Welcome to a family adventure of a lifetime! Costa Rica, with its breathtaking landscapes and rich biodiversity, sets the stage for an unforgettable journey that combines the best of luxury and adventure. From the moment you arrive at San Jose International Airport, you'll be greeted by the warmth of the Ticos and the promise of thrilling experiences.
Day 1 - Xandari Resort and Spa: A Tranquil Retreat in the Alajuela Suburbs
Your adventure begins at Xandari Resort and Spa, an oasis nestled in the Alajuela Suburbs. Set amid lush natural surroundings, this luxury resort offers spacious villas and suites that provide breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and meticulously landscaped gardens. Your family will immediately feel at home in these accommodations, thoughtfully designed to blend contemporary style with local elements, creating a comfortable and inviting atmosphere.
As you settle in, the tranquility of Xandari Resort and Spa will envelop you. Indulge in a range of spa treatments and therapies or take a refreshing dip in the stunning infinity pools that overlook the verdant valley below. The on-site restaurant serves mouthwatering farm-to-table cuisine, showcasing fresh ingredients sourced from the resort's organic gardens. It's a perfect start to your family adventure. Read more...
Day 2 - Elan at Ballena Beach: Luxury Meets Untouched Beauty in Uvita
Next on your journey is Elan at Ballena Beach, an exclusive vacation rental experience near Uvita. Here, modern luxury seamlessly merges with Costa Rica's unspoiled beauty. Your family will have the privilege of staying in upscale multi-bedroom accommodations, each thoughtfully appointed to offer both comfort and aesthetics.
What truly sets Elan apart is its direct access to the pristine shores of the Ballena Marine National Park. This unique privilege invites your family to explore protected beaches and immerse yourselves in the thriving marine life of Costa Rica's Pacific coast. Beyond opulent living spaces, Elan's commitment to ecological sustainability is evident in its green initiatives and thoughtful design. The comprehensive amenities, including a private beach club, beachfront massages, and an inviting infinity pool, promise relaxation and recreation. Elan at Ballena Beach isn't just a destination; it's an immersive haven that invites travelers of all ages to savor opulence and the untouched allure of Costa Rica's landscapes and culture. Read more...
Day 3 - Beach Day on the Gorgeous Beaches of Uvita
Enjoy a leisurely day of exploring the beautiful beaches of Uvita. No activities are planned but we have many available if you would like to stay busy!
Day 4 - Manuel Antonio National Park: A Rainforest Exploration with Expert Guides
Today, embark on a guided hike through Manuel Antonio National Park, led by expert local guides, for an immersive exploration of its lush rainforests, hidden beaches, and vibrant wildlife. The trail winds through the park's diverse landscapes, offering insights into the intricate relationships between flora and fauna. Your knowledgeable guide will point out elusive creatures like monkeys, sloths, and tropical birds, sharing ecological and cultural information along the way.
Enjoy pristine beaches and the warm Pacific waters, all while contributing to the park's conservation efforts through entrance fees. This experience promises a deep connection to Costa Rica's natural beauty and biodiversity with the guidance of a local expert. Read more...
Day 5 - Another Beach Day to Relax and Enjoy Uvita
Uvita is home to some of the prettiest beaches in Costa Rica. Enjoy another leisurely beach day in this beautiful area.
Day 6 - Nayara Tented Camp: Glamping in the Heart of the Rainforest
Continue your adventure at Nayara Tented Camp, a unique and immersive glamping experience in La Fortuna. Set within a private rainforest reserve, this camp features luxury tents that offer an unparalleled connection to nature while providing all the comforts of a world-class resort.
Each tent is elegantly designed and equipped with luxurious amenities, including a private plunge pool, an outdoor shower, and a spacious deck where your family can relax while taking in breathtaking views of the Arenal Volcano. The camp offers a variety of activities and experiences, such as guided hikes, wildlife spotting, and yoga sessions, allowing your family to fully immerse yourselves in the natural wonders of Costa Rica. The on-site restaurant serves gourmet cuisine using locally sourced ingredients, and the spa provides a range of rejuvenating treatments.
With its intimate and secluded setting, exceptional service, and the opportunity to reconnect with nature, Nayara Tented Camp offers an unforgettable and luxurious glamping experience in La Fortuna. Your family will have access to luxurious amenities including a large family-friendly swimming pool, a swim-up bar, hot springs-fed plunge pools, a gourmet restaurant, and a private wildlife and sloth sanctuary. Read more...
Day 7 - Sky Tram, Trek, and Walk: Arenal's Natural Wonders
Prepare for another thrilling adventure as you embark on the Sky Tram, Trek, and Walk excursion. Your journey starts with a gondola-style cable car ride, ascending some 1,250 meters through the rainforest canopy to a jungle-covered hilltop with an unobstructed view of the imposing Arenal Volcano.
Following a brief safety course, you'll set out on an exhilarating zip-lining adventure, soaring from platform to platform down seven cables as you make your way to the base of the hill. But the adventure doesn't end there. You'll then embark on a moderate-level guided hike over trails and bridges that provide a bird's-eye view of the cloud forest canopy. Your bilingual guide will point out the interesting and beautiful flora and fauna. Commonly spotted animals include poison dart frogs, sloths, spider monkeys, peccaries, and many other amazing animals! Read more...
Day 8 - Arenal Volcano Night Walk: Discover the Mysteries of the Rainforest After Dark
Prepare for a captivating night hike through Senderos Private Park and the Mirador el Silencio trail within Arenal Volcano National Park. Led by experienced guides, you'll traverse illuminated paths winding through lush vegetation. This unique adventure provides the chance to spot fascinating creatures like tree frogs, snakes, and elusive nocturnal mammals.
While this tour might not reach the mirador itself, it offers an immersive experience, delving into the rainforest's mysteries and educating your family about its diverse ecosystem, all while surrounded by the enchanting ambiance of the nighttime forest. Read more...
Day 9 - Farewell, but Memories Last a Lifetime ¡Pura Vida!
As your incredible family adventure comes to an end, you'll be provided with transportation back to San Jose International Airport, scheduled to arrive three hours prior to your departure flight. It's a farewell to Costa Rica, but the memories of this extraordinary journey will last a lifetime.
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