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Costa Rica Road Trip For Families With Teens

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Our fully customisable, private 14-day Costa Rica tour has been designed for families travelling with teenagers or older children. Your tour starts and ends in San José, taking you through the picturesque Costa Rican countryside as you stop off to see the highlights of the country. Teens will love...• Snorkelling in the Southern Caribbean before relaxing on the beach• Seeing Costa R...

Our fully customisable, private 14-day Costa Rica tour has been designed for families travelling with teenagers or older children. Your tour starts and ends in San José, taking you through the picturesque Costa Rican countryside as you stop off to see the highlights of the country. 

Teens will love...

• Snorkelling in the Southern Caribbean before relaxing on the beach

• Seeing Costa Rica's native animals on a canopy tour of the cloud forest at Monteverde

• Horse riding through the forest

Parents will love...

• The perfect balance of family-friendly activities and down time

• The freedom of having a rental car 

• The safety of 24:7 on-the-ground assistance

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Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: San José - Arrival & Welcome

Upon arrival, a representative from our agency will greet you at the airport and take you to your hotel for the first night. Settle in and enjoy your first evening in Costa Rica.

Transfer time: 1 hour

Visited:
San José

Day 2: Tortuguero - Natural Paradise

Travel from San José to the beautiful Tortuguero. The journey will be by bus and by boat.

Transfer time: 5 hours

Visited:
Tortuguero

Day 3: Tortuguero - Rainforest Boat Tour

Enjoy a boat ride through Tortuguero Canals to spot the native wildlife in the surrounding areas and experience views like you've never seen before.

Transfer time: 1 hour

Visited:
Tortuguero

Day 4: Cahuita - The Southern Caribbean

Go back to the dock in Guapiles and set off to the South of the Caribbean. In Cahuita you will be able to enjoy the idyllic setting and trade-mark Caribbean atmosphere.

Transfer time: 4 hours

Visited:
Cahuita

Day 5: Cahuita - Free Day on the Beach

Dip in sea, relax in the sand and enjoy the sun or wander around the beautiful surrounding areas of Cahuita.

​Free time all day

Visited:
Cahuita

Day 6: Cahuita - Snorkelling and Hiking

Take a boat to a Coral Reef to see the amazing marine biodiversity here, which is an unforgettable experience.

Transfer time: 1 hour

Visited:
Cahuita

Day 7: La Fortuna - Arenal Volcano

Travel from Cahuita to La Fortuna and enjoy views of the impressive Arenal Volcano.

Transfer time: 5 hours

Visited:
La Fortuna

Day 8: La Fortuna - White Water Rafting

Raft in White Water Rapids (Level II & III level) and get your heart racing with this thrilling downstream adventure. 

Transfer time: 1 hour

Visited:
La Fortuna

Day 9: Monteverde - Horse Riding Trek

Travel from La Fortuna to Monteverde to meet your horse for the day! When you reach the summit on your horse-back trek, you'll be rewarded with some truly incredible views.

Transfer time: 3 hours

Visited:
Monteverde

Day 10: Monteverde - Jungle Canopy Tour

Enjoy a hike along suspension bridges high up in the canopy as you wander through spectacular cloud forest views.

Transfer time: 1 hour

Visited:
Monteverde

Day 11: Manuel Antonio - Beach Paradise

Travel from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio and visit the National Park for a breath-taking experience of Costa Rican nature.

Transfer time: 3 hours

Visited:
Manuel Antonio

Day 12: Manuel Antonio - Island Kayaking 

Today you will get to Kayak around Damas Island, which means 'The Ladies' and enjoy the beautiful scenery and warm waters.

Transfer time: 1 hour

Visited:
Manuel Antonio

Day 13: Manuel Antonio - Back to San José

Take one last dip in the Pacific before heading back to San José.

Transfer time: 4 hours

Visited:
San José

Day 14: San José - Departure for Flight Home

According to your flight times, you be taken to the airport to board your plane. Have a safe trip home. 

Transfer time: 1 hour

Visited:
San José

San José Tortuguero Cahuita La Fortuna Monteverde Manuel Antonio

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $1,490 / 14 days
Excluding international flights
Price Per Person
Low Season $1,520
High Season $1,600

Included in price:

  • Entry to sites/buildings
  • Transfers: to/from airport on days 1 & 14
  • Transport: 4x4 rental car from days 2 to 17, including rent, full insurance cover and GPS
  • Activities: all activities mentioned in the tour unless otherwise specified
  • Welcome kit & local gift for your children upon arrival
  • 24:7 on-the-ground assistance

Not included in price:

  • International flights
  • Entrance fee to Tortuguero National Park and Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Optional tours
  • Deposit for rental car
  • Tips for drivers/guides
  • Visas
  • Extras at the hotels (such as laundry)
  • Personal expenses

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