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Tailor-made Costa Rica family holidays

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Costa Rica sloth wildlife

Explore wild Costa Rica on a tailored family tour

  • Immersive nature experiences

  • Hand-picked & family-friendly hotels

  • 24/7 in-destination support

Insanely beautiful, incredibly bio-diverse and full of wild adventures, Costa Rica may just be one of the best family destinations in the world. This is where nature rules supreme but there’s plenty on offer for humans too, with excellent family-friendly accommodation and easy self-drive or transfer options. Our travel specialists have travelled all over Costa Rica, and they’re here to share their knowledge and create a family holiday you won’t soon forget.

Stroll through the cloud forests of Monteverde, walk in the shadow of the mighty Arenal Volcano, discover turtles and sloths in Tortuguero. then laze on the Caribbean beaches of Cahuita. We’ve curated a range of family experiences that show you the very best of Costa Rica.

Costa Rica children waiting to zipline

Pick your itinerary or build your own

All of our Costa Rica family holidays are tailor-made and fully flexible, and you can choose to self-drive or be driven around the country. To give you some inspiration we’ve created a range of original itineraries, alongside our unique bite-sized trips which allow you to build your own ideal itinerary.

To get started, pick your favourites and send them our way, or simply get in touch for a little expert help.

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A peek at our Costa Rica family experiences

Here’s a few of our favourite itineraries and bite-sized trips to get you started.

Costa Rica eco lodge children spotting crocodiles
Bite-sized trip

Adventures in the Rainforest

  • Boca Tapada
  • 3 days / 2 nights (flexible)
  • From £ 470.- 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 £ 2,430,- 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 £ 1,550,- per adult (excluding flights)
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Costa Rica family photo in front of Arenal volcano
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Footsteps on the Arenal Volcano

  • La Fortuna
  • 3 days / 2 nights (flexible)
  • From £ 218.- per adult (excluding flights)
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Costa Rica Samara family surfing lessons
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Sand & Surf in Samara

  • Samara
  • 4 days / 3 nights (flexible)
  • From £ 320.- 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 £ 2,195,- per adult (excluding flights)
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Speak to our Costa Rica family specialist, Kelly

“Costa Rica is perfect for family adventures! From ziplining in the rainforest to spotting wildlife in national parks, there’s so much to explore. We love how easy it is to enjoy nature here, whether it’s relaxing on beautiful beaches or exploring volcanic areas. With its friendly vibe and focus on eco-friendly travel, Costa Rica is ideal for creating lasting family memories.”

Travel specialist Kelly
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Why book your family holiday with Rickshaw Travel

✔ Original family adventures

Whichever destination you choose, our local connections mean that your holiday is anything but ordinary, Enjoy small-scale family friendly accommodation, hand-picked wildlife and community experiences, and the flexibility to tailor-make things specifically for your family’s likes and needs.


✔ Expert advice

From your first call to your flight home, your personal travel specialist will be there to share their first-hand experience and ensure you’re fully prepared for your adventure. Whatever your questions or requests, we’re here to help.


✔ Worry-free travel

Seamless transport and logistics, 24/7 local support throughout your journey, full ABTOT financial protection, and sustainability certified by Travelife. Book your holiday with peace of mind.

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.

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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 travel essentials to money and costs, as well as our guide on when’s best to go where.

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