Monday, April 23, 2012

Costa Rica Family Adventure

Day 1 ------- Arrive and Drive to Arenal Volcano (Manoa Resort)
Arenal Volcano

Today your private guide and driver will meet you outside the airport and you will make the two hour drive to the famous Arenal Volcano. Your final destination will be the Manoa Resort which is home to excellent views of the volcano and a great mix of luxury with beautiful gardens. When you arrive everyone will have a room with breathtaking views of the volcano. The resort also has its own hotsprings that you can use. (Meals: None)

Day 2 ------- Zipline & Nature Reserve (Manoa Resort)

With over 70 different ziplines in the country I have to say this is still my favorite. It is 700ft high and eight different cables. the last one is 1km long. The views from these cables are spectacular as you will experience the lake of Arenal, not too mention the perfectly cone-shaped Arenal Volcano. After the zipline we will take you to one of our favorite places to eat in the town of La Fortuna, called Don Rufinos. Here you'll enjoy a great lunch before we head to a nearby nature reserve. At the Danaus Reserve your naturalist guide will take you on a short easy hike and show you some of Costa Rica's most spectacular residents like the sloths, tree frogs, poisonous dart frogs, and much more. (Meals: Breakfast & Lunch)

Day 3 ------- Canyoneering Adventure & HotSprings (Manoa Resort)

If you enjoyed the zipline then you will love the canyoneering adventure. A chance to be immersed in the jungle and make your way down one of Costa Rica's most beautiful canyons. With this adventure you rappel down five different waterfalls and two of them measure over 120ft. In the afternoon you will have a chance to relax as we take you out for dinner and the hotsprings.  The Springs Resort, a real 6-star hotel, has excellent food and probably the best hotsprings in the country. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

Villa Blanca
Day 4 ------- Travel to Cloudforest (Villa Blanca Hotel)

The best part about Costa Rica is that you can travel for just one hour and experience completely different landscape and weather. Today we'll go deep into the cloudforest and be staying at one of my favorite hotels called Villa Blanca. This is actually the former vacation home of one of the presidents of Costa Rica. It is now a small hotel and described as a beautiful lodge in the mist of the cloudforest. One of the main attractions here will be walking through the cloudforest at night on a night hike. There is an entirely different world that comes out at night. This hotel has one of the best restuarants in the country and a great spot to just relax with the family. (Meals: Breakfast)

Poas Volcano Crater
Day 5 ------- Relax at the Hotel (Villa Blanca Hotel)

Today is your day to enjoy the cloudforest and relax with the family. One option would be to add a day tour on this day which might include a visit to the nearby Poas Volcano Crater and a coffee tour. If you want some more adventure then maybe a horseback ride or a rappel down a 220ft waterfall!!! (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 6 ------- Travel to Beach (Cuna del Angel Hotel)

Today we will travel to the Central Pacific just south of an area of Dominical. You will be staying in the Cuna del Angel Hotel which is a small hotel and a great fit for a small family group like yours. The location has you just minutes away from beautiful beaches and many fun activities. (Meals: Breakfast)

Surfs Up Dawn!
Day 7 ------- Beach Day (Cuna del Angel)

There are many beaches in the area to explore some of my favorites are Parque Ballena and the whales tail or Playa Ventanas. Just to the north, we an make a day trip to the famous Manuel Antonio National Park or we can just relax in the many nearby beaches that are by the hotel. This is a beach day and surf lessons is always a great option for those interested. (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 8 ------- Raft Savegre River (Cuna del Angel)

Rafting with CRR
Today it is back to the adventure as we get ready for a rafting trip down the Savegre River. This is a beautiful river and the class II & III rapids will get everyone wet for sure but we will keep you in the boat. The river is surrounded by primary rainforest and has some great waterfall hikes you can enjoy on your way down. This is a great day on the water appreciating all the natural beauty. And when you work up an appetite, your CRR guides will prepare their famous river lunch for you. (Meals: Breakfast & Lunch)
Happy Holiday's Dawn

Day 9 ------- Beach Day (Cuna del Angel)

Today is another day to relax at the beach and if you wanted to fill it with an activity there is much to do in the area. (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 10 ------ Fly Home!

Depending on your flight time we will make the drive back to the San Jose airport (SJO) today or we will leave on day 9 and stay close to the airport. It is a 3 hour drive back to San Jose from Cuna del Angel. (Meals: Breakfast)

1 comment:

  1. Zip Lining looks so much fun,my family just booked a trip to Costa Rica the end of the summer. One of my friends told me that Jaco beach is a must see when we are there. I see that you did so much while you were there, do you have any recommendations on what is a must see? We will be there for 10 days.