Abundance abounds in Costa Rica: beautiful beaches, friendly people and endless adventures to embark upon. We dabble in it all with a family friendly itinerary that will get everyone’s heart pumping. We begin in the country’s capital, San Jose, and then we are off to the Arenal Volcano to zip along the treetops. Get a glimpse of rural Tico life on a local farm. Rappel down a canyon waterfall that lies deep in the tropical rainforest and then go for a soak in thermal hot springs.
Travel south, where miles of white sand beach are just begging to be surfed. Search for the perfect wave and scope amazing wildlife in Manuel Antonio National Park. Don’t worry if this is your first time on a board, instruction is for all levels. Then, get off the beaten path at the Campesinos Reserve, where we hike amidst beautiful scenery and swim in a natural pool at the base of a spectacular waterfall. Return each evening to comfortable lodging and an intimate understanding of what it means to live the pura vida.
Kids traveling on our Family Adventures will receive an day pack for their adventure!
Enjoy an active family tour with zip-lines, hiking, surfing lessons and more
Visit farmers, soak in soothing hot springs and enjoy local foods
Swim in waterfalls, and search for squirrel monkeys
Follow an itinerary designed with the whole family in mind
Stay at comfortable lodges that give you a true taste of Pura Vida
Activities: Hiking, Canyoning, Zip-lining, Surfing
Accommodations: Hostel/Hotels / lodges, 7 nights
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Duffel Bag or Soft-Sided Suitcase
Rain Jacket (Hooded, Lightweight, Waterproof, Breathable)
Water Shoes (No Flip-Flops)
Long Sleeve Shirts (Synthetic, Lightweight)
Hiking Shorts (Quick-Dry, Lightweight)
Hiking Socks (Synthetic or Wool)
Sun Block and Lip Balm
Flashlight or Headlamp with Fresh Batteries
Day Pack (21L-35L)
Tee Shirts (Synthetic)
Water Bottle (One 1-Quart) or Hydration System
Passport/Money Belt or Pouch
Luggage Tags and Locks
Casual Shoes for Travel and Free Time
Casual Clothing for Travel and Town Wear (Lightweight, Easily Washable)
Fleece/Wool Jacket or Sweater
Hiking Pants (Convertible, Quick-Dry, Lightweight)
Sunglasses and Accessories
Personal First Aid Kit/Medications (Lightweight)
Day Pack Rain Cover
Personal Wipes and Hand Sanitizer Gel
Feel free to contact us should you have any questions. Adventure@WeLoveExploring.com
Families will be roomed together unless any family members request single accommodations, in which case they will be asked to pay a single supplement fee.
Costa Rica is unequivocally a tropical country, situated between 8° to 11° north of the equator. It enjoys the advantage of the perfect tropical climate. The average temperature in the lowlands varies from the low 60s to the high 80s. Conditions are pleasantly moderate all year long and are often compared to a never-ending spring. Although summer departures may encounter a slightly higher amount of rainfall, typically the day will begin sunny and pleasant with showers coming later in the afternoon. All day rain is very unusual.
We look forward to having you join us for the trip of a lifetime! Why wait? Space is limited, reserve your adventure today.
Day 1: Pura Vida! Welcome to San Jose where our adventure begins.
Day 2: Take a zip-line rainforest tour and enjoy a special family farm visit.
Day 3: Rappel down a canyon waterfall and soak in thermal hot springs.
Day 4: Travel from Arenal Volcano to the Pacific Ocean.
Day 5: A visit to Manuel Antonio Park, then surf lessons in the afternoon.
Day 6: Hike, swim, and explore in the community-owned Campesinos Reserve.
Day 7: Relish the splendors of coastal Costa Rica before returning to San Jose.
Day 8: Our Costa Rica Family Adventure ends.
Note on Itinerary
Although we do our best to adhere to the schedule listed above, this
itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control.
The key to staying comfortable while on an active trip is layering. To obtain maximum comfort with minimum weight, you need versatile layers that mix and match to create the right amount of insulation, ventilation and weather protection. This gear list has been created to help you choose your clothing and gear for this trip. Try to bring only what is necessary—this will help you and the field staff.
Costa Rica Family Fun
Settle into good vibes on this 8-day Adventure
All accommodations; meals as noted in the daily itinerary; transportation within Costa Rica as noted; arrival and departure transfers; all gear needed to participate in stated activities, guided canopy, zip-line and canyoning tour; entrance to national parks and reserves; surf lessons and related gear: local English-speaking guides and entrance fees to parks as indicated.
Airfare to Costa Rica; airport departure taxes; 2 dinners; alcoholic beverages/soft drinks; guide gratuities; charges for extra activities; excess baggage charges or insurance of any kind.
Consider as you sign up, Airline tickets - Please check with us before purchasing your airline tickets to ensure your trip is confirmed with the minimum number of participants required to operate. Adventure@WeLoveExploring.com
Travel insurance - To protect your travel investment, we highly recommend the purchase of travel insurance.
Payment and Cancellation:
A Non-Refundable deposit of $500 USD is due to reserve your place on this trip. The balance is due 30 days prior to your trip. Holiday surcharge may apply. Full refund of deposit if trip is not confirmed with the minimum number of participants.
8 Days / 7 Nights, Activity: Hiking, Canyoning, Zip-lining, Surfing Adventure
Starting 2018, COST: $3,700 USD, Deposit: $500 USD, Group Size 10
Dates: This trip takes place on the 4th Thursday of every month.