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Build your own Costa Rica Family trip

Good things happen when we travel

Costa Rica sloth wildlife

Costa Rica family experiences tailored to you

  • Personalised travel advice

  • In-destination support

  • ABTA & ATOL financial protection

Your Costa Rica family holiday will immerse you into one of the most bio-diverse ecosystems in the world; cloud forests bursting with brightly-coloured wildlife, rugged beaches, turquoise seas, bubbling hot springs and smoking volcanoes. Spotting wildlife with your children will become second nature as you glide along winding rivers, venture into the rainforest across canopy bridges, stay in a jungle treehouse surrounded by nature, watch turtles lay their eggs and stumble across a sneaky sloth. Well set up for families, you’ll travel with peace of mind thanks to friendly and knowledgeable English-speaking local guides and our 24/7 support in-country.

Costa Rica children waiting to zipline

Bite-sized trips, itineraries or tailor-made trips

We’ve handpicked our selection of bite-sized trips to create a range of inspiring itineraries to allow you and your family to experience the most authentic side of Costa Rica. Our bite-sized trips typically include transport, accommodation, and meaningful experiences. They are generally 2-5 days in length, ideal for piecing together. You can choose from our flexible bite-sized trips and create your own tailor-made Costa Rica holiday or get inspired with one of our ready-made itineraries.

Our travel specialists are destination experts and can advise you on the best routes and places to stay, adapting the trip to suit your needs and wishes. Get in touch with our team to start planning your dream Costa Rica holiday.

A peek at our Costa Rica family experiences

Let us share our favourite places in Costa Rica with you! Choose from our bite-sized trips for a tailor-made Costa Rica holiday or get inspired with our ready-made itineraries.

Costa Rica eco lodge children spotting crocodiles
Bite-sized trip

Adventures in the Rainforest

  • Boca Tapada
  • 3 days / 2 nights (flexible)
  • From £ 378.- per adult (excluding flights)
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Costa Rica family boat trip

Costa Rica: Pura Vida en Familia

  • San Jose - Tortuguero - La Fortuna - Monteverde - Samara - Manuel Antonio - Alajuela (San Jose)
  • 15 days / 14 nights (flexible)
  • From £ 2,425.- per adult (excluding flights)
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Costa Rica Tortuguero boat guide

Natural Wonders and Wildlife

  • San Jose - La Fortuna - Monteverde - Manuel Antonio - Alajuela (San Jose)
  • 11 days / 10 nights (flexible)
  • From £ 1,598.- per adult (excluding flights)
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Costa Rica family photo in front of Arenal volcano
Bite-sized trip

Footsteps on the Arenal Volcano

  • La Fortuna
  • 3 days / 2 nights (flexible)
  • From £ 235.- per adult (excluding flights)
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Costa Rica Samara family surfing lessons
Bite-sized trip

Sand & Surf in Samara

  • Samara
  • 4 days / 3 nights (flexible)
  • From £ 325.- per adult (excluding flights)
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Costa Rica pineapple farm

Adventures in the Great Outdoors

  • San Jose - Tortuguero - Sarapiqui - La Fortuna - Monteverde - Samara - Alajuela
  • 15 days / 14 nights (flexible)
  • From £ 2,225.- per adult (excluding flights)
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Get in touch

Start planning your next family adventure with Rob, our travel specialist for Costa Rica. He’ll work with you until your itinerary is exactly how you want it, leaving you to enjoy your family holiday, stress-free.

Travel specialist Rob
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Why book with Rickshaw Travel

  • Peace of mind

  • Knowledgeable travel specialists

  • Responsible travel

Peace of mind

Book with confidence, knowing that our holidays are ABTA protected. And for added peace of mind, we can arrange your ATOL-protected flights too. Booking everything under one roof means we can take care of any flight changes and tweak your itinerary, so you don’t need to worry.

Knowledgeable travel specialists

Our knowledgeable travel specialists will help you piece together your independent and stress-free Costa Rica family holiday. They’ll take the hassle away by personalising a unique itinerary that ticks all of your boxes. You’ll even have 24/7 support from our local partners while you’re away.

Responsible travel

Our holidays are designed to make good things happen, for you and the places you visit. We believe that tourism can be a force for good, so we strive to preserve and support local communities and wildlife wherever we go. In Costa Rica, you’ll stay in locally-run accommodation and get close to the culture, nature, and the people that make the country what it is. Whether it’s by staying with the people of the BriBri tribe, learning to make chocolate or spotting wildlife from your treehouse in tranquil Boca Tapada village.

Costa Rica family posing in front of a volcano

Rickshaw brings you closer

Costa Rica has some big highlights and we certainly wouldn’t advise missing them, but we love to combine the more famous hotspots with lesser-explored areas so you can have an immersive and culturally-rich experience. Stay with the indigenous Bribri tribe and learn about their traditions or give back to the Juanilama community who have worked tirelessly to bring tourism into their region and experience everyday Tico life.

Our travel specialists are passionate about helping you plan a memorable and meaningful trip to Costa Rica. They can share their knowledge and experiences to ensure you have a holiday that is perfect for you.

Costa Rica local guide with tourist nature tour
Costa Rica family on balcony in nature

Travel with impact

We want to make sure you really get to know the people and the country when you travel to Costa Rica with us. You’ll stay in small-scale hotels, guesthouses, and lodges with responsible credentials so that the money you spend flows directly back to the local people and benefits the country. We believe it is essential for us to maintain fair prices so that our guides, hotel owners, and drivers can earn a fair wage. Our goal? That you have an unforgettable journey. We ensure that this journey is as sustainable, meaningful, and responsible as possible.

Practical information about Costa Rica

There’s nothing more exciting than booking a holiday to a new destination, and looking forward to all the places you are going to visit and the things you will experience. But there are also a lot of practical points to consider too, so to make it a bit easier we have put together some helpful advice, then you can focus on the exciting bit. Get the low down on all you need to know from visas, passport info and money matters to the best time to travel to Costa Rica.

Costa Rica rental car

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