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Costa Rica is always a great family vacation destination. Time your visit correctly and you can enjoy Costa Rica’s signature warm weather, beautiful beaches, gorgeous markets and its wide selection of cuisines. There are more than enough things to do in the area even when you’re going on an extended holiday with the family. For those traveling with children, these are some of the best things to do with kids in Costa Rica.

An Adventure in the Rainforest

Costa Rica is home of some of the most beautiful rainforests in the world. Visiting the country and not doing a bit of exploring through these rainforests would be such a waste. You can turn the trip into an awesome adventure for you and your kids too.

If you’re traveling with younger children, there’s a gondola you can take around the Monteverde Cloud Forest. The place is absolutely beautiful and your kids can enjoy the majestic view from the safety of an enclosed shell.

You can also choose to take a walk around the rainforest on the treetop sky walk. Yes, the sky walk is actually suspended in the treetops, allowing you and your kids to really explore the area and bring home a unique experience.

A Luxury Retreat

If you want to enjoy a luxury vacation, complete with beautiful views, a superbly comfortable room and all the activities to enjoy, then Costa Rica is the perfect destination indeed. There are several luxury resorts in the area, but nothing can top staying at the Villa Punto de Vista.

This Costa Rica villa has everything. You are just steps away from the tropical reserve with Costa Rica’s famous wildlife living in the area. You also have access to the beautiful waters of Manuel Antonio Bay, along with some thrilling water activities for the kids.

You can sit back on the white sand beach and read a book while your kids enjoy the warm water and waves. After enjoying the beautiful sunset, you can return to the villa for some pampering and a lovely dinner.

River Rafting and Waterfalls

Lonely Planet marked Costa Rica as a family playground filled with adventures; they are absolutely right. There are so many great activities to engage in this country and river rafting is definitely among the activities you must try.

Costa Rica has a number of river rafting sites you can try. Your kids will certainly enjoy riding the river rapids or just a soothing river safari. You can check out Aventuras del Sarapiquí as well as the Safaris Corobicí near Cañas. Both allow kids to join the excitement. These rafting tours even allow kids – and you – to have a swim and a short break.

Fancy a little hike? Then you can also visit the Llanos de Cortés Waterfall near Bagaces. It’s a short and easy hike that ends at a gorgeous waterfall. There’s a swimming hole for kids and adults just below the waterfall too to make the day that much more thrilling.

There are still so many great things to do with your kids in Costa Rica, so you are sure to find something suitable for everyone.



Hey there, I’m Tiffany! I’m a work-at-home mom of two rambunctious children (Jasmine, 9 + Sean II, 5) and recently widowed at just 35 years old. I've remarried and currently live right outside of Baton Rouge in Denham Springs, Louisiana with two adoring cats and a dog. Let's connect on Twitter @fabulousmomblog.

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