The Unforgettable Experiences of Costa Rica Family Vacation


While some countries may boast wildlife nature reserves and beautiful landscapes, Costa Rica is considered as the nature sanctuary of the world. This country is the closest thing the modern world has to the Garden of Eden.

Preserved within the borders, approximately the size of the state of West Virginia, Costa Rica is 5% of the world’s biodiversity. It’s more than double the biodiversity of the entire Unites States of America.

If you are planning for a family getaway and your family loves nature, taking Costa Rica family vacation packages should be preferred.

Choosing Costa Rica as Your Family Vacation Hub

Costa Rica has set the bar for eco-tourism and sustainability by creating rich and delightful experience that allow families immerse into the beautiful and diverse ecosystems. Reliable tour operators craft truly memorable ways for vacationers to experience the beauty of country’s volcanoes, forests, rivers, lakes, and coastlines. Truly, Costa Rica is the inquisitive dream of travelers.

Here are a few ways to make the most out of your Costa Rica family vacation packages:

Look for sloth in Manuel Antonio

Do you know that a sloth can hang out literally in the same spot for entire week and move slowly that algae grow on its fur? It makes spotting this adorable creature remarkably difficult. Unlike monkeys that call out and swing from a branch to another, you should have sharp eyes to spot sloth.

If your family loves sloth, Manuel Antonio National Park is the perfect place to spot them. It’s a sloth haven and also the home to three types of monkeys like the white-faced capuchin, the mantled howlers, and the red back squirrel monkey.

Spend quality time in the canopy of the Monteverde Cloud Forest

The scent of wet moss combined with the earthy fragrance of ripe fruit and rotting leaves seem like the breath of nature saturating your lungs with every inhale. Your kids will love the hummingbird garden for sure. What a thrilling experience to experience one of the brightly colored hyperactive beauties stop for a moment on your finger while drinking some sugar water out of a feeder.

Raft down the Pacuare River

Discover Costa Rica’s most well-known rafting adventures on the Pacuare River. Whether you want to take on a hike or a visit a remote indigenous village, white water rafting in Pacuare River is must. This is where you’ll get away from the crowds and find yourself immersed in the real Costa Rica.

Bird watching in Tortuguero

Tortuguero National Park has been known as Costa Rica’s Amazon. The remote location is situated in the northern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica that is accessible only by boat or air. The pure untouched rainforests of the park are accessed by a series of river canals.

There is no better place in Costa Rica for birding enthusiasts to watch both local and migrating bird species. From shore birds like herons, spoonbills, tiger herons, egrets, kingfishers to rare green macaw, the rain forest is teaming with wildlife.

Soak in natural hot spring pools of Arenal Volcano

The healing waters of Arenal Volcano are popular. You can enjoy the most out of mineral-laden hot springs and soak in the hot spring pools designed with natural materials. Whatever your preferences are, people have come to experience these waters for centuries seeking spiritual and physical healing.

Surf on the longest wave around the world

From the Pacific to Caribbean coast, Costa Rica is a surfer’s paradise. The waters in Costa Rica are warm and shark free; no wet suits are required year round. The favorite surfing beaches include Hermosa Beach, Playa Viejo, Playa Grande, etc. An all time favorite for families and beginner surfers is the beach in Tamarindo.

Final Consideration

These are some of the favorite things that you can include to Costa Rica family travel packages. Please count on Tour Operators CR and let our professional tour operator design the perfect Costa Rica family travel packages and make the most out of them for unforgettable travel experiences.

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