Child crossing hanging suspension bridge in the jungle of Costa Rica

Classic Family Costa Rica Vacation

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This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist

Countries Visited

Costa Rica

Places Visited

Monteverde, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Arenal Lake, Arenal...

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Suggested Duration

9 Days

Your classic Costa Rica family vacation lets you enjoy the highlights of adventure and relaxation in Central America’s tropical wonderland. The hand-crafted tour immerses the family in the splendor of the cloud forest and seclusion of an island estuary. Traverse the canopy on aerial bridges and witness the grandeur of a looming volcano while cruising over a placid lake. Whether relaxing in the luxuries of sustainable resorts or taking advantage of the endless adventurous excursions, your Costa...

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Trip Highlights

  • Traverse the highland trails of Monteverde’s Cloud Forest Reserve with a naturalist guide in search of stunning wildlife and sensational biodiversity
  • Wander through the treetops discovering the unique flora and fauna when exploring the hanging bridges of Arenal
  • Enjoy the refreshing waters of a hidden emerald swimming hole fed by the enchanting cascade of La Fortuna Waterfall
  • Explore the fascinating white-sand beaches and dense lowland rainforest of Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Sample the delectable chocolate of Costa Rica on an optional educational chocolate tour and tasting in Arenal
  • Wind the canals of the Damas Island estuary with a kayak safari finding caiman, crocodiles, monkeys, and a variety of tropical birds
  • Relish the best panoramic views of Arenal Volcano’s famous conical summit on a boat ride across Arenal Lake

Detailed Description

Your 9-day Costa Rica vacation is perfect for every family and tailored to the tastes of you and your children. You don’t have to settle for a once-size-fits-all vacation and instead can settle into the adventure of a fun-filled getaway for all ages blending exploration, discovery, and relaxation from the central highlands to the Pacific coast. Visit the classic locations of Monteverde Cloud Forest, Arenal Volcano, and Manuel Antonio National Park experiencing the majestic scenery.

The journey begins in Monteverde, located in the highlands known for the preserved biodiversity of the cloud forest. Whether a fan of watching birds or interested in seeing the unique ecosystem feeding off the moisture from the clouds, the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve provides the family with a unique view of nature shrouded in endless greenery, blossoming orchids, and absorbing wildlife. Arenal has become a great place for exciting excursions hosting zip-lining tours, whitewater rafting journeys, and a number of trails to explore around the base of the towering summit of Arenal Volcano. The region also hosts fantastic thermal baths in which the family can relax after time wandering the aerial bridges or indulging in the decadent flavors of Costa Rican chocolate. From waterfalls to floating safaris, you can experience an adrenaline rush or the tranquil seclusion of the rainforest’s depths.

Manuel Antonio National Park encompasses a small but popular region on the Pacific coast with stunning resorts tucked into the surrounding nature. The marvelous landscape is treasured for the protected biodiversity and accentuated by the sheltered marine park boasting exotic coral, fish, dolphins, and passing whales. The paradise on the Pacific is perfect for families interested in searching for wildlife on land and sea. You can partake in adventures walking on the trails of the national park or whale watching between July and November or from December to March. Snorkel over tremendous coral gardens or traverse the Damas Island estuary on a kayak excursion. No matter your preference of activity, the family is sure to have the time of their lives as you discover the splendor of Costa Rica’s classic family-friendly destinations.

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Starting Price

$2,101 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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