Mexico & Central America Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

1st Time Costa Rica w/Kids - 9 Days - Arenal & Osa?

Jump to last reply

This is my first time posting on the forum ... and going to Costa Rica! I've read so much of what has been posted already - incredible! Just curious about your thoughts - we are going to Costa Rica for the first time in April - husband, two boys (7 and 9) and me. We love the outdoors, animals, but also want to get a sense of the place (I know 9 days isn't enough)! Curious if people have thoughts about a. good airport hotel that isn't too pricey, b. is Arenal a good choice if the rest of the trip is in Osa, and is it too out of the way given this possible itinerary (below) - should we go somewhere else, instead, to get a slightly broader picture of CR? And, is c. Is 2 nights enough in Arenal or could we get away with 1 (possibly ideal), allowing us to then spend more time in Osa?

1 – Fly in
2 – Drive to / Overnight Arenal
3 – Overnight Arenal
4 – Drive back to San Jose / Fly to Osa
5 – Osa
6 – Osa
7 – Osa
8 - Fly back to San Jose / SPA night (Xandari?)
9 - Fly out

THANK YOU!!!!

14 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Morocco Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 11, 14 at 05:51 PM
View all Mexico & Central America activity »
  1. 1 Trying to decide between Hawaii or Mexico for family trip
  2. 2 Mexico City, Chiapas and Yucutan, too much??
  3. 3 Trip Report Trip Report - Merida, Ruta Puuc, Chichen Itza, Tulum
  4. 4 Driving from Florida to Belize
  5. 5 Trip Report Spring in Oaxaca - a perfect getaway for our 15th wedding anniversary!
  6. 6 Puebla Bonita Pacifico Resort and Spa in Cabo San Lucas
  7. 7 Apartment Finders
  8. 8 Trip Report 5 Weeks in Chocolate Paradise
  9. 9 Looking for inexpensive villas/bungalows with a private/secluded beach.
  10. 10 Nicaragua trip on 5/22...Need help, pls
  11. 11 Costa Rica for a lone female?
  12. 12 Playa del Carmen - El Faro or Corto Maltes?
  13. 13 Puerto Vallarta for honeymoon... Ideas??
  14. 14 Guanajuato or San Cristobal de las Casas Mexico
  15. 15 Costa Rica - Dominical/Uvita in September with 2 yr old
  16. 16 1 month itinerary US/Mexico
  17. 17 August weather in Cabo San Lucas?
  18. 18 Trip Report Photos from Panama (Chiriqui, Canal Zone) February 2014
  19. 19 Meditation and/or yoga retreat
  20. 20 NY Times article about Osa Peninsula
  21. 21 Suggestions for a Unique, Non-Touristy quick trip to the CANCUN area??
  22. 22 Petit Laffite hotel, Playa del Carmen
  23. 23 Advice for lazy *budget* beach vacation with 1 year old
  24. 24 Costa Rica - Family of 6 - July
  25. 25 Looking for Belize itinerary planning suggestions
View next 25 » Back to the top