Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Dach's Family Costa Rica Adventure 2014

Day 1 --- Arrive & Drive to Turrialba (Casa Turire Standard)
Welcome Mark & Family to Costa Rica

Today you will be met at the San Jose Airport (SJO) airport by your private guide and driver. We will transport you to the Turrialba area where you will stay at the luxurious small boutique hotel of Casa Turire. This is one of our favorites in the country. It sits on a lake and has excellent views of the smoking Turrialba Volcnao. 

When you arrive to the hotel you will have time to relax and enjoy the pool, hot-tub, and one of the best tasting restaurants in all of Costa Rica where I highly recommend the sugar-cane ice-cream. (Meals: None)

Day 2 --- Raft Pacuare River (Casa Turire Standard)

Hola Dach's!
Today we will take you on the nearby Pacuare River which is considered by National Geographic as one of the top 3 most scenic rivers on the planet. The river is running low during the months of June and makes for a great run with still some adventurous rapids but nothing to get you tossed out. The scenery is epic from start to finish riding down primary rainforest with canyon walls that rise straight up 300ft and 200ft waterfalls that fall into the river. We will run this trip privately for you and the family and prepare a river lunch for you along the way.

In the afternoon it is back to the Casa Turire Hotel where you can relax and take a siesta. In the evening we can take you out to one of our favorite local spots for dinner where we take you back into the kitchen and learn the skills of making a tortilla and have a traditional family style Costa Rican dinner. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

Day 3 --- Drive to Arenal Volcano (Nayara -  Casita Deluxe)
Pacuare River

Today is a travel day as we will make our way to the famous Arenal Volcano. This is the perfectly cone-shaped volcano of Arenal and a must-see in Costa Rica. The drive to the area is beautiful and we will make some stops along the way at different fruit stands and some other interesting areas to break up the drive.

When we arrive to the Arenal Volcano we will be staying at the Nayara Resort which is one of the finest in Costa Rica and flexible dates we think we can get you in. (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 4 -- Zipline Adventure (Nayara -  Casita Deluxe)

Today we will get back to some adventure with the chance to zipline through the rainforest on cables that hang 700ft high above the rainforest and offer amazing views of the Arenal Lake and the Arenal Volcano. With over 50 different ziplines in the country this is still by far our favorite.

In the afternoon we can head back to the hotel and enjoy the gardens and pools. In the evening we can head into the town of La Fortuna and make a reservation at one of our favorite places to eat and have a night in the town before heading back to the Nayara Resort. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

Day 5 --- Canyoneering Adventure (Nayara - Casita Deluxe)

We have a number of options of what to do today from visiting some spots to see some wildlife or continuing on the path of adventure with the canyoneering. This is an event that will have us heading down a tropical canyon and arriving to 5 different waterfalls where we hook up and rappel down the waterfalls. Sounds extreme but we have taken kids as young as 5 on this adventure. If you wanted a rest from the adventure we could easily fill the day with hikes, kayaking on the lake, wildlife boat-floats, hanging bridges, mountain biking, horseback riding, organic farm tour, and the list goes on. 

In the evening we will have some time for dinner at the hotsprings allowing everyone to enjoy the evening of soaking in the thermal waters of the nearby hotsprings. (Meals: Breakfast & Dinner)

Day 6 --- Drive to Manuel Antonio (Arenas del Mar - Ocean View Premium Suite)
Arenas del Mar

Manuel Antonio
Today is another travel day and we will be changing hotels. You will be traveling from the Arenal area to the Manuel Antonio area one of Costa Rica finest beaches. Here you will be staying at the Arenas del Mar Resort which is another one of our favorite spots. The views are phenomenal and the places is surrounded with wildlife. Still more monkeys than people at this hotel. (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 7 --- Surf Lessons Arenas del Mar - Ocean View Premium Suite - Surfing Lessons
Today you will have the chance to test your luck with a Quicksilver contract as we take you for surf lessons. This is a morning in the sun and sand and a perfect beach to learn how to surf.

In the afternoon it is back to the hotel to relax or we can continue trying the skills on the waves.

In the evening we can take you out to eat at one of our favorite spots in the area. (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 8 --- Beach Day (Arenas del Mar - Ocean View Premium)

Today is a day to relax and finish your book you brought on vacation or take part in some optional tours. Your guide can hike you into the nearby Manuel Antonio National Park where you can see plenty of wildlife or you can relax on the beach at the hotel and just do your best invitation of a sloth. (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 9 --- Fly Home!

Today we will make the two hour drive back to the San Jose Airport (SJO). (Meals: Breakfast)

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