Total Family Vacation to Costa Rica
A Costa Rican family vacation with it all: Nature, Wildlife, Adventure and Beaches
Personalised journeys from start to finish
Save an acre of rainforest each time you travel
Every detail taken care of
- Completely private tour of the Cloud Forests
- Private Sky Tram, canopy trek, volcano and hot springs expedition in the Arenal
- Private tour options on the Guanacaste Coast
- Luxury accommodation throughout
- Meet and greet airport service
- Full support from your Travel Concierge before, during and after your trip
- Especially designed for families
At a glance
A comprehensive, yet uncomplicated tour of Costa Rica’s highlights, brimming with an array of natural ingredients.
The trip allows you to see the wildlife of the cloud forests, the ultimate heights of Arenal volcano and then relax on the golden and solitary shores of the Guanacaste.
A wonderfully active adventure for families seeking a remarkable Costa Rican vacation.
Example Trip Itinerary
The Cloud Forests
Arrive in San Jose
Private transfer from San Jose airport to Cloud Forest hotel
Accommodation in The Cloud Forests
- 16 freestanding chalets
- Two villas
- Two restaurants
- Yoga Deck
- Nature Trails
- Organic gardens
- Farm and greenhouse
Immerse yourself in the bucolic ‘zen’ of El Silencio hotel. This relaxing and wholesome eco-lodge imitates rural Costa Rican style and “pura vida”. The 16 luxury, free-standing and stilted casitas peer over the 500-acre private reserve cloud forest canopy on the edge of the Juan Castro Blanco National Park. They are built with the immediate nature very much in mind, based on the native-style cottages and using lots of light and dark woods, bamboo and glass, yet they remain elegantly modern, minimal, spacious and comfortable. There are no TVs or internet but they are equipped with gas fireplaces, private terraces and Jacuzzis making your casita feel especially cosy and romantic at night. The hotel strives to exist in harmony with its bio-diverse and delicate fauna setting. Organic gardens, a greenhouse and small farm help to sustain the hotel and its ethical concepts; guests see and taste the delicious and fresh benefits of this at El Silencio’s Las Ventanas Restaurant and Hierbabuena Restaurant. Take part in spa treatments, eco-adventures, expeditions to the Poas volcano or even do your bit and plant a tree; these are just some of ways to while away the tropical hours at the hotel. Only two hours north of San Jose, with its relaxing and private atmosphere you’ll feel a whole world away at El Silencio.
Time to enjoy the natural evergreen environment of the misty Cloud Forests. If you wish we can arrange privately guided activities to fill your time here.
You will be met at your hotel in the morning for a scenic drive of approximately forty five minutes to the Azahar Peak, near La Paz de San Ramón. Continuing on to the summit, you will enter a private family?operated farm where you will be able to view a variety of high?altitude dwelling birds, including the elusive Quetzal that nests between February and June. Once you see this remarkable bird, you will understand why indigenous populations across the region considered it a mystical creature and how important it is to have protected private reserves where they can live and reproduce safely.
Private transfer from The Cloud Forests to Arenal
Accommodation in Arenal
- 50 rooms (mix of casitas and villas)
- Pool with three Jacuzzis
- Swim-up pool bar
- Wine and tapas bar
- Three restaurants
Voted one of South America’s most romantic hotels, the Nayara is a fitting choice for those looking for a private getaway in the Arenal. Nestled in the green valleys at the foot of the spectacular Arenal Volcano are Nayara’s 50 luxury rooms -29 casitas and 21 rainforest villas. Large screened windows open up allowing for plenty of natural light. The decor is simple, but but neat with lashings of tropical orange, the greens of encroaching foliage, fine bed linen, dark wood furniture and polished floors. The privacy of the cottages and their amenities, with terrace, Jacuzzi and garden, makes this an ideal hideaway for the newly hitched or those after a romantic retreat. Even though Nayara is a resort, the staff make every effort to treat you in a very personal manner and the service is impeccable. Also if you feel like getting out of your casita and enjoying some of the area’s activities and adventures you will be spoilt for choice. For relaxation, however, head to the hotel’s spa for a massage, coffee scrub or a volcanic mud bath. Perched atop a cliff and overlooking the forest, it’s the ideal place to unwind and rejuvenate.
This beautiful and diverse region holds an abundance of incredible experiences for all to enjoy, from adrenalin adventure activities to more relaxed, leisurely walks and days at hot springs.
Collected from your hotel you will be transferred to where the Sky Tram begins. This fantastic privately guided tour takes you above the jungle on a twenty minute sky tram ride, allowing for spectacular views over the landscape below. Once you have reached the observation deck, you can enjoy a thirty minute walk along the nature trails to observe the wildlife, you will then take the Sky Trek canopy tour to go back to the starting point. The canopy tour includes eight cross-sectional cables with a total length of 1.7 miles long and a maximum height of 660 feet which will allow you to see impressive, uninterrupted views of Arenal Volcano and the lake below.
Enjoy the natural hot springs and the beautiful evergreen jungle surroundings. There is a great restaurant for lunch or dinner, depending on what time you choose to visit.
The Guanacaste Coast
Private transfer from Arenal hotel to Guanacaste hotel
Accommodation in The Guanacaste Coast
- 24 rooms
- Swimming pool
- Restaurant and bar
- Healing centre offering massage, yoga and meditation
- Direct beach access
Harmony is one of the more low-key and intimate hotels on the Guanacaste, finding its charm in simplicity and a surfer chic atmosphere, not to mention having direct access to the Guiones beach. There are 24 rooms from which to choose. The Coco rooms, in the centre of the property, have their own private enclosed patio, hammock and heated outdoor shower. The bungalows are set into the hotel gardens with private wooden decks, rocking chairs, hammocks and some with heated outdoor showers. There is also a two-bedroom bungalow suite available. The hotel’s restaurant makes the most of the region’s nearby farms, fishermen, fruit trees and its own garden. The fresh, local ingredients feature in delicious dishes that are served in the open-air restaurant. There’s also a bar where the resident mixologist creates exciting cocktails and mocktails, and an outdoor sushi lounge. Overall the vibe is relaxing, warm and one of wellbeing. In addition to being focused on creating a friendly and welcoming environment, the hotel prepares its own organic moisturisers and shampoos. Among the activities on offer to fill your time when you’re not out exploring are yoga, meditation and surfing classes, as well as tours to local highlights and attractions.
Pass the time relaxing on the sun-drenched beaches, or you may wish to indulge in some surf lessons, horse riding or other adventure activities for the thrill seekers. Your travel designer will be able to discuss with you the various tours available and book those best suited for you.
Private transfer from Guanacaste hotel to San Jose airport
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Total Family Vacation to Costa Rica
How We Work
We create fully personalised trips from start to finish, working with you to pick locations, accommodation and guides that suit you.
Each time you travel with us, you preserve an acre of precious rainforest through our partnerships.
From in-depth private tours to restaurant reservations, we take care of every detail so you can make the most of your journey.