Planning a fun-filled family holiday can often be confusing when you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to things to do, and if you’re visiting Costa Rica as a family this summer, it’s guaranteed that you probably won’t be able to fit everything you’d like to do in, as there’s so much available. Costa Rica is a great holiday destination for kids and adults alike, and if you’re wondering what you need to make sure you don’t miss out on when you’re there, we’ve put together a list of the best place for families to visit in Costa Rica.
Monteverde is a beautiful rainforest that is full of adventure for both adults and kids. The zip line tours aren’t designed to be child-friendly, but there are a range of walking tours through pathways and over bridges in the forest that can be a great experience for all the family. It’s close to the popular Volcano Arenal, a sight that cannot be missed and that the kids will be in complete awe of. For a really nice family day trip, the nearby La Paz Waterfall Garden is a great choice of destination. There are also a number of river boat tours in the area that provide an awesome view of the rainforest and wildlife. Although the roads in this area are quite bad, there are a number of experienced tour companies.
On the Pacific Coast, Puntarenas is another excellent destination for families with plenty of exciting things to do. If you stay here and are still interested in seeing the Monteverde rainforest, it’s close enough for you to arrange a day trip. Puntarenas is a popular holiday destination and there are a number of great places to stay whether you’re looking for a luxury Costa Rica villa or even want to stay in a log cabin. From this area you can take a boat trip to the beautiful Tortuga Island where you and the kids will be able to enjoy snorkeling.
Manuel Antonio Bay
If you’re looking for a gorgeous location with everything that you need, booking a family villa in Manuel Antonio Bay might be an option that you’d like to consider. With beautiful beaches where you’ll be able to relax and sunbathe whilst the kids play and also a range of shops, restaurants and spas, this small town is a family paradise. There are also a range of family friendly activities available such as zip lining, hiking and sailing. Manuel Antonio is known for its spectacular national park with great scenery and a wealth of wildlife including endangered squirrel monkeys that all the family will love. Have you been on a family vacation to Costa Rica in the past? Where did you stay, and would you recommend it to other families? Which activities would you recommend? Are there any areas or activities that you’d advise families travelling to Costa Rica to avoid? We’d love to hear all about your Costa Rica experience in the comments section below.