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Adventures By Disney

Costa Rica – Central and South America Private Adventure

7 Days / 6 Nights
San José, Caño Negro, Arenal Volcano National Park and Guanacaste

Unveil the mysteries of nature at its most beautiful. Explore the scenic wonderland of this Central American paradise — boasting a verdant rainforest, breathtaking coastlines, rugged mountains, numerous waterways, active volcanoes and exotic wildlife — during this Adventures by Disney Private Adventure.


  • Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge Guided Tour
    See the wonders of the rainforest on a guided boat tour of the local wildlife!
  • Arenal Hanging Bridges Experience
    Trek across a variety of unique bridges while touring a spectacular wildlife sanctuary!
  • Arenal Volcano National Park Zip Line
    Take flight as you soar through the rainforest canopy on this thrilling and scenic ride!
  • Sarapiqui River's Roaring Rapids
    Grab an oar and shoot the rapids on a white water adventure down this scenic river!
  • Rainforest Gondola Ride
    Ascend 4,000 feet while enjoying incredible views of the verdant rainforest below.


Day One

Arrive in San José

After you pass through customs, meet an Adventures by Disney representative who will assist with your luggage. Relax as a driver whisks your family away to the nearby hotel, where you’ll meet your local Private Adventure Guide, who will be with you during the entirety of the trip.

Costa Rica Marriott Hotel Hacienda Belen

Set on a 30-acre coffee plantation, this beautiful colonial hacienda hotel is brimming with luxury. Unwind in the grand courtyard or enjoy the hotel's amenities, including a swimming pool, lounge and fitness center. If you wish to explore San José, your Private Adventure Guide can make suggestions.

Welcome Dinner at the Hotel

Celebrate your arrival in Costa Rica with a welcome feast to kick off the Costa Rican adventure of a lifetime!

Meals Included: Dinner

Day Two

Breakfast at the Hotel

Fuel up for the day’s escapades with a selection of morning favorites.

Sarapiquí River White Water Rafting

Shoot down the roaring rapids and bob over the gushing waters of the Sarapiquí River on this exhilarating adventure. You’ll also experience smooth waters that will allow you to take in the lush scenery as you glide by a forest full of exotic birds and animals. Enjoy a rafting adventure in Class I – Class III rapids. Or if you prefer, choose a serene float trip on gentle waters.

Lunch in Aventuras del Sarapiquí

Relish a wonderful lunch amidst the lush surroundings and stunning scenery of a private area in Aventuras del Sarapiquí.

Mi Cafecito Coffee Tour

Board a private vehicle and head to Alajuela to visit a working coffee plantation for a guided, in-depth look at the steps involved with producing some of the finest beans in the world. While you learn what life is like for a Costa Rican coffee farmer and sip on a variety of fresh samples, Junior Adventurers can participate in interactive activities geared toward kids.

Check-In at Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa

Prepare yourself for the powerful sight of the Arenal volcano, looming over the verdant pastureland of the rolling hills—a dramatic backdrop to your green friendly, luxury hotel.

Private Guaro Sour-Making Class

Learn how to make the delicious Guaro Sour cocktail featuring the traditional liqueur of Costa Rica in this private class at the hotel. There will also be a fun juice making activity for Junior Adventurers as well as light snacks.

On Your Own Time and Dinner

After you spend the afternoon exploring your surroundings in Arenal, venture out to a nearby restaurant for a sumptuous supper—or opt to savor local and international cuisine at one of the hotel’s inviting eateries. Your Private Adventure Guide can also provide recommendations that cater to your family’s tastes.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day Three

Breakfast at the Hotel

Start your day off with a delicious breakfast before heading out on an adventure-filled day.

Transfer to Caño Negro

Board a private vehicle for your drive to Caño Negro. You’ll be able to stretch your legs during a brief stopover for a refreshing beverage along the way.

Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge Guided Tour

Cast off from Los Chiles and head down stream on the Rio Frio (“Cold River”). Along the ride, your guide will point out the wonders of the rain forest and the richness of the flora and fauna of the area. Keep an eye out for rain forest wildlife, including monkeys, sloths, many species of birds, bats, crocodiles, lizards and many more.

Lunch at Hacienda in Caño Negro

Enjoy a delicious riverside lunch overlooking the Rio Frio at a Hacienda in Caño Negro.

Travel Back to Arenal

Travel back to Arenal via private vehicle.

On Your Own Time and Dinner

Learn some traditional crafts from local artisans and connect with the culture and your creative side. You can even design a keepsake of your own!

Dinner at the Hotel

Relax and admire the unparalleled view of Arenal Volcano as you explore the hotel’s luxe amenities. Later on, choose to enjoy dinner at the hotel or try a nearby culinary gem in nearby La Fortuna.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day Four

Breakfast at the Hotel

Set the tone for the day with a delicious morning meal.

Sky Trek to Zip Lining

Enjoy a scenic bus ride to the Sky Tram, a gondola that carefully carries you through the rainforest canopy up the mountain to heights of over 4,000 feet (1,250 meters). Be awed by the extraordinary views—and take note of changes in the vegetation as your gondola ascends.

Zip Line Adventure*

Anticipate the adrenaline thrill of a lifetime! Strap on a harness that is clicked onto suspended wires and zip line above the treetops of the rainforest. For Adventurers who either don’t meet Zip Line Adventure requirements or don’t want to participate, a nature walk through the surrounding jungle with your Private Adventure Guide will be available as an alternative activity.

Arenal Hanging Bridges

Get a unique perspective of nature as you traverse across 15 bridges during a privately guided tour through a lush, tropical rainforest.

On Your Own Lunch

After your thrilling, back-to-back explorations, satisfy your hunger with a hearty meal of Costa Rican cuisine in La Fortuna or back at your hotel.

Ecotermales Fortuna Hot Springs

Enjoy a moment of pure relaxation. Immerse yourself in the soothing mineral water pools of a natural hot springs, which is heated by the Arenal volcano.

Dinner at EcoTermales Fortuna Hot Springs

Sit down for a delectable evening meal of traditional Costa Rican cuisine prepared in this local hot spring’s rustic restaurant.

*To use the zip line, you must be at least 8 years old. Size restrictions also apply.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day Five

Breakfast at the Hotel

Greet another fun-filled day with a plate of your go-to breakfast favorites.

Transfer to Chocolate Rainforest

Board a private vehicle for your drive to the Chocolate Rainforest.

Chocolate Rainforest Experience

With the majestic Arenal Volcano as a backdrop, you’ll enjoy the sweetest rainforest experience as you take a privately guided tour of the Cacao Rainforest where you will discover the secrets and origins of the Cacao tree—and chocolate! Following the walk, learn the history of this world-renowned treat and its importance to Costa Rican agriculture.

Lunch at Café Liberia

Treat your taste buds to a variety of gourmet specialties at this charming café housed in a restored, colonial-era cottage.

Departure Toward Guanacaste

Depart in a private vehicle for breathtaking Guanacaste. Named after Costa Rica’s national tree that’s also known as the “elephant-ear tree,” this sun-kissed province is famous for its dry tropical forest, sparkling shorelines, exciting water sports and superb bird watching—with over 250 bird species!

Welcome Reception at El Mangroove Resort in Guanacaste

Take in the ocean views and sip on a fresh juice at Papagayo Bay as your Private Adventure Guide checks you into this spectacular resort located on a natural mangrove and surrounded by luscious tropical scenery.

On Your Own Dinner

Set forth on an evening filled with gastronomical glory at one of the hotel’s exceptional restaurants.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day Six

Breakfast at the Hotel

Dig into morning favorites before setting off for an afternoon at sea.

Catamaran Excursion

Board a private vehicle for the short drive to a nearby beach. Take the opportunity to meet and mingle with travelers outside of your group before kicking off your catamaran adventure together. The catamaran will anchor in deep waters where you can snorkel, swim, sunbathe and nibble on snacks prepared by the crew.

On Your Own Lunch and Beach Time at the Hotel

Grab a light leisurely lunch before enjoying some fun in the sun. Hit the sand for an afternoon of water sports—or just kick back while catching some Costa Rican rays.

Farewell Dinner at the Hotel

Toast to the family memories you will cherish forever at a tasty, celebratory feast. Salud!

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day Seven

Breakfast at El Mangroove Hotel

Enjoy an early breakfast before departing this special spot in paradise.

Private Transfer to Liberia International Airport (LIR)

Board pre-arranged private transportation to Liberia International Airport (LIR) and say hasta luego until you return to the tropics!

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Overview Details

  • Arrive: San José International Airport (SJO)
  • Return: Liberia International Airport (LIR)

Costa Rica Marriott Hotel Hacienda Belen
Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa
El Mangroove Hotel


6 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners


Minimum Age: None