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Best Mother-Daughter Trip to Costa Rica

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

Costa Rica

Places Visited

Arenal, Monteverde

Suggested Duration

8 Days

Living the Pura Vida lifestyle while on vacation will shape your perfect customized mother-daughter tour of Costa Rica. The wonderland of natural beauty immerses you in the picturesque cloud forests, white-sand beaches, and active wildlife all experienced together, and perfect for mothers and daughters of all ages. The sun-drenched coastline highlights perfect curling waves and the pristine trees give way to small coastal villages. Thrilling adventures on zip-lines and whitewater rapids leave...

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Trip Highlights

  • Witness the turtles returning from the water to lay eggs and see their hatchlings breaking from their shell to cross the sands at Playa Flamingo
  • Enjoy the relaxing ambiance and soothing qualities of the thermal baths in the popular countryside resort destination of Arenal beneath Arenal Volcano
  • Soar through the treetops relishing the thrill of gliding and the search for wildlife on a zip-line tour through the rainforest
  • Sample the delicious qualities of fresh, organic, Costa Rican chocolate after learning the history of the cacao tree
  • Bask in the comforts of rejuvenating cares during a mother-daughter spa treatment in a luxury spa using the natural surroundings of thermal Arenal
  • Scour the unique wilderness of Monteverde Cloud Forest on a nocturnal wildlife walk searching for animals and budding flora active in the dark
  • Delight in a fantastic wildlife safari on the Corobici River searching for the birds, monkeys, lizards, and crocodiles populating the waters and its banks

Detailed Description

Enjoy the excitement of a mother-daughter exploration of Costa Rica during your 8-day tour bound for the cloud forests and sandy Pacific shores, volcanic slopes and pristine valleys inside one of the most biodiverse destinations in the world. The marvels of Costa Rica emanate from the spirit of Pura Vida, the “pure life,” a term exemplifying the joy of treasuring the simple beauty of life and an ever-present optimistic perspective. Nestled between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans and prospering from the ecological spectacles scattered through the preserved rainforests, beaches, mangroves, and volcanoes, nature brushes against cities and villages with effortless cohabitation bringing sightings of toucans and quetzal, jaguar and howler monkeys amid the enchanting natural splendor.

Your mother-daughter tour of Costa Rica begins with your arrival at San Jose’s Juan Santamaria International Airport. With three nights in Arenal, the adventurous pleasures of Costa Rica combine with the comforts of resorts harnessing warm waters of the natural geothermal activity. The remarkable valleys and slopes beneath Arenal Volcano provide soils rich in minerals perfect for growing tropical crops and treetops ripe with wildlife life sloths, harpy eagles, and white-faced capuchin monkeys. Whitewater rafting excursions head down to the Toro, Balsa, or Peñas Blancas rivers while cowboys lead small groups on horseback through the remaining plantations. The region is celebrated for its zip-lining adventures through the forest canopy, hikes to breathtaking waterfalls with swimming holes, and the relaxing spa treatments utilizing the temperatures of the thermal waters rich in natural minerals.

Two days in Monteverde then embrace the different ecosystems of Costa Rica, taking you from the tropical climate of the valley along the edges of Arenal Volcano to the cooler region of the Cloud Forest ecosystem. The distinctive region offers a new, exciting view of the flora and fauna of the country along the sky bridge walkway offering better possible sightings with up to 90 percent of all organisms in the rainforest living in the canopy. The unique characteristics of the landscape allow crops like chocolate and coffee to thrive making sampling the South American yields a new, vibrant experience. Traversing the forestry in the dark brings to life a number of nocturnal species sleeping in the day including a wide variety of frogs, birds, and bats inhabiting the forest.

Your final three days in Playa Flamingo immerse you in the grandeur of the Pacific shores along the Guanacaste coast. Beaches with white sands, charming villages with excellent seafood, and marvelous watersports enhance the beauty of Costa Rica’s driest region. Traveling the Corobici River brings a safari experience along the tranquil waters giving way to countless sightings of wildlife quietly resting on the riverbanks. With plenty of time to embrace the hot sands and cool Pacific waters, you cannot pass on the opportunity to view the turtles of the region either returning to shore to lay eggs or hatching from their shells and returning to the water. The distinct experience adds another memory during your unforgettable mother-daughter tour of Costa Rica.

Starting Price

$1,435 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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