COSTA RICA TRIP IDEA
8 NIGHTS/4 STOPS
Fantastic nature and impressive biodiversity.
Our active family was seeking thrilling and authentic explorations in Costa Rica while being immersed in the ravishing fauna and flora. The protected jungles, wild beaches and rich biodiversity were a notable part of this small but varied paradise. We discovered the rich ecosystems by zip lining in Arenal National Park and kayaking in Playa Panama. The Costa Rican communities were extremely welcoming and my three children were constantly amazed and entertained. There are plenty of things to do in Costa Rica: sunset watching, hot springs, nature immersion, zip lining, kayaking & paddle-boarding, boating & snorkeling. Our budget for the whole trip was around $ 1660 per person for 8 nights (excluded food and activities).
8 nights & 4 stops
from December to April
biodiversity & nature discovery
Photo @florencedwyer ©
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TRIP
NEW YORK -SAN JOSE COSTA RICA
VIA EL SALVADOR
5,5 hours flight
545 km in 8 days
10 hours on the road – 4 stops
AVERAGE BUDGET PER PERSON
$1660 / pp for 8 nights excl. food and activities
$720 /pp for 8 nights
$40 /pp for car rental $900 /pp intl flights
GOOD TO KNOW
Be prepared and equipped for rainy weather in Arenal
This is an easy trip to organize, it is not difficult to find nice hotels, Costa Rica is a popular destination, however it is not overcrowded with tourists
All guided tours planned through the hotel were organized in small groups (max one other family, intimate activities)
Book flight early to get a direct flight to San Jose, Costa Rica at a reasonable price. Flight tickets can become very expensive during high season. We did not book early enough and were annoyed by flight delays at stop over in El Salvador. This caused issues with car rental pick up.
Book rental car in advance, double check that reservation is kept if flights are delayed
It is safer to drive during the day because roads are narrow and traffic is heavy.