Discover and relax (8 days – 7 nights)
This tour is designed for active families looking for an exciting adventure with different outdoor activities for a few days, and then a few days of relaxing time at the beach where optional activities are available. Extensive wildlife can be observed during the tours. Pace is moderate as we included two destinations only (La Fortuna/Arenal and the beaches in north Guanacaste) to limit hotels switching with children!
Starting from $ per person (Based on 2 Travelers)
* Upgraded properties in each destination are available. Please consult with us for additional rates and more information.
- Overnight at mentioned hotels or similar.
- Door to door transportation as stated on the itinerary (Days 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 and 8 – Mostly shared unless stated otherwise in the itinerary).
- All activities with admissions on days 2, 3, 4 and 7 with bilingual guide (Tours and transfers are mostly shared unless stated otherwise in the itinerary).
- Meals as per description.
- Local sales taxes.
- International airfares.
- Passenger taxes at the border/ airport (entrance, and exit local and int’l).
- Other activities suggested but not included.
- Travel insurance.
Today arrive at Liberia international airport (LIR). Your driver will be expecting you and transfer you privately south towards Cañas. Guanacaste is a major agricultural area of Costa Rica; on the way you will see famous “Brahma” cows, as well as rice, melons and sugar cane plantations. Continue to the beautiful mountainous area around Tilaran, and then into thick jungle, driving all the way around Lake Arenal. Arrive in la Fortuna, accommodation at Hotel Lomas del Volcan 3*, with great views to the volcano. Meals: –
This morning enjoy three different activities in one solo day: The Sky Adventures! You will do Start with the Sky Walk: On a series of safe suspension bridges enjoy a relaxing introduction of the flora and fauna of the forest canopy. Continue with the Sky Tram; the gondolas rise smoothly through the rain forest, offering up endless views during their mountainous ascent. In a wide observation platform on the highest point of the reserve, enjoy views to the rainforest and Arenal Lake and Volcano. Finally, it’s time for some adrenaline with the Sky Trek: Zip over mountains at incredible speeds and heights to have an extraordinary adventure. This is the most thrilling zip line in the country!
In the afternoon, go for a unique and original 3-hours’ horse adventure in Arenal Volcano. Ride your horse on a private property going through first and second generation forests; amazing views of the great Arenal Volcano will accompany us along the whole way. Reach a beautiful iris lagoon and let your horse refresh himself to then follow your tour to a lookout point (Mirador). Here, enjoy the beautiful landscape. In the evening, private transfer to a typical Costa Rican restaurant in la Fortuna’s village, for an unforgettable experience (dinner not included). Night Hotel Lomas del Volcan. Meals: B
Note: Tours and transfers are shared.
Transfer to the Springs resort and spa near la Fortuna, to spend a relaxing day and some activities. Experience the Club Rio Outdoor Center located directly below the resort along a beautiful stretch of Arenal River frontage. This is a “Must See” amenity of The Springs Resort and Spa with exciting soft adventure activities including Inflatable River Kayaking, River Tubing, Horseback Tours, Hiking Trails, Nature Tours, Hot Springs, Mountain Biking, Swimming and a Wildlife Preserve for rescued animals. When you are finished with your activities, you are also invited to enjoy the hot springs and restaurants at the resort as well. The restaurant and bar, Rancho Club Rio, is open for beverages and private groups/events and is a great place to relax surrounded by the River, Rainforest and Hot Springs. Night Hotel Lomas del Volcan. Meals: B
Note: Tours are shared.
Leave La Fortuna area for a private transfer to the beach. On the way visit the animal’s shelter “Las Pumas”: created 30 years ago by a Swiss couple, this wildlife refuge welcomes endangered species that have been rescued from captivity or found in the wild when babies. You will see many species of parrots, macaws, monkeys, ocelots, margays, jaguars and pumas. Eventually arrive in Playa Langosta, a white sand beach, just south of Tamarindo, more quiet and more residential than the “hustle and buzzle” from Tamarindo.
Accommodation at Hotel Capitan Suizo 4*. Meals: B
Time at the beach on your own. Many optional, land and water tours are offered in the area in case you want activities: Jet ski, ATV’s, sport fishing, sunset tours; Great nightlife in Tamarindo. The area of Tamarindo-Langosta is perfect for surfing, snorkeling, fishing, turtle watching and much more! You may also arrange transportation to the Country Day School located in Brasilito. Overnight at Hotel Capitan Suizo. Meals: B
Breakfast and transfer to Filadelfia and then the area of Palo Verde. Arrive at El Viejo wildlife refuge and Wetlands.
Enjoy a refreshing tropical fruit buffet and coffee or tea at La Casona, then board a well-equipped canopy boat, and observe an incredible number of spoon-billed or the mythical Jabirú stork. Also enjoy unique opportunities to observe reptiles such as crocodiles or the always expected white throated capuchin monkeys. At “Hacienda La Casona” you will be delighted by an invigorating typical Costa Rican buffet lunch. Magic is on the air while you enjoy the flavors of home-made cuisine festooned by marimbas, traditions and delight. Transfer back to Playa Langosta and time at leisure at the beach. Overnight at Hotel Capitan Suizo. Meals: B-L
Note: Tours are shared.
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