Family Resorts in Costa Rica

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We have carefully selected hotels and resorts that cater for families traveling with children, to make your vacation time a lot less stressful! Our list of the Best Costa Rica Family Resort’s are handpicked. All the best for families so that you can have an enjoyable family vacation! With excellent facilities and activities from swimming pools to kids clubs. You also can be sure that there is something to keep everyone happy. These resorts and hotels offer a mix of adventure and education, making your family vacation time truly special. From eco lodges in the depths of the rainforest to all-inclusive resorts on the beach, these hotels suit everybody’s needs. The Best Family Resorts in Costa Rica offer abundant tour possibilities to keep everyone active, engaged and having a great time!

Everything your family needs…and more!

This selection of hotels won’t disappoint. From fantastic services that cater to families to other amenities like activities and amenities geared towards children, you and your family will never run out of things to do! Whether you are staying on the beach or in the middle of the jungle these accommodations offer activities ranging from water sports like rafting and kayaking to canopy, hiking, and more! Many of these hotels are all-inclusive family friendly hotels.

This means that you don’t have to worry about a thing while on your family vacation in Costa Rica! These hotels set up your transportation. If you want an absolute stress-free holiday then this is the best option for you! Whether its an all-inclusive resort or an a secluded hotel you are looking for, the options are endless! With this extensive selection of family hotels and resorts, you are sure to have a great family vacation!


 

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Arenal Springs Resort

Arenal / Northern Zone

Arenal Springs offers peace and quiet in a relaxed, comfortable setting on a ...

From $200 - $300
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Los Lagos Resort

Arenal / Northern Zone

This family-friendly 104-room hotel is set on 600 acres of tropical paradise,...

From $125 - $200
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The Springs Resort & Spa

Arenal / Northern Zone

The Springs Resort & Spa perches on a mountain ridge one thousand feet above ...

From Over $300
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Villas del Caribe

Puerto Viejo / Caribbean

Enjoy the beach by day and the lively bars and music of Puerto Viejo at night...

From $125 - $200
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Westin Golf Resort & Spa

Conchal / Guanacaste

The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal provides the height of luxury and...

From Over $300
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Hotel & Villas Cala Luna

Playa Langosta / Guanacaste

This magnificent hotel is an oasis of tropical perfection, located on the pri...

From $200 - $300
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Tamarindo Diria

Tamarindo / Guanacaste

The Tamarindo Diriá Beach Hotel offers 240 elegant rooms, and 4 spectacular p...

From $200 - $300
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Hacienda Guachipelin

Rincon de la Vieja / Guanacaste

Hacienda Guachepelin’s 54 rooms and suites host astonishing views of both the...

From $125 - $200
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Riu Guanacaste

Matapalo, Ocotal / Papagayo

Hotel RIU Guanacaste is a luxury, family-friendly all-inclusive beach resort ...

From $200 - $300
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Olas Verdes Hotel

Nosara / Nicoya

Olas Verdes Hotel is located in Playa Guiones, Guanacaste, a prime location c...

From $125 - $200
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El Establo Mountain Hotel

Monteverde / Northern Zone

Situated in the heart of the Monteverde, this upscale mountain lodge features...

From $200 - $300
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Poco a Poco Hotel

Monteverde / Northern Zone

Poco a Poco has 30 modern, comfortable rooms and suites. It is ideally locate...

From $125 - $200
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Hotel Costa Verde

Manuel Antonio / Central Pacific

The Hotel Costa Verde Costa Rica is a beach resort in Manuel Antonio Costa Ri...

From $125 - $200
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Hotel Si Como No

Manuel Antonio / Central Pacific

Si Como No Resort, Spa & Wildlife Refuge encapsulates the magic of Costa Rica...

From $200 - $300
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Los Altos Resort

Manuel Antonio / Central Pacific

The Preserve at Los Altos Beach Resort & Spa is a luxury beachfront condo res...

From Over $300
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Planet Hollywood

Manzanillo / Guanacaste

The Planet Hollywood Hotel is a beachfront resort located in the beautiful Ma...

From Over $300
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Senda Monteverde Hotel

Monteverde / Northern Zone

Senda Monteverde Hotel Senda Monteverde Hotel is a sustainable and eco-friend...

From Over $300
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Tule Villa Vacation Rental

Manuel Antonio / Central Pacific

Staying at Tule Villa The Tule Villa vacation rental is The Tulemar Resort...

From Over $300
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Casa Batsu

Monteverde / Northern Zone

Casa Batsu is a charming and refined Bed and Breakfast located in the fabled ...

From Under $125
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Hotel Samara Beach

Samara / Nicoya

Staying at Hotel Samara Beach If you’re looking for a comfortable and a...

From Under $125
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Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel

Nosara / Nicoya

Established Surfing Brand The Gilded Iguana has been the go to accommodation ...

From $200 - $300
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Hotel Clandestino Beach Resort

Quepos / Central Pacific

Hotel Clandestino Beach Resort This small and intimate boutique hotel is loca...

From $125 - $200
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Stay in Costa Rica

Herradura / Central Pacific

Los Sueños Resort & Marina is located on the Herradura Coast. This stunni...

From Over $300
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Portasol

Manuel Antonio / Central Pacific

Portasol Vacation Rentals The Central Pacific part of Costa Rica is made up o...

From $200 - $300
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Hacienda Pinilla

Tamarindo, Rincon de la Vieja, Conchal / Guanacaste

Hacienda Pinilla Luxury Villas The Hacienda Pinilla offers some of the most l...

From Over $300
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Hotel Santa Teresa

Santa Teresa / Nicoya

Welcome to the Nicoya Peninsula Hotel Santa Teresa is a 3-star hotel located ...

From Under $125
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Hacienda Barrigona

Nosara / Nicoya

Welcome to your personal haven in Nosara Hacienda Barrigona is located in Nos...

From Over $300
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Residence Inn

Escazu, San Jose / Central Valley

The Residence Inn San Jose Escazu’s proximity to the airport makes it a great...

From $200 - $300
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Laguna Lodge

Tortuguero /

Resting amid 6 acres of lush tropical Paradise on a narrow strip of land betw...

From $200 - $300
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Hotel El Parador

Manuel Antonio / Central Pacific

This expansive Tropical Property has 129 Luxurious Suites and Rooms, 6 Restau...

From $200 - $300
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Mountain Paradise Hotel

Arenal / Northern Zone

Hotel Mountain Paradise is a luxury Resort with exclusive private bungalows t...

From $125 - $200
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Baldi Resort

Arenal / Northern Zone

At the foot of the towering, iconic slopes of Arenal, Baldi Hot Springs Hotel...

From $200 - $300
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Buena Vista del Rincon

Rincon de la Vieja / Guanacaste

The Lodge's area and backdrop is just gorgeous and the Costa Rica wildlife in...

From $125 - $200
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Arenal Oasis Ecolodge & Wildlife Refuge

Arenal / Northern Zone

Arenal Oasis, located only about a few kilometers from La Fortuna and Arenal ...

From Under $125
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10 Best Family Friendly Hotels in Costa Rica

Let’s be honest, traveling with children can be a bit challenging from time to time. With high levels of energy kids probably won’t settle for a relaxed day at the beach with a book or a romantic spot to see the sunset. The key to a successful family vacation is making sure that the little ones are entertained at all times. And what better place to find all day entertainment and activities than in adventure – land Costa Rica!

Costa Rica offers an impressive variety of activities, from jungle adventure treks and ziplining to all kinds of watersports. But to make sure that the adventure doesn’t end after the day tour, Costa Rica is also the home of many family friendly hotels and resorts, which guarantee that your vacation will be memorable not only for you but also your children!

Below we will provide you with our top 10 of family friendly hotels here in Costa Rica:


  1. The Westin Playa Conchal

Westin Playa Conchal Resort Pool AreaLocated in Costa Rica’s North Pacific Riviera, the Westin offers everything that you and your family need for an unforgettable vacation. Besides the Westin Kids Club and the lagoon-style swimming pool, you can also find several off site activities just around the corner. Choose between kayaking, sailing, miniature golf, boating and many more for an adventure-loaded day with your whole family!


  1. The Springs Resort – Arenal

The Springs Resort & Spa ExteriorWith its hot springs and spectacular views of the Arenal Volcano, the Springs Resort is the perfect home base for a family adventure. On site activities include kayaking, horseback riding, climbing wall and twilight/night walks through the rainforest. For the extra dose of adventure, the resort is the gateway for activities such as Rafting, Waterfall Rappel, ATV tours, canopy tours and many more. But be prepared, staying at The Springs will lead to the most memorable experiences and your kids will want to come back and continue the adventure!


  1. The Peace Lodge – Poas

Peace Lodge Pool AreaLocated less than one hour from the San Jose Airport, the Peace Lodge is the perfect place to begin or end your family vacation. The Poas area offers many exciting activities close to the hotel, such as rafting, ziplining, horseback riding and of course tours to the Poas Volcano! If your kids love the zoo, the Peace Lodge is the place to go. The on-site animal sanctuary allows visitors to see big cats, monkeys and even feed Toucans, all while the animals are in their natural habitat.


  1. El Establo – Monteverde

Hotel El Establo Holiday HousesSituated in Monteverde on the Continental Divide, El Establo offers everything that the heart desires and will guarantee your family vacation to be successful. Featuring a tennis court, soccer field, basketball courts and two indoor swimming pools, guests of all ages can let loose and be active during their vacation. Also, you can take advantage of a Tree Top Canopy Tour or a night walk through the rainforest.


  1. Tamarindo Diria – Tamarindo

Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort GardenTamarindo is a thriving beach town. There is something for everyone at the Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort and it is considered to be one of the family friendliest resorts in all of Costa Rica. The hotel offers an independent, children’s pool for their fun and your enjoyment. After a pool day you can go on an adventure in the Tamarindo area, whether its horseback riding, ATV tours, tubing or canopy.


  1. Si Como No – Manuel Antonio

Hotel Si Como No PoolYou can’t decide between the rainforest and the beach? Get the best of both worlds at Si Como No, a mid-size boutique hotel. It offers many family friendly features, for example a family pool, a private cinema that shows family movies and many activities tailored for active families, like the family tropical adventures or the jungle excursion tours.


  1. Mawamba Lodge – Tortugero

Mawamba Lodge Aerial View

Mawamba Lodge is nestled between the Tortuguero Canals and the Caribbean ocean. It is fit for traveler of all ages, where children will learn to cherish natural resources and where families can experience a fantastic tropical time. Besides the on-site swimming pool, you can spice up your day with a kayaking or canoe tour on the river or a twilight tour on the property where you are most likely to see exotic animals, that will leave your kids in awe.


  1. Margaritaville Beach Resort – Flamingo

Margaritaville GuanacasteThe Margaritaville Beach Resort is located at the beautiful Playa Flamingo. To keep your little ones entertained, you can take part in a range of daily activities, for example beach volleyball and dancing classes. Or you can enjoy the large pool while watching your kids play in the children’s pool with water features and adjacent play area. Furthermore, there is a family center where you can play billiards, football or ping-pong. Overall Margaritaville Beach Resort offers daily fun and action for everybody.


  1. Hacienda Guachipelin – Rincon de la Vieja

Hacienda Guachipelin GardenWhether you are an adventure junkie, outdoor enthusiast or nature lover, you have to visit Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin by Rincon de la Vieja National Park in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Take your family on a canyoning tour, go tubing or zipling or enjoy one of the most incredible mountain biking tours. All activities ensure that your family will be sent home with your best memories of Costa Rica.


  1. Nammbu Beachfront Bungalows – Samara/Carillo

Nammbu BungalowsNammbu Beachfront Bungalows is a family owned and run hotel in the province of Guanacaste. You can either enjoy your day in the spacious swimming pool or spend the day at the beach. Carillo Beach is safe for swimming which makes the destination ideal for family vacations. If you want more action in your day you can go on day tours like Diamante Eco Adventure Park, which is just around the corner of Nammbu Hotel.


Costa Rica is one of the top family friendly countries as it’s safe and has plenty of easy wildlife watching and nature experiences.
Our list of the Top 10 best family friendly resorts is a great place to start planning your family adventure-vacation of a lifetime! These best family resort picks will please even the tiniest members of your family and ensure that a Costa Rica vacation belongs on your bucket list.

 

 


 

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