Costa Rica’s Caribbean Charms: 7-Day Family Tour

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Countries Visited

Costa Rica

Places Visited

Irazu, Tortuguero National Park, Puerto Viejo

Suggested Duration

7 Days

Combining lazy beach hours with wildlife encounters and wilderness adventures, this luxurious 7-day adventure is the perfect mix of family downtime and active exploration. Savor the serenity of the Caribbean coast and provide your family magnificent and natural experiences in Costa Rica. Handcrafted with private tours and exceptional lodges, this exciting journey will include everything from comfortable snorkeling excursions to hiking with monkeys.

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Trip Highlights

  • Cruise along the serene rivers of Tortuguero National Park for interactive moments with monkeys and caimans
  • Escape to breathtaking Caribbean beaches, where there is all the space and privacy that is needed for your family to come together
  • Swim and snorkel in calming waters alongside turtles and other beautiful marine life
  • Explore an active volcano, where surreal colors and smells can make for a very educational family experience
  • Discover a wildlife refuge, where jaguars and sloths provide wide-eyed amazement for kids and adults
  • Admire how the Costa Rican wilderness has been made so accessible as you venture on a family hike in monkeys’ habitat
  • Drift down the Pacuare River on a calm, white-water rafting trip that may have you feeling the thrills

Detailed Description

Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast is sublime and surreal. Its dense jungle leans out above pristine beaches, and monkeys howl from the trees. During this luxurious, 7-day vacation through Costa Rica, you can rest and relax in destinations that feel cut off from the rest of the world. You can also indulge in an adventure deep into the jungle or out onto enchanting reefs. Costa Rica’s Pacific coast is becoming increasingly popular, but the Caribbean has preserved its rich and untouched fell. With only one week in Costa Rica, it is difficult to combine both coastlines, but seven days in the Caribbean can blend coastal pleasures with more of the country’s iconic experiences, such as active volcanos and wildlife refuges.

Most importantly, Costa Rica’s Caribbean offers an enormous sense of freedom and space. Here, you children can find a place to run around and play in nature. There is also solitude and all the serenity that you can expect from a tropical locale in addition to the natural adventure that makes Costa Rica so exciting and inviting. It is amazing how many different experiences you can combine into just seven days in Costa Rica and the Caribbean, and this handcrafted tour will lead you from an active volcano to a jungle river and then from a wildlife-rich national park to the beach bliss of Puerto Viejo. This vacation will provide you with seven days of becoming closer as a family, but also seven days of exploring one of the world’s friendliest and most biodiverse nations.

After flying to San Jose, you will be met by a local guide for a short transfer to Irazu, where you will witness an active volcano with three craters and surreal thermal power. A tour around the summit will intrigue you before having some downtime at a boutique lodge. Continuing toward the Caribbean, you will spend a day rafting down the Rio Pacuare, which is an easy adventure that is possible for almost all ages and is mostly about drifting through nature. Most of your week in Costa Rica will be spent in two contrasting Caribbean destinations: Tortuguero National Park and Puerto Viejo.

Tortuguero is part jungle and part coast, making it a mystical world where monkeys howl and sea turtles provide hours of pure joy. River cruises will bring you intimately close to many different animals, while nocturnal beach walks can reveal sea turtles as they hatch from their eggs. From your accommodation, you can listen to the wild and still only be a short ride to the waves. Then, in Puerto Viejo, you will indulge in classic experiences. While there is a unique aura of peacefulness and serenity here, there is adventure as well. On day six, you will snorkel and swim in the turquoise water before a guided hike through the wonders of Cahuita National Park thoroughly excites you. You will even have time to stop at a wildlife refuge before you fly back to San Jose and depart the country.

Starting Price

$1,255 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

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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