Family Friendly Northern Loop – Mountain, Volcano and Beach - Costa Rica for Kids
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Family Friendly Northern Loop – Mountain, Volcano and Beach

Take a loop through three of the most popular areas in the Northwestern regions of Costa Rica. This trek will take you from the incredible, aquamarine waters of the Rio Celeste to the iconic Arenal Volcano and end at the white sand beaches of Playa Flamingo in Guanacaste where you can enjoy the spectacular sunsets along the Pacific Coast. Your journey will include an array of climates and differing landscapes as you traverse lush tropical rain forest, primary and secondary dry forests, and sandy beaches. Which one will be your favorite? It is going to be very hard to choose.

Per person from
$1699
CR4K Adult discount
$ 0
Per child from
$1192
CR4K Child discount
$ 0

LOW SEASON: Travel Window:
-May 01st,2024 to June 30th,2024
-August 01st,2024 to October 31st,2024

HIGH SEASON: Travel Window: (Price might increase according to the season)
-January 01st,2023 to March 23th, 2024
-April 01st to 30th,2024
-July 01st,2024 to August 31st,2024
-November 01st,2024 to December 18th,2024

  • Children rate from 6-12 years old.
  • Child Rate applies to kids sharing with 2 adults in the same room.
  • Maximum 2 kids per room sharing with parents

 

9 days / 8 Nights
This package is for families with kids 6 and up - Based on Quadruple Occupancy
Trip Designed by Travel Expert Vanessa Willing
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Included services

  • 8 nights - Rio Celeste (2NT), Arenal (3NT), Flamingo Beach (3NT)
  • Private transfer from Liberia Airport to Rio Celeste
  • Guided Rio Celeste Hike at National Park
  • Private transfer from Rio Celeste to Arenal
  • Combo Rafting + Chocolate Tour (L)
  • La Fortuna Highlights Tour – Hanging Bridges, Waterfall (L)
  • Private transfer Arenal to Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste
  • Coastal Catamaran and Snorkeling Cruise
  • Private transfer from Flamingo, Guanacaste to Liberia Airport
  • Breakfast (8), Lunch (2)
  • Taxes and in country 24/7 support

Is this trip right for me?

Travel Style: Family

All activities and transportations are easily accessible

Activities: Moderate

Recommended for the whole family

Temperature check: Yes

We will check your temperature before each transport

Mask Wearing: Yes

We will ask you to wear a mask in transport and other places

Possibility to see animals: High!

This package is full of fantastic places and you will have many opportunities to meet wildlife

What should I not forget?:

Repellent and sunscreen

Expert opinions

Trip Designed by Travel Expert Vanessa Willing
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Trip Highlights

  • Hicking
  • Hot springs in Arenal
  • Lots of flora and fauna
  • Snorkeling in the Pacific Ocean
  • Swimming in waterfalls

Itinerary

DAY 1:

Welcome to Costa Rica!!!

  • Arrival at Liberia airport
  • Private Transfer to your Rio Celeste Hotel
  • Free time during the afternoon to explore the surroundings.
  • Overnight at Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel

DAY 2:

Rio Celeste

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Guided Hiking at Rio Celeste National Park
  • Overnight at Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel

DAY 3:

Rio Celeste to Arenal

  • Breakfast at the resort
  • Private transfer from Rio Celeste to your La Fortuna hotel
  • Overnight at Arenal Manoa Hotel
  • Relax at the property hot springs and enjoy the landscaping.

DAY 4:

Arenal

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Combo Rafting and Chocolate Tour
  • Overnight at Arenal Manoa Hotel

DAY 5:

Arenal

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • La Fortuna Highlights Tour – Hanging Bridges, Waterfall + Local Lunch
  • Overnight at Arenal Manoa Hotel

DAY 6:

Arenal to Playa Flamingo - Guanacaste

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Private Transfer La Fortuna to Playa Flamingo - Guanacaste
  • Free time to enjoy the beach
  • Overnight at Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo

DAY 7:

Playa Flamingo - Guanacaste

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Catamaran and Snorkeling Sailing Tour
  • Overnight at Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo

DAY 8:

Playa Flamingo - Guanacaste

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Your day - your choice
  • Overnight at Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo

DAY 9:

Playa Flamingo - Guanacaste - Departure to Liberia Airport!!

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Unfortunately, we say goodbye to you today
  • Private Transfer from Playa Flamingo - Guanacaste to Liberia Airport
  • Flight home, at this point, you should know the meaning of "Pura Vida" very well

DAY 1:

Welcome to Costa Rica!!!

Private Transfer Liberia Airport to Rio Celeste

Private Ground Transfer Liberia (LIR) to your Rio Celeste Hotel. Sit back and relax, your driver has this, and you will soon be at your hotel.

Overnight at Rio Celeste area hotel.

DAY 2:

Rio Celeste

Guided Rio Celeste Hike at National Park

Today you will experience a hike like no other. Your guide will hike with you to the magnificent Rio Celeste Waterfalls, Tenorio Volcano National Park’s stunning crown jewel, with ample time to bask in the milky turquoise blue wáter.

Overnight at Rio Celeste area hotel.

DAY 3:

Rio Celeste to Arenal

Private Transfer Rio Celeste to Arenal

Your journey continues onward to the iconic Arenal Volcano. After you arrive, enjoy the hotel’s mineral-rich hot springs, relax at the spa and enjoy a wood-fired pizza or a delicious farm-to-table evening meal.

Overnight at Arenal area hotel.

DAY 4:

Arenal

White Water Rafting & Chocolate Combo Tour!

Today you Will go on a Sweet Adventure. Taste sweet chocolate before heading out to raft on the Rio Balsa, which provides plenty of action and thrills on Class 2/3 rapids.

Overnight at Arenal área hotel.

DAY 5:

Arenal

Highlights of the Arenal Volcano.

Enjoy this ideal day that combines a guided walk among the treetops on Hanging Bridges and a visit to the La Fortuna Waterfall with time for swimming in the pools that form below the cascading water.

Overnight at Arenal área hotel

DAY 6:

Arenal to Playa Flamingo - Guanacaste

Private Transfer  Arenal to Playa Flamingo

Leave the rainforest behind and heading the white-sand beaches of Playa Flamingo. Enjoy the ride around the majestic Lake Arenal as you cross the Guanacaste plains before reaching the Pacific coast.

Overnight at Guanacaste hotel.

DAY 7:

Flamingo - Guanacaste

Coastal Catamaran and Snorkeling Cruise

Sail away on the Coastal Cruise to enjoy the Pacific Coastline while enjoying a tasty buffet of snacks. At the end of the trip, you will hopefully be treated to one of Costa Rica’s most spectacular, colorful sunsets.

Overnight at Guanacaste area hotel

DAY 8:

Flamingo - Guanacaste

Leisure day – its your choice!

Day at Leisure.  Relax at the beach or pool or schedule a rejuvenating massage, facial or other treatment at the hotel spa.

Overnight at Guanacaste area hotel

DAY 9:

Flamingo - Guanacaste to Liberia Airport - Departure

Today your family says, ¨Pura Vida, Costa Rica.¨ Your Costa Rica For Kids guide and private transfer vehicle arrive at your hotel to transfer you family to the Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport in Liberia.

  • Rio Celeste Hideaway

    The Truly Authentic Rainforest Experience
    Rio Celeste Hideaway is a small resort-style and ecologically conscious hotel that provides a truly unique experience. We’re located just an hour’s drive from the Arenal volcano and next to the Tenorio Volcano National Park, where the amazing Rio Celeste gains its sky-blue color.

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  • Arenal Manoa & Hot Springs

    Enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the Costa Rica countryside at Hotel Arenal Manoa. Stunning views of the Arenal Volcano, warm, friendly hospitality and fresh, seasonal and local cuisine come together to create one of Costa Rica’s most relaxing resorts.

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