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Costa Rica Family Breakaway Multisport Tour

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Trip Highlights
  • Commune with nature at the tranquil eco-friendly Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel
  • Relax in the hot springs of a forest hideaway while watching for signs of life from the volcano
  • Explore Lake Arenal and the surrounding rain forest by boat and bike
  • Observe a stunning variety of wildlife - sloths, monkeys, lizards and more - in Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Kayak across crystalline waters to a beautiful remote beach

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From the Cloud Forest to Arenal Volcano & the Pacific Coast

With over a quarter of its land protected in parks and preserves, Costa Rica is paradise for anyone who loves wildlife and outdoor adventure. Howler monkeys scamper through the trees, and keel-billed toucans color the sky against a natural backdrop of a majestic volcano, a magnificent lake, flowing rivers and lush greenery. Jungle hikes, mountain biking and a kayaking adventure expose you to the region's incredible biodiversity, from Los Angeles Cloud Forest to Arenal Volcano National Park and the Pacific coast. You and your gang are sure to have fun, relax and learn the true meaning of pura vida!

Straight Talk We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception. Read the Straight Talk

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We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

On-Your-Own Activities

During the trip there's time for you to enjoy some of Costa Rica's favorite activities, such as zip-lining, horseback riding and surfing. These activities are often a highlight for those who choose to do them, but as they're not to everyone's liking they're not included in the cost of the trip and participation is at your own risk.

Day 1 Commune with nature at the tranquil eco-friendly Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel  Start the day with an eye-opening tour and tasting at a coffee plantation  Walk along peaceful country roads that meander past brilliant-orange poró trees and farmers plying their trade in the Los Angeles Cloud Forest.

Day 2 Soak in the hot springs of a forest oasis while watching for signs of life from Arenal Volcano An interpretive walk through the cloud forest reveals an incredible variety of flora and fauna  Pedal along rolling paved roads flanked by plantations of papaya, sugarcane and yucca to La Fortuna, nestled near the foot of Arenal Volcano.

Day 3 An ideal blend of activities makes for an unforgettable adventure Explore the lush rain forest around beautiful Lake Arenal from the seat of your bike, followed by a private cruise on the lake  Fly through the treetops on a zip-line or simply relax by the pool.

Day 4 Trek across a lava field in Arenal Volcano National Park Soar above the rain forest on our private charter flight to the white-sand beaches of Manuel Antonio Take a stroll through a butterfly garden or walk down to the beach for sunset.

Days 5-6 Spot a wealth of wildlife on a naturalist-led walk in Manuel Antonio National Park, from monkeys, lizards and iguanas to butterflies and toucans Soak up some sun or splash in the Pacific - whatever you decide, it's pura vida! A sea-kayaking excursion in the calm bay off Quepos leads to a secluded beach - ready for one last quick dip?

Casual Inns

Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel & Nature Reserve
Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel & Nature Reserve

Los Angeles Cloud Forest (1 night) This eco-conscious hotel features charming casitas, each with a splendid view of the cloud forest. (spa)

Hotel Mountain Paradise
Hotel Mountain Paradise

La Fortuna (2 nights) When skies are clear, relish unobstructed views of Arenal Volcano from this hilltop resort. (pool, spa)

Si Como No Resort
Si Como No Resort

Manuel Antonio (2 nights) Surrounded by lush tropical jungle above the Pacific Ocean and Manuel Antonio National Park, this inviting boutique hotel has been recognized for its ongoing commitment to sustainability. (pool, spa)

Guest Reviews About This Trip

If your family is excited by the prospect of a tropical vacation with lots of opportunities to spot wildlife and be active in the great outdoors (think biking, hiking, swimming, kayaking and even zip-lining), I'm happy to invite you on this Costa Rica multisport trip. You'll learn the true meaning of pura vida as we immerse you in the region's unparalleled biodiversity, from Los Angeles Cloud Forest to Arenal Volcano National Park and the Pacific coast.
Michelle Muench - Regional Manager, Latin America

Trip Dates & Prices

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This Trip Is Rated Level 1-3

Routes For All Abilities
Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next-and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

Activity Level Average Time Road Bike Average Mountain Bike Average Walk & Hike Average
Insider 1-2 hours n/a n/a 1-3 miles
Level 1 2-3 hours 10-20 miles 10-15 miles 2-5 miles
Level 2 2-4 hours 21-30 miles 16-20 miles 4-7 miles
Level 3 3-5 hours 31-40 miles 21-25 miles 5-9 miles
Level 4 4-6 hours 41-55 miles 26-30 miles 6-11 miles
Level 5 5-7+ hours 56-75+ miles 31+ miles 7-13+ miles

*Mountain bikes are used in locations where the best riding is on a combination of dirt and paved roads. View trip locations

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Private Trips Options & Pricing

Pricing for Private Trips (prices may vary based on departure date)

2014

8 - 9 guests from $3,698 pp dbl. occ. 12 or more guests from $2,798 pp dbl. occ.
10 - 11 guests from $3,398 pp dbl. occ.
Internal flights from $200.

For 35 years, Backroads has been perfecting the art of active travel. We are the Costa Rica tour experts. See our award-winning Latin America multisport tours, Latin America biking tours and Latin America walking and hiking tours.

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San José, Costa Rica

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All meals included except 1 dinner

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