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Adventures By Disney

Costa Rica

7 Days / 6 Nights
San José, Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, Arenal National Park, Guanacaste, and Liberia


From the Caribbean to the Pacific, experience a land that is as exciting as it is colorful. Zipline above the treetops of a rainforest teeming with exotic wildlife, race down whitewater rapids, marvel at the sight of an active volcano and visit a resort with natural hot springs.

Trip Highlights include:

  • Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge Guided Tour
    Explore the "Rio Frio" by boat and search for rain forest wildlife, including monkeys, sloths, many species of birds, bats, crocodiles, lizards and many more.
  • Hanging Bridges Experience in Arenal
    Your naturalist guide will lead you through the dense forest and enjoy breathtaking views from the ground and air!
  • Zip Lining in Arenal National Park
    Zip line through treetops and soar across the sky above the rainforest canopy. Our guides help make this the thrill of a lifetime!
  • Tenorio River White Water Rafting
    Shoot down roaring rapids and bob over gushing waters on the Tenorio River as you glide past a forest full of exotic creatures. Enjoy a rafting adventure in Class 2 rapids or opt for a serene paddle trip on quieter waters.
  • Private Catamaran Excursion
    Cruise along Costa Rica's spectacular Gold Coast on a catamaran. Discover pristine white sand beaches and swim in the clear, warm waters of the Pacific Ocean. You can even try snorkeling too.

Adventure Dates

2020

  • November 7-November 13, 2020: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
  • December 12-December 18, 2020: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
  • December 19-December 25, 2020
  • December 23-December 29, 2020
  • December 26, 2020-January 1, 2021
  • December 30, 2020-January 5, 2021: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)

2021

  • February 10-February 16, 2021
  • February 13-February 19, 2021
  • March 6-March 12, 2021: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
  • March 10-March 16, 2021: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
  • March 13-March 19, 2021
  • March 17-March 23, 2021
  • March 20-March 26, 2021
  • March 24-March 30, 2021
  • March 27-April 2, 2021
  • March 31-Aril 6, 2021
  • April 3-April 9, 2021
  • April 7-April 13, 2021
  • April 10-April 16, 2021
  • May 15-May 21, 2021: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
  • May 29-June 4, 2021
  • June 5-June 11, 2021
  • June 12-June 18, 2021
  • June 19-June 25, 2021
  • June 26-July 2, 2021
  • July 3-July 9, 2021
  • July 10-July 16, 2021
  • July 17-July 23, 2021
  • July 24-July 30, 2021
  • July 31-August 6, 2021
  • August 7-August 13, 2021
  • August 14-August 20, 2021
  • August 21-August 27, 2021
  • August 28-Septmeber 3, 2021
  • September 4-September 10, 2021: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
  • October 2-October 8, 2021: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
  • November6-November 12, 2021: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
  • December 4-December 10, 2021: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
  • December 11-December 17, 2021: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
  • December 18-December 24, 2021
  • December 25-December 31, 2021
  • December 29, 2021-January 4, 2022

2022

  • January 1-January 7, 2022
  • February 16-February 22, 2022
  • February 19-February 25, 2022
  • March 5-March 11, 2022: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
  • March 9-March 15, 2022: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
  • March 12-March 18, 2022
  • March 16-March 22, 2022
  • March 19-March 25, 2022
  • March 23-March 29, 2022
  • March 26-April 1, 2022
  • March 30-April 5, 2022

*= Departure guaranteed to travel.

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 Marriott

This stylish, modern hotel is nestled on a 30-acre coffee plantation. Unwind in the grand courtyard or 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 begin your expedition into beautiful and breathtaking Costa Rica!

Meals Included: None


Day Two

Welcome Orientation, Breakfast, and Flight

Kick off your week in the tropics with an early breakfast buffet before you board a private charter for an exclusive flight to beautiful Los Chiles.

Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge Guided Tour

Travel by boat down the "Rio Frio" (Cold River) as your guide points out the wonders of the rain forest and the richness of the flora and fauna of the area.

Lunch at Hacienda in Caño Negro

Enjoy a delicious riverside lunch overlooking the Rio Frio at a Hacienda in Caño Negro.

Hotel Arenal Manoa in La Fortuna

Get ready to enjoy a dramatic backdrop of the Arenal volcano that looms over the verdant pastureland of the rolling hills. Relax with an exclusive welcome drink as your Adventure Guides check you into your hotel.

Welcome Dinner

After your day of discovery, celebrate your arrival with a festive hotel welcome feast arranged especially for Adventures by Disney Guests.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day Three

Journey to Arenal

After your breakfast at Hotel Arenal Manoa, board a motor coach for your scenic drive to the Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges.

Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges

Soak up the mysteries of the rain forest as a naturalist guide leads you and your fellow Adventurers while showing your group the wonders hiding throughout. Enjoy this unparalleled opportunity to admire the forest from the ground and the air, as you cross any of the 15 hanging bridges.

Lunch at Mirador Los Puentes Restaurant

Dig in to a wonderful lunch of traditional Costa Rican fare at this quaint bistro in Arenal Hanging Bridges Park with one of the best views of the Arenal Volcano.

Travel Back to Arenal

Travel by motor coach back to Hotel Arenal Manoa in La Fortuna.

Maleku Crafts Activity

Learn some traditional crafts from local artisans and connect with the culture and your creative side. You can even design a keepsake of your own!

Dinner at the Hotel

Enjoy dinner at the hotel's restaurant with your fellow Adventurers and other guests of the hotel. As you dine, you will appreciate the panoramic view of the beautiful Arenal volcano as it rises from the horizon, surrounded by lush pastures and hillsides.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day Four

Sky Trek to Zip Lining

Ride through the rainforest in a luxury coach until you reach the Sky Tram, where you will climb inside a gondola that carefully carries you over the ancient emerald woods. Take in the extraordinary views and observe how the vegetation changes as your gondola rises up the mountain.

Zip Line Adventure*

It's the adrenaline thrill of a lifetime! Strap on a harness, click onto suspended wires, and soar across the sky as you zip line through the rainforest treetops. Adventures by Disney has found the expert guides to make this an awesome adventure to remember.

Lunch On Your Own

After your high-speed ride through the wilds, tame your hunger with a hearty meal of Costa Rican cuisine.

Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort

Get whisked away to the Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort and immerse yourself in the soothing mineral water pools. These natural springs are heated by the Arenal volcano itself! So find a quiet corner and relax after the adventures of the day.

Dinner at Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort

Sit down for a delicious evening meal of Costa Rican cuisine prepared in a traditional rustic kitchen, right there in the hot springs restaurant.

*To use the zip line, you must be at least 8 years old. Size restrictions also apply.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day Five

Departure to Guanacaste

Have a buffet breakfast at the hotel before departing for breathtaking Guanacaste! Named after Costa Rica's national tree, this sun-kissed province is famous for its sparkling shorelines, exciting water sports, and superb bird watching.

Tenorio River White Water Rafting* / Float Trip**

Travel through the rainforest to the river for a wet and wild rafting adventure! Shoot down roaring rapids and bob over gushing waters as you glide by a forest full of exotic creatures. Enjoy a rafting adventure in Class II - Class III rapids or opt for a serene float trip on gentler waters.

Lunch Overlooking the River

Top off your whitewater adventure with an unforgettable lunch overlooking the river.

Arrive at El Mangroove

Take in the sea breeze and luscious scenery as your Adventure Guides check you into the resort. Then spend the afternoon as you wish exploring the coastline, basking by the pool or sipping a cocktail in the bar.

Private Mojito-Making and Guaro Sour-Making

Learn how to make these delicious cocktaila the way the natives do. Junior Adventurers can kick back with a non-alcoholic drink.

Junior Adventurers Dinner and Movie Night

Dine at your leisure at the hotel restaurant. Meanwhile, Junior Adventurers and the Adventure Guides get together for their own meal of kid-friendly fare. After dinner, Junior Adventurers can cuddle up with their families for a private Disney movie presentation at the hotel.

*The minimum age for white water rafting is 8 years old.

**Floating is available on either the Tenorio River or the Corobici River, depending on the water levels.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day Six

Private Catamaran Excursion

After breakfast at the resort, head down to the beach where you'll begin your catamaran adventure. The day is yours to enjoy as you discover secluded beaches, snorkel in the pristine waters of the Pacific Ocean or simply relax while floating on the water. Partake in a snacks prepared by the crew. You also have the option to enjoy a light lunch at the hotel on your own.

Lunch At Your Leisure

Enjoy a light lunch at the resort restaurant on your own.

On Your Own Beach Time

Hit the sand with your fellow Adventurers and enjoy an afternoon of water sports and fun in the sun. Or, find your spot in the sun and just kick back and share stories while catching some Costa Rican rays.

Farewell Dinner

Celebrate the adventures of your trip over a festive dinner accompanied by lively regional 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 El Mangroove

Enjoy an early last breakfast in paradise and say goodbye to your fellow Adventurers.

Transfers to Liberia Airport

Ride back to Liberia via private transfer to connect with your departing flight and say hasta luego until you return to the tropics!

Meals Included: Breakfast