, you will discover the celebrated Monteverde Cloud Forest, situated on the continental divide. This high elevation forest is filled with dense misty vegetation and majestic trees. A professional naturalist will guide you along pointing out enormous prehistoric tree ferns, bromeliads, unique bird species, and possibly even the sky Resplendent Quetzal bird! Overnight Senda Monteverde Hotel.
Dec 29: Tram, Zipline, & Walk with Lunch
The Sky Tram is a cableway that goes through Monteverde Cloud Forest. Begin your adventure with an aerial tram ride on the cableway as your guide points on the forest's flora and fauna. The Sky Tram ends at a platform where ethe Sky Trek begins. This is one of the most extensive canopy tours in Costa Rica with eleven cross-sectional ziplines and two very long ziplines. Following the morning excitement, relax and enjoy the views from two observation platforms offering panoramic views. Finally, explore the six-suspension bridge Sky Walk. Overnight Senda Monteverde Hotel.
Dec 30: Transfer to Villa Caletas, Herradura Beach
Today you will be met and driven approximately 2 hours to Hotel Villa Caletas, situated on Herradura Beach of the Central Pacific Coast. This private hilltop mansion is decorated in the style of a European mansion, more than 1000 feet above the ocean with one of the most spectacular 180-degree views over the gulf islands of the Nicoya Peninsula to the crescent beaches of Jaco, Herradura, and Punta Leona.
Dec 31: Tortuga Island Cruise; New Year's Eve Dinner
This morning, you will be picked dup and driven to Puntarenas. Enjoy a light snack-breakfast en route to the dock before boarding a catamaran for a cruise through the Gulf of Nicoya to Tortuga Island. Situated 12 nautical miles from Puntarenas, Tortuga Island is a sanctuary of turquoise beaches and white sand beaches fro a multitude of marine birds and flora and fauna of the Central Pacific region. Enjoy the day snorkeling, swimming, and relaxing in the shade of a palm tree on Isla Tortuga. Enjoy a tropical lunch on the island before returning to Villa Caletas for a delicious New Year's Eve dinner. Overnight Villa Caletas.
Jan 1: Private Manuel Antonio National Park Hike
An experienced naturalist guide will lead you on an informative hike through the picturesque Manuel Antonio National Park. The park protects two famous white-sand beaches within the park, coastal rainforest, a mangrove swamp, coral formations and 12 islands serving as seabird sanctuaries. Discover the park's unique plant life and animals such as the agouti, all three species of monkeys, three-toed sloth, and 184 bird species. Overnight Villa Caletas.
Jan 2: Horseback Riding with Ocean Views & Waterfalls
Discover the wonders of the rainforest. After a safety and equipment briefing, depart on a journey to the waterfalls! As you ascend through the rainforest, you will encounter farms and get close to nature. Look for scarlet macaws, toucans, and white-faced monkeys. You will arrive at a swimming area, where your guide will set you up with fresh fruit and water. Relax and enjoy the waterfalls before returning to Villa Caletas for overnight.
Jan 3: Depart San Jose, Costa Rica
Today you will be met and driven approximately 2 hours to the 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.