COSTA RICA TRIP IDEA
8 NIGHTS/4 STOPS
Fantastic nature and impressive biodiversity.
Florence’s travel profile
Mum of 3 teenage boys (11-18),
Active family who enjoys keeping busy.
Values places conveniently located.
Loves the outdoor sensation, animals and nature.
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.
Activities include: sunset watching, hot spring, nature immersion, zipline, kayaking & paddle-boarding, boating & snorkeling.
Departure airport: New York, US.
Stopover in El Salvador
Arrival airport: San José, Costa Rica.
with Jetblue Airlines or United Airlines
5 hours travel (direct flight)
Total/person: $1,260 for 8 nights
Lodging : $720/pp for 8 nights
Intl Flights : $500/pp
Car Rental: $40/pp
Taxi shuttle + Car Rental: 10 hours on the road-545 km
T to 1: 15 km/25 min
1 to 2: 150 km/3h30
2 to 3: 150 km/2h45
3 to T: 230 km/3h30
SAN JOSE AIRPORT
15 km/25 min
SANTA ANA TO
PLAYA PANAMA TO
SAN JOSE (AIRPORT)
GOOD TO KNOW
Be prepared and equipped for rainy weather in Arenal
Easy trip to organize, not difficult to find nice hotels, tourism is present in Costa Rica but not overcrowded with tourists
All guided tours via hotel were organized in small groups (max one other family, intimate activities)
Book flight early to get a direct flight from San Jose. We did not book early enough and therefore flight delays caused issues with picking up car rental on time.
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