Tailor-made family adventure in Costa Rica

OSA PENINSULA, CLOUD FORESTS & WHITE SANDY BEACHES

Where
COSTA RICA
When
DECEMBER TO APRIL
How long
11 NIGHTS
How much
FROM £3,450 PP
why
WILD MOUNTAIN RAINFORESTS; PRISTINE BEACHES; FOREST WILDLIFE; WALKING; ADVENTURE
staying in
ECO-LODGES & TENTED CAMPS

Costa Rica: wild and exotic but also safe and easily navigable, it is ideal for the youngest of children through to adrenalin seeking teenagers which more than justifies the time and effort it takes to reach.

Hiking, rafting, zip lining, surfing, beach riding, and searching for extraordinary wildlife amply fill a two-week holiday.

Wild mountain forests that spill down on to pristine beaches in the Corcovado Peninsula where riding, kayaking and world class birding can be enjoyed, trekking with the people of the small village of Quebrada Arroyo who have converted their focus from agriculture to eco tourism, staying in simple accommodation, to the highland areas of Savegre and Arenal and then kayaking through the mangroves around the Golfo Duce, this itinerary offers wealth of activity for adventurous families.

San Jose to Bajos del Toro

The Central Highlands & Tropical Cloud Forest

Picturesque Bajos del Toro is a hidden paradise in the Central Highlands of the country. It is near the Juan Castro Blanco and Poas Volcano National Parks. The volcanic mountain range bids lush primary forest, rich soil, and abundant flora and fauna. This little town has become a popular destination for those seeking quiet and closeness to nature, bird enthusiasts, or the adventurous in search of fabulous waterfalls and unspoiled landscapes.

The Central Highlands & Tropical Cloud Forest

El Silencio Lodge

Spend your first two nights in an eco-lodge perfectly placed on a 500-acre private cloud forest reserve on the flank of Juan Castro Blanco National Park. Just 90 minutes from San Jose, you'll find yourself walking the rainforest trails or zip-lining through the forest canopy before you know it. 

Designed to take full advantage of Costa Rica's breathtaking scenery, this eco-lodge is designed with simple elegance in mind - canopied ceilings, locally sourced woods and ornamental bamboo reeds give these suites a natural feel and provide fantastic views of the mountains and forests. 

The Central Highlands & Tropical Cloud Forest

Del Toro Waterfall Hike

A staggering 400-foot drop cascades onto an extinct volcanic crater. Trimmed by a broad multi-coloured canyon where shades of red clay blend with green moss and dense vegetation to create an otherworldly landscape. A winding narrow trail takes you to the very bottom to enjoy exciting close-ups of the roaring mist.

Los Quetzales National Park

Luxury tented camp & rainforest wilderness

Rafiki is a wilderness luxury tent camp and conservation project focusing on adventurous sustainable tourism. The lodge is nestled on 842 acres of pristine jungle along the Savegre River, 30km south of Quepos and Manuel Antonio in Costa Rica.

This is camping in style amongst the rainforest canopy, you'll drift off to sleep after a full day of adventures to the sounds of the rainforest. During your stay you'll enjoy a wide variety of activities such as white water rafting, horseback riding, hiking to waterfalls, and world-class birding.

Corcovado National Park

The southern peninsula off the beaten track

Escape to a place of wild mountain forests that spill down onto pristine beaches. Going down the south Pacific, off the beaten track, here you will find incredible biodiversity. Exotic rainforest lodges among striking surroundings, plus outstanding activities like rainforest hikes through Corcovado National Park, snorkelling off Caño Island, or yoga retreats at remote lodges.

Corcovado National Park

Walk the rainforest at night

As the sun goes down, the rainforest comes alive and you'll set off with your expert private guide to see a side of the rainforest that won't see during daylight hours. This is not a strenuous hike but a great one nonetheless. Armed with good torches you'll be able to identify a huge spectrum of fascinating wildlife from frogs, snakes, spiders and more.

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It takes genuine local knowledge to craft trips that go beyond the ordinary.

All of us at Natural High have over 20 years’ experience in the countries we offer. We’ve lived there, worked there and arranged countless one-off journeys for clients. We live to travel – and love to share our tips on what’s really worth doing. For expert advice (and a traveller’s tale or two), speak to one of our team. They’ll be happy to let you in on their travel secrets, and help you plan a tailor-made trip that’s truly unforgettable.

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"This was my fourth safari booked with Natural High and, as previously, it surpassed my expectations. Vanessa’s Itinerary was spot on - the three camps were very different but all were spectacular with food to die for, wonderful staff, friendly, knowledgeable and great driver/guides. I could go on and on - it was perfect, and the icing on the whole trip was tracking, and finding a pack of Wild Dogs - the reason for going😃
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