Discover Costa Rica’s ample natural and cultural offerings with this family-friendly, 8-day, affordable adventure vacation package. Enjoy three full days of white-sand beach time and natural discovery (there are monkeys, raccoons and exotic birds aplenty!) at Manuel Antonio National Park.
This exciting multi-day itinerary includes comfortable lodgings.
Day 1: Welcome to Costa Rica. Get picked up from the airport in San Jose and transferred to the hotel. Overnight in San Jose.
Day 2: Adventure Connection from San Jose to Arenal. Today we travel from San José to Arenal: you can choose
White water rafting Balsa River Class II/III
After getting picked up from your hotel, you’ll go through the beautiful Costa Rican back roads to our private put-in at the Balsa River. Challenge yourself as you paddle down 10 kilometers of exciting rapids with names like “Congo Loco” and “Rock around the Croc”. As you descend down the river, you’ll have a chance to admire the lush greenery, vines, and different types of insects, birds and animals, like monkeys and sloths. After your day full of nature, adventure and delicious food, you’ll drive to your new vacation destination in comfortable air-conditioned vans.
Or you can choose:
Visit La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Coffee tour on the way to Arenal.
Overnight at Arenal Montana de Fuego or similar . Meals: B-L
Day 3: Full Day: cultural and adventure day
After savor an early morning cup of Costa Rican coffee and a hearty breakfast, at the reception our guide will be waiting for you, to start an incredible walk along the trails, surrounded by the lush flora and native fauna of the area, which will lead us to discover a Indian reserve hidden in the hearth of these mountains. The village of Palenque Arenal says capi capi and welcomes you to an amazing experience of nature, cultural immersion and ancestral art. Learn about the medicinal uses of plants from the rainforest, create your own colorful traditional artwork and even learn a few Maleku´s words.
Overnight at Montaña de Fuego Hotel. Meals: B
Day 4,5,6 : Manuel Antonio Beach
After exploring Arenal for 2 days, it is time to go to the beach and have fun! After breakfast at your hotel you will be transferred to Manuel Antonio beach where you will have time to explore the surroundings, go sailing, or simply relax by the pool of the hotel.
Overnight at Costa Verde Hotel or similar.
Day 7: Back to San Jose
Enjoy one final swim in the ocean or walk on the beach before being transferred to San Jose. This evening, join your guide for a guided tour through San José city. On this tour, you will visit the central Market and the central avenue, giving you the chance to see how Costa Ricans live their daily routine while enjoying some goodies at the market.
Overnight in San Jose. Meals: D
Day 8: Flight Back : You will enjoy a private transfer to Juan Santamaria International Airport just in time to catch your flight back home.