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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 San José
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 Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge
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 Los Chiles
Board a private charter for an exclusive flight to Los Chiles.
 
Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge Guided Tour
Board a boat from Los Chiles and head down stream on the Rio Frio ("Cold River"). Along the ride, your guide will point out the wonders of the rain forest and the richness of the flora and fauna of the area. Keep an eye out for rain forest wildlife, including monkeys, sloths, many species of birds, bats, crocodiles, lizards and many more.
 
Lunch at Hacienda in Caño Negro
Enjoy a delicious riverside lunch overlooking the Rio Frio at a Hacienda in Caño Negro.
 
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.
 
Welcome Dinner at the Hotel Arenal Manoa
After you spend the afternoon exploring your surroundings, celebrate your arrival in Arenal with a festive hotel welcome feast arranged especially for Adventures by Disney Guests. As you dine, take in the panoramic view of the Arenal volcano, looming over the verdant pastureland of the rolling hills. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
 
Day 3 Arenal Volcano National Park
Breakfast at Hotel Arenal Manoa
Start your day off with a delicious breakfast before heading out on an adventure-filled day.
 
Sarapiquí River White Water Rafting* Shoot down the roaring rapids and bob over the gushing waters of the Sarapiquí River on this exciting adventure. You'll also enjoy smooth waters that will allow you to take in the lush scenery as you glide by a forest full of exotic birds and animals. Enjoy a rafting adventure in Class I - Class III rapids. Or if you prefer, choose a serene float trip on gentle waters.
 
Private Lunch in Aventuras del Sarapiquí
Enjoy a wonderful lunch amidst the lush surroundings and stunning scenery of a private area in Aventuras del Sarapiquí.
 
Transfer Back to Arenal
Travel back to Arenal via motor coach.
 
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!
 
On Your Own Time at the Hotel
Relax and enjoy the unparalleled view of Arenal Volcano as you enjoy some time to unwind and explore the beautiful hotel.
 
Dinner at the Hotel
Enjoy a lovely dinner at the hotel's restaurant with your fellow Adventurers and other guests of the hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
 
*For white water rafting, you must be at least 8 years old. Size restrictions also apply.
 
Day 4 Arenal
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.
 
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 Guanacaste
Breakfast at the Hotel
Enjoy a hearty breakfast before setting out on a day full of new adventures.
 
Transfer to Arenal Hanging Bridges
Board a motor coach for your scenic drive to Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges.
 
Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges
Immerse yourself in the mysteries of the rain forest as a naturalist guide leads you and your fellow Adventurers through the dense forest, pointing out the wonders hiding throughout. Enjoy this unique opportunity to admire the forest from the ground and the air, as you cross any of the 15 hanging bridges.
 
Lunch at Rincon Coribici Restaurant
Relax and partake in a pre-ordered, buffet-style lunch with a spectacular view that overlooks the Corobici River.
 
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 superb bird watching—with over 250 bird species!
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
** Floating is available on either the Tenorio River or the Corobici River, depending on the water levels.
 
Day 6 Guanacaste
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 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 Liberia
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)
Map
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
  • Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge Visit Explore the mysteries of the rain forest as you cruise down the Rio Frio while your guide points out the many varieties of plants and animals that inhabit this lush, tropical arena. Be sure to keep watch for monkeys, sloths, crocodiles and many other indigenous denizens of the rain forest.
  • Hanging Bridges Experience in Arenal See the wonders of the rain forest from a different perspective—high above the ground! Cross any of the 15 hanging bridges that will give you a whole new perspective on life in this awe-inspiring part of the world.
  • Zip Lining in Arenal Volcano National Park Soar above a rainforest canopy and through the clouds. Our Adventure Guides help make this the highflying thrill of a lifetime!
  • Sarapiquí River White Water Rafting Enjoy a rafting adventure down roaring rapids and gushing waters on the Sarapiquí River (Class I - 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 San José 
Arenal: Hotel Arenal Manoa
Guanacaste: El Mangroove Hotel
Notes
  • Minimum age: 4; Suggested age: 8+. Guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • The following dates are Adult Exclusive departures geared toward travelers 18 and up: August 18, 2018 and March 9, 2019.
  • Please ask your Vacations to Go travel counselor for more information.
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