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National Parks of Costa Rica for Families

Tortuguero, Arenal Volcano, Monteverde & Tamarindo

Best time to Travel
Dec – Jul
Ideal length
14 nights
Perfect for
From (incl flights)
€4,599 pp

At a glance

  • International return flights from Dublin to San José, Costa Rica.
  • All private transfers and shared boat transfers.
  • 14 nights’ accommodation in San José, Tortuguero, Arenal, Monteverde and Tamarindo.
  • Guided hikes through the national parks of Arenal and Monteverde as well as a canal tour of Tortuguero and day trip to Selvatura Adventure Park.
  • Experience a guided walking tour of San José, the capital of Costa Rica.
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Discover nature’s greatest treasures as you journey through Costa Rica’s verdant rainforests and spectacular coastline. A luxury adventure through wild landscapes, this suggested itinerary gives you ample opportunities to witness once-in-a-lifetime spectacles of mother turtles laying their eggs at nightfall, jaguar hunting through the rainforest and mighty alligator snapping their jaws at unsuspecting prey. After an adventurous exploration of Costa Rica’s rainforests, end your luxury adventure with a relaxing stay on the sandy shores of Tamarindo.

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Trip Overview

Depart from Dublin to San José, the capital of Costa Rica.

Your private driver will be waiting to transfer you to your luxury accommodation for your two night stay.

Explore San José on a guided walking tour.

With your local guide, visit the city’s main landmarks including the National Theatre, Metropolitan Cathedral and Parque Nacional. You’ll also admire pre-Columbian artefacts in the National Museum and browse the stalls of the Mercado Central.

San Jose
Transfer to Tortuguero National Park, on the Caribbean coast.

Spend three nights exploring the rainforest-covered sandbar. You may even experience the wonderful spectacle of mother turtles laying their eggs at nightfall and young turtle hatchlings make their first steps on the Caribbean sands.

Baby Turtle
Journey by boat along the freshwater canals.

With your naturalist guide, explore the freshwater canals and surrounding wetlands. Keep your eyes peeled and listen for rustling sounds as you may witness the mighty alligator, three-toed sloth and maybe even the incredible jaguar.

Transfer to Arenal.

Spend three nights at the foothills of the volcano and bathe in the natural spring baths. Set out on a guided hiking tour of the Arenal Volcano National Park, following scenic trails, discovering a variety of exotic birdlife and reaching rewarding viewpoints.

Arenal Costa Rica
Transfer to Monteverde, visiting the Selvatura Adventure Park along the way.

The park offers an outstanding variety of excursions including canopy tours, suspension bridge walks and visits to The Sloth Sanctuary. In the evening, arrive in your forest lodge in Monteverde for your two-night stay.

Monteverde Costa Rica
Explore the dense cloud forest at nightfall.

An adrenaline-filled adventure, zipline and rope climb as the sun begins to set on the rainforest. As darkness falls, listen to the sounds of the forest and use your night gadgets to spot nocturnal creatures setting out for the night.

Monteverde Costa Rica
Transfer to the beach town of Tamarindo.

Spend four nights in a luxury beachside resort, bordered by the sandy beaches of Playa Langosta and Tamarindo. Relax on the shores, surf the waves and snorkel in the crystal-clear Pacific Ocean.

Costa Rica
Transfer to the international airport for your flight home.

Arrive in Dublin.

Tailoring your holiday

OROKO Itineraries are created with you in mind and no two are the same. These can be used to help plan your trip - or we can design a completely different itinerary to suit you.

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Where to rest your head

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Hotel Grano de Oro

Grano de Oro

Grano de Oro is a luxury hotel housed in a Victorian mansion in the centre of San José. Interiors are grand and luxurious, featuring antique furnishings and handcrafted artworks.

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Mawamba Lodge

Mawamba Lodge

Set along the shores of the Caribbean Sea, Mawamba Lodge sits in the tropical surroundings of Tortuguero. Fringed by rivers, lakes and interconnecting canals, the lodge is only reachable by boat or by air.

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Arenal Springs Resort

Arenal Springs Resort

Sitting at the foothills of the Arenal Volcano, Arenal Springs Resort boasts one of the most beautiful settings in Costa Rica. The resort is surrounded by the volcanic landscape.

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Hotel Belmar

Hotel Belmar

Hotel Belmar is a luxury property situated within the dense cloud forest of Monteverde. The traditional property features wooden terraced exteriors and interiors are modern and bright, with floor to ceiling windows.

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Hotel Capitan Suizo

Hotel Capitán Suizo

Hotel Capitán Suizo is a luxury boutique property situated on the shores of Tamarindo Beach. One of the finest beaches in Costa Rica, it is the perfect spot to enjoy a luxury beachside stay.

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Cala Luna Boutique Hotel

Cala Luna Boutique Hotel

Situated on the sandy beach of Langosta, Cala Luna Boutique Hotel offers a luxury beachside stay in Costa Rica. Surrounded by tropical vegetation and the ocean, there is an excellent variety of activities on offer.

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Finca Rosa Blanca

Set outside of the hustle and bustle of San Jose on its own forested coffee farm, Finca Rosa Blanca is a hilltop hideaway that has attained the highest ranking possible in the Sustainable Tourism Certification Program.

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