Get your adventure on in one of Latin America’s most amazing nature destinations
Travel to Costa Rica on a tailored family tour and experience a country that’s brimming with natural beauty and adventure activities. Hike to a crater lagoon, soak in hot springs, gaze at precious pre-Colombian treasures, take in mind-blowing views of Arenal Volcano, do some whitewater rafting, explore cloudforest, go on a crocodile safari, and look out for monkeys and armadillos in a jungle right next to the beach. With expert local guidance, photo-ops galore, chances to try your Spanish skills and plenty of swimming pool action, this ticks all the boxes for an epic family getaway.
Dive into the heart of one of the world’s most biologically diverse countries, travelling along rivers, through dense rainforest, past towering volcanoes and to blissful beaches on a journey that will awaken your inner nature-lover
Get active on an incredible range of outdoor pursuits – rafting along rapids, climbing up to volcanic craters, safari-ing for crocs, and hiking through jungle
Enjoy close-up encounters with Costa Rica’s endless wildlife, then enjoy plenty of time to let off some steam in thermal springs and swimming pools (like the one that sits in the magnificent shadow of the steaming Arenal Volcano)
End this adventure by hitting Manuel Antonio National Park, where the evergreen forest grows right up to the long, white beaches and irresistible water
Make sure you pack some sturdy and comfortable shoes, because you’ll be doing plenty of walking – around towns, and through forests and jungle.
There are a few days of long travel on this trip, as you’ll be covering a lot of ground. These drives are along smooth roads in new and comfortable vehicles, and are great for games, chats and scenery spotting. You’ll also make interesting stops along the way to break up those longer drives.
In tropical Central America, it can get pretty hot and humid. Carry plenty of water because hydration is key, especially when you’re walking a lot. Rest assured there will be many chances to cool off with a swim.
It’s a good idea to try and brush up on as many Spanish words as you can. While locals are really friendly, they can also be shy, so knowing some local lingo is a great way to break the ice and show you care about them and their culture.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2019 to 31 December 2019. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
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Please note that these trips are for adults and children travelling together and there must be at least one child under 18 with you.
Age restrictions apply to this trip: minimum age 10.
A discount of 10% applies on this trip to children 17 years and under at the time of travel.
This tour finishes on arrival to Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) on Day 9. Please ensure that your departure flight is booked to depart after midday. If you wish to stay longer we’ll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability) and provide a complimentary transfer back to the hotel. Please enquire about these services at time of booking.
A Single Supplement is available on this trip, please ask your booking agent for more information.
WEATHER: Costa Rica is a tropical country so rain can be excepted at any time. The rainy season in Costa Rica runs from May – November. While July and some of August does experience dry spells, families need to be prepared for the rain. Rain does usually come in the afternoons and it can pour. So you will need to be prepared with wet weather gear. Hurricane season in this region is June to November, when landslides, mudslides, flooding and disruptions to essential services can occur. Intrepid monitors any situations that arise, and may need to change itineraries or activities in response to these natural weather occurrences.
HOTEL LOCATIONS: Many hotels outside of San Jose have been built further out from the centre of town so travellers can enjoy the countryside, rainforests and views, where people can wake up to birds not cars. Many of the hotels we use are in such locations.
FOOD: Costa Rican food is known for being fairly mild, with high reliance on fresh fruit and vegetables. Rice and black beans are a staple of most traditional Costa Rican meals. Meals in Costa Rican are more expensive than its neighbouring countries.
Our Costa Rica Family Holiday with Teenagers trips score an average of 4 out of 5 based on 1 review in the last year.
A fabulous destination with incredible scenery, wildlife. Needed to book extra activities to pad the holiday out; this together with the high cost of meals (very few included) made for a substantial additional cost. Huge variety within the trip, certainly a 'must see' destination.
Review submitted 26 Aug 2018