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 Costa Rica family vacation packages can be purchased as-is or customized to create your perfect escape:
Our packages include accommodations, in-country travel, and excursions to make your vacation hassle-free.
Discover the most popular family destinations in Costa Rica. Hike through the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Explore Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna Waterfall. Discover the wild coastline of Manuel Antonio National Park.
Family of 4: $2189 per person Family of 5: $1959 per person Family of 6: $1819 per person
Price valid until: October 31, 2020
Monteverde Cloud Forest, Arenal Volcano, Manuel Antonio
Explore the jungles and mangroves of Guanacaste while relaxing at a modern seaside boutique hotel.
$3575 per adult, $1179 per child under 12 years
Price valid until: October 30, 2020
8 days / 7 nights
Custom 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!
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. 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 arribada, when hundreds of sea turtles come ashore in a single night to lay their eggs. 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. There’s just so much to see and do!
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 Beach 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.
Is Costa Rica a good family travel destination?
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.
With so much to see and do, from adventures to relaxing, your family is sure to enjoy every minute!
Where should I travel with kids in Costa Rica?
Sitting between the Pacific and Caribbean Oceans, Costa Rica features innumerable activities and resorts that cater to 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.
The Springs Resort & Spa at Arenal Volcano
5-star hospitality and kid-friendly fun aren’t mutually exclusive at The Springs Resort and Spa. 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.
Tulemar Resorts of Manuel Antonio
Tulemar Resorts in Manuel Antonio is one of the rare family resorts offering direct access to a private beach and complimentary use of the hotel’s boogie boards and beach equipment.
Tortuga Lodge in Tortuguero
The Tortuga Lodge sits in a remote rainforest region on the northern Atlantic coast. The whole family can experience encounters with the incredible wildlife that Costa Rica has to offer.
Andaz Resort on the Papagayo Peninsula
The boutique resort sits on the edge of the bay, protected from the rough surf of the Pacific. The calm waters make for worry-free swimming for all ages!
Hotel Si Como No in Manuel Antonio
Hotel Si Como No in Manuel Antonio features a family pool, two unique restaurants, a butterfly garden, a free beach shuttle, and a small private cinema that plays family-friendly movies each evening.
Peace Lodge at La Paz Waterfall Gardens
This delightful Peace Lodge is also home to a butterfly garden and a snake exhibit. Activities range from bird watching and hiking to a coffee plantation tour.
Westin Playa Conchal All Inclusive Resort
For an incomparable all-inclusive 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.
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 30+ 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.