ERIKA’S FAMILY TRIP TO
15 NIGHTS/4 STOPS
Fantastic nature and impressive biodiversity.
Erika’s travel profile
Erika lives with her family in Geneva, Switzerland
Mum of teenagers, a boy and a girl
She has an active family. She need to always keep them busy.
Authentic culture and nature experience
Yoga and Pilates addicted
“We were seduced by the “Ticos”. They are welcoming and very nice. It’s a safe country where it is easy to travel from one place to another. The kids loved surfing, the canopy tour, and adventurous suspended bridges in the jungle.Erika found the best place for a yoga retreat in Puerto Jimenez!”
Departure airport: Geneva, Switzerland
Stopover in Madrid
Arrival airport: San José, Costa Rica.
15 hours travel
Yoga with a view at Bosque Del Cabo
Surfing in Punta Islita
Easy and safe country
Total/person: 3890 $ for 15 nights.
Lodging : 2150 $/pp for 15 nights
(3 meals included for 11 nights)
Intl Flights : 1500 $/pp
Domestic flights: 240$
Arrival Airport, San José Intl Airport
Taxi shuttle + Car Rental + domestic flight
1+2+3: 15 hours on the road in 15 days
1-4: 35 minutes flight
600 km-4 stops
20 km /30 min
XANDARI RESORT TO
132 km/3 hours
PUNTA ISLITA TO
(VIA SAN JOSÉ)
35 min domestic flight
From Puerto Jimenez, we flew back directly to Europe with just a stopover in San José. Flight time from Puerto Jimenez to San José is 35 minutes. We used Nature Air. Budget San-José to Puerto Jimenez was 240 $ roundtrip for 1 adult.
GOOD TO KNOW
It is raining a lot in Arenal. Plan your clothing accordingly
It is very easy to plan transfers with the hotels.
Car rental is not a good idea or you should book it before departure or make sure you have a high list on your credit card. They requested a very high deposit, it took us 2 1/2 times hours to finalize the deal.
The roads are in good conditions and it is easy to go from place to another.
The climate is very warm and humid. Plan a good and light equipment for your hiking.
Surfing conditions in Puerto Jimenez are not very good in December.
Plan your luggage content: very easy sports clothes that dry fast. Just take a minimum of clothes.
It is very important to have good and light hiking shoes (style Scarpa)
We didn’t experience any scary bugs, spiders or snakes.
The food is good and simple: rice, beans, a lot of nice fruits & vegetables. Don’t expect gourmet food.
No good wine…instead, we drank beer.