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Top 10 Must-Visit Family Resorts in Costa Rica for Your Trip

January 3, 2024

Planning a family vacation in Costa Rica?
Explore our selection of the 10 best family resorts. Create lasting memories with your loved ones!

Costa Rica is a dream destination for families because it offers an abundance of activities suited for all ages. Whether it’s exploring the extensive coastline, marveling at active volcanoes, immersing in lush rainforests, or encountering diverse wildlife, there’s something for everyone.
Moreover, the family-friendly resorts in Costa Rica are equipped with excellent amenities. From dedicated kids’ clubs and spacious family suites to delightful dining options and exciting entertainment, these resorts ensure an unforgettable experience for families.

family-friendly resorts in Costa Rica

Our Top 10 Picks for Family Resorts in Costa Rica

Prepare for an incredible family escapade in Central America! These handpicked family resorts in Costa Rica promise relaxation and thrills for every member of your family. Embrace sunny days and a variety of activities that embody the Pura Vida lifestyle!

Peace Lodge Waterfall and Gardens

Nestled amidst lush rainforest, the Peace Lodge offers an enchanting experience with its breathtaking waterfalls and vibrant gardens. Families can explore the wildlife sanctuary, enjoy guided tours, and unwind in luxurious accommodations that blend seamlessly with nature.

Andaz Papagayo

Set along the pristine Papagayo Peninsula, Andaz Papagayo provides a blend of luxury and adventure. Families can enjoy water sports, wildlife encounters, and personalized service in a modern, eco-friendly setting.
If you want to take the family on a fun yet not too-demanding adventure, our Horseback Riding and Canopy Day Tour in Borinquen, Costa Rica, is the perfect choice!

Si Como No Resort, Spa & Wildlife Refuge

Si Como No is a eco-friendly gem in Manuel Antonio that offers a perfect mix of adventure and relaxation. With spacious accommodations, a wildlife refuge, and a movie theater, families can embrace nature while enjoying modern amenities.

si como no hotel

Cala Luna Boutique Hotel

Tucked away in Tamarindo, Cala Luna Boutique Hotel offers a serene beachfront escape for families. Private villas, a family pool, and proximity to the town’s attractions make it an ideal choice.

cala luna hotel

Margaritaville Resort

Embrace the laid-back lifestyle at Margaritaville Resort in Guanacaste. With its expansive pools, water park, and lively entertainment, families can indulge in a fun-filled vacation by the beach.

Margaritaville Resort

Planet Hollywood

A Hollywood-themed paradise, this resort in Papagayo Bay offers a unique experience for families. Enjoy themed rooms, kids’ clubs, and an array of dining options catering to all tastes.

planet hollywood beach

The Westin Reserva Conchal Resort And Spa

Boasting an all-inclusive experience, this resort offers a world-class golf course, kids’ club, and endless activities for families. The luxurious accommodations and stunning beachfront location make it a top choice.
On its 2400 acres, you can also enjoy:

  • Free Wi-Fi.
  • Authentic Costa Rican and international delicacies in their stylish restaurants.
  • With 24-hour complimentary room service, you can enjoy these delicacies in the comfort of your cozy suites.
  • Several tennis courts and a non-motorized water park.
  • Tours to visit the tropical gardens or play in the ocean.
  • Babysitting service (at an extra charge).

During your stay, you can live up to some of the Costa Rican “pure life” lifestyle by exploring Miravalles, the Yellowstone of Costa Rica, or going on a 4.5 Hour Rincon de la Vieja National Park Guided Hike, where you can also discover Liberia City.

The Westin Reserva Conchal Resort And Spa

The Springs Resort & Spa

Discover the magic of The Springs Resort & Spa. Set against the backdrop of the Arenal Volcano, this resort offers hot springs, adventure tours, and spacious suites perfect for families seeking relaxation and adventure.
You can also enjoy many outdoor activities in the La Fortuna area, such as the Chocolate Tour & Rafting Class II-III, a Sloth And Tortilla Making Experience or a Family Canopy adventure.

the springs resort

Hotel Arenas del Mar Beachfront

Located in Manuel Antonio, this eco-friendly beachfront resort provides a blend of luxury and sustainability. Families can enjoy the beach, wildlife tours, and eco-adventures within the resort’s premises.

Whether traveling with kids, grandparents, or both, the resort offers something for everyone, including guided rainforest trails, canopy zipline adventures, and boat excursions. Also, with direct beach access, two pools, family-sized rooms, and kid-friendly menus, this is truly a family-friendly paradise.

Add some extra fun to your trip with these fantastic activities:

Hotel Arenas del Mar Beachfront

Tulemar Resort

Situated in Manuel Antonio National Park, Tulemar Resort offers private villas and bungalows surrounded by lush jungle. Families can relish in nature while enjoying access to secluded beaches and wildlife sightings.

With kids, you’ll feel like you’re on a constant adventure! There are many activities to do, including ATV tours, fishing, horseback riding, kayaking, and exploring the stunning Manuel Antonio National Park!

If you want to enjoy luxurious accommodations, fine dining, and ultimate adventures, this is the perfect vacation getaway you’ve been looking for!

Some of the nearby activities are:

Each of these resorts in Costa Rica caters to families, ensuring an unforgettable vacation filled with adventure, relaxation, and cherished moments. Whether you seek beachfront bliss, jungle adventures, or luxury amenities, these top 10 family-friendly resorts have something special for every member of the family.

tulemar resort

Ready to Explore Costa Rica with Your Family?

Ready for a fantastic family getaway? At Costa Rica For Kids, we’re here to make it happen for your entire family. Our expert team is dedicated to securing a seamless and delightful vacation experience.

Let us turn your dream family getaway into a reality. Contact Us Today and let the journey begin!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Costa Rica good for kids?

Absolutely! With its diverse wildlife, stunning nature, and family-friendly activities, your child will surely make forever-lasting memories. 

What part of Costa Rica is best for a family vacation?

Manuel Antonio is an excellent choice for a family vacation. You’ll have a blast here with its stunning beaches, exciting activities, comfortable accommodations, and Manuel Antonio National Park.


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