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Costa Rica (For Families)

7 days with Adventures by Disney   Rating: Deluxe

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Itinerary
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Day 1 
Arrive in San José
After you pass through customs, meet an Adventures by Disney representative who will assist with your luggage. Relax as a driver whisks your family away to the nearby resort.
 
Costa Rica Marriott Hotel
Set on a 30-acre coffee plantation, this beautiful colonial hacienda hotel is brimming with luxury. Unwind in the grand courtyard or enjoy the hotel's amenities, including a swimming pool, lounge and fitness center. If you wish to explore San José, your Adventure Guides can make suggestions.
 
Dinner On Your Own
Tonight, you and your family can enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's excellent restaurants or ask your Adventure Guides to recommend nearby local dining. Tomorrow, begin the real exploration of this incredible country.
 
Day 2 
Breakfast Buffet
Meet your fellow Adventurers over a delicious breakfast.
 
Welcome and Orientation
Your Adventure Guides greet you and discuss your vacation's exciting itinerary.
 
Flight to Tortuguero
Board a private charter for an exclusive flight to Tortuguero ("Land of the Turtles").
 
Tortuguero National Park
Tour by boat and see some of the 11 different habitats that compose this dazzling, 46,815-acre natural park, which includes 20 miles (32.2 kilometers) of coastline where endangered green sea turtles nest each year, along with other sea turtles. Over 400 species of mammals, bird, amphibians and reptiles inhabit this wildlife sanctuary. A local expert privately guides you through the wetlands, rainforests, swamps, lagoons and beaches that are woven together to create a vibrant tropical tapestry.
 
Visit to Sea Turtle Conservancy
Once you land in Tortuguero, take a short boat ride to the Sea Turtle Conservancy Center. Learn about the important conservation program begun by renowned naturalist Dr. Archie Carr, who worked to protect endangered sea turtles.
 
Walk to Tortuguero Village
If you want to go by foot, take a delightful 10-minute walk to this special village that is flanked by a Caribbean beach and rivers that lead to a tropical jungle.
 
Laguna Lodge
Relax and let your Adventure Guides check you into a rustic lodge adjacent to a leafy rainforest and surrounded by exotic plants. Located on a 15-acre strip of land between the Caribbean Sea and the Tortuguero Canal, this eco-tourism retreat provides an escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life—without television or air conditioning but complete with amenities including daily maid service, a swimming pool, gift shop, restaurant and Wi-Fi, available only in the common areas. The most wonderful amenity is the tropical paradise just outside your door.
 
Lunch at Laguna Lodge
Enjoy a delicious lunch in a private area specially designated for Adventures by Disney Guests.
 
Explore Tortuguero Village
Discover the rich Caribbean culture that infuses this gem of a village—and learn about the extraordinary history of this ecologically diverse area. With no cars, you'll experience small town life, Costa Rica-style!
 
On Your Own at Laguna Lodge
Enjoy the swimming pools, walk along the beach or engage in a fun-filled soccer game with your family and fellow Adventurers. Or if you want to do nothing but soak up the beauty of this tropical environment, you've found the right spot!
 
Welcome Dinner
After you spend the afternoon exploring your surroundings, celebrate your arrival in Tortuguero with a festive hotel welcome feast arranged especially for Adventures by Disney Guests.
 
Nighttime Turtle Viewing
Guests can opt to take a nighttime walk on the beach with a local expert to search for nesting sea turtles, including green sea turtles as well as giant leatherback, hawksbill and loggerhead turtles.* (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
 
*Nighttime turtle-viewing walk is available during the green sea turtles nesting season (July through September). Animal sightings are not guaranteed.
 
Day 3
Journey to Arenal
After breakfast at the Laguna Lodge, travel on a river boat to the Caño Blanco or Pavona Docks. From there, continue by luxury motor coach* to Sarapiqui and hear imaginative stories about the areas you're driving through, told by your Adventure Guides.
 
Lunch at Rancho Roberto's Restaurant
Stop in route to Sarapiqui for a very special lunch with your fellow Adventurers at this landmark restaurant featuring farm-to-table cuisine!
 
Pineapple Plantation
Get an up-close view of how pineapples are grown, handled and packaged. Learn about the farming techniques that make pineapples one of Costa Rica's most popular exports.
 
Arrive at the Hotel Arenal Manoa in La Fortuna – and Exclusive Welcome Drink
Prepare yourself for the powerful sight of the Arenal volcano, looming over the verdant pastureland of the rolling hills—a dramatic backdrop to your hotel. Adventure Guides will check you in. As you dine, take in the panoramic view of the Arenal volcano, looming over the verdant pastureland of the rolling hills.
 
Dinner at the Hotel
Once you are settled and have explored the hotel, get ready for a private dinner at the hotel's restaurant with your fellow Adventurers and other guests of the hotel.  (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
 
 *The roads from Caño Blanco or Pavona Docks are at times very uneven. 
 
Day 4
Sky Trek to Zip Lining
Enjoy a scenic bus ride to the Sky Tram, a gondola that carefully carries you through the rainforest canopy up the mountain to heights of over 4,000 feet (1,250 meters). Be awed by the extraordinary views—and take note of changes in the vegetation as your gondola ascends.
 
Zip Line Adventure*
Enjoy the adrenaline thrill of a lifetime! Strap on a harness that is clicked onto suspended wires and zip line above the treetops of the rainforest. For Adventurers who either don't meet Zip Line Adventure requirements or don't want to participate, alternative activities will be available, such as a nature walk with hanging bridges.
 
Lunch On Your Own
After your thrilling high-speed ride, satisfy your hunger with a hearty meal of Costa Rican cuisine in the town of La Fortuna.
 
Exclusive Maleku Arts Experience
Learn traditional crafts from local artisans. You and your family can connect with the culture while expressing your creativity—and even design a keepsake to take home with you!
 
Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort
Enjoy a moment of pure relaxation. Immerse yourself in the soothing mineral water pools of a natural hot springs, which is heated by the Arenal volcano.
 
Private Dinner at Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort
Sit down for a delicious evening meal of traditional Costa Rican cuisine prepared in this local hot spring's rustic restaurant.  (Breakfast and Dinner)
 
*To use the zip line, you must be at least 3'11" (120 cm), with a minimum weight of 40 Kg (88.1 lbs.) and a maximum weight of 136 Kg (300 lbs.).
 
Day 5 
Departure Toward Guanacaste
Enjoy a buffet breakfast at the hotel before departing on a motor coach for breathtaking Guanacaste. Named after Costa Rica's national tree that's also known as the "elephant-ear tree," this sun-kissed province is famous for its dry tropical forest, sparkling shorelines, exciting water sports and—with over 250 bird species—superb bird watching.
 
Tenorio River Whitewater Rafting*/ Float Trip
On your way to Guanacaste, make an adventurous stop at the Tenorio River. Shoot down the roaring rapids and bob over the gushing waters. During smoother sections of the river, take in the lush scenery as you glide by a forest full of exotic birds and animals. Enjoy a rafting adventure in Class II - Class III rapids—or opt instead for a serene float trip on the gentler waters of Corobici River.
 
Private Lunch Along the River Rincon Corobici
Top off your whitewater adventure with a tasty lunch along this picture-perfect river.
 
Welcome Reception at El Mangroove Resort in Guanacaste
Take in the ocean views at Papagayo Bay as your Adventure Guides check you into this spectacular resort located on a natural mangrove and surrounded by luscious tropical scenery. Then join fellow Adventurers for a drink at a Welcome Reception.
 
Adult Dinner in the Hotel
Dine at the hotel restaurant featuring creative contemporary cuisine made from fresh local ingredients.
 
Junior Adventurers Dinner and Movie Night
While the adults dine, Junior Adventurers can join Adventure Guides for their own meal of kid-friendly fare. After dinner, Junior Adventurers can enjoy a private Disney movie presentation at the hotel.  (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
 
*For white water rafting, you must be at least 8 years old. Size restrictions also apply. 
 
Day 6 
Private Catamaran Excursion
After breakfast at the resort, head down to the beach to begin your Catamaran adventure. Discover secluded beaches along the Pacific Ocean where you can snorkel, swim, sail and sunbathe. Nibble on snacks prepared by the crew.
 
Lunch at the Hotel
Enjoy a light lunch at your leisure on your own.
 
On Your Own Beach Time at the Hotel
Hit the sand with your fellow Adventurers and enjoy an afternoon of water sports. Or find your spot in the sun and just kick back while catching some Costa Rican rays.
 
Private Mojito-Making & Guaro Sour-Making
Learn how to make the delicious rum cocktail as well as a lime sour featuring the traditional liqueur of Costa Rica while Junior Adventurers enjoy a non-alcoholic drink.
 
Private Farewell Dinner and Entertainment at the Hotel
Before a festive dinner, enjoy traditional music and a folk dance performance as you celebrate the adventures of your trip. Toast your newfound friends and share the family memories you will cherish forever. Salud! (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
 
Day 7
Breakfast at El Mangroove Hotel
Enjoy an early breakfast in paradise and say goodbye to your fellow Adventurers.
 
Transfers to Liberia International Airport (LIR)
Board pre-arranged transportation to the airport and say hasta luego until you return to the tropics! (Breakfast)
All This Included
Unveil the mysteries of nature at its most beautiful. Explore the scenic wonderland of this Central American paradise—boasting a verdant rainforest, breathtaking coastlines, rugged mountains, numerous waterways, active volcanoes and exotic wildlife.
  • The services of two Adventure Guides
  • VIP access and private events
  • Outstanding accommodations
  • Most meals during trip (6 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners)
  • Admission fees to attractions and performances
  • Cultural experiences with local experts
  • Family activities and special thrills just for kids
  • Transportation within your vacation
  • Luggage service
Highlights
  • Tortuguero National Park: Travel by boat through a network of waterways and along the coast to beaches where turtles nest during turtle nesting season. Be awed by lush rainforests and exotic vegetation lining the water's edge. View the park's turtles and other wildlife including monkeys, exotic birds and giant sloths.
  • Pineapple Plantation Tour: Visit a real working plantation where sweet pineapple is grown, handled and packaged. Learn about Costa Rica's awareness of the environment and the efforts it makes to protect invaluable natural resources.
  • Zip Lining in Arenal National Park: Soar above a rainforest canopy and through the clouds. Our Adventure Guides help make this the highflying thrill of a lifetime!
  • Tenorio River White Water Rafting: Enjoy a rafting adventure down roaring rapids and gushing waters on the Tenorio River (Class II - Class III). As you glide through smoother passages, marvel at the stunning forest scenery, tropical birds and other wildlife.
  • Private Catamaran Excursion: Cruise along Costa Rica's spectacular Gold Coast on this private tour. Drop anchor for fun in the sun on one of the white sand Guanacaste beaches or swim in the clear, warm waters of the Pacific Ocean. Go snorkeling for a deeper dive into tropical beauty.
Accommodations
San Jose:  Costa Rica Marriott Hotel
Tortuguero National Park:  Laguna Lodge
Arenal:  Hotel Arenal Manoa
Guanacaste:  El Mangroove Beach Resort
Notes
  • Minimum age: 4; Suggested age: 8+. Guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Please ask your Vacations to Go travel counselor for more information.
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