If you are a nature lover, this is the vacation package for you and your family, a nice combination of nature, adventure, biodiversity and secluded beaches, enjoy your Costa Rica Family Vacation with the best rates
Family Vacation # 3 Nature, Adventure and Beaches (4x4 package): (11 days/10 nights) - San José- Arenal -Monteverde – Manuel Antonio National Park – Bahia Ballena-San José
Day 01: San Jose
At your arrival to the International Airport, our driver will be waiting for you and transfer you to Country Inn and Suites hotel. This beautiful hotel is located 10 minutes from the International Airport, the hotel offers swimming pool, tropical gardens, gym, internet and comfortable room with private bathroom, hot water, tv cable, and air conditioning. Overnight at Country Inn and Suites hotel.
Day 02: San Jose/ Arenal
Enjoy a delicious breakfast. Pick up a Hyundai Tucson 4X4 at your hotel to continue to Arenal Area. The very active Arenal Volcano frequently emits sounds of violent explosions, attended by clouds of gray, brown, and orange gases. Overnight at Arenal Springs Resort , which offers spectacular views of the volcano, Each room are surrounding with exotic gardens, beautiful flowers and many species of birds. These rooms offer either a king size bed or two double beds. All cabins include vaulted ceilings, large sliding bay windows, one King or two Queen orthopedic beds (with a hidden single rollaway bed) with view of the volcano from your bed, quiet split-unit air-conditioning and a ceiling fan, cable TV, telephone, safety box, mini-fridge, coffee maker, night tables with reading lamps, wardrobe, spacious bathroom with garden shower, hairdryer and hot water, private covered porch with traditional leather rocking chairs and coffee table, parking next to your cabin and 24 hours security.
Day 03: Arenal/ The best of Arenal
After breakfast :Tour highlights, safari float, rafting on Rio Balsa, rain forest walk, Volcan Arenal and see lava and hot springs. Float on the quiet waters of the Peñas Blancas River in an inflatable raft. Our expert safari guide will show you the beautiful flora and fauna of the region. See animals like sloths, monkeys, toucans, crocodiles, turtles, tropical birds, and if you are lucky, you will see a Jesus Christ lizard walk on water.In the early afternoon you will go white-water rafting on the Balsa River. No experience is necessary for those ages 7 to 55. Know how to swim even though life jackets and helmets will be provided.Take a walk through the rainforest below the Arenal Volcano to possibly see monkeys and a variety of birds ending with a refreshing beverage with a magnificent view of the volcano. With luck you will see the flowing lava of Costa Rica´s most active volcano. To end this perfect day, soak in the hot springs with pools of various water temperatures. Departure: 7.30 a.m. - Return: 9.30 p.m.
Day 04: Arenal/ Monteverde
Breakfast, departure to Monteverde, our premier cloud forest where you can observer a lot of birds and mammals. Overnight at Cabañas Los Pinos. Hotel Cabañas Los Pinos is located in a surprising eco-touristic destiny, between the Reserve of Santa Elena and Monteverde. The location of the hotel provides easy access for all the activities around the area, such as walks inside the forest, horseback rides, canopy tours, hanging bridges, the frog pond, butterfly gardens and many others. You will have the opportunity to explore the beautiful flora and fauna this unique and amazing cloud forest offers.
In the morning visit to Selvatura Park: Selvatura's Tree Top Walkways consist of a 1.9 mile (approximately 3 kilometer) trail that crosses through the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Here visitors will walk on eight different bridges with various lengths ranging between 150 feet ( 50 meters ) up to 510 feet ( 170 meters ) and altitudes ranging between 36 feet ( 12 meters ) up to 180 feet ( 60 meters ). Each bridge has a width of five feet, the widest bridges in Costa Rica, and also a capacity of up to 80 people per bridge making them both the longest and strongest bridge systems in the Monteverde Cloud Forest. The Tree Top Walkways are suitable for people of all ages. The duration of the hike usually takes between 1.5 and 2 hours. Free afternoon to visit Santa Elena Reserve. Overnight at Cabañas Los Pinos.
Day 06: Monteverde/ Manuel Antonio Beach
Departure to Manuel Antonio Beach. Overnight at Playa Espadilla Hotel, located just 150 mts from Manuel Antonio Beach front, and 200 mts away from the main entrance of Manuel Antonio National Park. It offers 16 comfortable rooms fully equipped with air conditioner, cable TV, hot water, safety deposit box and hair dryer. Services of swimming pool, bar, Restaurant, tennis court, parking lot and biological private trails.
Day 07: Manuel Antonio Beach
Breakfast. Free day to enjoy the beach and the area. We recommend you to visit Manuel Antonio National park. Overnight at Playa Espadilla Hotel
Day 08: Manuel Antonio/ Ballena Bay
Breakfast. Departure to Ballena Bay, located just 1 hour from Manuel Antonio, the South Pacific area is one of the most beautiful areas in Costa Rica. Overnight at Cristal Ballena Hotel. The hotel is located at Costa Ballena, in walking distance to the Ballena Marine National Park, at the South Pacific area of Costa Rica.
This currently strong developing area is 15.5 miles south of Dominical and 4 miles south of Uvita. It is about 185 km from San Jose and 30 minutes from the Palmar Sur Airport.
Hotel**** Resort & Spa Cristal Ballena is situated in a grand scale of 12 hectare (30-acre) private tropical garden, embedded on a hill between the Pacific Ocean and rainforest-covered mountains.
This unique position allows breathtaking ocean views while a cooling breeze is coming from the mountains. Especially the daily sunsets are occasions in your life you will never forget.
The entire resort is built in a very generous way with lots of green areas. All buildings are designed in elegant Mediterranean style.
Day 09: Ballena Bay/ Whales and dolphins tour
Breakfast. Enjoy the Whale watching and Dolphin Encounter Combo Tour,this is the best option to see the most of the Marino Ballena National Park. The tour departs from Punta Uvita Beach and visits the famous Punta Uvita Whale Tale, Isla Ballena, Tres Hermanas Islets and Ventana sea caves. During the tour we search for humpback and pilot whales as well as spinner, bottle nose, and spotted dolphins, which are residents to the Uvita coast. When granted the opportunity, you might see and hear the humpback whales and observe the acrobatic displays of the dolphins. We also visit the coral and rock reefs to snorkel and observe the wonderful marine life at Punta Uvita, Isla Ballena and Tres Hermanas. During the visits to Isla Ballena and Tres Hermanas observe the diversity of pelagic birds. Afterwards, we head for the amazing natural sea caves of Ventanas beach, and if conditions permit our experienced captain will navigate the boat through the natural water passage to give you a spectacular interior view! Throughout the tour enjoy the scenic beauty of the Uvita coastline and the mountains of Costa Ballena. Overnight at Cristal Ballena hotel.
Day 10: Ballena Bay/ San José
Breakfast, Free morning to enjoy the beach.departure to San José. Drop the rental car off at your hotel. Overnight at Country Inn and Suites Hotel.
Day 11: San José/ flight back home
Breakfast. Transfer to Juan Santamaría International Airport
Adult: $ 1299,00 per person based on double occupancy
Kids : $399,00 per person sharing with the parents(up to 11 years old)
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Guarantee deposit for the rent of the car $750,00 with credit card.