Active Family Adventure – Family Vacation to Costa Rica

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Active Family Adventure – Family Vacation to Costa Rica

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If you are looking for a family vacation to Costa Rica, this is it!  To keep things spiced up, this excellent travel package has two great and contrasting destinations. Explore two of Costa Rica’s most beautiful destinations – the Arenal Volcano and the beaches of Tamarindo on this amazing adventure!   The attraction of Arenal Volcano in La Fortuna lies in its views, its many hot springs, and because it’s the adventure capital of Costa Rica.

Too many activities to list them here, but the most popular ones include rappelling down La Fortuna Waterfall, whitewater rafting, zip lining and canopy tour, mountain biking, caves, crater hikes and hikes through the tropical rainforest, to name just a few.  But with so many things to do, you will not want to leave your hotel for the first three nights of this Costa Rica adventure package. The gardens, the hot springs and the imposing view of Arenal Volcano will captivate you. That’s not even over selling it for the Arenal Springs Hotel. The other destination in this Costa Rica adventure package is Papagayo. Enjoy Beaches, surfing, horseback riding, and river floats are scheduled activities for this family suited vacation package.  This is Costa Rica Travel at its best!

Day 1:

Nayara Springs Resort and Arenal VolcanoYour trip begins! You will fly into San José, the capital of Costa Rica, where you will be picked up and brought to the Hotel Arenal Springs near the volcano. Enjoy the amazing view of the volcano when you jump into your private swimming pool to relax after the journey.

Day 2:

The Springs ResortToday you will have a day pass to The Springs Resort, where you can enjoy a variety of hot springs and pools. You will have an amazing view on one of the world’s most active volcanoes while you relax in the warm thermal waters. There is also the possibility to take part in a guided tour to a wildlife preserve with species of birds, monkeys, sloths and much more.

Day 3:

Arenal Volcano Tour viewCosta Rica Tours are very varied and they can include adventure and nature as well as culture and lots of fun. Today, you will be focusing on the natural wonders Costa Rica is known for. You will take part in a Rainforest Mystery Tour and learn more about the secrets the tropical rainforest has to tell you. On this gentle hike, you will see the stunning rainforest with its unique flora and fauna. The guide will provide you with a lot of information and you will also learn about the jungle and its medical plants, herbs, and agriculture. At the end of the trip, you will enjoy a healthy organic lunch at a farm. Perhaps you will also spot some wildlife like howler monkeys, scarlet macaws and maybe even the resplendent quetzal.

Day 4:

Secrets Papagayo Aerial ViewYou will leave the hotel in the morning to go to Guanacaste. Instead of just driving there you will take a Rain Forest River Float and Safari on the way – just one of the many exciting highlights of the Active Family Adventure! You will get into inflatable rafts and float along the river enjoying the sounds of the forest and spotting different animals. Finally, we will take you to your hotel at Secrets Papagayo Resort & Spa, a Costa Rica all-inclusive paradise! Ideal for those looking for a stress-free, all-inclusive vacation. Guanacaste is the best place to combine luxury with adventure in the eternal Costa Rica sun!

Day 5:

Secrets Papagayo Resort PoolThis is a day to relax. Enjoy the sunshine and go to the beach that is just outside of your hotel. You can also stay in the Secrets Papagayo Resort & Spa that has a lot of facilities to offer its guests. Another possibility is to have a short walk just outside, to explore the little beach town.

Day 6:

Children SurfingIt is time to get active again, so a surf lesson for the whole family is scheduled! At the beach right outside your hotel you will first get to know some theory, try the right moves and positions, and then it will be time to get into the ocean and experience your first waves. Excited?!

Day 7:

Horseback Riding GuanacasteA unique experience for your family will be to explore the Guanacaste region on horseback. You will get to see forest and mountain trails as well as beaches and hills. This horseback riding tour will show you all the nature this area has to offer. Enjoy the last evening of your adventure with a nice dinner or a drink at the beach as the sun sets. Remember that all our packages can be customized so if you want to include other activities such as a rafting trip or a forest canopy tour, let us know! We can arrange all kinds of lush rainforest hikes as well as educational visits to a forest reserve.

Day 8:

You will be picked up from your hotel and brought back to San José where you can get your international flight back home. how was your Costa Rica vacation? We hope you will visit Costa Rica again and that you will travel with us!


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Destinations Visited

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Vacation At a Glance

 Hotel accommodation

  • 3-nights at Hotel Arenal Springs
  • 4-nights at Secrets Papagayo Resort & Spa

Tour packages

  • Rainforest Mystery Tour
  • Rain Forest River Float
  • Surf lesson
  • Horseback Riding Tour
  • The Springs Resort

Domestic transportation

  • Private Transfer
  • Shuttle Transfers

All applicable taxes included, perks noted where applicable

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Hotels Included

Arenal Springs Aerial View

Arenal Springs Resort

Arenal. Favorite. Family Friendly, Adventure, Volcano, Hot Springs Spa, Pool, Restaurant, Shop. TV, Phone, Safe Box, Hair Dryer. Laundry Service, Concierge.
From: $200 - $300
Secrets Papagayo Aerial View

Secrets Papagayo Resort & Spa

Playa Panama. Favorite. All Inclusive, Adults Only, Romantic, Luxury, Beachfront, Best Spa, Pool, Jacuzzi, Beach Club, Restaurant, Shop, Tennis. TV, Phone, Safe Box, Hair Dryer. Laundry Service, Concierge, Room Service.
From: Over $300

Tour Options

Safari Adventure Float Kayaks

Rain Forest River Float and Safari Peñas Blancas Arenal

Arenal. Nature Guide, Drinks, Snack, Transfer.
From: $50 - $75
Active Family Adventure

Active Family Adventure – Family Vacation to Costa Rica

Arenal, San Jose, Tamarindo. Families.
Less than $1000 p.p.
Arenal Hot Springs

Baldi Hot Springs with Meal

Arenal. Favorite. Nature Transfer, Entrance Fee.
From: $75 - $100

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* The prices listed are subject to change at any time, you will receive a 100% exact price at the time of the quote. The rates listed here are per person of double occupancy and include taxes, domestic transportation, tours and hotels as described. The price DOES NOT include international air tickets or any other service not mentioned, includes the optional travel insurance.
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