We recommend the following
3 days / 2 nights Family Trip.
Its the perfect combination of history, culture, relax, amusement and nature.
DAY #1Irazu Volcano National Park. On the way you will enjoy gorgeous views of farms dedicated to agriculture.
Stop on the way at a local Soda for breakfast
Irazu Volcano is still active, the last eruption was in 1963. The eruption decimated crops in the area but left the soil enriched for decades to come. The Irazu Volcano is the tallest volcano of Costa Rica 11,260ft.
After visiting this amazing natural beauty con continue to Cartago, the first capital city of Costa Rica. Visit La Basilica de Los Angeles, home of "la negrita" the countries saint patron.
Next stop the Hotel.
At Rio Perlas you will have access the following services for families:
- big rooms with 2 double beds and if you need more space there are connecting rooms
- the master suite is perfect because it has 2 rooms, living room and a share bathroom
- kids and adults love the hot spring pool
- there is a small playground near the kids pool (right now it has cold water but they will change it to hot water soon.)
DAY #2Breakfast included at the hotel
Pack a snack for your visit to Tapanti National Park which consists of 18 square miles of unspoiled cloud forest. It has several hiking trails, a few swimming holes, several picnic areas and an abundance of wildlife.
After the walk head to Orosi Valley. Have lunch at local soda and then visit the historic church and the old monastery which is now a museum. Then head back to the hotel to enjoy the hot springs or a spa treatment.
Right before lunch transfer to Cachi a man-made lake created by the damming of Reventazon river. This area is well known due its beautiful lake and the rich nature that surrounds it. We will then head to the famous Casona del Cafetal where a Costa Rican lunch, marvellous views and a coffee tour awaits.
After the hacienda experience continue to Ujarras. A lovely park with playgrounds, flowers, grounds to run and play and the unique ruins of Ujarras Church. The oldest church in Costa Rica which was built in 1580 during early colonial times.
Now is time to decide. You can head back to San Jose or head to another destination like:
- San Gerardo de Dota