Costa Rica Family Vacations | Ciao Bambino!

Costa Rica offers families an incredibly lush and exotic environment for a kid-friendly trip to remember. It has some of the world’s best adventure activities, like zip lining, ATV tours, waterfall rappelling and whitewater rafting. When it’s time to relax, the beautiful beaches beckon. Vibrant animal spotting opportunities — monkeys, sloths, toucans, frogs and more — will please even the tiniest members of the family and ensure a Costa Rica vacation belongs on your bucket list. This small country thrives on tourism; the kid-friendly accommodations range from luxurious beachfront hotels to treetop bungalows deep in the rainforest, and offer all the amenities for that pura vida vibe found only in Costa Rica.

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"Overall the trip was great. It worked for the 10-year-old. It worked for the 80-year-old. And that's quite a feat. Kudos to you!!"

–Sallenave Family Costa Rica Trip

"Finally catching a break to tell you that our trip to Costa Rica last week was truly the trip of a lifetime. We loved absolutely every minute of it. The activities were really perfectly suited to our kids’ ages and I also felt super safe and comfortable with everything we did. The guides were all wonderful."

–Fowler Family Trip

“I'm so thankful, Megan, that you put together our trip, that I didn't have to worry about a single thing except showing up and being fully present with my husband & kids. We always have a wonderful time together, but knowing that everything was arranged made it easy to enjoy one another and to leave our stress and obligations behind for the week. What a gift! Thank you, thank you, thank you.”

–Reynolds Family Trip

"It was a magical trip. It was the perfect blend of rainforest + activities + beach. Honestly, the best vacation we've taken since our son was born. Thank you so much for helping us every step of the way!"

–Albert Family Costa Rica Trip

"Thank you for putting together an incredible trip for our family. We decided it has been one of our all-time favorite vacations – a perfect mix of activity and relaxation for our family. We fell in love with Costa Rica and the lifestyle there and will definitely go back. Many thanks for helping us put together a perfect family spring vacation. Pura vida!"

–Fournaris Family Costa Rica Trip

"We had an amazing time! You nailed it on the activities and lodgings. All the tour/activities were great! All the drivers were professional, friendly, courteous, safe, knowledgeable about the areas we were traveling through, and showed us things along the way. Thank you so much for arranging this fantastic family dream vacation for us!"

–Ting Family Trip

"We loved the trip. It was exactly what we were looking for in a vacation. We really enjoyed the resort and especially the room booked for us."

–Foweather Family Trip

"We have only good things to say about our entire trip and the planning process. You are a dream to work with! I especially appreciated how you narrowed down my options for each decision, so I wouldn't be overwhelmed. I haven't worked with a travel agent before, but you really surpassed my expectations. We will call you first the next time we travel!"

–Caldeira Family Trip


Family-Friendly Hotels in Costa Rica

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Los Suenos Marina And Resort »

The Marina Village, Playa Herradura

Finca Rosa Blanca »

Santa Barbara De Heredia

Bosque Del Cabo »

Cabo Matapalo, Puerto Jiminez

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort »

13 km oeste del centro de La Fortuna de San Carlos, Alajuela

Monteverde Lodge and Gardens »

400 Metros Al Este del Ranario, Santa Elena

Reserva Conchal Beach Resort »

Playa Conchal Cabo Velas

Playa Herradura, Costa Rica
Great for ages: Multi-Generational
Santa Barbara De Heredia, Costa Rica
Great for ages: 0-2, 6-12
Cabo Matapalo, Costa Rica
Great for ages: 6-18
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
Great for ages: 0-2, 6-18
Monteverde, Costa Rica
Great for ages: 0-2, 6-18
La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Great for ages: Multi-Generational
Playa Conchal, Costa Rica
Great for ages: Multi-Generational
Puerto Jiménez, Costa Rica
Great for ages: 6-13

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