Costa Rica First Encounter

San José Province, San José, Costa Rica

15 reviews
Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 999
Costa Rica First Encounter
San José Province, San José, Costa Rica

15 reviews

Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 999

About this trip

This trip was created for families with small babies between 0 and 4 years old.  We know its your and your babies first time discovering the world together so we work on every detail to make it a worry free trip and considering all baby and parents needs.

Pricing details and policies

This package is based on two adults and one or two kids under 4 years old, traveling together on a  double room, sharing transportation and doing all the activities together.  Only adults pay the price per person mentioned so the total for the whole family is $4640usd.

Cancellation policies that apply:

- Cancellations made 45 days prior to arrival, 25% penalty applies.  

- Cancellations made between 44 to 30 days prior to arrival, 50% penalty applies. - Cancellations made between 29 to 15 days prior to arrival, 75% penalty applies.

- Cancellations made between 14 to 0 days prior to arrival, 100% penalty applies.  

- Portions of the trip not used or no shows, are non refundable. 

What’s included

  • Greeting
    Greeting and meeting at the airport
  • Private transportation
    Private transportation with the family the whole time
  • Expert guide
    Bilingual Certified family friendly expert guide with the family the whole time
  • Welcome kit
    welcome kit (which includes vouchers, detailed itinerary, map, general information of the country, safety tips, information of the locations and activities visited and even a hand made welcome gift
  • Lodging in SJ
    01 night in the Central Valley
  • Private guided transfer
    private guided transfer to Arenal with guided stops in Sarchi, Zarcero and for ice cream
  • Logding in Arenal
    03 nights in Arenal Area
  • Guided tour to Arenal
    guided visit at Arenal Rainforest
  • Hot Springs
    water park and hot springs
  • Organic farm
    organic farm tour and tortilla making experience
  • Untitled Item
    private guided transfer from Arenal to Central Pacific Coast with stops in San Ramon and Tarcoles
  • Boat tour
    Boat tour to see wildlife
  • Lodging at the Pacific
    03 nights in Central Pacific Coast
  • Transfer to airport
    private guided transfer to the airport ( Please be informed that travellers have to be three hours in advance at the International Airports in order to aboard their international flight)
  • daily breakfast
    daily breakfast
  • Lunch
    2 lunch (Vegetarian or special meals can be included upon request.)
  • Tips
    Tips for drives and guides not included
  • Flights
  • Non mentioned items
    Any tour, activity, meal or service not mentioned
  • Variations
    Prices are subject to change without previous notice depending on any significant increase in rates,taxes, fuel or due to availability problems.
  • Extra participants
    Prices are based on the minimum of paying participants previously informed
  • Minimum variations
    If the minimum number of paying participants changes, the rates would also change
  • International insurance
    IL VIAGGIO TRAVEL has a civil responsibility insurance but declines any responsibility for personal accidents. We strongly recommend buying an international travel insurance.


Day 1
Greeting at San Jose

Greeting and meeting at San Jose international airport private transportation with guide/driver service welcome kit 01 night in San Jose If you have an early flight into Costa Rica we suggest you select one activity for the day: Britt Coffee Tour / San Jose overview with a visit to the Children Museum / Costa Rica amusement park named Parque de Diversiones / ZooAve Rescue Center

Your Organizer

Il Viaggio Travel
15 reviews
Costa Rica Family Holidays is powered by Il VIAGGIO TRAVEL.. IL VIAGGIO TRAVEL has been in business for 13 years as a local ground operator in Costa Rica. We’re a professional, award-winning company that delivers unique, specially-crafted family experiences. We only work with the very best local suppliers who share our passion and vision of family travel. IL VIAGGIO TRAVEL is registered and licensed to operate by the Tourism Institute of Costa Rica and is certified at Level 4 for sustainability.


We loved Costa Rica. Our guide, Juve, was wonderful. My husband uses an electric wheelchair for distance and can use crutches for short walks. All of the tours were planned with this in mind. Juve was very knowledgeable regarding the accessible areas. He also has a great deal of knowledge of the plant and animal life.
By Ann B for Ann Boland - Accessible trip on 01 Feb, 2023
We used this wonderful Travel Group to do many trips while in San Jose, Costa Rica - Irazu, Sarchi, Lankaster Gardens, Monteverde, and Sarapiqui. Emillio Zúñiga did a great job matching us with the perfect driver and tour guide Emanuel Micro. Emmanuel spoke English well, and helped us learn a lot of Spanish! Emanuel knew all the areas so well from the Monteverde cloud forests to the Irazu volcano and Lankaster gardens. He found us fantastic restaurants to try the local food. And he was super prompt. He was also a fantastic driver which was important considering all the ups and downs we did up to 10k feet and over the hills to the coast in the rain and fog at times. This made for a cherished first time experience in Costa Rica, and made us want to go back for more.
By Petere M for Transfers - Ms. Petere on 17 Jan, 2023
Always a wonderful experience with Il Viaggio. Everything is seamless, and exploring different part of Costa Rica is so much fun with different activities for all ages. Driver/guide is the best part! If you're looking for an exciting experience with a reliable and local company, this is the way to go!
By Elizabeth R for Tuli Family on 03 Jan, 2023
We had an amazing trip to Costa Rica! Il Viaggio made trip planning so easy for our large family of 8. We did so many activities and our driver/tour guide Leonardo was wonderful! He was very knowledgeable, great with our children and took us to great restaurants. Leonardo took us to a river with a rope spring, it was definitely a highlight of our trip. Our entire family agrees that this is the best family vacation we have ever taken! Thank Il Viaggio!!
By Dorene B for Blaha Family trip on 31 Jul, 2022
We had a great time in Costa Rica! The activities were amazing -- white water rafting, ziplining, boat tours, and more! We saw so many animals and ate authentic Costa Rican food. Everyone was so friendly and accommodating. Our guide for the week, J, was one of the best parts of the experience. He taught us so much about the culture, environment, and people. He also made sure we had everything we needed when we needed it. Can't wait to go back!
By Nicole O for O'Brien Family on 16 May, 2022
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