Costa Rica

Costa Rica Multi-Sport Adventure

  • Overview
    Starts at



    7 days


    Level 3


    7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners

    If your family wants more of a thrill exploring Costa Rica on a family vacation, this is exactly what you need. Discover a variety of wildlife, lush lowland rainforests, and pristine beaches while kayaking, zip-lining, hiking, and surfing in Manuel Antonio and Tortuguero National Parks.

    Friends Across Borders

    Your child can get to know and exchange pen pal letters with a Costa Rican child who they’ll be able to meet during a local school visit.

    Visit a Sea Turtle Conservancy

    Learn about Costa Rica’s incredibly diverse waterways and lagoons and the efforts to save the country’s seven different species of turtle.

    Venture Through Tortuguero National Park

    Kayak through wildlife rich mangrove forests and take a jungle boat expedition looking for monkeys, crocodiles, and sloths in one of the most biologically diverse places in the country.

    Explore Manuel Antonio Park

    Explore extraordinary landscape and volcanic sand beaches, zip-line through a lush jungle canopy, and surf and swim in the Pacific at this incredible outdoor wonderland.

    Learn to Make Chocolate

    Get your hands dirty with chocolate from harvesting the cacao and grinding the seeds to basking in the wonderful aroma and tasting the delicious goodness.

  • Itinerary

    Day 1

    Fly to San Jose, Costa Rica

    Days 2-3



    Kayak trip through Tortuguero’s maze of canals, where nature lovers can observe the thick mangroves inhabited by a myriad of fascinating wildlife.

    Optional Sea Turtle Conservancy Visit

    Visit the Sea Turtle Conservancy’s green turtle exhibit, where kids will love the opportunity to adopt an endangered Green Sea Turtle.

    Jungle Boat Expedition

    Journey to Tortuguero National Park for a jungle-boat expedition along the winding river system. Get your camera ready to snap the area’s wildlife, including three monkey species, sloths, caiman, frogs and more!

    Friends Across Borders Meeting (Pen Pals)

    Get a chance to meet your new Costa Rican pen pals, bonding over activities and games like soccer or hacky sack.

    Days 4-6

    Manuel Antonio


    Fly over treetops on an exhilarating canopy tour, comprising 15 platforms and 10 cables, five of which of are more than 650 feet long!

    Manuel Antonio National Park Exploration

    Trek through the legendary Manuel Antonio National Park, a self-contained microcosm of everything that makes Costa Rica such an incredible ecological destination for travelers.

    Surfing Lessons Option

    Learn how to ride some waves, taking lessons from a local guide (at additional cost). Tell your guide at the beginning of the week if you’re interested.

    Outrigger Canoe Trip

    Outriggers are Hawaiian style canoes where everyone works together to travel across the water!  Paddle out to quiet coves for swimming and beach combing while learning about the tropical dry forest.  Keep your eyes open for frigate birds and pelicans as you pass the spectacular cliffs!

    Day 6

    San Jose

    Farewell Dinner

    It’s time to say goodbye to your guide and fellow travelers. Make sure to bring along adventure journals and share favorite highlights from your excellent family adventure!

    Day 7

    Depart / Arrive home

  • Dates & Prices

    2018 Dates


    Adult $3080PP
    Teen $3080PP
    Child $2880PP
    Internal Air $160


    Adult $3080PP
    Teen $3080PP
    Child $2880PP
    Internal Air $160


    Adult $3080PP
    Teen $3080PP
    Child $2880PP
    Internal Air $160


    Adult $3080PP
    Teen $3080PP
    Child $2880PP
    Internal Air $160


    Adult $3030PP
    Teen $3030PP
    Child $2830PP
    Internal Air $160


    Adult $3080PP
    Teen $3080PP
    Child $2880PP
    Internal Air $160


    20th Anniversary Special
    Adult $3080PP
    Teen $3080PP
    Child $2880PP
    Internal Air $160


    Adult $4830PP
    Teen $4830PP
    Child $4630PP
    Internal Air $160


    Adult $4830PP
    Teen $4830PP
    Child $4630PP
    Internal Air $160

    Additional Info

    Smart Traveler Advantages

    Book a trip 9 months ahead of the day that you want to leave and get free flight insurance, free cancellation insurance, and a GoPro Hero Session!

    Triple Discount

    $300 for children under 12 sharing with 2 adults


    Traveling in a party of six or more friends or family members? Call us about our large group discounts.

    Alumni Discount 

    If you are a returning Thomson guest, please subtract $500 per family from these prices.

    Price Includes

    All entrance fees, accommodations based on two to a room, land transportation, private bilingual guide throughout, all meals, bottled water & snacks in the vehicle, Comprehensive Travel Insurance.

  • Hotels

    Hilton Garden Inn

    The Hilton Garden Inn is a great place to stay while in San José. The hotel is clean and the rooms are spacious, giving your family a great space to relax. There is also a pool, a fitness room, and free Wi-Fi and internet access throughout the hotel. The lobby features a 24 hour snack service and it is centrally located to nearby restaurants, markets and a drugstore.

    Aninga Lodge

    The eco-lodge is strategically located only five minutes away from Tortuguero National Park, and right across the main canal facing the town of Tortuguero. It is made up of individual cabins, each with private bathroom, hot water and ceiling fans. Enjoy buffet-style meals at the restaurant, take a dip in the outdoor pool and of course take in the wildlife that surrounds the lodge as you and the kids walk the maze of wooden pathways. Note that Aninga Lodge does not have connecting rooms and that lodges in Tortuguero are simple and rustic, and amenities are minimal. This lodge was chosen for its great location; we’re excited you’ll have hot water!

    Hotel Parador Resort & Spa

    Hotel Parador Resort & Spa is located on Punta Quepos in the most pristine and tranquil area of Manuel Antonio – just minutes from Manuel Antonio National Park. Explore the twelve acre premises, including the lush gardens and mysterious jungle, where you are almost guaranteed to see some of the most abundant wildlife, such as white-faced and titi monkeys, sloths, iguanas, coatis, and many species of birds. The Parador has two infinity swimming pools, activities desk, tennis court, fitness center, miniature golf, nature trails and computer stations. At low tide you may observe turtle traps once made by the Quepoa Indians who resided on Punta Quepos. This small exotic beach has tiny waves and is great for swimming. All the rooms have balconies or terraces with views of either the rain forest or the ocean. In the rooms, guests have access to room service, cable TV, self service laundry, air-conditioning, mini bar & fridge, coffee maker, telephone, safety deposit box, iron and ironing board, ceiling fan and hair dryer.

    Thomson Family Adventures will attempt to adhere to this itinerary and its hotels as much as possible. However, certain conditions (political, climatic, environmental, cultural, or availability) may necessitate changes in the accommodations.

  • Why Thomson

    Friends Across Borders

    Your child will have a cultural connection like no other by meeting kids the same age from the country you’re traveling by playing games, throwing a Frisbee, kicking a ball around, or just chatting. Ask us about our pen pal program.

    Smart Traveler Advantages

    Book your trip 9 months in advance and get access to all of the advantages that come with being a smart traveler from free flight insurance and trip cancellation to a brand new GoPro.

    Guaranteed Departures

    No matter what happens, once your family books a trip you’re going.


    Be accompanied for your entire trip by an expert local in-country guide who will know all of the ins and outs of the adventure and destination.

    Small Groups

    With a small group you’ll have plenty of time for spontaneity and to develop a connection with your fellow travelers and guide.

    Travel Insurance

    Every Thomson Family Adventures trip comes with travel insurance for your entire family at no extra cost.