If you are still looking for a fun, affordable family getaway this summer beyond our borders, we have a great idea! Our new summer (and fall) special is an amazing combination with the Arenal Volcano (and all the fun outdoor activities to do there) along with time exploring the beaches of the Pacific coast.
While the beach area hotel is within easy reach of Playa Mantas, a nice beach, with a little more effort, you can also visit nearby Playa Blanca, which is on the of the finest beaches in all of Costa Rica. Hotels in the trip are modest but clean and comfortable, with private bath and air-conditioning standard, and this trip conveniently starts and ends in San Jose, Costa Rica, which helps keep your international airfares low.
You can start this trip any day May 1-June 23, 2016 or August 1 -December 7, 2016. You can do this trip in July, but rates would be a little higher.
Day 1: Arrive
Arrive San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) anytime. We meet you at the airport and transfer you to your San Jose hotel.
Day 2: Arenal
This morning, you will be transfer from San José to Arenal (about 3 hours drive). One of Costa Rica’s most notable natural features is the Arenal Volcano. This impressive volcano resides within the 29,960-acre Arenal Volcano National Park. Although the volcano entered into a resting phase in 2010 – meaning that its eruptions have paused – it is still a stunning sight. Rising above the rainforest that surrounds its base, Arenal frames the skyline with near perfect symmetry.
The immediate area hosts a wealth of activities, as well as the friendly town of La Fortuna. Make check in at hotel and rest of day will be free to make any activity or just take a walk into Fortuna Downtown. Overnight at Arenal.
Day 3: Zipline at Sky Trek
This morning, we’ll arrange transportation for your next adventure – Sky Adventure Park. Your zipline fun starts with riding an open-air gondola from the ground to the heights where you’ll be dropped off at an observation area for fantastic views. From this area, you will start riding down on a zip line track stretching across canyons and in between treetops, the exhilarating adventure of zip lining down the mountainside begins; ultimately returning you to the starting point at the main building. This is the most thrilling zip line in the country. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at Arenal. ** If your kids are on the smaller side, switch to the Penas Blancas River Safari float or canyoning at Pure Trek – just let us know.
Day 4: Head to the Pacific coast
We’d recommend a free morning to enjoy another activity around Arenal, but you also have the option of going straight to the coast this morning (or wait to the afternoon). Allow for about 2.5 – 3 hours for the drive. Transfer to Puntarenas (just north of Jaco) and overnight here for the next 3 nights.
Day 5-6: Free day on the Pacific coast
Day 7: Free morning / Transfer to San Jose
Transfer to San Jose this afternoon (about a 2 hour drive) and overnight.
Day 8: Depart San Jose
Transfer to the airport – adios Costa Rica!
- US$795/adult – party of 4
- US$895/adult – party of 2 or 3
- US$450/child rate
*** Notes: While the child rate stays the same, add $100/adult for travel over June 23-July 30, 2016. Lower child rates apply for kids ages 2 to 9 years old, sharing room with two adults. Max 4 persons in a room (including children & adults). All above rates are based on current required government VAT and Service Fees.
Rates include all accommodations, round-trip airport transfers, all ground transportation as noted, breakfast daily, zipline tour, taxes, and services and support of our local office. Not included – flights, airport departure taxes (US$29/person), lunches and dinners, beverages, and items of a personal nature (laundry, etc.).
- Crowne Plaza Corobici (San Jose)
- Magic Mountain (Arenal)
- Arenas Playa Blanca Hotel
Please let us know if you have any questions or requests. Hotel upgrades are always an option, and you’re welcome to customize your summer Costa Rica trip even further. We hope you can treat yourself and your family to this summer!