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Adventures By Disney Spotlight: Costa Rica

Adventures by Disney practices the Disney Difference and proves that all vacations are not created equally. When guests travel with Adventures by Disney, they experience a culturally-immersive vacation where two Adventure Guides are the storytellers and the guests themselves are part of the story.

Imagine being able to take in exotic locations in a whole new way: meet the people, experience the culture, and travel together with your family all with the extraordinary service provided by Adventures by Disney. Through unique itineraries, guests are able to take guided tours, giving them access to one-in-a-lifetime opportunities, which aren’t available to the general public. Explore with Adventures by Disneyand create unforgettable memories in Costa Rica!

Costa Rica: Exploration of a Central American Paradise

A feast for the senses, Costa Rica offers exotic wildlife, ancient rainforests, and awe-inspiring volcanoes. On the 7-Day, 6-Night journey with Adventures by Disney, guests will unveil the mysteries of nature as they explore the scenic paradise of this Central American wonderland while zip lining through a verdant rainforest, relaxing in soothing mineral pools heated by active volcanoes, and white water rafting along one of the numerous waterways.

Adventure Highlights

All adventures are not one-size-fits-all. Should an activity have a restriction, an alternative will be provided. For instance, when travelling along the Sarapiquí River there are three rafting adventure levels as well as the option of taking a serene boat trip along gentler waters. Some of the main highlights of the trip include:

  • Rainforest Gondola Ride

  • Private Catamaran Excursion

  • Private Mojito and Guaro Sour-Making Class

Mojito Making in Guanacaste

Photo credit: Adventures by Disney ©

  • Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge Boat Tour

  • Hot Springs Relaxation at Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort

  • Arenal Volcano National Park Zip Line

Zip Lining in Arenal Volcano National Park

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  • Chocolate Rainforest Experience


Yes, there is a daily itinerary for each adventurous destination. But, experiences, travel, and meals are structured in a way that give guests a first-hand, one-of-a-kind experience difficult to plan on one’s own. Plus, guests also have ample time for individual exploration and meals. In the itinerary below, times away from the group are denoted by “on your own”:

Marriott Hotel Photo credit: Marriott

  • Day 1

  • Arrive in San José

  • Explore Colonial Hacienda Hotel Amenities

  • Dinner (on your own)

  • Day 2

  • Breakfast Buffet

  • Welcome and Orientation

  • White Water Rafting Along the Sarapiquí River

White Water Rafting

Photo credit: Adventures by Disney ©

  • Private Lunch in Aventuras del Sarapiquí

  • Arrival and Welcome Dinner at the Hotel Arenal Manoa in La Fortuna

  • Day 3

  • Breakfast at the Hotel

  • Guided Tour of the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge

  • Lunch at Hacienda in Caño Negro

  • Exclusive Maleku Arts Experience

  • Time at the Hotel (on your own)

  • Dinner at the Hotel

  • Day 4

  • Sky Trek to Heights of Over 4,000 Feet Through the Rainforest Canopy

  • Zip Line Adventure

  • Lunch (on your own)

  • Relax in Soothing Mineral Water Pools Heated by the Arenal Volcano

  • Private Dinner at Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort

  • Day 5

  • Breakfast at the Hotel

  • Private Guided Tour of the Cacao Rainforest

  • Lunch at Rincon Corbici Restaurant

  • Welcome Reception at El Mangroove Resort in Guanacaste

  • Private Mojito-Making and Guaro Sour-Making

  • Adult Dinner and Junior Adventurers Dinner + Movie Night

  • Day 6

  • Breakfast at the Hotel

  • Private Catamaran Excursion

  • Lunch at the Hotel (on your own)

  • Beach Time (on your own)

  • Private Farewell Dinner and Entertainment at the Hotel

  • Culloden Battlefield Site

  • Day 7

  • Breakfast at El Mangroove Hotel

What’s Included

When guests journey to far off places with Adventures by Disney, they receive everything, including attention to detail, guided storytelling, and personal service. Do you have a dietary restriction or experience motion sickness? Experience traditional Disney Service where each and every guest’s needs are met. Below is an itemized list of both vacation inclusions and exclusions:

Snorkeling in Guanacaste

Photo credit: Adventures by Disney©

Vacation Inclusions

  • The services of two Adventure Guides

  • Accommodations

  • Costa Rica:

  • Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San José

  • Hotel Arenal Manoa

  • El Mangroove Hotel

  • Local experts

  • Scheduled meals, activities, and entertainment

  • Costa Rica: 6 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, and 5 Dinners

  • National & Regional Park entrance fees (where applicable)

  • Luggage service

  • Transportation within the adventure

  • Transfers are only available from the specified arrival and departure airports/train stations for each departure

  • Costa Rica:

  • Arrival: San Jose International Airport (SJO) in Costa Rica

  • Departure: Liberia International Airport (LIR)

  • Gratuities for porters, housekeepers, drivers, activity providers, local experts, and dining room staff for meals included in the adventure

  • Taxes, including airport departure taxes (where applicable)

Vacation Exclusions

  • Transportation between residence and airport of original departure

  • Round-trip air (or other) transportation between home airport and vacation destination

  • Meals, activities and transportation not specifically set forth in the applicable itinerary

  • Gratuities for Adventure Guides

  • Customs and immigration fees

  • Passport and visa fees

  • Travel protection insurance

  • Baggage fees

  • Laundry, telephone, alcohol (unless noted as included), and all other items of a personal nature

The Majestic Arenal Volcano

Photo credit: Adventures by Disney ©

2018 Adventure Rates and Dates

  • June 2-8, 2018

  • Child Price: $3,709 USD; Adult Price: $3,899 USD

  • June 16-22, 2018

  • Child Price: $3,709 USD; Adult Price: $3,899 USD

  • June 23-29, 2018

  • Child Price: $3,709 USD; Adult Price: $3,899 USD

  • June 30-July 6, 2018

  • Child Price: $3,229 USD; Adult Price: $3,399 USD

  • July 7-13, 2018

  • Child Price: $3,709 USD; Adult Price: $3,899 USD

  • July 14-20, 2018

  • Child Price: $3,519 USD; Adult Price: $3,699 USD

  • July 21-27, 2018

  • Child Price: $3,709 USD; Adult Price: $3,899 USD

  • July 28-August 3, 2018

  • Child Price: $3,419 USD: Adult Price: $3,599 USD

  • August 4-10, 2018

  • Child Price: $3,709 USD; Adult Price: $3,899 USD

  • August 11-17, 2018

  • Child Price: $3,519 USD; Adult Price: $3,699 USD

  • August 18-24, 2018 (AdultExclusive)

  • Adult Price: $3,699 USD

  • December 22-28, 2018

  • Child Price: $3,709 USD; Adult Price: $3,899 USD

2019 Adventure Rates and Dates

  • February 16-22, 2019

  • Child Price: $3,709 USD; Adult Price: $3,899 USD

  • March 9-15, 2019 (Adult Exclusive)

  • Adult Price: $3,499 USD

  • March 16-22, 2019

  • Child Price: $3,319 USD; Adult Price: $3,499 USD

  • March 23-29, 2019

  • Child Price: $3,319 USD; Adult Price: $3,499 USD

  • March 30-April 5, 2019

  • Child Price: $3,419 USD; Adult Price: $3,599 USD

Which part of the itinerary is most appealing to you? Are you ready to adventure together?

Ashley Hunt is an Independent Agent of Fairytale Adventures Travel. She is a Former Cast Member; a current Annual Passholder at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida; and a frequent guest of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. She specializes in couple's vacations and family travel to all Disney Parks worldwide, Adventures by Disney, and Disney Cruise Line.Ashley can be reached at or Enjoy what you read? Be sure to check out Ashley's blog at for more.

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