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Northern Pacific
of Costa Rica

Explore a families paradise in the Northern Pacific of Costa Rica

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Why Choose the Northern Pacific
of Costa Rica

The Northern Pacific of Costa Rica offers a unique blend of natural beauty, rich biodiversity, and family-friendly activities. Here’s why you should choose this incredible destination:

Abundant Wildlife:

Encounter diverse wildlife species in their natural habitat, including howler monkeys, colorful birds, whales, dolphins and sea turtles nesting on pristine beaches.

Adventure Awaits:

Whether it’s ziplining through the tropical dry forest, surfing the Pacific waves, or exploring volcanic landscapes, the Northern Pacific offers endless adventure opportunities for families.

Family-Centric Accommodations:

Find comfortable and kid-friendly accommodations, ranging from beachfront resorts to eco-lodges nestled in the rainforest.

Safe Environment:

Costa Rica is renowned for its safety, making it an ideal choice for families seeking a worry-free vacation experience.


Costa Rica’s Northern Pacific
is a Paradise for Families

The Northern Pacific region is a haven for families seeking memorable experiences. Discover the most family friendly adventures in Guanacaste

Discover the Wonders of
the Northern Pacific:

Explore the enchanting beauty of the Northern Pacific, where dry forests meet the Pacific Ocean. Immerse your family in a world of natural wonders, including:

Playa Hermosa - El Coco

Playa Hermosa and El Coco are two of Costa Rica’s most family-friendly beach destinations. With warm waters and an array of activities, families can enjoy white water rafting tours, hiking adventures, scuba diving, snorkeling, and catamaran tours. Plus, don’t forget to unwind in soothing hot springs after a day of fun.

Las Catalinas

Explore the picturesque village of Las Catalinas, where nature’s beauty takes center stage. Families can relax on pristine beaches and recharge amidst stunning natural surroundings.

Dreams - El Jobo

For an adventure-packed family vacation, head to Beach El Jobo. Nearby, explore the wonders of Rincon de la Vieja and Miravalles with hiking adventures, ATV tours, horseback riding, and fishing. With a plethora of activities and amenities, your family is guaranteed to make the most of their stay.

Malpais - Santa Teresa

These coastal gems are renowned for their breathtaking sunsets, lush tropical forests, and unspoiled shores. Whether your family loves surfing, relaxation, or adventure, Malpais and Santa Teresa offer it all.

Flamingo - Conchal

Nestled in the Guanacaste Province, Flamingo and Conchal provide a tropical paradise for families. From luxurious resorts to exciting adventure spots, these beaches cater to all interests. Enjoy quality family time in this stunning coastal haven.

Nosara - Ostional

The Pacific coast’s hidden gem, Nosara and Ostional, boast 238 hectares of protected land, including 15 kilometers of beaches where thousands of turtles lay their eggs. Explore the wonders of nature with your kids and witness the magic of this protected refuge.

Samara - Carrillo

Samara and Carrillo offer a laid-back, family-friendly beach experience. Sámara, a charming beach town, is ideal for families seeking relaxation, while Carrillo, just 3 km south of Samara, is known for its palm-lined shores and tranquil ambiance.

Papagayo Peninsula

With its sunny beaches and luxury hotels, the Papagayo Peninsula is a family paradise. Explore the stunning Pacific coast, enjoy the sunshine, and take advantage of the convenience offered by the Papagayo Gulf.

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Adventure Today!

Get ready to embark on a memorable family adventure in the Northern Pacific of Costa Rica. Our expert travel agents are here to assist you in creating a customized itinerary that caters to your family’s interests and needs.
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Explore Family-Friendly National Parks
in the Northern Pacific of Costa Rica

The Northern Pacific of Costa Rica is blessed with numerous national parks and protected areas suitable for families traveling with kids:

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Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park

Take your family on a journey through the captivating Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park. Here, you can hike along scenic trails, observe fascinating geothermal activity, and even swim in natural hot springs. The park offers educational experiences for kids and adults alike, making it a must-visit destination.

Barra Honda National Park

Delve into the mysterious underground world of Barra Honda National Park with your family. Explore awe-inspiring limestone caves and discover unique rock formations. Guided tours are available, ensuring a safe and enlightening adventure for children.

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Las Baulas Beach

Las Baulas Marine National Park

Embark on a marine adventure at Las Baulas Marine National Park, known for its significant sea turtle nesting sites. Witness the magic of giant leatherback turtles and explore the park’s diverse coastal ecosystems. Ranger-led programs offer informative experiences for kids.

Santa Rosa National Park

Santa Rosa National Park is a treasure trove of history and biodiversity. Families can learn about the region’s rich past and witness diverse wildlife, including howler monkeys. Guided tours and educational programs are ideal for children to appreciate nature and conservation.

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Palo Verde Costa Rica

Palo Verde National Park

Discover the wonders of wetland ecosystems at Palo Verde National Park. Take a boat tour along the Tempisque River to observe an array of bird species, reptiles, and lush vegetation. This park provides an excellent opportunity for families to connect with Costa Rica’s natural beauty.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Costa Rica safe for families with children?
Absolutely! Costa Rica is known for its safety, welcoming atmosphere, and family-friendly destinations.
What's the best time to visit the Northern Pacific of Costa Rica?
The dry season, from December to April, is ideal for a visit. However, the green season (May to November) offers lush landscapes and lower crowds.
Can we find child care services and babysitters in the Northern Pacific region?
Yes, many resorts and hotels offer child care services, allowing parents to enjoy some downtime.
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