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You’re looking at taking your family to Costa Rica? We’re here to help answer your questions, plan your trip, and prepare you for the best family vacation possible. Read on for tips and things to know before you take your family to Costa Rica.

Costa Rica  Family Trips are More Affordable Than You Think

Costa Rica is one of the most affordable destinations in the world, and our local relationships and favorable pricing just add to the savings. Trips with us can run as little as $1,000 per person, depending on the time of year, activities, hotels, and other variables. We can plan a custom vacation for any budget.

Family Friendly Activities Abound in Costa Rica

Whatever you put on your itinerary and whatever your budget, Costa Rica has activities for families with travelers of all ages. Some of the most popular activities for families traveling to Costa Rica include:

  • River Rafting
  • Wildlife Tours
  • Beaches
  • Jungle Canopy Tours/Hanging Bridges
  • Horseback Riding

We have relationships with the best tour and activity providers in the country. We use these relationships to book activities for your family at the lowest prices. We can make planning and booking family activities stress free.

Book a Driver and Simplify Your Stay

If you really want to get the most out of your family trip to Costa Rica, hire a driver and car for the duration of your trip, especially if you plan to see more of the country than just your hotel or resort. For about the same cost as a rental car, you can have a local driver take you to all your destinations, make destination recommendations, and allow you to see more of the scenery and sites rather than fighting traffic and looking for directions.

Our driver partners provide safe, reliable vehicles to transport your family throughout your Costa Rica vacation. Most vehicles also have wi-fi hotspots so you can connect and share your family trip with others.

Transportation in Costa Rica

Prepare to Get Wet

Costa Rica has a humid, tropical climate, and San Jose averages 71 inches of rain each year. Plus, with many activities taking place in the rivers, waterfalls, and beaches, you should be prepared to get wet. This doesn’t just mean packing your swimsuit and towels. Depending on the activities you schedule for your family, you should plan on having wet clothes and shoes. And, depending on your itinerary, you could have back-to-back days in the river, hiking waterfalls, and more.

This, combined with the humidity, means you might not have time or opportunity to let everything dry out. If you’re going to be on the water, we recommend bringing a dry bag to keep wet clothing separate; shoes specific for the water; and multiple water specific outfits.

river rafting on the pacuare river

Balance Activities with Downtime

Part of helping you get the most out of your family vacation to Costa Rica is helping you plan for some downtime. Filling every minute of your vacation with activity can lead to stressed parents, kids having a meltdown, and everyone being stressed. Planning in some downtime will help give every member of the family some time to decompress, relax, and not feel the stress that comes with running from activity to activity. Whether your families downtime is relaxing on the beach, or lounging by the pool, we can help you schedule in some time to truly relax.

Relaxing at a hotel

Include Family in Trip Planning

One of the best ways to ensure every member of your family has a great Costa Rica vacation is to include everyone in the planning. We recommend asking everyone what they want to do while in Costa Rica and include as many of those activities as possible. This will help every family member feel like they have been a part of the planning and be more engaged in the activities. And when the family is more engaged, they have a better, more enjoyable trip overall.

We can provide you with a list of age appropriate activities for all your family members. This will give you all the options available for your family trip and help travelers visualize and better look forward to the vacation.

Book Your Family’s Costa Rica Vacation Today

Taking your family to Costa Rica will be a vacation you will never forget, and we’re here to help. We can assist in pre-trip planning to ensure your itinerary is laid out, your rooms are booked, and your trip is worry free. Following the recommendations we have here will help your family get more from the trip and avoid some of the challenges less prepared travelers face.

Contact our travel team today for questions or a FREE sample itinerary by calling (801) 389-7324 or emailing us at sales@amazingvacationscostarica.com. We’re here to help you have the best family vacation possible.

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