Mexico & Central America Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Help with First Costa Rica Trip

Jump to last reply

Hi! Our family of four is planning a 9 day trip to Costa Rica next April. We have two boys ages 8 and 11. We arrive at 11:30 AM in San Jose and we were planning on driving straight to Arenal. On this trip we want to do the hot springs, ziplining, white water rafting (if possible with our youngest), deep sea fishing, visit Manuel Antonio Park, Monteverde Cloud Forest and the Quepo Canyoning tour.

We wanted to get advice on whether to stay two nights in Arenal or one night Arenal and one night Monteverde. Our next stay will be at a timeshare in Quepos. We were wondering if we stayed two nights in Arenal if it's at all possible to go to Monteverde on one of the days that we are in Quepos. I know it will be a lot of driving. Or is it better to just stay one night in Arenal and then head to Monteverde stay the night then drive to Quepos after visiting the cloud forest. Any advice you can give is highly appreciated. Advice on tour operators, other activities, and restaurants are also welcome. Thanks in advance

9 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all Mexico & Central America activity »
  1. 1 only original high-quality passports, driver's licenses, ID cards,
  2. 2 Any recommendations for activities or adventures for kids in Riviera Maya
  3. 3 Looking for suggestions for 7-8 days in Mexico
  4. 4 Riviera Maya - Where to Stay?
  5. 5 December trip to CR ...Is the tour company correct ?
  6. 6 if we do bosque del cabo-where else can we go that is nearby?
  7. 7 Interbus and San Jose
  8. 8 Trip ideas needed please
  9. 9 Trip Report costa rica in a car in two weeks
  10. 10 Labor Day Weekend Weather in Playa Del Carmen
  11. 11 Playa del Carmen
  12. 12 Villahermosa, Tabasco to San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas
  13. 13 Bicycle riding in La Pas Mexico
  14. 14 Trying to decide between Hawaii or Mexico for family trip
  15. 15 Airport Transfer suggestions from Cancun
  16. 16 tours to gatun locks panama
  17. 17 Panama in October
  18. 18 hotels in oaxaca centro historico
  19. 19 loved la carolina lodge-what are similar spots in cr?
  20. 20 Hotel or House in Tulum?
  21. 21 Costa Rica First Trip -- Help
  22. 22 Red Frog Beach Resort or Popa Paradise (or another option?)
  23. 23 Driving & Camping in Baja California
  24. 24 Monteverde from Liberia
  25. 25 Uvita during green/rainy season - should we go??
View next 25 » Back to the top