A Fun Filled Family Holiday

Experience the best of Costa Rica with this memorable family holiday packed full of exciting activities including zip lining, hot springs, snorkeling, a visit to a wildlife sanctuary and more!

Places you visit: Central Valley – Arenal – Monteverde – Manuel Antonio

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“We had an excellent holiday. Service given by John Stanley was exceptional before, during and after our tour. We are regular visitors to Costa Rica and no doubt will return again. We can certainly recommend the Latin America Travel Company and will definitely travel with them again. Big THANK YOU to John Stanley for his personal attention.”

Kathleen Adler, January 2019.

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Tour Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival Transfer To Your Hotel

xandari hotel gardens in costa rica

As you arrive in Costa Rica you will be greeted at the airport by your English speaking driver who will welcome you to Costa Rica and take you directly to your hotel. The afternoon is spent enjoying the beautiful gardens, spa and pool.

Meals Included: None today

Suggested Accommodation: Xandari

Day 2: Central Valley To Arenal Volcano

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After a leisurely breakfast you will be met at your hotel and taken by private transfer to Arenal. The drive takes about 2 hours. After checking into your hotel the rest of the afternoon and evening is at leisure to relax by the pool or take an optional excursion. Why not visit La Fortuna waterfall, or take a chocolate tour!

Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: Arenal Manoa

Day 3: Hanging Bridges & Volcano Hot Springs

the tabacon hot springs in arenal costa rica

This morning explore a network of suspension bridges hung across the top of the forest canopy! Enjoy a guided nature walk along the trails accompanied by a naturalist guide. There are great views and lots of opportunities for photos. After lunch back at the hotel the afternoon is spent exploring the Arenal Volcano national park. Hike along the trails and end the day in beautiful hot springs!

Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Suggested Accommodation: Arenal Manoa

Day 4: Day At Leisure

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There are no activities scheduled for today so you can relax and enjoy the comforts of your hotel. There are many activities available in Arenal including chocolate tours, zip lining, horse riding, rafting tours, mountain biking, hanging bridges and more.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: Arenal Manoa

Day 5: Scenic Lake Crossing to Monteverde!

belmar hotel facade in monteverde costa rica

Enjoy a classic journey today across Lake Arenal by boat with beautiful views of the volcano and surrounding landscapes. Many migratory birds can be spotted along the way. On arrival to the other side continue the rest of the way by private transfer up the bumpy road to Monteverde in the cloud forest!

Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: Hotel Belmar

Day 6: Zip Lining In The Cloud Forest!

a family zip lining in costa rica

Experience the rush of flying through the cloud forest on a network of canopy zip lines. The canopy tour is made up of 15 cables and 18 different platforms attached to trees. The total cable length is 2 miles with the final cable stretching for 750 metres! After the tour explore the rest of the reserve including the hanging bridges.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: Hotel Belmar

Day 7: Monteverde To The Beach!

ocean view at parador hotel manuel antonio

Private transfer after breakfast this morning to Manuel Antonio on the pacific coast. You can stop at any point along the way for lunch or a break. After checking into your hotel the rest of the afternoon is at leisure to relax by the pool and enjoy the magnificent view!

Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: Parador

Day 8: Manuel Antonio National Park

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This morning you will explore arguably the most beautiful national park in Costa Rica. Your guide will lead you on a walk around the rainforest trails where you can spot sloths and troops of monkeys above you. After the guided walk there is plenty of free time to cool off in the ocean and relax on the beautiful white sand beach.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: Parador

Day 9: Visit A Wildlife Sanctuary

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Today you will have a tour of a local wildlife sanctuary which specialises in the rescue and rehabilitation of animals with the aim of re-introducing them to the wild.  You will learn about this important conservation project as well as have the chance to get up close to monkeys, tamarins, marmosets, kinkajous, parrots and sloths!

Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: Parador

Day 10: Snorkeling & Dolphin Watching Tour By Catamaran

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Enjoy a day out on the water as you sail down the pacific coast where dolphins and sometimes whales can be seen from the boat. The catamaran trip includes a stop at Biesanz beach, one of the best beaches in the area. Anchor in a secluded cove and go snorkeling and swimming from the boat in the warm waters.

Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

Suggested Accommodation: Parador

Day 11: Final Day On The Beach

manuel antonio pacific coast costa rica

Spend your final day by the pool or take a trip to the beach. For the more active we can arrange kayaking, horse riding, rafting and more! Just let us know if you would like us to include an additional activity.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: Parador

Day 12: Departure Or Extend!

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Private transfer to the airport for your flight home, or extend your trip! We tailor every trip to each customer’s requirements. Call us today to start planning.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Remember this trip can be customised to your particular tastes and interests!

Our Suggested Accommodation

This trip can be customised to your style of travel and preferred standard of accommodation. Below is our suggested accommodation for this trip.

Tour Inclusions

  • All accommodation
  • All internal flights
  • All tours as specified in the itinerary
  • All meals as specified in the itinerary
  • All transfers and transportation
  • All national park entrance fees
  • All other entrance fees
  • 24 hour emergency assistance
  • 100% financial protection with our ATOL license & ABTA membership
  • Our exclusive 100+ page trip guidebook, personalised to your trip
  • Full support from your dedicated specialist
  • International flights – we can include these for you, just ask us for a quote
  • Discretionary gratuities to drivers and guides
  • Travel insurance

Destinations you visit on this tour

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