Take the family on an 11-day adventure through Costa Rica. Explore the capital city, San Jose, and the pristine Osa Peninsula. Enjoy quality time on the serene beaches and lush forests of Manuel Antonio, and discover exceptional wildlife in the Arenal Volcano region. It’s a well-rounded journey for all ages to enjoy.

Costa Rica for Families

  • Perfect family holiday destination
  • Explore Osa Peninsula, a wildlife lovers paradise. Range of outdoor activities available
  • Relax and play on the beaches of Manuel Antonio
  • Discover the Arenal Volcanoes wildlife and zip lining for the more adventurous

San Jose 1 night | Osa Peninsula 3 nights | Manuel Antonio 2 nights | Arenal Volcano region 3 nights

Example Itinerary

Day 1: London to San Jose

Fly to San Jose, Costa Rica’s capital city. Overnight stay.

Day 2: San Jose to Osa Peninsula

Flight from San Jose to Osa Peninsula.

Days 2 to 4: Osa Peninsula | Meals: Breakfast

This area is a wildlife lovers paradise. Take a sunset rainforest walk to observe a large variety of wildlife as they prepare for the night. A guide leads a daytime hike through the rainforest, providing information on this area of enormous biodiversity. There is also surfing, kayaking, horseback riding and more.

Day 5: Osa Peninsula to Manuel Antonio

Private transfer from Osa Peninsula to Manuel Antonio.

Days 5 and 6: Manuel Antonio | Meals: Breakfast

Manuel Antonio National Park offers unspoilt beaches, kayaking, canoeing and rainforest trails to explore. As well as the most picturesque beaches in Costa Rica, Manuel Antonio National Park abounds with wildlife and provides visitors with many opportunities to experience up close and personal encounters with nature. In a day’s visit, it is possible to see iguanas, monkeys, sloths, agoutis, peccaries, armadillos, pisotes, coatimundis, and raccoons. We include a private boat tour to watch dolphins and whales and a guided day hike through the rainforest with a zip line experience.

Day 7: Manuel Antonio to Arenal Volcano region | Meals: Breakfast

Drive from Manuel Antonio to Arenal Volcano region.

Days 7 to 9: Arenal Volcano region | Meals: Breakfast

Drive to Arenal Volcano region, an area of outstanding natural beauty and a sanctuary for a vast array of wildlife. The Arenal Volcano National Park tour takes visitors to the active northwest side of the volcano, where it is possible to observe a great variety of plants and wildlife, as well as magnificent lava rock formations and Arenal Lake. For the more adventurous, there is zip-lining and white water rafting. We also include a guided day boat trip to Cano Negro.

Day 10: Arenal Volcano region to San Jose for flight home

Drive to San Jose for the return flight to London.

Day 11: London

Arrival in London.

Indicative Holiday Prices

All of our holidays are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. As a guide, this 11-day suggested holiday will cost from £2,827 per person (Superior) and £3,333 (Luxury), including international flights from the UK, based on two sharing.