San Jose is a charming capital, but with seven days in Costa Rica, you will not really want to waste any time on city streets, especially when you can venture directly into nature. After landing at the country’s main international airport, you will be met by your local guide and transferred to the Caribbean. Upon your arrival, you will check-in to a lodge that basks beneath the frame of Irazu volcano. Here, you have time to rest before lunch. Your lodge will be emblematic of Costa Rica’s appeal, providing luxury and space in incredible natural surroundings. After lunch, you will ascend with your family up an active volcano that last erupted in 1994.
It is very safe to explore at the moment, but you can still encounter surreal volcanic power. The road will twist and turn, leading you toward a summit that features three craters. Pools will shimmer and will be visible when you peer into one of the craters, fumaroles will spit out sulfuric gases, and bubbling mud pools will change before your eyes. You will be exploring a wonderful volcanic world, and there are different hiking trails in which you can indulge, so your time on Irazu can be as active as your family desires. There will even be a waterfall in the vicinity should you wish to extend the day’s adventure. Irazu is en route to the Caribbean coast, so this will be a convenient stop in addition to providing you with time to relax after your volcano tour.