Costa Rica promises a wealth of adventures wrapped up in the vibrant mixture of rainforest and beaches, winding rivers, and staggering waterfalls. The family arrives at Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose, where your private transfer greets you. You make your way through the bustling streets of Costa Rica’s capital city noticing colorful homes and lush trees even in the heart of the largest city. On the outskirts of San Jose, the kids point to the fruit on display by vendors along the sides of the streets. Watermelons grow as large as car tires, and bushels of bananas dangle from the rafters.
Signs for cold coconuts offer passersby sweet relief from the moderate temperatures of the Central Valley. The road to Monteverde winds through the mountains revealing more of the lush greenery for which the country is famous. The thick forestry grows denser the farther you travel from the capital city. You pass through a town where your driver points to a series of cables passing over the street. He calls the cables “monkey bridges” because they were built to allow the arboreal wildlife a way to pass over the streets protecting both the wildlife and drivers. You reach the comforts of your luxurious hotel nestled into the heart of the sensational cloud forest. The remainder of the day is yours for the family to settle into the relaxing pleasures of the mountains. Sip a decadent hot chocolate and watch the nightly mist roll over the surrounding rolling peaks.