With this itinerary, you discover alle the pretty things of Costa Rica in 3 weeks at a pace that will make your kids and yourself all pura vida.
European families can forget endless stop-overs and get used to the climate and time difference in Miami. After a short flight, start from Alajuela and go see enjoy the (white) waters of the Rio Sarapiqui on a een raft or river safari. Continue to La Fortuna voor uber relaxing hot springs, exciting ziplines en majestic views on the Arenal volcano. The next part of your journey is super adventures, driving the bumpy dirt road up to the dreamscapes of the Monteverde cloud forest.
If you don’t want your kids to get bored by all that rain forest beauty, drive up to the Nicoya peninsula for a different landscape. The whole family will love to chillax in Playa Tamarindo. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to the surfer lifestyle and take at least one surfing lesson! More south on the peninsula, near Nosara, you might spot the arrival of hundreds of Ridley turtles to nest at the Refugio Nacional de Fauna Sylvester Ostional.
Back on the mainland, Tarcoles offers the opportunity to spot wild macaws at Nacional Marque Carara. A little drive down south will bring you to paradise also known as Manuel Antonio where the rain forest and its wild life borders a sandy beach.
Get ready to return to the First World life by visiting San Jose and picking up souvenirs for friends and family at Mercado Central.
Xoxo – Irene
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