FLORENCE’S FAMILY

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.

Photo @florencedwyer ©
 
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)
 
 
Zip line in Arenal National Park
Boat trip in Playa Panama
Boutique Hotel Nayara in Arenal
 

 

 
Total/person: $1,260 for 8 nights
Lodging : $720/pp for 8 nights
Intl Flights : $500/pp
Car Rental: $40/pp

 


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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
1GrnCircleSAN JOSE AIRPORT TO
SANTA ANA



15 km/25 min

SANTA ANA
2GrnCircle
 SANTA ANA TO
ARENAL

 

150 km/3h30

Arenal
3GrnCircle
ARENAL TO
PLAYA PANAMA



150 km/2h45

Playa Panama
3GrnCircle
PLAYA PANAMA TO
SAN JOSE (AIRPORT)



230 km/3h30

Back to San Jose

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