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Join Thomson Family Adventures on a special Costa Rica family vacation designed for fun-loving families seeking out the treasures of friendly, laid-back, tropical Costa Rica.
We start with a visit to the area around Arenal Volcano, which is an active volcano that can put on quite a show at night! Later, walk along the treetops along the hanging bridges, then glide from platform to platform through the forest on an exhilarating canopy tour. Learn about the complex process needed to produce your morning coffee at a local coffee farm, and relax at the end of the day in hot springs warmed by heat from the volcano.
Next, travel to the beaches of Guanacaste, checking out Palo Verde National Park on the way. Enjoy a sea kayaking expedition and paddle out to quiet coves for swimming and beach combing. There is also an optional excursion to Tamarindo for surf lessons.
10 or more
6 to 9
2 to 5
|11/22 - 11/28||$3,090||$3,290||$3,490|
10 or more
6 to 9
2 to 5
|02/14 - 02/20||$3,290||$3,490||$3,990|
|03/19 - 03/27||$3,590||$3,790||$3,990|
|03/27 - 04/02||$3,590||$3,790||$3,990|
|04/17 - 04/23||$3,190||$3,390||$3,590|
|11/20 - 11/26||$3,390||$3,590||$3,790|
|12/26 - 01/03||$3,890||$4,090||$4,290|
* For December 2015, private departures are available on the dates of your choice, depending on availability.
Child Discount:$200 per child under 12
Triple Discount: $300 for children under 12 sharing with 2 adults
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 2 lunches and 2 dinners, bottled water & snacks in the vehicle, Comprehensive Travel Insurance.
Prices are based on the number of people in your party.
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Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel, where your Costa Rica family vacation begins.
Rising from Costa Rica’s northern plains and stunning rain forests, Arenal Volcano is a top draw for many visitors to Costa Rica.
- La Paz Waterfall Gardens
- La Fortuna town's amazing volcano views
- Explore the canopy at the hanging bridges
- Sky Tram and Sky Trek Zip Line
- Sky Tram and gardens (zip line alternative)
Start driving to the North Pacific coast, stopping en route for a serene float trip down the Corobicí or Tenorio River -- keep an eye out for sloths, monkeys, iguanas, otters, and hundreds of species of tropical birds. Enjoy a Costa Rican lunch, visit a local school, and explore the beautiful coastline by sea kayak.
- Corobicí or Tenorio River float trip
- Sea kayaking
- Friends Across Borders meeting (pen pals)
- Tamarindo surf lessons option
Optional Community Service Extension
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.
Arenal Springs Hotel is located just 5 miles away from the the town of La Fortuna on the way towards the Arenal Volcano National Park. Each distinctive Junior Suite comes with direct views to the beautiful Arenal Volcano. Each room is surrounded by exotic gardens, and beautiful flowers, where Costa Rica's native species of birds and animals are readily seen. Each Junior Suite offers you one King size bed or two double beds.
El Mangroove brings a new stature of “hot and hip” to a Costa Rica luxury hotel in Guanacaste. Located in Bahia Papagayo, at only 20 minutes from touch down to sand, it’s the closest resort to any international airport in Costa Rica. Spanning for 17 acres and embracing 150 meters of beach front, it’s also ideally located at only 15 minutes from the artsy and bustling town of El Coco.
Why Costa Rica?
Why with Thomson?