Costa Rica is a fabulous and fun destination for families, it is simply teeming with eye popping wildlife, waterfalls to swim, volcanoes to explore and of course mile upon mile of stunning Pacific and Caribbean beaches. Costa Rica really comes alive for families with older kids and teenagers who can take full advantage of the activities on offer from surfing to rafting and kayaking.
We are a ABTA & ATOL bonded tour operator specialising in family holidays and we know Costa Rica inside out. Our team have travelled extensively in Costa Rica and have tried and tested our itineraries with our own children, from babies to teenagers.
We know every family is unique, so get in touch and we'll work with you to organise a trip that will blow everyone in your family's socks off!
Our Family Holidays are rated 5 out of 5
Just wanted to thank you both for the holiday of a lifetime in Costa Rica. It's been on my bucket list forever and didn't disappoint. Starting off in Arenal was ideal for us - we loved the hot springs. Thanks for the tip about the secret river - I still can't believe we just parked at the side of the road and then had a natural steaming river all to ourselves! Nosara was great - as you said, the surfing was fab (and I loved the yoga you recommended). We loved the hotel and the food options nearby - nice to have a choice of restaurants and food, we especially loved the beer and burger place you suggested. Finally, San Antonio National Park was amazing. Despite feeling a bit seasick, the whale watching was good and we were chuffed to bits to see sloths and macaws - a true jungle experience.
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Most of the Costa Rica trips we design for families combine the three elements of wildlife (Manuel Antonio, Osa Pensinsula, Monteverde or Tortugeuro), beach (usually Nosara or Tamarindo on the Pacific Coast) and adventure (Arenal or Pacuare).
The decision then comes down to budget and time of year. When it comes to beaches, we particularly love Nosara, a wonderfully hip small beach town, with a gorgeous stretch of beach, great surf and fab restaurants.
Pacuare Lodge is the ultimate family adventure, a lodge deep in pristine rainforest that raft into and is best for families with teenagers. The Osa Peninsula and Golfo Dulce, for those who can afford it, is the real deal, pristine rainforest with abundant wildlife, beautiful beaches and a tropical fjord.
Christmas, New Year and Easter are the best times to go. Many families will want to travel in July / August, which unfortunately coincides with Costa Rica's wet season, but don't let that put you off. For once, prices are lower, the rain tends to fall in the late afternoon with short heavy showers and July and August are the best times of the year to see whales and turtles. This is also when the Caribbean Coast is at its best.
Two week holiday in Costa Rica with a focus on the wildlife. Includes Tortuguero, Arenal, Monteverde, Osa Peninsula and Uvita
Tailor-made Classic 2 weeks
From £2,879 per person
2 week adventure including surfing in Nosara, rafting Pacuare River and tubing and canyoning at Rio Perdido. Classic rainforest and beachside accommodation.
Tailor-made Luxury 2 weeks
From £2,136 per person
Two week self-drive Costa Rica family holiday covering all the highlights including Tortugeuro, Arenal, Monteverde Rain Forest, Nosara Beach and Manuel Antonio National Park.
Tailor-made Classic 15 days
From £1,704 per person
Two week luxury holiday celebrating the best of Costa Rica. Includes Arenal Volcano, Pacuare River, Gulfo Dulce and Manuel Antonio
Tailor-made Luxury 2 weeks
From £5,572 per person
The ultimate Costa Rica holiday for surfers and their families. Explore Arenal Volcano, surf in hip Nosara and surf and see the wildlife in the stunning Osa Peninsula.
Tailor-made Luxury 2 weeks
From £3,900 per person
Superb value self drive Costa Rica holiday designed for those on a tight budget with comfortable 3* accommodation. Includes Tortugeuro NP, Arenal Volcano and the Pacific Coast beaches.
Tailor-made Classic 10 days
From £1,282 per person
We know every family is unique. Your dedicated travel consultant will develop a bespoke trip just for you.
Tailor-made doesn't have to be expensive. We work hard to be on brief and below budget.
We have years of experience creating family holidays. We take away all the stress to create the perfect family holiday.
- Luxurious, ultra-contemporary retreat
- Boutique property with 8 stylish suites
- Adults only, great mix of activities
- Unspoilt coastline near Uvita
- Remote rainforest location
- Complete immersion in nature
- Superb luxury accommodation
- Waterfalls, hiking, surfing, kayaking
- Luxurious Ecolodge
- Rainforest & Ocean Wildlife Activities
- Gorgeous Swimming Pool
- Complimentary SUP & Kayaks
- Renowned raft-in luxury eco-lodge
- Breath-taking rainforest location
- World Class White-Water Rafting
- Birdwatching, river adventures & cultural visits
- Top beachside surfing destination
- Laid back atmosphere
- Surf school, yoga
- Mountain biking centre
- Light & Airy Bungalows
- Chic Boutique Guesthouse
- Victorian Caribbean design
- Contemporary Eco Hotel
- 24 Rooms
- Access to Aguti Wildlife Reserve
- Good Value
- 11 Bedroom Lodge
- Walking Trails
- Near Poas Volcano NP
- 45m from San Jose Airport