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Here’s an itinerary that’s perfect for families, filled with nature, culture, and the very best sights and sounds of Costa Rica.
Imagine landing at the airport and feeling your worries melt away as your driver transports you to your first location in the warm tropical sun, a coffee plantation in the highlands above San Jose, where you’ll relax at a beautiful lodge while learning about and sampling a variety of local coffee beans.
From there, you’re off to the Turrialba Valley. A very special combination of distinctive elements make this region one-of-a-kind, including tropical forest, world class whitewater rafting conditions, beautiful landscapes, and an active volcano. Your adventures there will include canyoning, mountain biking, and horseback riding through serene coffee plantations.
From there, it’s off to the Wild Osa Peninsula. Close your eyes and picture yourself waking up surrounded by dense rain forest, starting your day with some authentic gallo pinto, tropical fruit, and some fried plantains. Spend two days exploring the area, including snorkeling around Caño Island, a paradise of underwater rock formations and sea life, and a guided hike through Corcovado National Park, one of the world’s most exciting wildlife areas, protecting more than 400 species of birds, 116 species of amphibians and reptiles and 139 mammal species.
Your vacation ends on the beach, relaxing on the Central Pacific coast. There you’ll explore the renowned Manuel Antonio National Park, arguably the country’s most beautiful and popular protected coastal area, and home to the lovely and tranquil ecolodge where you’ll wind down and wish you had more time to experience Costa Rica.