Family holiday to Costa Rica, 8 day wildlife and beach

“An eight day, tailor made family holiday in Costa Rica. Staying in eco hotels, and visiting the glories of Tortuguero National Park”


San Jose | Tortuguero National Park | Sarapiqui | Arenal Hanging Bridges | Arenal Volcano hike | Costa Rican ranch

Description of Family holiday to Costa Rica, 8 day wildlife and beach

This tailor made, family holiday to Costa Rica takes you to some of the country’s most exciting eco tourism destinations. These include Tortuguero National Park, with its peaceful canals and abundant wildlife, and Arenal, a perfectly shaped volcano and natural thermal springs.

Outdoor adventures are always a feature of our Costa Rica holidays, especially for families. These include hiking up to the crater of Arenal Volcano, crossing hanging bridges through the cloud forest at Arenal, and spending time on a working ranch.

Stay at a mix of hotels and ecolodges in the heart of Costa Rican jungle and, at the end of the week, we can arrange for some beach time on the Pacific coast. This is a tailor made itinerary, so we can add in whatever suits your family’s idea of fun and rest too.

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Family holiday to Costa Rica, 8 day wildlife and beach


Costa Rica is a small country and has a good infrastructure. This enables us to avoid using domestic flights and instead offer our clients reliable shared transfers. This not only makes for a more sociable experience, but also saves on lots of separate vehicles doing the same journey. There are not many places in Latin America where we can do this reliably as most countries don't yet have quite the same level of development in their tourism infrastructure.

It is incredibly important to us to sustain the environment on the trips that we do to these countries. For example on this family trip, we work with Hotel Arenal Springs. They grow much of their own fruit and vegetables which is served to guests. They have a 5 Leaf Certification of Sustainable Tourism Award (CTC), an initiative led by the Costa Rican government to champion and encourage sustainability in the travel and tourism sector. They have an energy and water saving plan, a bio-digester, recycling, composting etc.


We use hotel La Quinta in Saripiqui. This small family run hotel is hosted by the owners Beatriz and Leo. They employ local staff and give them a job year round, not just seasonal work. Some of the staff have been there for many years and have been able to move up the ranks. When Beatriz and Leo took the land on it had been cleared of its natural vegetation for farming. They have painstakingly restored it to its natural tropical habitat.

Tortuguero is mainly known for the fact it's a turtle nesting site, and for its abundance of nature. However we also include a visit to the local village with a local guide. Here guests can buy locally made jewellery and artwork. This is different to the mass produced souvenirs that are found all over the country and means that the skills and craftsmanship are kept alive. In most cases the artist or craftsman owns (or joint owns) their own shop so they are getting the direct proceeds of their products. A note explaining this is included in the itinerary suggesting this is one of the best places to buy genuine local crafts.

1 Reviews of Family holiday to Costa Rica, 8 day wildlife and beach

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 19 Jan 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Seeing my grandkids excitement experiencing a new culture and country.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Don’t miss the volcanoes. Be aware/prepared for the ‘eco lodge ‘facilities - charming but rustic

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes. Esp the lunch in Granada.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

9/10. Arrangements were flawless - Steph was knowledgeable and friendly to work with to put together a good agenda

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