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Caribbean Dream Day to Day Itinerary 

The Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica is indeed just like a dream! For the adventure loving families to those wanting to stay at glorious all-inclusive resorts, the options are boundless. Costa Rica tours will include many different activities such as horseback riding, spotting sea turtles in Tortuguero, snorkeling or scuba diving in Cahuita, hiking through the tropical rainforest, whatever your family wants! This is Costa Rica travel at its best!


Day 1:

San JoseToday day is the start of a very fun trip to the Caribbean Coast. We meet you directly at the international airport for our dream excursion. We will have a welcome package waiting for you and will guide you to the shuttle to start your family trip. Then you will be off to your first hotel in San Jose. Relax and enjoy!


Day 2:

Cocles BeachLet the adventure begin! We will take the shuttle to your first location in Puerto Viejo. This location of Costa Rica is stunning, beautiful and very laid back. Puerto Viejo is full of beach rainforest and also has many beachfront restaurants. Pay a visit to the beautiful Playa Cocles and unwind!


Day 3: 

Caribbean-SlothWhile in Puerto Viejo you will enjoy the Jaguar Rescue Center tour. Walk through the small enclosure with a wide variety of different species and rescued animals including howler monkeys, sloths, and Toucans and more. You are sure to love every minute of it!

Day 4:

Cahuita Snorkeling ReefDay 4 will take you under water! We will take your family snorkeling in Cahuita. During your tour you will see all kinds of fish, dolphins, manta rays. Also look at the array of colors on the reef.


Day 5 – 6: 

Riverside Bar Laguna Lodge TortugueroTime to head north to Tortuguero! Once there, you will check into your hotel. Tortuguero offers you a peaceful escape even by Costa Rica standards it is one of the most remote areas of Costa Rica. You will love the jungle atmosphere in whatever luxury retreat or resort you choose. Relax a bit in this peaceful region for the next day.


Day 7:

Turtles in TortugueroA guide will take you on a boat ride through the canals of Puerto Viejo. They will explain all the key points of the region and show you where to find some cool wildlife. Spot sea turtles, birds, lizards, sloths and monkeys.


Day 8: 

Hotel Arenal Lodge Volcano ViewDay 8 has arrived and we leave the Caribbean Coast for a visit to Arenal. This area holds the most famous volcano is Costa Rica as well as some of the best adventure activities in the country. You will be taken by shuttle, and then dropped off at your hotel. Arenal is famous for its hanging bridges, La Fortuna Waterfalls, volcanic hot springs, rafting trip, the trails in the rainforest hike, canopy tour and of course its natural wonders! Fun for all ages!


Day 9:

Arenal Zip LiningThis is one of the most exciting days! On today’s tour, you will have fun zip lining through the rainforest on the Arenal Sky Trek. You will have loads of excitement and thrilling adventure as well as stunning views.


Day 10:

Today you will head back to San Jose and catch your flight home. how was your Costa Rica vacation? Was it everything you hoped it would be? Travel with us again soon and we can introduce you to some of the other treasures Costa Rica has to offer! What other destinations would you like to scratch off your list? Monteverde? The Nicoya Peninsula? Would you like to explore the Pacific Coast and discover all the stunning beaches of Guanacaste? Let us know! We are here to help!


 

Costa Rica Vacations Classic Destinations

SJO
Interests Beaches
Ideal for Families, Nature Lovers, Relaxation, Couples

Destinations Visited

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Vacation At a Glance

Hotel Destinations

  • San Jose
  • Puerto Viejo
  • Tortuguero
  • Arenal

Tour packages

  • Jaguar Rescue Center
  • Snorkeling in Cahuita
  • Tortuguero canal tour
  • Arenal Sky Trek

Domestic transportation

  • Shared Transfers for the 3 star
  • Private Transfers for the 4 & 5 stars

All taxes included, perks noted where applicable.

Hotels Included

3 Stars from*

Holiday Inn San Jose Aurola

Holiday Inn Aurola

San Jose. Pool, Jacuzzi, Restaurant. TV, Internet access / Wi Fi, Phone, Safe Box, Private Jacuzzi, Mini Bar / Fridge, Coffee Maker, Hair Dryer. Concierge.
4
4
From: $125 - $200
Shawandha Lodge Bungalow

Shawandha Lodge

Puerto Viejo. Favorite. Boutique Pool, Restaurant. Hair Dryer. Concierge.
3
From: Under $125
Mawamba Lodge Aerial View

Mawamba Lodge

Tortuguero. Favorite. Nature Pool, Jacuzzi, Restaurant, Bar / Lounge, Shop, Walking / Hiking Trails. Internet access / Wi Fi, Safe Box, Hair Dryer. Laundry Service.
3
From: $125 - $200
Los Lagos Hotel Spa & Resort

Los Lagos Resort

Arenal. Favorite. Family Friendly, Adventure, Volcano Spa, Pool, Restaurant, Shop. TV, Phone, Safe Box, Hair Dryer. Laundry Service, Concierge, Room Service.
3
5
From: $125 - $200
Hampton Inn San Jose Costa Rica Exterior

Hampton Inn

Alajuela, San Jose. Favorite. Pool, Shop. TV, Phone, Safe Box, Hair Dryer. Laundry Service, Concierge, Room Service.
4
2
From: $125 - $200


4 Stars from*

Hotel Le Cameleon Pool

Hotel Le Cameleon

Cocles. Favorite. Boutique, Romantic, Luxury Spa, Pool, Restaurant, Bar / Lounge, Shop, Facilities For Disabled. A/C, TV, Internet access / Wi Fi, Phone, Safe Box, Mini Bar / Fridge, Hair Dryer. Laundry Service, Concierge, Room Service.
4
From: $200 - $300
Almonds and Corals Master Suite

Almonds and Corals

Manzanillo. Spa, Restaurant, Shop. Safe Box, Private Jacuzzi. Laundry Service, Concierge, Room Service.
4
5
From: $200 - $300
Pachira Lodge Exterior

Pachira Lodge

Tortuguero. Nature Spa, Pool, Restaurant. . .
3
From: Under $125
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.
4
5
From: $200 - $300
Hotel Grano de Oro Bedroom

Hotel Grano de Oro

San Jose. Favorite. Boutique Jacuzzi, Restaurant, Shop. TV, Phone, Safe Box, Private Jacuzzi. Laundry Service, Concierge, Room Service.
4
5
From: $200 - $300


5 Stars from*

Real Intercontinental Costa Rica Entrance

Real InterContinental

Escazu. Luxury Spa, Pool, Restaurant, Shop. TV, Phone, Safe Box. Babysitting Service, Laundry Service, Concierge, Room Service.
5
5
From: $200 - $300
Manatus Hotel View

Manatus Hotel

Tortuguero. Boutique, Nature, Luxury Spa, Pool, Fitness Room / Gym, Restaurant, Bar / Lounge, Walking / Hiking Trails. A/C, TV, Internet access / Wi Fi, Private Balcony / Terrace, Mini Bar / Fridge, Coffee Maker, Hair Dryer. Laundry Service.
5
From: Over $300
Aguas Claras Casa Floralia Exterior

Aguas Claras

Cocles. Pool, Restaurant, Bar / Lounge. A/C, Internet access / Wi Fi, Phone, Safe Box, Private Balcony / Terrace, Mini Bar / Fridge, Coffee Maker, Hair Dryer. Laundry Service.
3
From: Over $300


Tour Options

Tours

Jaguar Rescue Center

Jaguar Rescue Center

Puerto Viejo. Favorite. Nature . . . Guide, Transfer, Entrance Fee.
3
From: Under $50
Cahuita Costa Rica Snorkeling

Cahuita National Park Snorkeling Tour

Cahuita, Puerto Viejo. Favorite. Ocean, Nature Guide, Meal.
From: $50 - $75
Arenal Sky Trek Costa Rica

Arenal Sky Trek & Tram Ultimate Zip Lines

Arenal. Adventure, Nature
From: $75 - $100


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