All tours include a Private Naturalist Guide for your family
Day 1: ARRIVAL IN COSTA RICA – BIENVENIDOS!
Arrive at Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose. Hotel shuttle to nearby quiet hotel.
Days 2-3: SARAPIQUI and TIRIMBINA RAINFOREST RESERVE
Your private guide picks you up in the morning for the transfer to your first location (2 hr). The tour begins! Stop at Poas Volcano or La Paz Waterfall Gardens on the way if you like. You arrive with your bilingual naturalist guide in Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, nestled in the lowland tropical rainforest.
Choose your optional activities with your guide. You can cross the longest suspension bridge in Costa Rica to explore the rainforest at nearby Tirimbina Rainforest Reserve. Majestic tall trees, birds and colorful tiny frogs abound! Early-risers can opt for a guided birding walk. Visit the rainforest at La Selva, one of the top tropical ecology research stations in the world, or take a thrilling whitewater rafting trip on the Rio Sarapiqui (Class 1-5 rapids). The morning family boat ride on a slow, shady boat to look for monkeys, sloths, toucans, caiman and crocodiles is always a hit with kids who might get worn out on a hike! Kids 6 and up can try out the zipline at Hacienda La Linda.
Days 4-5: CARRIBEAN BEACH, PLAYA NEGRA
Transfer to the lovely Playa Negra beach (3 hrs), a quiet swimmable black sand beach just a 15 minute walk from the town of Cahuita and the Cahuita National Park, a beautiful stretch of undeveloped white sand beach with a strip of jungle home to monkeys, sloths and birds. Relax on the beach and play in the sand. Stay at a small family-owned lodge with a pool, just steps from the beach! No big noisy resorts with bars and discos for us! We’ve found the quiet gems perfect for families with young children.
Day 6: HEAD BACK TO ALAJUELA
Time for one more dip in the ocean in the morning. Then head back to the hotel in Alajuela near the airport (about 4 hours) with your guide. The guided portion of your tour ends here.
Day 7: TRANSFER OUT – ADIOS and GRACIAS!
Transfer (15 minutes) to Airport by hotel shuttle.
Please note: Global Family Adventures strives to follow the schedule, but changes may be made due to weather conditions and interesting new opportunities.