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Costa Rica Volcanoes & Beaches

 Sky walk suspension bridge
,  Poas Volcano
,  zip lines
,  sloths and rain forest., Costa Rica, Central America

from $2,690* per person 7 Days February-April, June-August, December
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Thomson Family Adventures 20 people max
  • San jose airport, san jose, costa rica
  • Family & Friends trips
J oin Thomson Family Adventures on a special trip designed for fun-loving families seeking out the treasures of friendly, laid-back, tropical Costa Rica.

We start with a visit to the area around Arenal Volcano, which is an active volcano that can put on quite a show at night! Later, walk along the treetops along the hanging bridges, then glide from platform to platform for a bird's-eye view of the forest on an exhilarating canopy tour. Learn about the complex process needed to produce your morning coffee at a local coffee farm, and relax at the end of the day in hot springs warmed by heat from the volcano.

Next, travel to the beaches of Guanacaste, checking out Palo Verde National Park on the way. Enjoy canoeing and snorkeling amidst a wide variety of coral reef and marine life. The last day is free for your family to enjoy the beach or hotel pool. There is also an optional excursion to Tamarindo for surf lessons.

Locations visited/nearby

Sky walk suspension bridge , Poas Volcano , zip lines , sloths and rain forest., Costa Rica, Central America

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Special information

  • May accommodate certain types of disabilities. Contact the operator for more information.
  • Family oriented trip.

Itinerary

Day 1 Depart U.S. / Arrive San Jose

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel, where your Costa Rica family vacation begins.

Days 2 - 3 Arenal Volcano Area

Arenal is considered one of the ten most active volcanoes in the world, and the area around it is a veritable playground for families. The volcano itself is quite a sight, and if the weather is right your family will see an amazing natural wonder.

Organic coffee plantation
Traditional lunch
La Fortuna
Explore the canopy at the hanging bridges
Relax in hot springs
Zipline canopy tour
Maleku presentation option

Days 4 – 6 North Pacific Coast, Guanacaste

Start driving to the North Pacific coast, stopping en route at Palo Verde National Park, and crossing the Tempisque River by boat while you watch for birds, monkeys & crocodiles. Enjoy a Costa Rican lunch, visit a local school, and explore the beautiful coast line by outrigger canoe. Here you can snorkel amidst a wide variety of coral reef and marine life. Your family has an entire day at leisure to take surfing lessons, wander into the local town, or just relax on the beach.

Corobicí River float trip
Friends Across Borders meeting (pen pals)
Outriggers canoe tour  Free day
Tamarindo option   

Day 7 Depart Liberia / Arrive U.S.
Optional Community Service Extension

Have an extra week, and interested in community service?

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