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Costa Rica Family Breakaway Multisport Tour
Costa Rica Family Breakaway Multisport Tour

If variety is the spice of life, then Costa Rica is as piquant as travel destinations come. One of the world's most epic volcanoes. Lush rain forest and palm-studded beaches, lava fields and natural hot springs. Hike, bike, boat and explore it all on a vacation that has the kick to keep up with this incredible country. This trip is full of zest!

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.

Mountain Biking

Costa Rica is a world-renowned destination for numerous eco-adventures.  However, due to Costa Rica's tropical climate and under-developed infrastructure, road maintenance is a continual challenge and options for bike routes are limited.  We've chosen the best route for your trip, with a combination of quieter dirt roads and more traveled paved options. 

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.

Days 1-2 Gaze at Arenal Volcano as we walk across a barren lava field and through rain forest in Arenal National Park Cruise across Lake Arenal by boat, then explore its lush jungle surroundings by bike The afternoon is yours: explore La Fortuna, fly through the treetops on a zip-line or simply relax by the pool Soak in hot springs hidden in a rain forest oasis.

Day 3 Listen for the call of howler and white-faced monkeys and cross hanging bridges - up to 300 feet long A private charter plane whisks us to the white-sand beaches of the Pacific coast  Sit down to a home-cooked casado with a local family  Hike through the pristine Savegre Valley and learn the secrets to survival if you're ever stranded in the jungle.

Day 4 Make a splash during a thrilling white-water rafting excursion on Río Savegre On our naturalist-led walk through Manuel Antonio National Park, capuchin monkeys frolic in the canopy and prehistoric-looking iguanas slither up tree trunks  Linger on an idyllic white-sand beach—or take a dip in the ocean!

Days 5-6 Pedal on the beach, then turn inland through a landscape of banana and African palm trees  Spend time with an indigenous Boruca artist and shop for handicrafts  Be as active as you like: beach walk, kayak, horseback ride, surf or relax in a hammock or at the spa Rejuvenate with a beachfront yoga class or a morning seaside stroll.

Trip Highlights
  • Bike along Lake Arenal and gaze at majestic Arenal Volcano
  • Soak in hot springs hidden in a rain forest oasis
  • White-water raft the Río Savegre, one of Central America's most pristine rivers
  • Meet experts who intimately know the country's incredible flora and fauna
  • Pedal on peaceful Playa Esterillos Este, soothed by the sounds of ocean waves
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Premiere Inns

Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa (2 nights): Take in majestic views of Arenal Volcano while soaking in your suite's private whirlpool. (pool, spa)

Rafiki Safari Lodge (1 night): African-style luxury safari tents offer the ideal setting for enjoying the sights and sounds of the jungle. (pool)

Alma del Pacífico Hotel (2 nights): Spacious private villas at this beachside resort feature large terraces and a mosaic-tiled shower that opens to your own garden. (pool, spa)

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.

Daily Route Options
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 Walking/Hiking 3 100 5 100
2 Biking 10* 800 15 1300
Other Boat Cruise on Lake Arenal (1 Hour)
Other Optional Zip-Lining, Kayaking or Hiking
3 Walking/Hiking 2 300
Walking/Hiking 2 500
4 Walking/Hiking 2 100 4 300
Rafting On Río Savegre (2.5 Hours)
5 Biking 5* 0 14 100
Biking 8 100
Other Optional Horseback Riding, Surfing, Kayaking or Hiking
6 Walking/Hiking 2 0
Other Optional Yoga Class (1 Hour)

On this trip, we'll be using titanium mountain bikes that are just right for the non-technical dirt road riding as well as the paved riding. (approximately 40% dirt and 60% paved).

* Includes a shuttle

2015 Dates & Pricing*

*Prices may change. Once you book your trip, your price is guaranteed.

2016 Dates & Pricing*

*Prices may change. Once you book your trip, your price is guaranteed.

Private Trips Options & Pricing

Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities.

You can pick from a large selection of dates for your group of 8 or more. Call us for date availability.

If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or if your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you.

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


8 - 9 guests from $4,498 pp dbl. occ. 12 or more guests from $3,698 pp dbl. occ.
10 - 11 guests from $3,998 pp dbl. occ.
Internal flights from $350.

All Private Singles-Solos trips require a minimum of 16 guests.

For groups of 2 to 7 guests, please call for Custom Trip pricing.

Guest Trip Reviews

We're thrilled to add our incredible Costa Rica Multisport adventure to our Family Breakaway roster. Over six incredible days, you and your family will experience Costa Rica's splendor from every perspective - from the seat of your bike as you spin along a volcanic ridgeline, from the edge of your raft as you splash through white water and from the rain forest canopy as you zip through the trees. And don't forget all the time you'll have to relax - and play! - at our jungle lodges and beachfront resort.
Pam Fritz- Regional Manager, Latin America