Costa Rica Rainforest & Beach Adventure

Perfect for active families, Costa Rica is one of Latin America’s top adventure  destinations. Spot incredible wildlife from your hidden jungle lodge, zip-wire your way through lush rainforests and enjoy time to chill out on the beach… one will be bored on this exciting family trip of a lifetime.


Guide Price & Inclusions

2 nights Central Valley, 4 nights Osa Peninsula, 3 nights Arenal & 3 nights Pacific Coast beach £4,600 per adult and £1,800 per child under 12 sharing including flights, transfers and accommodation.

Rates subject to travel dates and hotel selection.

Suggested Extensions

Why not add on a couple of nights in Monteverde to explore Costa Rica’s wonderful mist-shrouded cloud forest or for adventurous families with teens Pacuare Lodge is a secluded jungle hideaway reached by rafting the Pacuare River rapids!

Best Time to Travel

December-April is the dry season, however if you are prepared for some rain, don’t discount July-August when there is a short period of reprieve from the heavy rains but do bear in mind the weather is much more unpredictable.

Tips for Families

To avoid tight connections through the US where you need to clear immigration, consider staying overnight at an airport hotel to break the long journey. You can then fly down to San Jose early the next morning feeling rested and ready for adventure!


  • Immerse yourself in the jungle with a stay at a remote eco-lodge
  • Spot incredible wildlife as you hike through the Osa’s pristine rainforest
  • Get your adrenaline pumping in Arenal – Costa Rica’s adventure capital!
  • Relax by the coast and soak up the mesmerising sunset


Day 1 | Fly to San Jose, Costa Rica

Fly from London to San Jose via the USA or Madrid. Transfer to your hotel, nestled on a 40-acre plantation with tropical gardens and wonderful views over the Central Valley.
Transfer time to Central Valley approx. 30 mins.

Day 2 | Fly to the Osa Peninsula

Transfer back to San Jose where your adventure begins with a light aircraft flight to the remote Osa Peninsula for some off-the-beaten track rainforest adventures. Children will love the mischievous Spider Monkeys and the dolphin tours where you might also spot manta rays, turtles and whales (Aug-Nov)!
Flight time approx. 45 mins.

Days 3-5 | Osa Peninsula

Three full days to really immerse yourself in one of Costa Rica’s richest wildlife areas. Explore the rainforest trails in the company of experienced naturalist guides or just soak up the sights and sounds of the jungle as you relax and unwind by the hotel’s lovely pool.

Day 6 | Transfer to Arenal

Fly back to San Jose and transfer to Arenal, home to the impressive volcano of the same name and one of Costa Rica’s adventure activity hot spots.
Transfer time to Arenal approx. 3 hours.

Days 7-8 | Arenal

With 2 full days in Arenal you have plenty of time to enjoy thrilling adventures both on land and on water against the backdrop of the majestic Arenal Volcano. Don’t forget to find time to relax with a soak in the thermal hot springs!

Day 9 | Transfer to the Nicoya Peninsula

Transfer to Nosara on Costa Rica’s beautifully remote Nicoya Peninsula where relaxation is the order of the day.
Transfer time to Nosara approx. 4.5 hours.

Days 10-11 | Nicoya Peninsula

Enjoy the beautiful panoramic views from Lagarta Lodge, where you can do as little or as much as you like. Relax by the pool, explore the hotel’s nature reserve, kayak on the river or head to the beaches for a spot of surfing.

Day 12 | Transfer back to San Jose

A leisurely transfer back to San Jose to enjoy a final rest stop at your hotel in the Central Valley.
Transfer time to Central Valley approx. 5 hours.

Day 13 | Fly back to the UK

Fly back to London, on an overnight connecting flight.

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In our Client's Words...

Multi destination staying in lovely boutique luxury hotels enjoying wildlife, forest, surfing, canoeing, horse riding, waterfalls and volcanos. Food was great, people friendly and felt safe all the time. We have had 4 big annual family holidays organised by Bushbaby. They know the sort of accommodation we like and have put together wonderful itineraries for each country. Minimum of fuss and quick to respond. Really helpful.

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San José, Costa Rica

Arenal Volcano, Alajuela Province, San Carlos, Costa Rica

Osa Peninsula, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica

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