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Two-week itinerary during Christmas and New Year with kids.

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Hi:

This is our itinerary during Christmas and New Year. We are two families with 3 kids (age 5, 6 and 8). We have booked the activities in the itinerary (indicated as "Reserved") so we are all set with those. My questions are:

1. What can you recommend for each day after we are done with the main morning activity? It must be kid-friendly and kid-doable! :-)
2. Is it worth visiting Tabacon Hot Springs?
3. Are there any must-eat restaurants that you can recommend?
4. Is my estimate of time required for driving correct? We have rented a SUV, and will be downloading a EZFind Costa Rica map.

DAY ONE:
Fly into San Jose, pick up car and drive to Hotel in Alajuela .

DAY TWO:
See Poás Volcano [45mins drive; reach before 10AM before clouds over the volcano]
See La Paz Waterfall gardens [20 mins drive]

DAY THREE:
Leave for Arenal (9 AM; 3-4 hrs drive)
Afternoon, go to Tabacon Hot Springs (Day Pass Entrance Only)

DAY FOUR:
Sky Tram and Sky Walk (unguided) at Arenal Volcano National Park [Reserved]

DAY FIVE:
Cano Negro boat tour [Reserved]

DAY SIX:
Drive and hike to La Fortuna Waterfall
Leave for Monteverde (10 AM; 4-5 hrs drive)

DAY SEVEN:
Guided Tour Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve [Reserved]
The Bat Jungle
Evening, see Ranario (Frog Pond)

DAY EIGHT:
Ziplining Canopy Tour [Reserved]
Hummingbird Gallery
Butterfly Garden
Hidden Valley Night Tour

DAY NINE:
Leave for Manuel Antonio (10 AM; 5-6 hrs drive)
Stop by Tarcoles river bridge to see the wild crocodiles

DAY TEN:
Horseback ride to forest and waterfalls [Reserved]
Relax and spend time at the Playa Espadilla public beach

DAY ELEVEN:
Early morning guided hike to Manuel Antonio National Park [Reserved]
Spend rest of the day at a beach (#3) inside the park

DAY TWELVE:
Damas Estuary Boat Trip [Reserved]

DAY THIRTEEN:
Leave for Alajuela (10 AM; 3-4 hrs drive). Return car.

DAY FOURTEEN:
Fly out of Alajuela/San Jose

Thanks,
D

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