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Western Costa Rica Signature Family Vacation

Path to Pura Vida - 7 Days / 6 Nights
San José, Arenal, & Manuel Antonio National Parks

The Costa Rica family vacation from Adventures by Disney offers urban excursions in the capital city of San Jose and natural wonders in various National Parks. Enjoy the extremes from zip lining above the rainforest canopy to a tranquil garden fluttering with butterflies. It's the world's ultimate eco-adventure destination—the lush playground of Costa Rica!

Trip Highlights include:

  • Atlantic Aerial Tram Tour

    Board a tram and fly above the lush rainforest in an exciting aerial tour that takes you over the tree tops. A local guide accompanies your family in each tram, offering insights and answering questions about the stunning scenery.

  • Pineapple Plantation Visit

    Learn to live off the land at a real working plantation! Discover Costa Rica's spirit of environmental respect and meet the people who live and work the earth every day.

  • Sarapiqui White Water Rafting

    Shoot down roaring rapids and bob over gushing waters on the Sarapiqui River as a forest full of exotic creatures glides by. Enjoy a rafting adventure in Class 2 rapids or opt for a serene paddle trip on quieter waters.

  • Zip Lining in Costa Rica

    Zip line through treetops and soar across the sky above the rainforest canopy. Our guides help make this the thrill of a lifetime!

  • Manuel Antonio National Park

    Hike through ancient forests and search for exotic animals including mischievous monkeys, bizarre birds and giant sloths.

Adventure Dates

There are currently no dates scheduled for this itinerary.

Daily Itinerary

Day One

Arrive in San José
After you pass through customs, meet an Adventures by Disney representative who will assist with your luggage. Relax as a driver whisks your family away to the nearby resort.

Hotel Indigo
Your stylish modern hotel is located outside of San José in Santa Ana, an upscale area near shopping, entertainment and spas. Unwind and enjoy the hotel's amenities, including a swimming pool, lounge and gymnasium. If you wish to explore the area, your Adventure Guides can make suggestions.

Dinner On Your Own
Tonight, you and your family can enjoy the hotel's excellent restaurant or ask your Adventure Guides to recommend nearby local dining. Get ready -- tomorrow you will start your adventure on the path to "pura vida," or the "pure life."

Meals Included: None


Day Two

Welcome Reception and Breakfast
Kick off your week in the tropics with a festive breakfast on a private room by the swimming pool. Meet the other adventurous families that share your journey though paradise!

Atlantic Aerial Tram Tour
Board a tram and fly above the lush rainforest in an exciting aerial tour that takes you over the tree tops! From your scenic seat, discover the gorgeous hanging gardens and verdant air plants teeming with colorful birds and other fascinating animals. A local guide accompanies your family in each tram "basket," offering insights and answering questions about the stunning scenery.

Lunch at Rancho Roberto's Restaurant
Stop at this tropical restaurant for lunch on your way to Arenal. After lunch, enjoy the beautiful gardens.

Arrive at Hotel Arenal Manoa
Follow the winding road to Arenal — your home in the heart of the rainforest. This lodge offers an electrifying view of one of the world's most active volcanoes, and borders the mystical, untouched rainforest.

Welcome Dinner Celebration
Kick up your heels at a lively feast with traditional dance music and authentic cuisine arranged specially for Adventures by Disney Guests. This celebration will really get you into the rhythm of the trip!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner



Day Three

Zip Line Adventure*
You're the king of the jungle! Strap on a harness, click onto suspended wires, zip line through treetops and soar across the sky. Adventures by Disney has found the expert guides to make this an awesome adventure to remember. It's the thrill of a lifetime!

Lunch at the Resort
Share the stories of your high-flying adventure in the rainforest over lunch with the group.

Local Arts and Crafts
Learn some traditional crafts from some local artisans. Get the family together and connect with the culture and your creative side -- you may even design a keepsake of your own!

Hidalgo Hot Springs
Get whisked away to Hidalgo Hot Springs for a family dinner at these remarkable hot springs. And bring your swimsuits -- you may want to take a dip before dinner!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


*To use the zip line, you must be at least eight years old and size restrictions apply.


Day Four

Sarapiqui White Water Rafting / Float Trip
Travel through the rainforest to a rollicking river for a wet and wild rafting adventure! Shoot down roaring rapids and bob over gushing waters as a forest full of exotic creatures glides by. Enjoy a rafting adventure in Class 2 rapids; or opt for a serene paddle trip on quieter waters.

Picnic Lunch
Take a break from your whitewater adventure with an unforgettable picnic on the bank of the river.

Pineapple Plantation Tour
Learn to live off the land at a real working plantation! Discover Costa Rica's spirit of environmental respect and meet the people who live and work the earth everyday.

Dinner at the Resort
Toast to your rainforest adventure and swap stories with the family at your leisure. Who'd have thought you'd be shooting down roaring rapids and soaring across the treetops?

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner




Day Five

Flight to Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park
Kick back and relax as we check your family out of the resort, handle your luggage and shuttle you to a brief and scenic flight on Twin Otter Aircraft to the captivating Costa Rican coastline.

The Parador Hotel
Paradise found! This tropical resort overlooking the ocean, surrounded by a lush rainforest, has beautiful swimming pools and a luxurious spa. Step into your stunning suite with lush views of Manuel Antonio National Park. Whether you enjoy swimming, walking trails or bird watching, there is something to enchant every member of your family!

Junior Adventurers' Dinner / Adults' Dinner
Kids can cut loose at their own private dinner party, with their favorite foods. Meanwhile, adults can unwind over an elegant meal and toast to an enchanting evening in paradise.

Disney Movie Night
Cuddle up with the family and watch a classic Disney film in the heart of the tropics!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day Six

Manuel Antonio National Park Adventure
Hike through ancient forests and search for exotic animals including mischievous monkeys, bizarre birds and giant sloths. This unforgettable guided tour reveals the magical mysteries of the coastal rainforest.

Afternoon Activities at your Leisure
This afternoon is your opportunity to choose from enjoying the amenities at the Hotel Arenas del Mar to shopping in the bustling seaside village of Quepos. Now this is "pura vida"!

Farewell Dinner
Celebrate all the friendships and adventures of your trip over a celebratory dinner accompanied by lively calypso music. Toast to all your newfound friends and the family memories you will cherish forever. Salud!

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner


Day Seven

Breakfast at Hotel Parador
Enjoy your last breakfast in paradise, and say goodbye to your fellow adventurers.

Charter Flight to San José
Fly back to San José via Twin Otter Aircraft to connect with your departing flight and say "adios" until you return to the tropics again!

Meal Included: Breakfast


     


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