9 daysActivity Level
ModerateOur moderate adventures are similar to our easy adventures, but you’ll spend more time on your feet.
8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
On this trip best suited for adults, go with your millennial kids to visit the beaches of Guanacaste, and explore the growing craft beer scene in San José and the wild nature in Rio Celeste. This Costa Rica family vacation offers a lot of beach time, gorgeous views, relaxation, and incredible Instagram worthy moments.
Recommended Age: 18+
Pub Crawl in San José
Join a master craft beer brewer to learn about the brewing process, the growing craft beer scene in Costa Rica, and try some of the most delicious brews at the best pubs in town.
Whitewater Raft the Balsa River
The Balsa River is an electrifying river that keeps every rafter sharp, full of excitement, and feeling a welcomed adrenaline rush.
Relax on the Pacific Coast
From having exclusive access to the Langosta Beach Club to taking surf lessons in Guanacaste, you’ll be able to experience the coast exactly how you want.
Explore Rio Celeste National Park
Take a lazy float down the Rio Celeste, taking in the surroundings and hike to the Rio Celeste waterfall and “Los Tenideros”, the spot in the river where the color changes to its signature cool turquoise hue.
Hang Out in and Explore the Arenal Region
Hike and mountain bike on jungle trails, relax and refresh in the natural hot springs, and spend a night out in La Fortuna with the locals.
Fly to Costa Rica
Doka Coffee Tour
Watch how coffee is picked, milled and ground, then sample the results! If your eyes are still a little heavy from the early morning, they are sure to perk up from the rich aroma and flavorful taste of a hot cup of fresh Costa Rican coffee.
La Paz Waterfall Gardens
Take a trip to La Paz Waterfall Gardens, featuring some of the best hiking opportunities near San José and the country’s most famous waterfalls, as well as an abundance of wildlife.
Carpe Craft Beer Pub Crawl
Join one of the best parties in San José! Take a pub crawl with a local brew master and learn about brewing, how to pair beer with certain foods, and try some of the best beer Costa Rica has to offer.
Balsa River whitewater rafting
Whitewater raft down the rapids of the Balsa River, dipping over sets of rapids with just enough time to calm down before hitting another exhilarating set! When the river calms, you’ll have plenty of chances to look for iguanas, sloths, and howler monkeys.
Soak in the Arenal Hot Springs
Take a load off from your day of adventuring or just relax in nature with a soak in Arenal Hot Springs, just steps from where you’ll be staying.
La Fortuna has become a favorite spot for adventure travelers in Arenal. Its quaint cafes and bars and sweeping panoramic view of the Arenal Volcano make this the perfect town to go out in for a night.
Mountain bike the mountainous landscape of Arenal, traversing paved and packed gravel roads, tree roots, water crossings, and a variety of other exciting challenges.
Experience the Sky Trek Zip-line
Fly through the air from one platform to the next, from treetop to treetop, across the Sky Trek Zip-Line cable course, an exhilarating, treetop experience.
Tubing Down Rio Celeste
Get the surreal experience of floating down a river so turquoise that it doesn’t look real while surrounded by a lush green jungle. It is a picturesque and relaxing foray into the Costa Rican jungle.
Hiking Through Rio Celeste National Park
Hiking through Rio Celeste National Park is nothing short of exciting or breathtaking. We’ll make our way to the Rio Celeste waterfall, possibly the most beautiful in the country, and to “Los Tenideros,” the place where the river turns a beautiful color of turquoise.
Nothing says vacation like a sunset cruise out on the waters of Costa Rica.
Hang Out at the Langosta Beach Club
Relax at the exclusive Langosta Beach Club, set right on the beach with direct access to the ocean, full bar, restaurant, and pool.
Costa Rica has beautiful beaches and these beaches are the perfect places to learn how to surf. With a private instructor, we’ll learn how to get started on a surf board and by the end of the lesson we’ll be riding waves all on our own.
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Dates & Prices
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If you are a returning Thomson guest, please subtract $500 per family from these prices.
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All entrance fees, accommodations based on two to a room, land transportation, private bilingual guide throughout, all meals, bottled water & snacks in the vehicle.
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.
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