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Costa Rica
  • 7 days/6 nights
  • Next Departure: Dec 21, 2014
  • From $2,898 / person
  • ($880 single supplement) Children: $2,398

Costa Rica family vacations from Austin Adventures, featuring hiking, rafting, birding and surfing. Adventure and fun in the sun for the whole family!

  • Family Vacations
  • Hiking
  • Paddling

Activity Level: Moderately Easy

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Welcome to Costa Rica – a land of unspoiled scenic beauty, protected ecological habitat, and one of the world’s most family-friendly destinations.

  • Relax in the sulfur-rich waters of Costa Rica’s hot springs
  • Walk through the treetops along the Arenal Hanging Bridges
  • Keep an eye out for sloths, agoutis, green iguanas, basilisk lizards and howler, squirrel and white-faced monkeys in the Arenal Rainforest
  • Kayak, snorkel, and surf from the beach in Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Savor the finger-licking flavors of authentic Costa Rican cuisine and relax and recharge in the comfort of the Hotel Bougainvilla
Arenal Hanging Bridges
Photo: Arenal Hanging Bridges

The Costa Rica Family Vacation is a great trip. It was wonderful to see how much the kids got out of it. Once again the innovator, Austin Adventures has done an excellent job of bringing adventure travel safely to the level of grade-school children.

Nancy Schretter Editor, Family Travel Network

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7 days/6 nights

San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO)

Day 1: San Jose
Day 2: Arenal Volcano Area
Day 3: Canyoning/ Arenal Hanging Bridges/ Thermal Springs
Day 4: Outrigger Kayak Jaco-Manuel Antonio
Day 5: Hike Manuel Antonio
Day 6: Surf Lessons
Day 7: San Jose (departure)

Night 1: Hotel Bougainvillea

Set among 10 acres of lush gardens, the unique and comfortable Hotel Bougainvillea is a place where guests can truly experience the world famous beauty of Costa Rica. Original pieces of Costa Rican art complement the stunning landscaped tropical gardens dominated by tall trees, plentiful flowers, ponds and mountain views.

Nights 2 & 3: Arenal Observatory Lodge or Arenal Nayara

Treat yourself to a once-in-a-lifetime adventure at the Arenal Observatory Lodge. This volcano hotel, perched high on a ridge only 1.7 miles from Arenal, boasts the area’s most stunning views of the volcano and Arenal Lake. Rated the #1 resort in Central and South America by Travel + Leisure Magazine, Arenal Nayara is an oasis of tranquility, where guests can experience a profound and organic immersion with nature, while living in luxury at the same time.

Nights 4-6: Si Como No

The resort’s lush jungle terraces and brilliantly vivid gardens overlook the sparkling ocean just above world-renown Manuel Antonio National Park. Borrowing its name from the local expression, “si como no” (sure, why not), this stunning Greentique Hotels resort is the perfect combination of Pura Vida attitude and barefoot luxury.

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Start planning your next adventure now. See the information below for the rates and selection of available dates. For additional information on dates and availability, please contact our travel specialists.

  • 7 days/6 nights
  • Next Departure: Dec 21, 2014
  • From $2,898 / person
  • ($880 single supplement) Children: $2,398

Departure Dates

  • Dec 21 2014
  • Dec 28 2014

A few more reasons why you've gotta go…

  • 1. The monkeys: They're everywhere! There's nothing quite like seeing (or hearing) one leap from tree to tree right above your head.
  • 2. The butterflies: Learn about the life-cycle of nearly 1,000 species of butterflies.
  • 3. Get the chance to swim in the clear waters of a tropical waterfall.
  • 4. Are you a Birder? Costa Rica is home to 893 recorded bird species!

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