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Costa Rica Family Vacation
Costa Rica is deservedly known as the Jewel of Central America and has been rightly lauded as one of the top travel destinations for adventure. A diverse nature lover's playground, the country never fails to charm, whether you're kayaking through the thrilling rapids, riding horseback to stunning waterfalls or ziplining through the lush canopy.
We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.
These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.
“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”
“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”
“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”
“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”
“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”
The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
9 Days / 8 Nights
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Day by Day
Discover the contrasting landscapes of volcanoes and coffee plantations as you explore San Jose and the Turrialba Valley with your private guide.
Kayak on gentle rapids of the Pejivalle River, explore the Hacienda, visit the 19thC church and orchid gardens and learn the processes of coffee, sugar and macadamia nut production.
Explore La Tirimbina Rainforest Centre in the Arenal region—walk the Chocolate Trails, cross the suspension bridge and learn about the origin of cacao from the Mayan and Aztec cultures.
Take a privately guided horseback ride past the scenic Valley of San Carlos to La Fortuna Waterfall for a refreshing dip in the cool emerald pool.
Set off on a Sky Tram gondola ride with a naturalist guide through the National Park and zipline back down to ground level through the Sky Trek canopy.
Take a boat ride on the Tempisque River to discover a little of Palo Verde National Park with a stop at 50,000 acre protected area, Rancho Humo.
Visit Punta Islita’s planet- and people-friendly programs featuring a visit to the recycling center and the Islita Contemporary Art Museum to create your own art.
Enjoy a day at your leisure today—take a dip in the pool, visit Casa Spa for an energy-balancing massage, relax in a hammock or take an optional dolphin watching excursion.
Drive to Punta Islita for a domestic flight back to San José. Stop in at botanical Orchid Gardens before catching your departure home.
Casa Turire is styled on a traditional plantation house building, nestled in the foothills of the Turrialba valley and bordered by the Angostura lake. Rooms are spacious and traditionally designed in fitting with the colonial heritage and the attractive pool provides a welcome relief from a day’s activity. The Turrialba region is for adventure seekers where some of the country’s best riding and rafting can be found. View hotel website »
Arenal Nayara, La Fortuna de San Carlos
Nayara is a peaceful retreat to escape and unwind in rustic luxurious bungalows immersed in tropical rainforest gardens that line the foothills of Arenal Volcano. Each spacious casita benefits from a private garden with outdoor shower, Jacuzzi and terrace to gaze out over the National Park. Facilities include a full-service Spa, Altamira Restaurant, Sushi Bar, Nostalgia Wine Bar, outdoor pool and Wi-Fi. View hotel website »
Hotel Punta Islita, Guanacaste
We chose the sophisticated Punta Islita for our Costa Rican adventure because they share our love of contrasts. Where else would you find a jungle retreat on the Pacific that boasts tennis courts, a spa and an infinity pool? The outdoor dining area is covered by a thatched roof and features elegant international cuisine. Best of all, you can listen to the sounds of the rain forest as you sway in a hammock on the terrace of your luxurious room. View hotel website »
The trip will include hiking, trail walking, kayaking and over-landing.
- 8 nights accommodation on a shared twin/double room basis
- Meals as specified B/L/D
- All entrance fees and tours
- All private transfers and baggage handling
- All the local experts and specialists
- Services of a local English speaking guide
- All special events and on-trip surprises
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We take pride in choosing guides who are not only exceptional travelling companions, but who’ll go far beyond the call of duty to ensure an unforgettable experience.
“Just keep doing what you do! We loved everything, but especially our guides who helped us spot any animal in Costa Rica! Birds, sloths, holler moneys, we saw them all!”
— Bernadette Park, Bespoke Costa Rica Family 2013
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