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The Ultimate Costa Rican Family Adventure Vacation for Active Families May 26, 2008

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Family Vaction Rafting Costa Rica Vacation

This vacation package will be customized to your needs and availability. Prices based on quadruple occupancy for a family of four:

Luxury Vacations Starting at $ 7865
Value Vacations Starting at $ 4216
Budget Vacations Staring at $ 3027

Itinerary at a Glance:

Day One – Arrive Costa Rica & Transfer to La Fortuna / Arenal Volcano
Day Two to Four – La Fortuna Adventure Activities Options

Canopy Tour & Horseback Ride Combo / White Water Rafting / Canyoning
Hiking & Suspension Bridges / Mountain Biking / Windsurfing Lessons
Day Five – Transfer to Magical Manuel Antonio
Day Five to Eight – Manuel Antonio Adventure Activities Options

Ocean Kayaking / Mangrove Tour / Surf Lessons / Mountain Biking
Horseback Riding / Hiking / White Water Rafting / Nature Tours
Day Eight – Transfer to San Jose
Day Nine – Depart for Home.

The Eco Interactive Active Families series was developed for on-the-go families with active teenagers. Costa Rica provides the ultimate in exciting and safe activities for your family. Arenal Costa Rica VacationFeel the rush as you repel down cascading waterfalls, plunge down the whitewater on the Pacuare River, fly through the jungle on a zip line in the treetops, and explore secluded Costa Rican beaches by horseback. The options are almost staggering. We have designed our offering to provide our families with flexibility; the chance for teenagers to enjoy some independence as well as the opportunity for everyone to relax, have fun and try new things together.

La Fortuna and Arenal – The Ultimate Active Family Destination

Days Two to Four

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There is no other destination in the world with such a rich assortment of exciting activities as the area around La Fortuna Costa Rica. Set against the backdrop of the Arenal Volcano, one of the few active volcanoes in the world, this is a destination that has something for everyone. Your only regret will be that you did not have more time to delve into all that this area has to offer.

Canopy Tour / Horseback Riding Combination

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The canopy tour experience is a favorite for families with children of all ages. This is a “not to be missed” experience for the active family. This tour is 100% above the ground. The tour starts with a horseback ride through open lands to the edge of the forest. Your bilingual guide will introduce you to unique features and wildlife that you will encounter along the way.

Upon arrival in the forest, your family will harness up for their treetop adventure. Costa Rica VacationYour safety is guaranteed with dual safety lines at all times, making this among the safest of all activities. With platforms high above the forest floor, you actually feel like you are inside a world all its own. In fact you are! This is an intimate experience with the forest canopy and you will soon forget that you are high above the ground. The canopy is home to many species and there is only one way to experience this unique habitat. After finding your way into the tops of giant trees, you will glide from tree to tree on steel cables from one platform to the next in complete confidence. This is pure adrenaline and thrills, yet an activity safe for all ages.

White Water Rafting

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The Río Toro will excite your family with a series of over 45 continuous class III-IV rapids. This excitement filled adventure will take you through tropical rain forest reaming with wildlife. You will spend more than two and a half hours rafting through unexplored, tropical wilderness on a personalized, small-group tour. The exciting Río Toro is located only 1 hour from La Fortuna.


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Canyoning in Costa Rica is a unique experience. Unlike other destinations, the rainforest setting adds another dimension to this adrenaline packed activity. We offer a series of descents down waterfalls immersed in the crystal waters of remote jungle waterfalls. With a total focus on safety, that includes safety lines and straps, you are harnessed in and descend on ropes down the face of shear rock walls. With an incredible array of wildlife all around you and the rush of the passing river, this is a safe and action packed experience that your family will never forget.

Mountain Biking Tours

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For those that want to push themselves a little, there is nothing like the experience of mountain biking through a tropical jungle. We offer a number of mountain biking options to offer that adrenaline rush to those of all levels.


Costa Rica VacationHike La Fortuna Waterfall. After breakfast we will transfer to the La Fortuna Waterfall for our morning hike. This slightly challenging hike will take us down the slopes of the La Fortuna Canyon to the base of this breathtaking waterfall. After our descent, we will relax or even take a swim in the pool at the base of the falls.

Windsurfing Lessons

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Set against the backdrop of the majestic Arenal Volcano, the balmy waters of Lake Arenal are among the worlds’, finest for windsurfing. In fact, Lake Arenal is ranked as one of the top windsurfing destinations in the world. Windsurfing lessons are available for all skill levels or you can rent your own equipment and head out on your own.

Manuel Antonio – Sand, Sea, Rainforests and Wildlife

Days Five to Eight

Manuel Antonio Family Costa Rica Vacation

Manuel Antonio is the jewel of the Pacific. Set against the backdrop of pristine beaches, lush rainforest and exotic wildlife, Manuel Antonio has something for everyone. Along with the assortment of adventure activities, Manuel Antonio offers a range of fine restaurants, wonderful resorts and a vibrant nightlife.

Suggested Active Family Options for Manuel Antonio:

Ocean Kayaking

Manuel Antonio Family Costa Rica Vacation

Quietly gliding through water is one of the best ways to engage with wildlife. On our challenging half-day journey along the coastline of Manuel Antonio you will explore remote and uninhabited islands and inlets that provide habitats for many species of marine wildlife. Sea kayaking provides an intimate encounter with life above and below the ocean’s surface. On this tour you may encounter dolphins, sea turtles, or flying fish.

Mangrove Kayaking

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For a tamer kayaking experience, your family may choose to explore the protected estuaries of Damas Island, just 10 minutes from Manuel Antonio. As you safely navigate the maze of lush mangroves you are guaranteed an up-close and personal encounter with the amazing wildlife in this unique habitat. Within the Mangrove you will find an unsurpassed variety of creatures, including white-faced monkeys, exotic birds, and unusual reptiles. Among the most interesting is the famous Jesus Lizard, known for its unique ability to walk across water. Some of these lizards approach three feet in length. The mazes of mangrove canals create a feeling of anticipation, as you never know what you will find around each and every corner.

Surf Lessons

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Whether you are seven years old or seventy, beginner or experienced, we offer an exciting and safe surfing experience.

For those that have never surfed, we will have you up on a board and surfing in no time. Before getting into the water our bilingual instructors will give you a safety talk and demonstrate the basic surfing techniques. When you are ready, an instructor will accompany you into the waves so you can try the real thing!

For those of you that already know how to surf, we organize expeditions to world-class surfing beaches like Playa Hermosa, Playa del Rey, Dominical as well as our very own Manuel Antonio Beach.

Mountain Biking

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The surrounding mountains and jungles of Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park provide a perfect setting for every mountain bike riding level. Guided tours are available to explore hidden waterfalls, traverse steamy jungle paths and thrill at glorious coastal vistas from the mountains above. Your bilingual tour guides are both expert cyclists and naturalists. During this tour your family will enjoy the mist-filled jungles, hidden waterfalls and unworldly views that await you in these adrenaline-charged adventures. In addition to the regularly offered mountain bike tours, we can customize an adventure to perfectly suit your family’s needs and experience level.

Horseback Riding

Your family will enjoy our guided horseback riding excursions that will take you through the jungles and hills to nearby waterfalls, including the famous Los Tucanes waterfall. We also offer a unique horseback tour of the exotic Damas Island estuary. You will uncover the secrets of the forest by learning about medicinal and curative plants. Find toucans in our exotic primary forest. Enjoy a relaxing stay at waterfalls and natural pristine pools. After the ride, visit the waterfalls where you can swim and relax or walk the rainforest trails.

Also Available:

Wave Runner tour
ATV Tours


7 Day – La Fortuna Rainforest and Volcanoes, The Beautiful Beaches of Tamarindo #F07-001 May 16, 2008

Posted by ecointeractive in 07 Day, Cost Rica Vacation Interaries, La Fortuna / Arenal Volcano, Tamarindo, Travel.
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Costa Rica Family Vacation

This vacation package will be customized to your needs and availability. Prices based on quadruple occupancy for a family of four:

Luxury Vacations Starting at $7576

Value Vacations Starting at $6276

Budget Vacations Starting at $4597

Day 1 – Arrival in Costa Rica – Journey to La Fortuna, Mecca for Adventure Seekers

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You will arrive at Liberia Airport and connect with your private transfer to La Fortuna (approximately 3 hours). Along the way you will encounter the Majestic Arenal Volcano emerging from a carpet of tropical rainforest. During the journey you are free to stop along the way for viewpoints, bathroom breaks or restaurant stops. Enjoy your private tour and get your first taste of Costa Rica. You have just arrived in Costa Rica and the adventure has already begun.

Day 2 – River Float Trip on the Rio Penas Blancas

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After a hearty Costa Rican breakfast, get ready for your first day of adventure! Today you will venture through a tropical jungle on a safari float trip down the Rio Penas Blancas. After a brief 20-minute drive to the lower Penas Blancas River, and a safety briefing by your naturalist guide, we will launch inflatable rafts on this slower moving Penas Blancas through an amazing rainforest teaming with wildlife. Enjoy a relaxing 2-hour float excursion. Your bilingual naturalist guide will share with you his vast knowledge of the flora and fauna of the region.

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As you progress down the river you will come to the farm of Don Pedro where you will have the opportunity to get an up-close and personal glimpse of traditional Costa Rican farm life. Don Pedro will greet you personally and show you a little of the famous Costa Rica hospitality known as “Pura Vida.” Departing the home of Don Pedro, the final 40-minute segment of your river float experience will pass by the extraordinary vistas of Boca Arenal.

The rest of the day is yours to relax and enjoy poolside at the hotel -or- you may choose to visit the many natural hot springs or the nearby town of Fortuna for some local flare and restaurant options. Dinner on your own.

Day Three – Rainforest Canopy Tour and Horseback Ride

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Costa Rica is famous for its Canopy Tours. This is a not to be missed Costa Rica original. We will start our adventure with a 40-minute horseback ride through the Costa Rican countryside, followed by a short hike through a tropical rain forest. Along the way your naturalist guide will provide you with insights into the Flora and Fauna that you will encounter along the way. Common to the area are white-faced monkeys, howler monkeys, agoutis, a variety of snakes, and great diversity of birds.

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The excitement and anticipation builds as you arrive at the edge of the rainforest and the first platform. High up in the canopy, you can glide through the forest via ropes and cables. This is an exciting and safe adventure for all, combined with an educational experience that you will never forget. The Canopy Tour concludes with a rappel ending at the edge of the rainforest and a picturesque river bend.

The rest of the day is yours to relax in the hot springs, go for a volcano exploration hike or hang out at the pool at your hotel!

Day Four – Journey to the Beaches of Tamarindo

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After a hearty Costa Rican breakfast, you will be transfered to the El Tanque airstrip for your flight to the beaches of Tamarindo! (Ground transfers also available. Air Transfer: 30 minutes / Ground Transfer 5.5 hours). You will be greeted at the Tamarindo Airstrip and provided a private transfer to one of the most family friendly resorts in all of Costa Rica, The Paradisus Playa Conchal!

Paradisus Playa Conchal is an all-inclusive resort with all the amenities you could ask for in a family oriented resort. Special Family Concierge Service offers the unique concept of Family Vacation Service.

Days Five & Six Paradisus Playa Conchal All-Inclusive Family Resort

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Paradisus Playa Conchal has it all: relax at the beach, sunbathe by the pool, exclusive kids climbing wall and you can eat and drink to your hearts content…it’s all included!

Day Seven – Depart for Home

Wake up, eat breakfast and enjoy every last minute possible of the beach and tropical setting.

Your private transfer will be there promptly to get you to the Liberia airport in time for your domestic flight home.

8 Day – San Jose, La Paz Waterfall Garden, Volcanos, Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, Magical Manuel Antonio – Carbon Neutral Vacation May 14, 2008

Posted by ecointeractive in 08 Day, Cano Negro, La Fortuna / Arenal Volcano, Manuel Antonio, Poas Volcano / La Paz, San Jose.
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Costa Rica Vacation

This vacation package will be customized to your needs and availability. Prices based on quadruple occupancy for a family of four:

8 Day Luxury Vacations
Starting at $6991
8 Day Value Vacations
Starting at $3351
8 Day Budget Vacations
Starting at $2667
8 Day Private Villa Vacations
Available Upon Request

Itinerary at a glance:

Day 1 Arrival in Costa Rica’s Vibrant Capitol, San Jose
Day 2 Journey to Sarapiqui, Poas Volcano & La Paz Waterfalls
Day 3 Journey to the Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna
Day 4 Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge
Day 5 Journey to Magical Manuel Antonio
Day 6 Manuel Antonio and Rainmaker Conservation Project.
Personal Reforestation Project
Day 7 Return to San Jose
Day 8 Departure for home

Day 01 Arrival in Costa Rica’s Vibrant Capitol, San Jose

San Jose Costa RicaArrive by air into San Jose. Upon arrival a representative Eco Interactive will meet you at the gate and provide you all the information for your vacation along with providing you a transfer to your hotel. Private transportation is arranged to transport you to your Hotel for your first night in Costa Rica. Soak up the tropical breezes, refresh, relax and enjoy. You have arrived in Costa Rica.

Breakfast included. (Costa Rican Cuisine)

Day 02 Journey to Sarapiqui, Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfall Gardens

Poas Volcano Coata Rica VacationFollowing a hearty Costa Rican breakfast, a representative of Eco Interactive will meet you at the hotel and provide a private transportation for your days adventure. The first stop will be the famous Poas Volcano followed by the amazing La Paz Waterfall Gardens.

As your climb in elevation you will experience the first of the varied micro-climates of Costa Rica. The temperature dips as you enter lush cloud forest of the Poás Volcano. The Poas Crater is stunning in both its magnitude and its appearance. Nearly a mile wide and a thousand feet deep, you will experience the thrill of standing at the abyss of one of natures most powerful vistas.

La Paz Waterfall Costa Rica VacationThe next stop is the amazing La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Nature Park. Here you will encounter one of the most spectacular Butterfly Gardens in all the world. Costa Rica has more species of butterflies than the entire continent of Africa and here you will be amazed at the overwhelming variety. Next you will have an opportunity to explore the spectacular trails of La Paz that will lead you to the magnificent Magia Blanca Falls. Following your explorations of the park, enjoy lunch before continuing on your adventure.

Sarapiqui is one of the most diverse regions in Costa Rica, offering a mosaic of mountains, plains, volcanoes, lakes, rivers, forests, fruit farms and cattle ranches. Afternoon free to relax in the pool or take advantage of the hiking trails.

Once we arrive at Puerto Viejo (Old Port), we will be ready to enjoy a relaxing boat ride on the Sarapiquí River, just sit back and observe the wildlife that is around you. Before returning to San Jose we will drive through the unforgettable rain forest of Braulio Carrillo National Park, one of the most important rainforest reserves for Costa Rica.

Breakfast is included

Day 3 Journey to the Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna

Arenal Costa Rica VacationAfter breakfast you will be provide with a private transfer to the Arenal Area. (Approximate driving time: 3 1/2hrs, 30 minute flights also available).
One of the most active volcanoes of the world, cloud forests, a lake world-famous for windsurfing and an incredibly diverse population of wildlife is what you will find in this area. The flawless silhouette of Arenal Volcano, its loud rumblings and frequent explosions of lava and ash are a sight not to be missed by any visitor to Costa Rica. But by no means these are not the only attractions of this area. Bass fishing, windsurfing, hot springs, waterfalls, hiking and Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge make this an ideal stop for many travelers.

Day 4 Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge

Cano Negro Costa Rica VacationOften overlooked by visitors to Costa Rica, Caño Negro is one of the three most important wetlands in the entire world and is set in one of the most remote and isolated destinations in Central America. This is a true wilderness experience worthy of an episode of National Geographic. More than 200 species of exotic birds, many extremely rare, inhabit this extraordinary destination. You will enjoy a boat excursion through an amazing tropical wilderness with a naturalist guide that will unlock the many secrets of the Caño Negro. For bird watchers, Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge is perhaps the richest sites in the entire Western Hemisphere. An extraordinary variety of mammals and reptiles also. Caño Negro is a biological treasure of global proportion.

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Day 5 Journey to Magical Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio Costa Rica VacationEco Interactive will arrange a pick up at your hotel and provide private tour to the famous Manuel Antonio, Quepos (Air transport available).
Considered to be Costa Rica’s most beautiful park, with enchanting white-sand beaches ideal for swimming, and tropical rainforest forest alive with wildlife. Watch for the monkeys and iguanas who share the park with you. Manuel Antonio is also the home of the highly endangered Mono Titi squirrel monkey. Mono Titi Costa Rica VacationEco Interactive is involved in efforts to save the wonderful creature. Along with the extraordinary natural experience, Manuel Antonio offers all the amenities of a world-class destination. Most hotels are small and intimate, set high on a hill overlooking the rain forest, endless beaches and the national park. Options abound here! Whether you are looking for a romantic honeymoon hideaway or an action-packed visit, this premier destination has the answer.
Breakfast Included

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Day 6 Manuel Antonio National Park, and Rainmaker Conservation Project. Personal Reforestation Project

Rainmaker Costa Rica VacationRainmaker Reserve is one of the last remaining primary rain forest on the pacific coast of Costa Rica. It is home to 60% of all the flora and fauna species found in Costa Rica. The Rainmaker reserve features six suspension bridges totaling 250 meters, spanning from platforms attached to massive hardwood trees to create the most impressive Canopy Walk in Costa Rica. It is also home to 25 species of rare and exotic frogs, including the Harlequin Toad, which was once thought to be extinct.

Rainmaker Costa Rica VacationFor that are environmentally conscious, Eco Interactive has made special with Rainmaker Conservation Project and Kids Saving the Rainforest to provide with everything you need for your own personal reforestation program. Not only will you plant enough trees to offset the carbon footprint of your vacation, you will be helping to expand critical rainforest habitat.

Breakfast Included

Day 7 Do you know the way to San Jose?

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Not to worry, we know the way there and Eco Interactive will provide your return to San Jose in private discovery tour over mountains and through valleys. Spend your last night kicking up your heals in one of Latin America’s finest cities.

Day 8 Departure

Transfer will be provided to the International airport.
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