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  • Walk across the hanging bridges of Arenal rainforest
  • Relax on Tambor Beach, visit Tortuga Island
  • Come across a variety of wild animals in Curu Reserve
  • Take a boat through the Pochote Mangroves
From the lush green rainforest of Arenal to the sandy beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula, this 6-day Costa Rica family tour will take you to some of the most stunning destinations in the country. Experience all the highlights that Costa Rica has to offer, from volcanos and beaches, to rainforests and wild animals.The tour starts with our representative meeting you at the airport upon arrival and drive to Arenal Volcano National Park.

Enjoy a bird's eye view of the Arenal rainforest from treetops while walking across hanging bridges and hike to the breathtaking La Fortuna Waterfall. Coconuts and palm trees await you in the Nicoya Peninsula next. Take a boat through the Pochote Mangroves and relax on the sandy beach of Tambor. Visit Curu Reserve, located in Bahia Ballena, which is home to large cats like panthers, tigers and leopards as well as a variety of monkeys, exotic butterflies and three-toed sloths.

We will transfer you to the airport after the trip is over. For more about this trip, please go through the itinerary below.
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5.0 - Excellent Based on 5 reviews
It was an amazing trip
Clayton C From USA At
5 - Excellent
“Green World put together a wonderful trip. The itinerary was well thought out from a timing perspective.”
A wonderful trip
Barbara L From USA At
5 - Excellent
“You did a wonderful job orchestrating our trip. The transfers and activities worked seamlessly. With so many differently hotels and transfers I was pleasantly surprised that we did not encounter any issues. Thanks so much for your attention to detail and making our trip worry-free. This trip was great value for the money.”
Volcano and Beaches
Tyler M From USA At
5 - Excellent
“We had a great time!”
Great time
Amanda S From USA At
5 - Excellent
“We had a time! It was fun and adventure packed. The itinerary was easy to follow and we were along for the ride!”
Hotel
Upon arrival at Juan Santamaria Airport, you will be welcomed by our representative. Receive the information package that contains your travel itinerary in detail, vouchers for services and other important documents related to your trip.

Travel north, where the Arenal Volcano is located, while learning more about Costa Rica from the representative. Ask questions if you want to. You are free upon checking in at the hotel. You may utilize your time by going out to explore La Fortuna.
Hotel
Start the day by admiring the view of Arenal rainforest from treetops as you walk across its hanging bridges. The trails formed by the hanging bridges roughly span 2 miles in length. Visit the breathtaking La Fortuna Waterfall next.

Put on your bathing suits to swim in the cool waters of the pools formed by the waterfall if you want to. Enjoy a traditional Costa Rican lunch of delicious casado at a local restaurant. Get the chance to see the majestic Arenal Volcano while taking a leisurely nature walk with an experienced guide in Arenal Volcano National Park. Learn more about different species of flora and fauna as well as volcanic activities in the area from your tour guide.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel
Start your journey to the Nicoya Peninsula in the morning. Drive past farmlands and forests as you go down to the coast. A ferry will be waiting to take you to the peninsula at the beach. Spend an hour exploring the peninsula. You might get the chance to see a variety of marine creatures, including dolphins, turtles and stingrays on the peninsula. Arrive at your hotel in the afternoon. You are free for the remainder of the day.
Meals
  • Breakfast
Hotel
Board a comfortable boat in Bahia Ballena early in the morning. Enjoy a relaxing cruise while watching sea birds and other creatures as you make your way to Curu Nature Reserve. Land on the beach that falls within the reserve and hit the trail that travels through a dense rainforest. See a variety of wild animals.

Board the boat again and sail to Tortuga Island. Enjoy a stroll on the island's white sand beach. You also have the option of renting kayaks and other water-sport equipment if you want to.

Your next destination is the Pochote Mangroves. Try spotting various wild animals and birds as your boat glides on the calm waters of the mangroves. The boat will take you back to the hotel after the short mangrove safari is over.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel
Travel to San Jose, where you will spend your last night of this tour, after breakfast. Check in at your centrally located hotel in the city upon arrival. You are free to explore the city on your own after that.
Meals
  • Breakfast
Hotel
Say goodbye to the beautiful Costa Rica and its people. It is time to travel back home and reunite with your family and friends. In Costa Rica, you must reach the airport 3 hours prior to the departure time. One of our drivers will pick you up from the hotel and drive you to the international airport.
Meals
  • Breakfast
what’s included
  • Accommodation: 2 nights Arenal, 2 nights on Tambor Beach & 1 night in San Jose
  • Daily breakfast and 2 lunches in total
  • Private transportation for arrival and departure (airport - hotel - airport) & shared transportation between destinations (shuttle service) during the trip
  • Experienced, English-speaking tour guides in all destinations
  • All activities and tours as per the itinerary
what's excluded
  • Anything mentioned optional on the itinerary
  • A departure tax of USD29 per person
  • Meals not mentioned on the itinerary
  • International airfare
  • Anything not mentioned in the 'What's Included' section
  • Anything mentioned 'optional' on the itinerary
  • Tips
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 6 days
Tour Type Private Tour
Minimum Participants 2 people
Age Requirement 2 +
guiding method Self-guided/Independent
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in San Jose, Costa Rica
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