Costa Rica Adventure Family Holiday

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5.0 Based on 9 Reviews
  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 9+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Ends San Jose, Costa Rica
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Discover abundant wildlife – monkeys, sloths, birds and frogs are easy to spot! 
  • Visit the beaches and waterways of Tortuguero, an important nesting site for Green turtles
  • Meet the residents of Costa Rica's famous Sloth Sanctuary
  • Discover the beaches of both the Caribbean and Pacific Coast
The trip Costa Rica Adventure Family Holiday starts from and ends in San Jose. This is a family trip that takes 15 days taking you through San Jose, Manuel Antonio National Park, Sarapiqui, La Paz Waterfall and 6 other destinations in Costa Rica and Panama. This is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Costa Rica is a natural paradise, complete with volcanoes, rainforest, waterfalls, wildlife and beaches. Start your Costa Rica family holiday by travelling into the steaming jungle and explore the waterways of Tortuguero by boat, in search of monkeys, toucans and other colourful birds. Visit the Sloth Sanctuary and meet some of its famous inhabitants, stars of their own Animal Planet TV show. Enjoy a night walk in the rainforest, try white water rafting (optional) and splash around in thermal pools at a waterpark near Arenal Volcano. There's beach time too as we head to both Cahuita on the Caribbean coast and Manuel Antonio on the Pacific, where jungle cascades down to white sandy beaches.
5 - Excellent
Based on 9 reviews
Family holiday in the rainforest
5 - Excellent
“The holiday was superb. Lots of lovely animals to see and of great interest to both kids and adults alike. Our guide and driver Antonio and Theodore were superb. Antonio super knowledgeable and a top bloke. Company of the fellow travellers and kids also made the trip-superb bunch of people. Animals,scenery and wildlife was great to see. Kids are still talking about the things they have seen”
Adventures, Monkeys, Birds and Frogs
5 - Excellent
“Travelling with young children for an adventure across central America may be considered as too much stress and anxiety for some or downright irresponsible by others. Our family holiday to Costa Rica could not be further from the truth. Travelling through the waterways of Tortuguero exploring extraordinary flora, spotting amazing spiders, astonishing birdlife and catching a glimpse of a caiman or crocodile the children could not have been more inspired. The excitement of being woken by a barking howler monkey troop, the fun had chasing off cheeky white-faced capuchin breakfast thieves or the thrill of the sight of smartly dressed anteaters, oddly shaped armadillos and raiding racoons before bedtime added to the magic. Adrenaline flowed through the entire family with grins as wide as the Panama canal white water rafting down the Sarapiqui river and zip-lining through the Monte Verde cloud forests. Night hikes opened a whole new world of weird nocturnal creepy crawlies, with strange headlight click beetles, striking venomous snakes, industrious leaf cutter ant colonies, poisonous dart frogs and glowing scorpion exoskeletons. Banana crossing! As we travelled through active volcanic landscapes, rested on idyllic beaches and explored tropical rainforest with new friends and families met on the trip the stories flowed, vocabulary grew and imaginations ran wild. Even the frequent pit stops for the obligatory small child toilet break were supplemented by encounters with giant iguanas, crocodile swamped river beds, cactus flower ice-cream, unspoilt natural views, delicious cakes and, of course, incredible coffee. Our energetic tour guide (Eddie) and reliable driver (Hernan) judged our group perfectly and were tuned in to exactly what we would appreciate when to make the most of our time in their country. At the end of adventure packed days and encounters with stunning wildlife the entire family cooled off in serene swimming pools or thermal hot spring bars and weary little heads slept comfortably dreaming of the next adventure. It seems no other tropical country has made such concerted effort to protect its natural environment and as Costa Ricas tourists account for the largest sector of their national economy we have unprecedented power to protect this amazing countrys natural beauty and remarkable wildlife spend wisely, avoid business that threaten their future and enjoy this enchanting, magical adventure!”
Family fun in Costa Rica
5 - Excellent
“We had an amazing 2 weeks with a lovely balance of seeing such a range of nature - turtles, toucans, caimans, crocodiles, hummingbirds, monkeys, frogs, snakes just to start the list - and adventure experiences - white water rafting, cloud walking, ziplining, bathing in thermal springs. Our guide was knowledgeable, organised and had a great sense of humour.. he made sure that the itinerary suited the group's needs. Would definitely recommend Costa Rica - ideal itinerary for teenagers and pre-teens..”
The Perfect Family Holiday
5 - Excellent
“Excellent Family Trip, it did exceed expectations: outstanding nature and exciting adventure alternate and often combine together to make this holiday unforgettable. Caymans, sloths, toucans, crocodiles, rainbow and mangrove boas, capuchin monkeys, owler monkeys, squirrel monkeys, green iguanas, hummingbirds, blue and white herons, white ibis, blue-jeans poison dart frogs, brown pelicans, tanagers of all descriptions, scarlet macaws, snake-birds, huge rhinoceros beetles, silky anteaters, orb-weaver spiders, palm pit vipers, river turtles, green kingfishers, ctenosaurs, cat-eyed snakes, coatis, kinkajous, bats, blue crabs, all sorts of butterflies, lizards, stick-insects and raccoons are some of the animals we have seen in their own environments, which range from adventurous jungles to idillic beaches. The Sarapiqui River Rafting has been unanimously agreed to be the best of the action activities, but the zip-lining in Monteverde was not that far away! It is a perfect holiday for a family with young teens between 12 ad 15 years old.”
  • Day 1: Start San Jose.
  • Day 2: Morning visit to La Paz Waterfall Gardens; relax by the hotel swimming pool.
  • Day 3: To Tortuguero N.P.
  • Day 4: Boat tour of waterways in Tortuguero N.P.
  • Day 5: To Cahuita on the Caribbean coast; relax on the beach.
  • Day 6: Visit Costa Rica's famous Sloth Sanctuary; discover Cahuita N.P.
  • Day 7: To Sarapiqui; night walk in Tirimbina Biological Reserve.
  • Day 8: Free day in Sarapiqui
  • Day 9: To La Fortuna near Arenal Volcano; free afternoon for optional activities.
  • Day 10: Guided nature walk in Arenal N.P.; visit thermal springs.
  • Day 11: To the Pacific coast.
  • Day 12: Explore the beautiful trails and beaches of Manuel Antonio N.P.
  • Day 13: Free day to relax, enjoy the beach or optional activities.
  • Day 14: To San Jose; relax by the hotel swimming pool or visit San Jose
  • Day 15: End San Jose.
  • 14 nights comfortable hotels , All accommodation
  • All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners
  • Travel by minibus, boat and on foot
  • All transport and listed activities
  • (if booking incl. flights)
  • Flights usually with British Airways 
  • Group normally 4 to 16, plus local leader
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Any international flights to/from San Jose are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Costa Rica Adventure Family Holiday tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Costa Rica Adventure Family Holiday tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


A deposit of 350 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 61 days before departure. For any departures within 27 December 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Costa Rica Adventure Family Holiday tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Costa Rica Adventure Family Holiday tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
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