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Costa Rican Family Holidays

Costa Rica is world class when is comes to the perfect family holiday destination. For lovers of the great outdoors, those looking for some winter sun to friendly laid back locals are just a few reasons why Costa Rica should be top of your list.  Ziplinning through the canopy, visitign sloth sancutaries, trekking up volcanoes, rafting dwon rivers to learning how to surf can all eb aprt of your Costa Rica family vacation.
Costa Rica is a small country, roughly the size of Switzerland, and is jam packed full of different ecosystems and habitats that are home to a huge variety of flora and fauna that can easily be explored with minimal time spent travelling.

What are the highlights of a Costa Rica family holiday?

  • Wildlife:There are 27 national parks in Costa Rica, all abundant with wildlife. To give you an idea, the Osa Peninsula that covers 164 m2 is home to over 150 butterfly species, 500 bird species, 124 mammals and 5,000 plants types. Costa Rica is great for families interested in wildlife.
  • Beaches: blessed with Pacific Ocean and Carbibean Ocean maek Costa Rica great country to ecplore and finish with some rest and relaxation on a beach.
  • Activites: Costa Rica has a strong infrastructure fro activites to keep teh family occupied. You can zip wire through the jungle canopy, raft dwon rivers, learn to surd or relax in the hot springs for somehting a little more peaceful.
  • What are the best family friendly hotels?

    The best hotels in Costa Rica

    Family friendly lodges range from simpler, rustic, yet wonderfully located lodges in the heart of the jungle like Aninga Lodge in Tortuguero. For a more lavish and luxurious hotel, try Nayara, a multi award winning lodge in the volcanic region of Arenal, Here you will also find Nayara Springs, an adult only section of the hotel. For the ultimate wildlife experience then Lapa Rios or El Remanso in the Osa Peninsula are the creme de la crema of Central American lodges.

    Our Best Costa Rican Family Hotels

    What is the perfect age to visit Costa Rica?

    Costa Rica is perfect for children and adults of all ages because there is so much that appeals to everyone. Expert guides are well trained in looking after and engaging with people of all ages. A young child might be enthralled about spending time in a butterfly garden ticking off the different coloured butterflies it spots, or walking around looking for monkeys, to caring for sloths at a wildlife sanctuary. For those slightly older looking for a little more activity with a thrill then there are zip wires, rafting and horse riding to consider. For an older persopn that wants to see the wildlife and learn all about the unique ecosysytem then nature traisl and stays at rmote lodges works perfectly well.

    How much does a Costa Rica family tour cost?

    We always tailor our Costa Rica tours to your budget and interests. A general guide for a two week trip including all transfers, excursions, good quality clean and comfortable accomadation from $3,280/£2,500 pp excluding international flights.

    How does that sound?

    If Costa Rica sounds like it could be your perfect family friendly destination tehn we would love to hear from you. Give us a call, ping us an email, or drop into our offices for a friendly informal chat about Costa Rica. We look forward to hearing from you.
    Speak to one of our specialists for more information and to start designing your trip.




    Although we tailor-make all our trips we have reproduced a number of popular itineraries here

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