›You are hereHome›Family Costa Rica Adventure Overview
Family Costa Rica Adventure Overview
- 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31
Discover vibrant Costa Rica with your family
Travel to Costa Rica on this tailored family tour and encounter a country bursting with natural beauty, charm and opportunities for adventure. Spot wildlife in some of the country’s most abundant national parks, take in mind-blowing views of Arenal Volcano, discover a wealth of family fun in the cloudforests of Monteverde and so much more.
What's included in this trip
Family Costa Rica Adventure SummaryAdd to Shortlist
With over half the country's population living within its parameters, San Jose is a bustling city with lively markets, intriguing museums and a dynamic atmosphere.
Sitting in the shadow of Costa Rica's most active volcano - the majestic Arenal - La Fortuna offers steaming hot springs and endless outdoor activities.
Monteverde was founded as an agricultural community in 1951 by a group of North American Quakers; they cleared virgin forest to create verdant pastures ideal for dairy farming. These environmentally aware settlers were conscious of the danger that unrestricted settling and farming could cause to this precious habitat. Consequently they established a small privately-owned wildlife sanctuary, which has since grown to become the internationally-renowned Monteverde Cloudforest Biological Preserve. These forests are similar to rainforests, but instead of relying on rain for essential moisture, adequate water comes from the semi-permanent cloud that covers the region. It is lush and full of wildlife. This is truly a nature lover's paradise. More than 2,000 species of plants, 320 bird species and 100 different types of mammals call Montverde home. Be sure to keep an eye out for the resplendent quetzal, one of the most elusive birds in the world. Monteverde's Cloud Forest Reserve is a true nature lover's paradise. Lush, green and teeming with colourful butterflies, unique plants and exotic creatures.
Boasting abundant wildlife, turquoise water and white-sand beaches, Manuel Antonio National Park is a beautiful place to explore by land or sea. Manuel Antonio NP stands a few kilometres south of Quepos on the shores of the Pacific. During our time in the region, we’ll enjoy a three-hour guided walk along the trails within the park and have plenty of time to relax on one of the idyllic palm-lined bays, with the ocean crashing in on the beach and white-faced capuchin monkeys peering out from the trees.
Set in the heart of Costa Rica's fertile Central Valley, San Jose buzzes with colour, culture and the spirit of its friendly residents.
More trips like this...
Our small group style of travel means you’ll stay under the radar, travel the local way, eat the local way and sleep the local way.
Small groups, big adventures.
Create your account today to manage your subscriptions and user preferences in one place.
Your travel home online.
Log in here
For groups of all sizes, organise a special departure of one of our pre-existing adventures, or tailor-make an itinerary to one of our destinations around the world.