Family-Friendly Costa Rica

Family-Friendly Costa Rica

This Costa Rica tour is perfect for the whole family and highlights the fantastic nature on display in the country. Here you can visit rainforests, beaches and volcanoes, and see a huge range of wildlife.

You’ll take part in a host of educational and cultural activities to do with culture, the natural world and more. Costa Rica is a great destination for children – bursting with unusual wildlife and family-friendly accommodation.

On this holiday, you and yours will be staying in the lush and beautiful rainforests and spending time in hotels, lodges and resorts full of activities to keep everyone entertained. From embarking on wildlife spotting tours in the day to witnessing the forest under the cover of darkness in the evenings; floating down the river to soaking in hot thermal springs; flying through the treetops on a zip line, or hiking up volcanoes to marvel at spectacular crater lakes… there are so many amazing experiences to be had.

Our team of knowledgeable Travel Specialists can create a completely bespoke Costa Rica holiday for you. Perhaps you’d like to extend your stay and visit Tortuguero on the Caribbean coast or fly down to the Osa Peninsula, one of the most biodiverse areas on the planet. Please enquire for further details.

UK – San Jose
    DAY 01

    UK – San Jose

    San Jose and Central Valley

    Catch your direct flight to San Jose. You will be staying within the capital’s downtown area for the next two nights, in the contemporary Crowne Plaza Corobici hotel. Here, relax and enjoy the amenities, restaurants and have a swim in the pool. Accommodation Options

    Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Plantation & La Paz Waterfall Gardens
      DAY 02

      Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Plantation & La Paz Waterfall Gardens

      San Jose and Central Valley

      Visit Doka Coffee Plantation to learn about the production of the humble bean and see how the coffee is milled, ground and roasted - not forgetting to sample a few blends! At Poas Volcano witness crystal blue sulphur pools and streaming fumaroles within its enormous crater. At La Paz Waterfall Gardens, 3.5km of walking trails head to bird watching areas, a butterfly observatory, hummingbird garden, frog exhibit and a serpentarium. Accommodation Options

      Tabacon hot springs
        DAY 03

        San Jose – Arenal

        Arenal

        Today you will be driven to Arenal. Staying at the family-friendly Arenal Springs Resort & Spa, enjoy the numerous pools this afternoon or visit the hotel’s hot springs surrounding by tropical gardens. The thermal waters are naturally heated by the Arenal Volcano and its underground rivers. Arenal is a family travel playground, and with every attraction from ziplining, hiking and biking, there is something for everyone. Accommodation Options

        Arenal
          DAY 04

          Arenal

          Arenal

          Today enjoy the sights and sounds of the rainforest as you peacefully paddle down the Peñas Blancas River, which is excellent for animal spotting. Look out for monkeys, sloths, caimans and a variety of bird species. Ideal for children, birders and anyone with a love for nature and wildlife. The afternoon is at leisure. Accommodation Options

          Monteverde
            DAY 05

            Monteverde

            Monteverde

            Head off to Monteverde today, crossing Arenal Lake, taking in the spectacular views of the lake as you go. Spend the next two nights at Trapp Family Lodge. As darkness falls, visit a private reserve to spot nocturnal animals such as snakes, colourful frogs, spiders, bats and moths. At night, the forest really comes alive! Accommodation Options

            Monteverde
              DAY 06

              Monteverde

              Monteverde

              At the Sky Adventure Park, fly through the forest canopy on a zipline; with speeds of up to 40mph and heights over 524-foot, thrill seekers will be in heaven! Glide leisurely through the treetops on a gondola, taking in the views of surrounding volcanoes, the cloud forest and sometimes even the coast. Spot flora and fauna from a network of trails and suspension bridges built high into the forest. Accommodation Options

              Monteverde – Manuel Antonio
                DAY 07

                Monteverde – Manuel Antonio

                Manuel Antonio

                Manuel Antonio is the final stop, home to a spectacular coast line and one of the most famous National Parks in the country. Si Como No is the perfect place for all the family, surrounded by lush tropical rainforest, with two swimming pools and immense views out over the Pacific. The next few days are at leisure to relax and discover the local area. Accommodation Options

                Manuel Antonio
                  DAY 08

                  Manuel Antonio

                  Manuel Antonio

                  These days can be as busy or relaxed as you like. Perhaps visit the nearby Manuel Antonio National Park to spot monkeys, sloths and toucans. Head down to the beach on the hotel’s shuttle. Accommodation Options

                  Manuel Antonio Holidays
                    DAY 09

                    Manuel Antonio

                    Manuel Antonio

                    For the more adventurous, waterfall tours, kayaking, boat trips to go caiman spotting and catamaran trips can easily be organised. The hotel runs a private wildlife refuge and its swimming pool has a waterfall slide as well as an adult only pool with jacuzzi. Accommodation Options

                    Manuel Antonio – San Jose – UK
                      DAY 10

                      Manuel Antonio – San Jose – UK


                      Departing the hotel this morning, you will be driven back to San Jose in time to catch your overnight international flight back to the UK.