From $886

COSTA RICA COAST TO COAST
10 Days Itinerary for Families

9
10
Visiting 5 destinations
Family

Itinerary

DAY 1: SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA (20 MINUTES)

Welcome to San José, Costa Rica, where you can go from the Caribbean to the Pacific in a day. On this trip, we take our time to discover the beauty of both Costa Rican coasts. We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. You can explore the capital city with its theaters, museums and beautiful parks. Or, simply sit in a café and enjoy a cup of Costa Rican coffee while you watch the daily life of the “Ticos”. Accommodation: the hotel of your choice.

DAY 2. SAN JOSÉ – TORTUGUERO (6 HOURS)

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will cross the beautiful Braulio Carrillo National Park heading toward the Caribbean town of Guápiles, where you will enjoy a hearty breakfast. Then you’ll continue to the Caño Blanco pier where your boat to Tortuguero will depart. You will journey along the rivers and canals about 90 minutes to the hotel, providing an excellent opportunity to see wildlife and the jungle scenery. After lunch, there is a visit to the village of Tortuguero. Dinner is included at the hotel. Accommodation: the hotel of your choice.

DAY 3. TORTUGUERO – PUERTO VIEJO OF LIMON / CAHUITA (6 HOURS)

Breakfast at the hotel. Early this morning, you will go on a boat tour through the Tortuguero National Park canals. The area is famous for being the habitat of five species of sea turtles, and a great diversity of birds, amphibians and other animals. After breakfast, you will return to Caño Blanco to continue by land to the town of Siquirres. Here, we will pick up a cold lunch so that you may continue by shuttle or rental car to the southern Caribbean Coast – either Puerto Viejo or Cahuita, depending on which hotel you have chosen. The contrast of cultures will get your attention, since the region is the home of Costa Rica’s Afro-Caribbean culture, featuring an incredible combination of colors and flavors. Accommodation: the hotel of your choice.

DAY 4. PUERTO VIEJO OF LIMÓN / CAHUITA

Breakfast at the hotel. The southern Caribbean region has some of the best beaches in the country. The Cahuita National Park is known for its excellent diving and snorkeling around coral reefs to see beautiful marine life. Another experience that you should not miss is to enjoy a typical Caribbean lunch or dinner. Accommodation: the hotel of your choice.

DAY 5. PUERTO VIEJO OF LIMÓN / CAHUITA – ARENAL VOLCANO (5 HOURS)

Breakfast at the hotel. Awaiting you today in the Northern Plains is the impressive Arenal Volcano, a natural wonder with an iconic cone-shaped crater. Along the way there, you will see plantations of various agricultural crops, ornamental plants, and cattle ranches until you reach the town of La Fortuna. The town is worth visiting to walk and to have lunch or dinner. Your hotel is strategically located to appreciate the volcano. Accommodation: the hotel of your choice.

DAY 6. ARENAL VOLCANO

Breakfast at the hotel. Resorts with natural hot springs and spas are one of the greatest attractions to enjoy in the Arenal region. Other top activities include: visiting the Arenal Volcano National Park, zip line tours, suspension bridges, aerial tram tours, hiking and horseback riding tours to the La Fortuna Waterfall, and water activities on Lake Arenal. Accommodation: the hotel of your choice.

DAY 7. ARENAL VOLCANO – MANUEL ANTONIO (4.30 HOURS)

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning your journey will take you to the warm Central Pacific Coast. Manuel Antonio is your next destination; it is home to the smallest but most visited national park in Costa Rica. During your trip, be sure to stop at the Tarcoles River Bridge to see the giant crocodiles in the river below. The lush landscape along the Central Pacific Coast features rice and palm plantations. Accommodation: the hotel of your choice.

DAY 8. MANUEL ANTONIO

Breakfast at the hotel. Today is a free day to enjoy the beaches, in addition to the Manuel Antonio National Park. The Park has several trails for walking, viewpoints, beautiful beaches, and a high probability of seeing animals, especially the 4 species of Costa Rican monkeys, sloths and coatis. Other adventures available in the area include canopy zip line tours, horseback riding, sunset cruises to see dolphins and whales, and whitewater rafting. Here, there is a wide variety of cuisine for all tastes. Accommodation: the hotel of your choice.

DAY 9. MANUEL ANTONIO - SAN JOSÉ (4 HOURS)

Breakfast at the hotel. Return to the Central Valley. Your transfer to San José is planned for the afternoon so you can enjoy your last morning in this tropical paradise. In the evening, you can visit a traditional Costa Rican restaurant offering live music and a dance show, or try international cuisine in one of the excellent restaurants of the area. Accommodation: the hotel of your choice.

DAY 10. SAN JOSÉ. END OF SERVICES (20 MINUTES)

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart to the airport. You must be at the airport three hours before your flight departure time. Your rental car can be returned at the agency’s office near the airport. Happy return trip home! We hope to have you visit us again.

San José 1 Night / Tortuguero 1 Night / South Caribbean 2 Nights / Arenal 2 Nights / Manuel Antonio 2 Nights / San José 1 Night

9
10
San José / Tortuguero / South Caribbean / Arenal / Manuel Antonio / San José
Family
886

Included:

  • Transfer from the San Jose International Airport to the hotel.
  • Accommodation 1 night in the hotel of your choice in San José, breakfast included.
  • Ground transfer & regular boat transfer from San José to Tortuguero.
  • Accommodation 1 night & 2 days package at the hotel of your choice in Tortuguero, with full board included.
  • Regular excursion: Visit to the village of Tortuguero.
  • Regular excursion: Boat tour through the Tortuguero Canals.
  • Regular boat transfer & ground transfer from Tortuguero to Guápiles.
  • Transfer from Guápiles to Puerto Viejo / Cahuita.
  • Accommodation 2 nights in the hotel of your choice in Puerto Viejo or Cahuita, breakfast included.
  • Car transfer from Puerto Viejo / Cahuita to Arenal Volcano.
  • Accommodation 2 nights in the hotel of your choice in Arenal, breakfast included.
  • Car transfer from Arenal to Manuel Antonio.
  • Accommodation 2 nights in the hotel of your choice in Manuel Antonio, breakfast included.
  • Car transfer from Manuel Antonio to San José.
  • Accommodation 1 night in the hotel of your choice in San José, breakfast included.
  • Car Transfer out from the hotel to the airport.
  • Sales tax
  • Infants from 0-3 years are free of charge.
  • Child rate applies from 4 to 12 years. Maximum 2 children sharing a room with their parents.
  • Rental car includes: 7 days rental, Ssangyong Korando 4×4 car or similar, with mandatory basic insurance. The car will be delivered on Day 3 of the program.

Not Included:

  • Activities not indicated in the program.
  • Tips
  • Car rental full coverage insurance.

Car Rental Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license. A foreign license is valid in Costa Rica for 90 days from the date of entry into the country.
  • Driver’s minimum age is 21 years old.
  • The driver must carry a valid driver’s license of the country of origin.
  • The driver must present a valid passport.
  • The driver must present a valid credit card (AMEX, VISA, MASTERCARD) for the security deposit ($750 approximately).