Your day-by-day itinerary

Children trekking up rainforest hill

Day 1

Arrival in Boca Tapada

Situated on the San Carlos river, not far from Nicaragua, the drive to Boca Tapada has lots of beautiful sights. The final hour is along a bumpy rural road through the trees, before you park up and cross a river by boat to the lodge – a hotchpotch of bungalows and treehouses dotted amongst the forest. The staff are super-friendly and you’ll get a welcome drink before you get settled in and can cool off in the swimming pool.

*the treehouse rooms are pretty popular, so have a chat with your Travel Specialist about the possibility of a night or two sleeping in the canopy.

Girl feeding toucan in rainforest

Day 2

Exploring Nature

This morning you’ll wake up when the jungle does, the birds and howler monkeys will see to that! All your meals are included so you don’t have to worry about a thing. After breakfast you’ll head out on a jungle trek with a local guide, who’ll help you spot all those creatures on the kids’ checklist – the area is home to toucans, monkeys, frogs, coatis and lots of birds (It’s a fairly gentle trek, and only about 2 hours, so it’s fine for children with a sense of adventure).

man relaxing while he stares at the jungle


After lunch back at the lodge, the rest of the day is free to do as you choose. You can relax by the pool and explore the grounds, borrow a kayak to go out on the lake, or book another tour with the lodge – they offer things like boat trips, horseriding, bird tours and even a really cool night walk where you can see the critters which hide during the daytime.

crocodile in boca tapada costa rica

Day 3

Continue your journey

This morning it’s time to say goodbye to this little slice of paradise and carry on to the next stop on your Costa Rican adventure.

Of course, if this sounds like heaven and you’d like to spend a little longer here then just let us know!

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