Pura Vida Best Of Costa Rica

Overall 91.5% (6292 Guest Ratings)

Central Valley, Arenal Volcano, Monteverde & Manuel Antonio

The Pura Vida Best Of Costa Rica vacation is an amazing cross-country adventure, providing great accommodations, enlightening experiences and the best destinations.

Sample Itinerary
  • 2 nights at Hilton Doubletree Cariari Resort
  • La Paz Waterfall Gardens Tour - Expediciones Tropicales
  • 3 nights at Arenal Springs Resort and Spa
  • Arenal Volcano Nature and History Tour
  • Choice: Riverboat Safari or Rio Balsa Rafting
  • 3 nights at Hotel Poco a Poco
  • Choice Aventuras: Canopy Hanging Bridges or Zipline
  • 5 nights at Shana By The Beach
  • Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Manuel Antonio National Park
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Starting at $1,749 per person*

*Sample rates are per person, double occupancy [Oct dates]

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Pure Life Adventure

Overall 97.2% (2945 Guest Ratings)

Arenal Volcano & Manuel Antonio Beach

One of our most popular vacations, the Pure Life Adventure will take you on an incredible journey to Costa Rica's top destinations, Arenal Volcano and Manuel Antonio beach. Enjoy spectacular scenery, fun activities, soothing hot springs, beautiful beaches and more! Similar to all of our amazing vacations, this value-packed itinerary can be 100% customized to your budget and needs. Check pricing notes for details. Take Advantage of Green Season Savings!

Sample Itinerary
  • 3 nights at Arenal Springs Resort and Spa
  • Choice: Canopy Hanging Bridges or Zipline
  • Choice: Riverboat Safari or Rio Balsa Rafting
  • 3 nights at La Vela Boutique Hotel
Starting at $$-$$$ per person*

*Sample rates are per person, double occupancy [Oct dates]

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Paradise Discovered Inclusive Adventure

Overall 96.5% (3065 Guest Ratings)

Arenal Volcano & Conchal Beach

The Paradise Discovered vacation is an amazing Costa Rica travel package that includes great resorts, tours, most meals and drinks and transfers. Discover the adventures, jungle and wildlife of the Arenal Volcano area by day and relax in the soothing hot springs at night. After your amazing stay at Arenal, enjoy the gorgeous beaches and luxuries of the all inclusive Westin Playa Conchal Resort. Similar to all of our amazing vacations, this value-packed itinerary can be 100% customized to your budget and needs. Check pricing notes for details. Take Advantage of Green Season Discounts of up to $800!

Sample Itinerary
  • 3 nights at Arenal Springs Resort and Spa
  • Choice: Canopy Hanging Bridges or Zipline
  • Choice: Riverboat Safari or Rio Balsa Rafting
  • 3 nights at Westin Playa Conchal Resort and Spa
Starting at $$-$$$ per person*

*Sample rates are per person, double occupancy [Oct dates]

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South Pacific Eco Escape

Overall 90.9% (73 Guest Ratings)

San Gerardo & Costa Ballena

The South Pacific Eco Escape is a journey through the off the beaten path Southern Zone of Costa Rica. This eco-adventure will provide anybody that is interested in nature with an incredible experience off of the normal tourist track. amazing stay at Arenal, enjoy the gorgeous beaches and luxuries of the all inclusive Westin Playa Conchal Resort. Similar to all of our amazing vacations, this value-packed itinerary can be 100% customized to your budget and needs. Check pricing notes for details. Take Advantage of Green Season Discounts of up to $800!

Sample Itinerary
  • 3 nights at Trogon Lodge
  • Trogon Lodge Canopy Zipline - Trogon Lodge
  • Quetzal Quest - Trogon Lodge
  • 3 nights at Hacienda Baru
Starting at $899 per person*

*Sample rates are per person, double occupancy [Oct dates]

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Leatherback and Lava Pac

Overall 90.0% (1903 Guest Ratings)

Tortuguero & Arenal Volcano

The Leatherback and Lava Pac is one of our most popular Costa Rica nature vacations. This exciting safari starts off in the wilds of Tortuguero where you'll have a chance to get up close and personal with exotic wildlife in one of the most remote regions of Costa Rica. Then you'll be headed to Arenal Volcano for fun filled adventure by day and soothing hot springs by night. Similar to all of our amazing vacations, this value-packed itinerary can be 100% customized to your budget and needs. Check pricing notes for details. Take Advantage of Green Season Discounts!

Sample Itinerary
  • 1 nights at Hotel Presidente
  • 2 nights at Mawamba Lodge
  • Tortuguero Town Tour - Mawamba Lodge
  • Tortuguero Canal Tour - Mawamba Lodge
  • 3 nights at Magic Mountain Hotel and Spa
  • Sloth Tour
  • Arenal Hanging Bridges
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Starting at $899 per person*

*Sample rates are per person, double occupancy [Oct dates]

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Costa Rica Safari

Overall 90.9% (2351 Guest Ratings)

Tortuguero, Arenal Volcano & Monteverde

The Costa Rica Safari is a wonderful choice for anybody interested in the biodiversity of Costa Rica. Your adventure begins with a visit to one of the most remote locations in Costa Rica, Tortuguero National Park, where you'll be able to observe exotic wildlife in an unique habitat. Then you're off to Arenal Volcano where you'll explore the canopy of the rainforest and enjoy volcanic hot springs. Your adventure ends in Monteverde where you'll discover and explore the magical cloud forest. Similar to all of our amazing vacations, this value-packed itinerary can be 100% customized to your budget and needs. Check pricing notes for details. Take Advantage of Green Season Discounts!

Sample Itinerary
  • 1 nights at Hotel Grano de Oro
  • 2 nights at Mawamba Lodge
  • Tortuguero Town Tour - Mawamba Lodge
  • Tortuguero Canal Tour - Mawamba Lodge
  • 3 nights at Magic Mountain Hotel and Spa
  • Arenal Hanging Bridges
  • Arenal Volcano and Ecotermales Hot Springs
  • 2 nights at Sibu Lodge
  • Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve Guided Hike
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Starting at $$$ per person*

*Sample rates are per person, double occupancy [Oct dates]

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Rainforest Safari

Overall 91.5% (6635 Guest Ratings)

Tortuguero, Arenal, Monteverde & Manuel Antonio

The Rainforest Safari is an amazing two week safari adventure that will take you to some of the best destinations in Costa Rica. This fun filled getaway includes great lodges, wildlife observation tours and much more! You'll visit the remote village of Tortuguero for a chance to observe exotic wildlife. Arenal Volcano is up next for hot springs and adventure. Then you're off to explore the mysterious canopy of the cloud forest. You'll wind down at Manuel Antonio where there is even more incredible wildlife, lush jungles and gorgeous beaches. Similar to all of our amazing vacations, this value-packed itinerary can be 100% customized to your budget and needs. Check pricing notes for details. Take Advantage of Green Season Discounts of up to $300!

Sample Itinerary
  • 1 nights at Hotel Presidente
  • 2 nights at Mawamba Lodge
  • Tortuguero Town Tour - Mawamba Lodge
  • Tortuguero Canal Tour - Mawamba Lodge
  • 3 nights at Arenal Springs Resort and Spa
  • Arenal Volcano Nature and History Tour
  • Safari Float on Rio Penas Blancas
  • 3 nights at Sibu Lodge
  • Hanging Bridges Guided Hike- Aventuras
  • 4 nights at La Vela Boutique Hotel
  • Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Manuel Antonio National Park
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Starting at $$-$$$ per person*

*Sample rates are per person, double occupancy [Oct dates]

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Rainforest Volcano and Beaches

Overall 94.5% (5266 Guest Ratings)

Arenal Volcano & Manuel Antonio

The Rainforest, Volcano and Beaches vacation is an amazing trip to Arenal Volcano and Manuel Antonio Park and beaches. This fabulous getaway includes volcanic hot springs, rainforest, excellent wildlife observation opportunities and more while you stay at gorgeous eco-resorts! Similar to all of our amazing vacations, this value-packed itinerary can be 100% customized to your budget and needs. Check pricing notes for details. Take Advantage of Green Season Discounts!

Sample Itinerary
  • 3 nights at Arenal Springs Resort and Spa
  • Arenal Volcano Nature and History Tour
  • Choice: Canopy Hanging Bridges or Zipline
  • 3 nights at Los Altos Resort
  • Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Manuel Antonio National Park
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Starting at $$-$$$$ per person*

*Sample rates are per person, double occupancy [Oct dates]

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Costa Rica Highlights Family Getaway

Overall 94.7% (3142 Guest Ratings)

Arenal Volcano, Monteverde & Manuel Antonio

Costa Rica Highlights Family Getaway is an amazing vacation that will take your family to the country's best destinations and includes excellent accommodations and incredible experiences. Similar to all of our amazing vacations, this value-packed itinerary can be 100% customized to your budget and needs. Check pricing notes for details. Take Advantage of Green Season Discounts!

Sample Itinerary
  • 3 nights at Arenal Springs Resort and Spa
  • Choice: Safari Float or Rio Balsa Rafting
  • 3 nights at Sibu Lodge
  • Choice Aventuras: Canopy Hanging Bridges or Zipline
  • 3 nights at Shana By The Beach
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Starting at $1,799 per person*

*Sample rates are per person, double occupancy [Oct dates]

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Why Choose Costa Rica for a Family Vacation?


1. Breathtaking Natural Beauty

Costa Rica's natural landscapes are like no other. Towering volcanoes, dense rainforests, and idyllic beaches create a diverse and visually stunning backdrop for your family adventures.

2. Abundant Wildlife

Kids and adults alike will be awestruck by the incredible biodiversity of Costa Rica. From sloths and monkeys to colorful birds and turtles, there are countless opportunities to encounter wildlife up close.

3. Family-Friendly Culture

Costa Ricans, known as "Ticos," are renowned for their warm hospitality and friendliness towards children. You'll find that the local culture is welcoming and accommodating for families.

4. Adventure Awaits

For the thrill-seekers in the family, Costa Rica offers a plethora of adventure activities such as ziplining, white-water rafting, and horseback riding. There's no shortage of opportunities for adrenaline-pumping fun.

5. Educational Experiences

Costa Rica provides an excellent opportunity for kids to learn about ecology, conservation, and sustainability. Many attractions and eco-lodges offer educational programs and tours.


Family-Friendly Activities in Costa Rica


1. Explore the Rainforest Canopy

Embark on a ziplining adventure through the treetops of the rainforest. Kids and adults will love the sensation of soaring through the canopy while taking in breathtaking views.

2. Visit Wildlife Rescues

Costa Rica has several wildlife rescue centers where families can learn about the country's efforts to protect and rehabilitate animals. The Jaguar Rescue Center and Zoo Ave are must-visit places.

3. Discover Arenal Volcano

Arenal Volcano National Park is an excellent destination for families. Explore lava fields, hike to the volcano's base, and relax in nearby hot springs.

4. Beach Bliss

Costa Rica's Pacific and Caribbean coasts offer a variety of family-friendly beaches. Whether you're into surfing, snorkeling, or simply building sandcastles, there's a beach for you.

5. Take a Rainforest Tour

Guided rainforest tours provide an opportunity for kids to learn about the incredible biodiversity and ecology of the rainforest while spotting wildlife like sloths, toucans, and poison dart frogs.

6. Go on a Night Safari

Many wildlife experiences are nocturnal, making a night safari a thrilling adventure. Witness the jungle come alive with the sounds of frogs, insects, and other creatures.

7. Explore Manuel Antonio National Park

This coastal gem is home to white-faced capuchin monkeys, three-toed sloths, and raccoons. Explore the park's trails and relax on beautiful beaches.


Tips for a Successful Family Vacation in Costa Rica


Plan Ahead: Research activities and accommodations that cater to families. Make reservations during peak tourist seasons.

Pack Smart: Bring essentials like sunscreen, insect repellent, and comfortable walking shoes. Don't forget binoculars for wildlife spotting.

Health Precautions: Consult your doctor for vaccinations and health recommendations before traveling to Costa Rica.

Learn Basic Spanish: While many locals speak English, knowing a few Spanish phrases can enhance your experience.

Travel Insurance: Consider travel insurance to cover unexpected events and emergencies.


In Conclusion

Costa Rica family vacations are a blend of adventure, education, and relaxation, ensuring that everyone in the family has an unforgettable experience. From exploring the rich biodiversity of the rainforest to enjoying thrilling outdoor activities, Costa Rica offers a dynamic and enriching vacation destination that will create lasting memories for years to come. Embrace the pura vida lifestyle and embark on a journey your family will treasure forever in this tropical paradise.

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