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Life-Changing Family Getaways to Costa Rica

LOOKING FOR A FAMILY TRIP FOR THE MEMORY BOOKS?
WE GOT YOU!

WE LIVE THIS DAILY.

LET US BRING YOUR FAMILY HERE, TOO.

Awesome family trips... that just may be what we do best.

Why?  Cause we've been there and done that on a personal level.

For the last several years, we've trekked with our kids up and down mountains and through rivers, watched turtles lay eggs, swam in waterfall pools, harvested fresh honey, made chocolate from scratch, walked hard-to-access (and not-so-hard-to-access) beaches, held snakes, touched sloths, scouted out monkeys, drunk water from coconuts, trekked through jungles, gawked at trees 500 years old, rode horses through fruit fields, grown pineapple, ground sugarcane, you name it.  All in the name of finding the best experiences for families with kids of all ages who want to check out how awesome Costa Rica is...without having to stick to the tourist track.

GET A GLIMPSE OF ALL YOU CAN EXPLORE

WE DESIGN TRIPS TO CONNECT YOU WITH WHAT REALLY MATTERS - YOUR FAMILY - THROUGH EXPERIENCES IN THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES IN COSTA RICA

Authentic travel experiences are not always easy to find.  But what if you could experience what makes Costa Rica truly unique, all that you see listed here, and have someone put it all together for you?  Remove all the hassle of searching and coordinating and booking?  That's where we come in.

We specialize in rural tourism: travel that takes you to amazing places locals know but tourists? Not so much.  We can customize your itinerary from airport pickup (or car rental) to drop off and everything in-between.  

Come experience a different kind of travel: one where you truly live local, support long-standing family businesses, learn about the culture through being a part of it, reconnect with your family and nature, and having a life-changing experience along the way.  We take all your travel needs into consideration: traveling with kids, traveling with couples, traveling with grandparents, you name it.   

And if you are itching to incorporate a bit of beach time or tourist travel, no worries.  We have got you covered there, too.

Let us take care of your entire trip and you just worry about having the experience of a lifetime.

 

CULTURAL IMMERSION
TOUCANS
NATIONAL PARKS
VOLCANOS
BOAT TOURS
RURAL COMMUNITIES
WATERFALLS
COOKING
PRODUCE TOURS
HOWLER MONKEYS
SPANISH IMMERSION...
AND THAT'S JUST IN OUR NECK OF THE RAINFOREST

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CHECK OUT SOME AWESOME ITINERARIES HERE:
(but, of course, we're happy to customize one just for your family!)

Take-It-All-In Tour:  Nature & Cooking 

Day 1
Airport Pickup & transport to host community
La Paz Waterfall Visit

Day 2
Guided waterfall hiking in Bajos del Toro
Optional swimming in waterfall pools

Day 3
Guided sunrise hike in Biological Reserve 
Guided Horseback Riding 
Evening Cooking Class with community members

Day 4
Host community day!
Local agricultural & flora tour
Sugarcane juice making
Afternoon Cooking Class with community members
Visit to waterfall-fed Swimming Hole
Evening Bonfire

Day 5
Arenal National Park hiking - both sectors

Day 6
Laguna Hule Hike
Evening Cooking Class with community members

Day 7 
Depart for Airport  

Included:
-3 meals on all full days and one meal on Days 1 & 7
-Certified Guide on noted hikes
-In-country transportation 
-Airport pick up & drop-off
-Accommodations in fully-equipped cabins in host community


Price per person: $925
 

A Bit of Everything:
Water, Land & Wildlife

Day 1
Airport Pickup & transport to host community

Day 2
Butterfly Garden Tour
Guided waterfall hiking in Bajos del Toro

Day 3
Guided sunrise hike in Biological Reserve 
Guided Sarapiqui River Tour
Afternoon Ziplining & Evening Thermal Waters

Day 4
Guided horseback riding tour
Guided chocolate tour
Optional Local agricultural & flora tour in host community& sugarcane juice making
Bonfire

Day 5
Arenal National Park hiking - both sectors
La Fortuna Exploration

Day 6
Hiking at Biological Reserve with region's longest suspension bridge
Guided night hike in rainforest
Accommodations on-site

Day 7 
Depart for Airport 

Included:
-3 meals on all full days and one meal on Days 1 & 7*
*La Fortuna dinner not included
-Certified Guide on noted hikes
-In-country transportation 
-Airport pick up & drop-off
-Accommodations in fully-equipped cabins in host community and Biological Reserve hotel (last night)


Price per person: $1,075
 

HOW IT WORKS...

1. Reach out to us: goticocostarica@gmail.com. This is always a good place to start.
And don't worry if you know nothing more than "I want to take my kids to Costa Rica."  
2. We'll send you a short survey to get an idea of some basics: Who's going? When do you want to go? How long do you want to go for? What's your budget? How much Spanish do you know? What's your ultimate vacation goal? You know, all of those Costa Rica trip-planning questions.  
3. We'll put together several options based on your needs.  You review, ask questions, etc.
4. Once we have an itinerary you love, we set the wheels in motion on our end to get everything booked and coordinated.
5. You get the final itinerary and get ready for an awesome trip.  
--> If we happen to also be hosting your trip (yay - we're excited to meet you all in person!), there will be a few more steps, but the last step is the same: just get ready for an awesome adventure!