Travel with your daughter to Costa Rica in 2020 and zip line together through lush rain forests, learn about Costa Rica’s many ecosystems, search for sea turtles, ride horses and go rafting, and wake daily to a vibrant chorus of wildlife calls on this exotic mother-daughter getaway to a tropical jungle paradise!
Costa Rica is like Central America’s middle sister – confident but peaceful, curious and sporty, positive and playful, embracing all the essential ingredients for exotic adventure. A mere 117 miles wide east to west, Costa Rica hosts over 800 miles of beaches, 12 climate zones, contains more butterflies than the entire continent of Africa, and is home to a spectacular diversity of animals, ecosystems and plants. Costa Rica is simply a gorgeous cornucopia of treasures just waiting to be explored by Adventure Women. Throughout your Costa Rica adventure, you’ll stay in plush bungalows and jungle lodges, and enjoy delicious and fresh cuisine made from local fruits, seafood, meats and produce.
In the beautiful capital of San José, you’ll gather to meet the other mothers and daughters who’ll be venturing through Costa Rica with you and take in a few city sights together before the evening’s welcome dinner. You’ll find that your fellow mother-daughter pairs are also buzzing with excitement about the days of fun ahead!
Water will play a vital role in your Costa Rican adventure with your daughter. Grabbing a paddle and navigating your sea kayak, you’ll travel by water along the bayous of Tortuguero National Park, the “Venice” of the rainforest, to explore forested canals and blue lagoons in search of southern river otters, caiman, and other coastal creatures. At the Sea Turtle Conservancy, you can observe sea turtles laying their eggs at night! The next day, you’ll cherish the shrieks of laughter and pulse-racing challenge of rafting with your AdventureWomen friends on the Sarapiqui River’s Class II-III (easy to moderate) rapids. Then you can both hop on a horse and go horseriding (or hike) to a 200 foot waterfall deep in the jungle where you can swim in it’s emerald pool. Afterwards, drift and relax in the sun on a tubing trip through a canyon and say “ahhhh” as steamy water tumbles onto your shoulders in Kioro Hot Springs. At day’s end, you’ll catch uninterrupted views of the majestic Arenal Volcano rising high above the rainforest.
In Guanacaste, we walk the dry tropical rainforest and white sand beaches while staying at Rio Perdido, a private Costa Rican reserve with sun-filled treehouse bungalows, a thermal river, hanging bridges, and the heart-pumping Canyon Adventure – zip lining through the rainforest! At the Anita Rainforest Ranch, learn about cacao, how to make chocolate, and of course, enjoy a chocolate tasting followed by a Costa Rican cooking class using locally grown, organic produce.
Return to the hotel for a farewell dinner to celebrate your biggest thrills, share reflections on your lives as mothers and daughters, and talk about all the ways that this adventure in Costa Rica has created lifelong memories for both of you.
- Day-by-Day Itinerary: Mother-Daughter Adventure Vacation in Costa Rica
- What’s Included in Your Costa Rica Women’s Trip
- Where You’ll Stay in Costa Rica: Accommodations
- Traveling to San José, Costa Rica and Departing from Liberia, Costa Rica
- What To Pack and Bring on Your Mother-Daughter Women’s Trip to Costa Rica
- Detailed Itinerary: Costa Rica Mother-Daughter Adventure
- Find some quality time with your daughter sharing adventure from rafting to kayaking, hiking to swimming, horseback riding to zipling!
- Paddle through the waterways of Tortuguero National Park while scoping for marine life
- Learn about the diverse ecosystems and rich wildlife populations of Costa Rica
- Dive into Costa Rican culture as you learn how to make chocolate and Costa Rican cuisine in a cooking class
What You'll See and Do
- Boat Cruising
- Canopy Ziplining
- Horseback Riding
- Hot Springs
- National Parks
- Natural History
- Sea Kayaking
- Whitewater Rafting
- Wildlife Viewing