Costa Rica is a brilliant country for a family holiday. It has some of the best infrastructure of any country in Central America with a wide range of hotels, so there is something for everyone. Getting around is easy as Costa Rica has a very good internal flight schedule, making larger distances easy to cover and roads are generally of good quality.
It is also perfect for families of all ages as this really is the land of soft adventure. Your kids will love the close encounters with wildlife, the thrill of Zip-wiring across the jungle canopy, playing in the surf or just exploring the wide open beaches. There is also no chance of your kids (or you!) getting bored as the country offers; white water rafting, horse riding, jungle walkways, nocturnal walks, snorkelling and diving and lots more.


This is probably one of the best destinations for a family as the country is so diverse. Costa Rica literally offers everything; beaches, wildlife, culture, soft adventure, adrenalin activities, walking, volcanoes, lakes and rivers!


Monteverde is the best possible example of cloud forest – an astoundingly fertile environment that is teeming with life.  The near 100% humidity means that from forest floor to leafy canopy, it’s just layer upon layer of plant life, inhabited by myriad mammals, birds and insects.  Wandering the trails in the early morning feels like you are in a timeless primordial world.

Nicoya Peninsula

The most exclusive beach retreats of Costa Rica are to be found on the Nicoya Peninsula.  Remote, pristine beaches are lined with jungle offering a perfect place to relax and enjoy the dry, sunny climate.

Osa Peninsula

Comparable in grandeur to the Amazon basin, Corcovado National Park boasts 46km of untouched coastline and a vast tract of virgin tropical wet forest. This is Costa Rica’s last frontier, often cut off in the rainy season and only recently opened up to visitors.

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