When it comes to planning a family vacation, we know expectations run according to age and preference. Teenagers expect lots of action, infants require more soothing activities with flexible times and adults would actually prefer to combine both. What is great about a Costa Rica Family Vacation is that you get to do all that was expected and so much more.
Large resorts often offer not only a vast array of activities for all ages, but also a nursery or Kids Club and babysitting service. We recommend this type of hotel for a family with babies and toddlers.
Now, if a family is composed of older children or teenagers: any of our recommended hotels will do. What’s truly important is being able to choose from a large variety of tours and expeditions.
There are so many things to do in Costa Rica. If your teens are looking for adrenaline boosting activities, they will find horseback riding, zip-lining (the longest zip line in Costa Rica is located at Arenal Volcano), rappelling and canyoning. Some activities, though, have an age minimum requirement of 8 years and above.
If your family is looking for nature related activities then you will find: nature hiking, nature safaris by boat, kayaking at a mangrove and turtle nesting.
Look at our Costa Rica Corcovado Trip for some great ideas of where to go in Costa Rica and things to do when you want to explore nature at its best.
And of course if you want to add social contribution to your trip to Costa Rica, there are many animal rescue centers to visit, and you can plant a tree or take a bag of rice and beans to a local indigenous reserve.
A family vacation in Costa Rica is one to be included in your photo album (old fashion or virtual) forever.