FUN-FILLED COSTA RICA FAMILY VACATIONS
Uncover natural treasures. Play on endless beaches. Explore the wonders of Costa Rica with those you love.
Rainforest safaris, jungle adventures, and waterfall excursions are what eight-year-old dreams are made of. But why should they have all the fun? Costa Rica is a natural playground that visitors of all ages can explore with childlike wonder. Our private Costa Rica Family Vacation Packages include in-country transportation, tours, and lodging for the whole family. Our Costa Rica Experts will work with you to customize the perfect vacation for your family, and we'll handle all the details - so you can enjoy Costa Rica with the ones you love.
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Jungle and Beach Family Vacation

Jungle and Beach Vacation

Cruise through a maze of jungle canals, searching for toucans, monkeys, caimans, and sloths. Explore Arenal Volcano and its natural hot springs. Play on golden beaches at the luxurious Andaz Papagayo Resort.

Price

$2259 per adult, $1099 per child under 12 (May-Jun & Sept-Oct)
$2815 per adult, $1325 per child under 12 (Dec-Apr & Jun-Jul)

Price valid until: Oct 31, 2017

Destinations Visited

San Jose, Tortuguero, Arenal Volcano, Papagayo Peninsula

Duration

9 days / 8 nights

Costa Rica Family Adventure Vacation Package

Costa Rica Family Adventure

This is family fun at its finest. Our Family Adventure Vacation is fun, sun, and adventure and – all wrapped into one 7 night package.

Price

$1759 per adult, $650 per child under 12 (May-Jun & Sept-Oct)
$1979 per adult, $650 per child under 12 (Dec-Apr & Jun-Jul)

Price valid until: October 31, 2017

Destinations Visited

Tamarindo, Arenal

Duration

8 days / 7 nights

Cloud Forest & Beach Vacation Package

Cloud Forest and Beach Vacation

Uncover cloud forest mysteries and the art of chocolate creation in Monteverde, adventure to the coast on a safari float excursion, and indulge in lazy beach days on the pristine Nicoya Peninsula.

Price

$1925 per adult, $550 per child under 12,
6 years minimum

Price valid until: October 31, 2017

Destinations Visited

Monteverde Cloud Forest, Nicoya Peninsula

Duration

8 days / 7 nights

Best of Guanacaste All Inclusive Vacation Package

Best of Guanacaste for Families

Explore thermal springs, mud baths, and waterfalls at Rincon de la Vieja Volcano before making your way to the seashell-lined beaches of the Pacific Coast.

Price

$1995 per adult, $845 per child under 12 (May-Jun & Sept-Oct)
$2425 per adult, $1045 per child under 12 (Dec-Apr & Jun-Jul)

Price valid until: October 31, 2017

Destinations Visited

Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, Conchal Beach

Duration

8 days / 7 nights

Costa Rica Family Beach Vacation Package

Family Beach Vacation

Relax and play by the sea on our Family Beach Vacation. Hike over hanging bridges, float down the Corobici River, and visit Rincón de la Vieja Volcano.

Price

$1995 per adult, $495 per child under 12 (May-Jun & Sept-Oct)
$2675 per adult, $495 per child under 12 (Dec-Apr & Jun-Jul)

Price valid until: October 30, 2017

Destinations Visited

Guanacaste

Duration

8 days / 7 nights

Costa Rica Family Classic Vacation Package

Family Vacation Classic

Arenal Volcano, rainforest, & beach! This classic family trip will have everyone reminiscing for years.

Price

$2125 per adult, $425 per child under 12 (May-Jun & Sept-Oct)
$2270 per adult, $425 per child under 12 (Dec-Apr & Jun-Jul)

Price valid until: October 31, 2017

Destinations Visited

Arenal Volcano, Manuel Antonio

Duration

8 days / 7 nights

Costa Rica Vacation with Kids

Costa Rica Vacation with Kids

Experience the wonders and wildlife of Costa Rica up close on this family-friendly luxury escape for all ages.

Price

$2495 per adult, $250 per child under 12 (May 1-Jun 15 & Sept-Oct)
$3065 per adult, $250 per child under 12 (Dec-Apr & Jun-Jul)

Price valid until: October 31, 2017

Destinations Visited

La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Arenal Volcano, Guanacaste

Duration

8 days / 7 nights

Costa Rica Family Highlights vacation package

Costa Rica Family Highlights

This vacation package brings you to the most popular family destinations in the country. Hike through the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Explore Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna Waterfall. Discover the wild coastline of Manuel Antonio National Park.

Price

$2825 per adult, $725 per child under 12 (May-Jun & Sept-Oct)
$3065 per adult, $725 per child under 12 (Dec-Apr & Jun-Jul)

Price valid until: October 31, 2017

Destinations Visited

Monteverde Cloud Forest, Arenal Volcano, Manuel Antonio

Duration

9 days / 8 nights

Family Discovery Tour Package

Family Discovery Tour

Make discoveries. This whirlwind of exploration will bring you to a volcano, waterfall garden, coffee plantation, remote rainforest, and jungle.

Price

$2965 per adult, $1425 per child under 12 (May-Jun & Sept-Oct)
$3295 per adult, $1535 per child under 12 (Dec-Apr & Jun-Jul)

Price valid until: October 31, 2017

Destinations Visited

San Jose, Osa Peninsula, Manuel Antonio

Duration

9 days / 8 nights

Costa Rica Family Eco Safari

Family Safari

Our Family Safari vacation package is perfect for active, curious explorers! Discover rainforest waterfalls, natural hot springs, rural mountain towns, and coastal beaches.

Price

$3320 per adult, $830 per child under 12

Price valid until: October 31, 2017

Destinations Visited

Los Angeles Cloud Forest, Arenal Volcano, Southern Mountains, Manuel Antonio

Duration

11 days / 10 nights

Family Winter Break Classic Vacation Package in Costa Rica

Family Winter Break Classic

Experience adventure at Arenal Volcano, nature in the Cloud Forest, and luxury on the Central Pacific Coast.

Price

$1975 per adult for 2 travelers
FAMILY PRICING:
$7119 total for family of 4
$8095 total for family of 5
$8576 total for family of 6

Price valid until: January 4, 2018
Travel Dates: Dec 26, 2017 - Jan 2, 2018

Destinations Visited

Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Central Pacific

Duration

10 days / 9 nights

Family Christmas Safari in Costa Rica

Family Christmas Safari

Experience a wild Costa Rica Christmas Safari through jungle, cloud forest, and the rural southern mountains.

Price

FAMILY PRICING:
$9393 total for family of 4
$11360 total for family of 5
$12,565 total for family of 6

Price valid until: January 4, 2018
Travel Dates: Dec 25, 2017- Jan 3, 2018

Destinations Visited

San Jose, Tortuguero, Cloud Forest, Southern Mountains

Duration

9 days / 8 nights

Family Christmas in Paradise Vacation Package

Family Christmas in Paradise

Experience your Family Christmas in Paradise in the cloud forest, at the stunning Arenal Volcano, and on Tamarindo Beach.

Price

FAMILY PRICING:
$9692 total for family of 4
$11,032 total for family of 5
$12,227 total for family of 6

Price valid until: January 4, 2018
Travel Dates: Dec 24, 2017 - Jan 2, 2018

Destinations Visited

Cloud Forest, Arenal Volcano, Tamarindo

Duration

10 days / 9 nights

Family Tropical Holiday in Costa Rica

Family Tropical Holiday

Explore Arenal Volcano, waterfalls, and hot springs before heading to your luxury beach resort on our Luxury Family Holiday package.

Price

$2811 per adult based on 2 travelers
FAMILY PRICING:
$10,344 total for family of 4
$11,444 total for family of 5
$12,544 total for family of 6

Price valid until: January 4, 2018
Travel Dates: Dec 26, 2017 - Jan 3, 2018

Destinations Visited

Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Nicoya Peninsula

Duration

9 days / 8 nights

Family Rainforest & Volcano Holiday in Costa Rica

Family Rainforest & Volcano Holiday

This 8 night family holiday is a fun filled cold weather escape to the rainforest beaches of Manuel Antonio and the awe-inspiring Arenal Volcano.

Price

$2999 per adult for 2 travelers
FAMILY PRICING:
$10,879 total for family of 4
$12,212 total for family of 5
$13,545 total for family of 6

Price valid until: January 4, 2018
Travel Dates: Dec 28, 2017 - Jan 5, 2018

Destinations Visited

Manuel Antonio, Arenal Volcano

Duration

9 days / 8 nights

Family Christmas Boutique Hotel Exclusive in Costa Rica

Family Christmas Boutique Hotel Exclusive

Stay in a private rainforest casita, a cloud forest lodge, and a cliff-side hotel overlooking the Pacific Ocean on this exclusive boutique hotel Christmas vacation for families.

Price

FAMILY PRICING:
$15,921 total for family of 4
$17,335 total for family of 5
$18,849 total for family of 6

Price valid until: January 4, 2018
Travel Dates: Dec 23, 2017 - Jan 2, 2018

Destinations Visited

Arenal Volcano, Cloud Forest, Central Pacific

Duration

11 days / 10 nights

Family Volcano & Rainforest Luxury Holiday

Family Volcano & Rainforest Luxury Holiday

This luxurious holiday packs volcano adventures and rainforest beaches into one unforgettable family vacation.

Price

FAMILY PRICING:
$15,497 total for family of 4
$16,568 total for family of 5
$17,722 total for family of 6

Price valid until: January 4, 2018
Travel Dates: Dec 30, 2017 - Jan 6, 2018

Destinations Visited

Arenal Volcano, Manuel Antonio National Park

Duration

8 days / 7 nights

Family 5 Star Luxury Holiday in Costa Rica

Family 5 Star Luxury Holiday

Escape the cold weather and discover the hot springs of Arenal Volcano and the luxurious life of the gated Papagayo Peninsula.

Price

FAMILY PRICING
$18,117 total for family of 4
$20,843 total for family of 5
$29,584 total for family of 6

Price valid until: January 4, 2018
Travel Dates: Dec 26, 2017 - Jan 2, 2018

Destinations Visited

Arenal Volcano, Papagayo Peninsula

Duration

8 days / 7 nights

Our Best Costa Rica Family Vacation Packages

Costa Rica is rapidly becoming a favorite destination for family travel. This lovely, small country features activities and adventures to delight the whole family. Whether your dream getaway is a white sand beach, a week-long whitewater rafting trip, or a visit to a mangrove jungle, there's something for everyone!

Exciting & Unique Costa Rica Family Vacations

Whether you’re looking for adventure or a relaxing getaway with family in tow, Costa Rica is the perfect destination spot for everyone to enjoy. This is more than just a chance to see the tropics. Costa Rica’s unique biodiversity and dedication to the environment makes it an ideal place to learn about conservation, the environment, and how much fun can be found in the midst of nature. It’s the perfect destination for discovering a passion for wildlife, adventure, or the natural world.

From deciding on destinations to picking out activities everyone will enjoy, vacation planning can be such a stress – and when it comes to planning a trip abroad, it can get even worse. There are so many options when it comes to visiting Costa Rica, and it’s tough knowing where to start. By planning your complete customized family vacation with Costa Rica Experts, you leave the worry up to us! Explore our sample itineraries for inspiration, then give us a call to start creating your dream vacation. With 27+ years of experience and guaranteed 24/7 in-country assistance, our Travel Experts are dedicated to helping you every step of your vacation – from the minute you start planning to the second you get off your return flight, we’ve got you covered.

Experience the Natural Wonders of Costa Rica with your Family

Visit the Monteverde Cloud Forest, one of the most unique environments in the world, for a horseback ride while trying to spot the beautiful and near-mythical Resplendent Quetzal. Head to Tortuguero, where you can watch one of the world’s most amazing natural wonders – the arriba, when hundreds of sea turtles come ashore in a single night to lay their eggs. Keep an eye on your toes, however; leatherback sea turtles can weigh up to 1500lbs! Green, Hawksbill, and Loggerhead sea turtles also come ashore in Costa Rica for egg-laying. Venture into the limestone caverns of the Venado Caves; while not for the claustrophobic, there’s no denying that the rock formations, bats, and strange subterranean creatures are fascinating. Sharp eyes might even glimpse the fossilized remains of fish and ancient animals embedded in the stone. Even driving from one destination to another can be fun with an en-route tour, such as a stop at the Tarcoles River, where the massive (some up to 20 feet long!) American crocodiles can be seen sunning themselves on the banks.

A meaningful vacation experience can create a lifetime of memories that will keep the family reminiscing for years. With the rich biodiversity and the vast variety of unique adventures found in Costa Rica, there’s always something exciting for every young traveler to discover.

Best Destinations for Costa Rica Family Adventure

Sitting between the Pacific and Caribbean Oceans, Costa Rica features innumerable activities for the whole family. Miles of coastline and acres of protected land makes it no wonder that Costa Rica stays at the forefront of adventure. Each beach offers a distinct personality – from Playa Conchal’s pink-hued waterfront made up of millions of crushed seashells to the white sand and palm trees found along the Caribbean. The very diversity of the country, ranging from the misty cloud forests and tropical rainforests to the arid rolling hills of Guanacaste, brings variety no matter the activity – you could horseback ride every day of your vacation, and still discover something new in each destination.

Costa Rica’s variety of terrain guarantees that there’s something fun for every young traveler. Over the years, a number of areas in Costa Rica have become world-renowned for their adventures. At the Arenal Volcano, ziplines and canopy tours are perfect for the thrill-seekers, and the nearby Pacuare River is well-known for incomparable whitewater rafting trips. Tamarindo is a surfer’s paradise for both experts and amateurs – and whether you’re 7 or 70, learning to get to your feet while riding the waves is an experience everyone should have.

Find Your Perfect Vacation Spot

Looking for an adventure with a bit less thrill? Guests love the La Paz Waterfall Gardens at Peace Lodge – this delightful inn is also home to a butterfly garden and a snake exhibit. Activities range from birdwatching and hiking to a coffee plantation tour. At El Silencio Lodge, explore the nearby artisan town of Sarchi, world-renowned for their vibrantly painted oxcarts, try out a Tico cooking class, or hike to the magnificent Bajos del Toro Waterfall.

The perfect getaway is all about balance, but with so many activities and destinations in Costa Rica to choose from, the vacation planning can get to be quite the headache. Even this tiny country offers hundreds of places to stay and thousands of tours to experience. Our Costa Rica Experts can help guide you to the best of the best, creating a customized family vacation itinerary that matches your dream escape.

Related: Best Family Vacation Spots in Costa Rica

Discover Luxury Family Vacations with Costa Rica Experts

Family vacations are usually all about the kids, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out! There are a number of locations in Costa Rica that manage to combine exciting fun for the kids and serious luxury for the parents. Visit The Springs Resort, where 5-star hospitality and kid-friendly fun aren’t mutually exclusive. Extensive hot springs (with an adults-only section) and a 14,000 square foot spa are guaranteed to delight, and for adventure the Club Rio Outdoor Center features a wide variety of activities – horseback riding, hiking, kayaking, canyoning, and more. For an incomparable all-inclusive Costa Rica vacation, the Westin Playa Conchal features not only a lovely beach, but also a Kids Club, a massive spa, and a complete 18-hole, par 71 golf course, all set on 2400 beautiful acres. Planning a fun vacation for the family doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself as well!

Whether you’re looking to spend a week in a safari tent, surrounding by acres of lush rainforest, or ten days at an all-inclusive resort on a golden-sand beach, the Costa Rica Experts are here to help.

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