Please note that this is not an itinerary submitted by an actual family. This day was planned by one of our travel experts as a recommendation for a family of children with ages 4 through late teens, based on knowledge of the city. Factors such as time, cost and distance have been considered to make this a great day to get a sense of the city and keep the children and teens interested and engaged.
Address: San Luis, Costa Rica
Phone: (506) 2282-8700
Hours: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Admission: Adults – $80, Children – $60 (prices include round trip transportation from hotels in San Jose, bilingual guides, and canopy tour)
Soar weightlessly through the lush forests of Costa Rica’s Central Valley region. San Luis Canopy Tour will take you an exciting and safe adventure through the green canopy and across the amazing Rio Cataratas. The tour has 12 cables of various lengths and heights. Visitors start on small cables to acquire confidence while admiring the forest’s canopy. After becoming comfortable with the cables, visitors then glide along much longer ones suspended from high platforms. Safety is always first at the San Luis Canopy Tour and everyone is accompanied by an expert. This thrilling adventure is a great opportunity to experience the habitats of Costa Rica’s distinct forest wildlife.
Address: La Quina | Mata De Platano, Jaco 00000, Costa Rica
Phone: (00 506) 8838-7550
Hours: Monday – Saturday: tours begin at 8:30 am and 2:30 pm (Saturday has morning tours only)
Getting There: From Jaco head south on the Costa Nera (the main road) and turn right after the gas station
Admission: $85 (includes fresh fruit and drinks)
Discover authentic Costa Rica on horseback with this Back Country Tour. The tour follows forested back roads passing traditional vistas and woodlands. You will go back in time as you explore the traditional village of Montalimar. The tour visits a magnificent butterfly farm and crosses through the shallow Turrabalita River. Visitors of all ages will love the spectacular scenery and horseback experience on this unforgettable tour.
Address: La Fortuna de San Carlos, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Hours: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Admission: $41 (all day pass includes dinner)
With 25 pools with various temperatures heated by the Arenal Volcano, Baldi Hot Springs is a tropical paradise. Cascading waterfalls spill into these natural pools which are surrounded by colorful gardens. Cozy up in the private pools or grab a refreshment at the swim up bar. Kids will love the three thrilling waterslides. On a clear day you will get a spectacular view of the cone-shaped Arenal Volcano. Baldi Hot Springs is guaranteed fun for the whole family.