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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:

Infinity Pool Arenal LodgeYou 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! Get ready for your transfer to Arenal! Arenal 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.


Day 2:

Arenal Zip LiningTake 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, you will love the sky tram!


Day 3:

Costa Rica CoffeeYour 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. Today you can already 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 4:

Santa Elena QuetzalThe Santa Elena Cloud Forest tour is a wonderful hike a little off the beaten path. Explore the wonders of the cloud forest and if you are lucky, perhaps you can spot the elusive quetzal!


Day 5:

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 6:

 

Surfing TamarindoA free day in Tamarindo can mean two things. Shopping or surfing! With its consistent and low waves, Tamarindo is the perfect challenge for first time surfers. Alternatively, you can spend your day souvenir shopping in the popular beach town of Costa Rica!


Day 7:

Tamarindo costa rica sunsetAfter enjoying your free day, you will have a chance to take the sunset cruise on the Marlin Del Rey! Go snorkeling, 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.

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*

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
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*

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
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

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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