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Friendly and tropical Costa Rica is the ideal spot for a family vacation. A world leader in protecting natural resources, it's the perfect spot for family travel and exploring the beauty and marvelous intricacy of the natural world. Throughout this special adventure, we discover a variety of wildlife, lush lowland rain forests and pristine beaches. On the Caribbean coast, we'll explore the still waterways of Tortuguero, a national park accessible only by boat. On the sunny Pacific, we'll enjoy the beaches and surroundings of Manuel Antonio National Park. 

2017 Dates
Dates Adult/Teen Children
(under 12)
Internal Air
12/23 - 12/29 $4,530 $4,330 $160
12/26 - 01/01 $4,530 $4,330 $160
2018 Dates
Dates Adult/Teen Children
(under 12)
Internal Air Special
02/17 - 02/23 $3,080 $2,880 $160
03/10 - 03/16 $3,080 $2,880 $160
03/24 - 03/30 $3,080 $2,880 $160
04/07 - 04/13 $3,080 $2,880 $160
04/14 - 04/20 $3,080 $2,880 $160
06/23 - 06/29 $3,030 $2,830 $160
07/07 - 07/13 $3,080 $2,880 $160
07/28 - 08/03 $3,080 $2,880 $160

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08/11 - 08/17 $3,080 $2,880 $160
12/23 - 12/29 $4,830 $4,630 $160

3 nights at the beach

12/26 - 01/01 $4,830 $4,630 $160

3 nights at the beach

Smart Traveler Advantages: book a trip 9 months ahead of the day that you want to leave and get free flight insurance, free cancellation insurance, and a GoPro Hero Session!

Triple Discount: $300 for children under 12 sharing with 2 adults

Groups: Traveling in a party of six or more friends or family members? Call us about our large group discounts.

Alumni Discount: if you are a returning Thomson guest, please subtract $500 per family from these prices

Price includes: All entrance fees, accommodations based on two to a room, land transportation, private bi-lingual guide throughout, area specialists, all meals except 1 dinner, bottled water & snacks in the vehicle, Comprehensive Travel Insurance.


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Day 1: Depart Home / Arrive San Jose

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel, where your Costa Rica family vacation begins!

Days 2-3: Visit a Sea Turtle Conservancy / Friends Across Borders Meeting / Kayak along the Mangroves 

The waterways and lagoons of Tortuguero National Park are the most biologically diverse in all of Costa Rica. 

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In fact, there are seven species of turtle alone! It is home to the endangered sea turtle and during July and August, with any luck, your children will actually see them nesting on the beaches. Take an exciting jungle boat ride through winding waterways looking for monkeys, sloths, and crocodiles.

Days 4-6: Jungle Zip-Line / Surf in the Pacific Ocean / Relax on the Beach

Even though Manuel Antonio is the smallest park in Costa Rica, it has the most extraordinary landscape with volcanic sand beaches and large rock formations. 

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But the best seats for exploring this region are not on land – your family will zip-line through the rain forest treetops for a bird’s-eye view you’ll never forget. The park is home to a wide array of wildlife including the beautiful and brilliant Scarlett Macaw. Before heading back to San Jose, stop at a beach to enjoy surfing, yoga, mountain biking, or just relaxing in the sun!

Days 7: Depart San Jose / Arrive Home

Unfortunately this is the end of your Costa Rican adventure! Share your favorite moments with your family as you travel back home to family and friends. 

Hotel Bougainvillea

The Hotel Bougainvillea is a small hotel only 20 minutes from the airport. It’s located in Heredia, which is a province of San Jose. Set on a gorgeous landscape of 10 acres of lush gardens, the hotel features 80 comfortable rooms, each with a balcony and an amazing view. Other highlights include a pool, a tennis court, a gift shop, a restaurant, internet access, and a business center.

Aninga Lodge

The lodge is strategically located only five minutes away from Tortuguero National Park, and right across the main canal facing the town of Tortuguero. Stay in one of the comfortable rooms with private bathroom, hot water and ceiling fans. Enjoy buffet-style meals at the restaurant, take a dip in the outdoor pool and of course take in the wildlife that surrounds the lodge as you and the kids walk the maze of wooden pathways.

Hotel Parador Resort & Spa

Hotel Parador is located on Punta Quepos in the most pristine and tranquil area of Manuel Antonio – just minutes from Manuel Antonio National Park. Explore the twelve acre premises, including the lush gardens and mysterious jungle, where you are almost guaranteed to see some of the most abundant wildlife, such as white-faced and titi monkeys, sloths, iguanas, coatis, and many species of birds. The Parador has two infinity swimming pools, activities desk, tennis court, fitness center, miniature golf, nature trails and computer stations. At low tide you may observe turtle traps once made by the Quepoa Indians who resided on Punta Quepos. This small exotic beach has tiny waves and is great for swimming. All the rooms have balconies or terraces with views of either the rain forest or the ocean. In the rooms, guests have access to room service, cable TV, air-conditioning, mini bar, coffee maker, telephone, safety deposit box, iron and ironing board, ceiling fan and hair dryer.

Why Costa Rica?

The ultimate eco-adventure
Costa Rica is home to spectacular rain forests and wildlife and a global leader in protecting its natural resources. You and your family will experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure in this eco-friendly paradise.
Over 850 species of birds and hundreds of species of animals
Costa Rica’s lush, diverse ecosystems, pristine waterways and volcanic sandy beaches are home to a staggering amount of plant and animal life. From the largest butterfly garden in the world to sea turtles, howler monkeys and tapirs, you will not soon forget the beauty and serenity of a Costa Rican adventure.
Peaceful, stable and safe
Costa Rica is a serene, peaceful country with a long history of being a peacemaker in Central America. During the 19th century, the country invested in healthcare and education, rather than the military, and has a stable, well-established infrastructure and no standing army.
Tortuguero National Park
The waterways and lagoons of Tortuguero are among the most biologically diverse in all of Costa Rica. The area protected by Tortuguero National Park was an archipelago of volcanic islands until alluvial sediments from the interior mountains filled in the spaces and formed a network of marshy islands. Sand piled up where sediment deposited by the river met the sea, and the turtle nesting beaches of Tortuguero formed. The exceptionally high rainfall and rich environment make the beaches, canals, lagoons and wetlands of Tortuguero areas of exceptional biodiversity, ideal for nature lovers.
Easy to get to!
Costa Rica is easy to get to, with direct flights from several airports, including Newark, New Jersey. From Houston, Miami and Dallas, flying time is less than three hours. A great destination for families who want to start their adventure as soon as possible!
Manuel Antonio National Park
Manuel Antonio National Park was instituted in 1972 as a way to preserve one of the most biologically diverse regions of the world. The park contains mountainous terrain, rainforest, and gorgeous beaches. The jungles within Manuel Antonio are home to green iguanas, two different types of sloths, toucans, hawks, several species of snakes and bats, and three different kinds of monkeys: mantled howler monkeys, Central American squirrel monkeys, and white-headed capuchin monkeys – who doesn’t love monkeys?! In the waters around Manuel Antonio, your family may see dolphins swimming and the occasional migrating whale.

Why with Thomson?

Discover ecological treasure in Tortuguero
Your family will set off on a jungle boat expedition, winding your way through the lowland rain forest where you might catch a glimpse of bats, crocodiles, lizards, toucans or howler monkeys. If you visit in July or August you may experience the rare treat of seeing green Atlantic sea turtles nesting on the beaches. Your kids can even help save these gentle giants by adopting their own turtle through the Sea Turtle Survival League program.
Fly like a bird as you zip line through the rain forest
The best seats for exploring this region are not on land — your family will zip line through the treetops for an adrenaline rush that can't be beat, soaring from platform to platform through the dense rain forest.
Search for monkeys, sloths and butterflies
Adventure-seeking families will thrill in seeking out the natural treasures of tropical Costa Rica. A world leader in protecting its natural resources, Costa Rica is the perfect spot for your family to explore the beauty and intricacy of the natural world. Throughout this special adventure, you’ll discover a variety of wildlife – anything from howler monkeys to sloths to butterflies – as you explore lush lowland rain forests, rivers and pristine beaches.
Learn to surf in Manuel Antonio
Catch a wave in the warm Pacific waters of the magnificent Manuel Antonio National Park. This nature preserve juts out into the ocean, so it offers excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing along its trails as well as pristine white sand beaches for swimming. First you’ll learn surfing techniques from a professional instructor, and then you and your teens will paddle out for a test ride.