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Costa Rica Classic Day by Day Itinerary

When it is your first time traveling to Costa Rica with your family and you are not sure exactly which destinations to add to the list, you can’t go wrong with visiting some of the classic natural wonders this country is known for. Costa Rica tours vary from hikes, to sailing tours, to a tour of a coffee plantation, to birding, horseback riding, ATV, … Your trip to Costa Rica can be anything you want it to be! On this trip we will introduce you to Arenal, Monteverde, and Tamarindo in Guanacaste. Guanacaste is known for its eternal sun, in dry season as well as rainy season. Enjoy!


Day 1:

Liberia Costa Rica planeYou will fly into Liberia, the capital city of Guanacaste where you will be met by a My Costa Rica representative with a welcome package in hand. From the airport, you will be taken to your hotel in Arenal and start your family trip!


Day 2:

Infinity Pool Arenal LodgeArenal is the most famous active volcano in the country. It combines the beauty and abundance of flora and fauna, with adventure travel and ultimate relaxation. During the day you can try white-water rafting, horseback riding, hiking, exploring the hanging bridges, … And later on you can visit the relaxing hot springs! But for a real thrill, devote part of the day to the Arenal Sky trek tour. See a vast amount of Wildlife in the cloud forest reserve and fly across the canopy on a zip line. For those who want the bird-view and wildlife without the speed, check out the sky tram!


Day 3:

Kayaking on Lake ArenalBegin your day with breathtaking views of the Arenal Volcano before making your way to the Club Rio adventure tour! You can experience a variety of different activities there like inflatable kayaking, river tubing, waterfall rappelling and guided nature tours.


Day 4:

Monteverde FarmerYour day begins with a transfer to Monteverde. This is where the amazing Cloud Forests of Costa Rica are. Monteverde Cloud Forest offers a great combination of adventure and culture. You can explore the jungle and spot animals such as sloths, birds, monkeys and reptiles. You can take the longest zip line in Latin America on the canopy tour. Or you can take a tour introducing you to some of the products the area is known for, such as its coffee.


Day 5:

Costa Rica CoffeeToday you can take part in the El Trapiche Coffee tour and check out the local way of making coffee. Costa Rican coffee is famous for being one of the best in the world. A visit to the coffee plantation will reward you with a taste of this world-famous brew.


Day 6:

costa rica beaches tamarindoNow it’s time to transfer to Tamarindo! This is a very popular beach area you are sure to love. Enjoy your stay at one of the world class hotels. You can choose for yourself what kind of property you want to stay at. Whether it is a small and charming hotel or a fabulous all-inclusive resort.


Day 7:

Tamarindo costa rica sunsetAfter enjoying the beaches, you will have a chance to take the sunset cruise on the Marlin Del Rey! Have some cocktails on deck while you enjoy a prime view of the Guanacaste shores. Perfect end to a perfect vacation!


Day 8:

The last day of your trip has arrived! Did you enjoy your Costa Rica vacation? We hope you will travel with us again soon!


 

Costa Rica Vacations Classic Destinations

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Ideal for Families, Nature Lovers, Couples

Destinations Visited

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Vacation At a Glance

Hotel Accommodation 

  • 3-nights in Arenal
  • 2-nights in Monteverde
  • 2-nights in Tamarindo

Tours Included

  • Club Rio Multi Adventure
  • El Trapiche Coffee Tour
  • Arenal Sky Trek
  • Marlin Del Rey Sunset Cruise

Domestic Transportation

  • Private 
  • Shuttle

All applicable taxes included, other perks are noted where they apply.

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Hotels Included

3 Stars from*

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
Trapp Family Lodge Garden

Trapp Family Lodge

Favorite. Adventure Restaurant. Phone, Safe Box, Hair Dryer. Babysitting Service, Laundry Service, Concierge.
3
2
From: $125 - $200
Tamarindo Diria Pool

Tamarindo Diria

Tamarindo. Favorite. Family Friendly, Adventure, Beachfront Pool, Jacuzzi, Fitness Room / Gym, Restaurant, Casino, Shop, Business Center, Golf. TV, Phone, Safe Box, Hair Dryer. Laundry Service, Concierge, Room Service.
4
From: $200 - $300


4 Stars from*

Tabacon Resort & Spa Jungle Pool

Tabacon Resort & Spa

Arenal. Favorite. Romantic, Luxury, Volcano, Hot Springs Spa, Pool, Jacuzzi, Restaurant, Shop. TV, DVD Player, Phone, Safe Box, Hair Dryer. Babysitting Service, Laundry Service, Concierge, Room Service.
5
4
From: Over $300
El Establo Exterior

El Establo Mountain Hotel

Monteverde. Favorite. Family Friendly, Adventure, Luxury Spa, Pool, Restaurant, Bar / Lounge, Shop, Facilities For Disabled, Business Center, Walking / Hiking Trails, Tennis. A/C, TV, Internet access / Wi Fi, Phone, Safe Box, Mini Bar / Fridge, Coffee Maker, Hair Dryer. Laundry Service, Concierge, Room Service.
4
1
From: $200 - $300
Capitan Suizo Bungalow

Hotel Capitan Suizo

Tamarindo. Favorite. Boutique, Romantic, Beachfront, Sustainable Ecolodge Spa, Pool, Restaurant, Shop. Phone, Safe Box, Private Jacuzzi, Hair Dryer. Concierge.
4
5
From: $200 - $300


5 Stars from*

Nayara Springs Resort and Arenal Volcano

Nayara Springs

Arenal. Favorite. Boutique, Adults Only, Romantic, Luxury, Volcano, Hot Springs, Signature Spa, Pool, Hot Springs, Fitness Room / Gym, Restaurant, Bar / Lounge, Walking / Hiking Trails. TV, Internet access / Wi Fi, Phone, Safe Box, Private Balcony / Terrace, Private Jacuzzi, Hair Dryer. Laundry Service, Concierge, Room Service.
4
From: Over $300
El Establo Exterior

El Establo Mountain Hotel

Monteverde. Favorite. Family Friendly, Adventure, Luxury Spa, Pool, Restaurant, Bar / Lounge, Shop, Facilities For Disabled, Business Center, Walking / Hiking Trails, Tennis. A/C, TV, Internet access / Wi Fi, Phone, Safe Box, Mini Bar / Fridge, Coffee Maker, Hair Dryer. Laundry Service, Concierge, Room Service.
4
1
From: $200 - $300
JW Marriott Guanacaste Entrance

JW Marriott Resort & Spa

Playa Avellanas. Favorite. Luxury, Beachfront, Best Spa, Pool, Jacuzzi, Restaurant, Shop, Walking / Hiking Trails, Golf. Safe Box. Babysitting Service, Laundry Service, Concierge, Room Service.
5
From: $125 - $200


Tour Options

Tours

Club Rio Multi Adventure Kayaking

Club Rio Adventure

Arenal. Favorite. Adventure, Nature Equipment.
From: $75 - $100
Trapiche Coffee Tour Costa Rica

El Trapiche Coffee Tour

Monteverde. Cultural, Excursion Guide, Transfer, Entrance Fee.
From: Under $50
Arenal Sky Trek Costa Rica

Arenal Sky Trek & Tram Ultimate Zip Lines

Arenal. Adventure, Nature
From: $75 - $100
Costa Rica Ocean on the Marlin Del Rey Catamaran

Sunset Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise Tamarindo

Tamarindo. Ocean, Nature Drinks, Snack, Meal, Transfer, Equipment.
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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