If you are looking for the best places to visit in Costa Rica with family, this first timers guide is for you! These are the best places you will want to visit in Costa Rica with your kids.
Arenal Volcano is often dubbed the “adventure capital” of Costa Rica. With great weather most of the time, this is a location where families can participate in a wide range of activities such as zip lining, hiking to waterfalls, river tubing, visiting the hot springs, and much more.
One of the most popular attractions in this area is the Manuel Antonio National Park which is home to many exotic species, including three-toed sloths, monkeys, scarlet macaws, and many others. Plus, there are plenty of options for kid-friendly accommodations.
This area of the country is known for its expansive beaches, reliably sunny weather, and easy way of life. It is sometimes known as “Little California” due to the arid climate, surf-friendly waves, and sizable ex-pat community.
Due to its remote nature, it requires careful planning to visit, and we recommend it primarily for families of older children (12+) as most of the activities, such as hikes in Corcovado National Park and scuba diving, are ideal for teenagers and older.
There is a famous folk song in Costa Rica that goes “Nowhere like Limon…”, referring to the easy-going, slow-paced, and beautiful southeastern coast of Costa Rica. This area is definitely unique to the rest of the country. Perfect for a family that wants to take it easy.