Costa Rica
Costa Rica’s Pura Vida: An Environmental Family Adventure
Discover the natural wonders of Costa Rica with your family as you learn about an active volcano, search for wildlife walk with turtle expert and kayak along the Pacific Coast.
Rating (4.91)
Program No. 20797RJ
10 days
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Getting There
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At a Glance

Active. Unhurried. Environmentally aware. Live the Pura Vida — the “pure life” — of Costa Rica with three generations of your family. Explore a tropical paradise home to some of the world’s most pristine ecosystems from beautiful beaches to verdant rainforests to a living volcano. Encounter and learn about wildlife including crocodiles, turtles, macaws and more.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles daily over varied terrain. Swimming, zip lining and getting in/out of boats. Elevations up to 6,000 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • At a local farm, learn about macaw conservation and delight in the silly antics of semi-wild Great Green Macaws and Scarlet Macaws.
  • Join a turtle expert on an evening beach walk in search of nesting turtles.
  • Zipline and walk through the jungle during an energizing canopy tour and jungle challenge.

General Notes

This is a Family program for participants, their adult children and grandchildren ages 9 and up. Turtle nesting at Tortuguero is seasonal and visits to nesting sites are strictly controlled by the national park. During the off-season the beach walk will be replaced by an alternate evening activity.This program allows participants to explore a number of Costa Rica’s eco-systems in a relatively short amount of time. Bus travel is a necessity for an up-close experience, but program activities help to break up travel time. Local road conditions, weather, traffic and elevation are factors in determining time of travel. Because of the special nature of this program, we request that you call us to enroll. Please call toll free at (800) 454-5768, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. ET.
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