Why book a Costa Rica family holiday with Rickshaw?

Your Costa Rica family holiday will immerse you in a jungle bursting with brightly-coloured wildlife, have you swimming in turquoise waters, and hiking to smoking volcanoes. You’ll soon see why this charismatic country is the perfect place to take the kids on a family adventure.

Spotting wildlife with your children will become second nature as you glide along winding rivers, or venture into the rainforest on a giant canopy bridge. Gain a first-hand education into the ecosystem of Costa Rica as you explore together (it’s an ecotourism hotspot with high sustainability levels). Well set up for families, you’ll receive a friendly welcome from the local Ticas and Ticos (gals and guys) who generally speak good English, although trying out a few Spanish phrases will be much appreciated.

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Family accommodation in Costa Rica

Costa Rica with kids in tow doesn’t need to be stressful, we’ll work to your budgets and personal family needs. With all of our Costa Rica accommodation options, our aim is to give your family a taste of real central American hospitality in relaxed, safe surroundings. We offer four styles of accommodation, so there are plenty of opportunities to save budget in certain areas and splash out in others. Our travel specialists have visited many of the hotels we offer and are available to answer any questions about where to stay in Costa Rica with children, and can also help you plan every element of your big getaway.

Flexible trips packed with adventure

Costa Rica is often described as ‘nature’s playground’ with volcanoes to be climbed, wildlife to spot and canopy bridges to be crossed. Our bite-sized 2-3 day trips piece together simply, so it’s easy to personalise a holiday to Costa Rica with children, and you can extend or reduce any trips to suit what you’re after. Alternatively, why not browse our ready-made itineraries which can be tweaked to your liking, and contain a variety of Costa Rica family tours.

The ultimate family guide to Costa Rica

You might be a little unsure of venturing so far away with your family, which is completely understandable. But fear not, we’ve put together the ultimate family guide for your Costa Rica family adventure holiday; brimming with facts, hints and tips to guide you through taking your clan on an unforgettable trip of a lifetime!

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Getting around in Costa Rica

The beauty of a Rickshaw trip is the ease of travelling independently, either by hiring a 4×4 with plenty of time for stops along the way or choosing shuttle buses where it’s easy to sit back, relax and enjoy the journey as your experienced driver navigates the route. The distances between destinations vary from 45 minutes to 5 hours and it’s easy to find service stations for stops along the way.

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Peace of mind with our local partners

We work closely with our local partners in Costa Rica who are, like us, committed to sustainable tourism which includes wildlife conservation and helping the community. On arrival to San Jose you’ll have the chance to meet with our local partners, who will ensure you have 24/7 support during your family holiday should you need it. It’s also a perfect opportunity to ask any questions about your personal itinerary, learn more about the local community projects and get their tips on where to go for the best local food. They work tirelessly to ensure you have a fantastic Costa Rica family holiday, so rest assured you’ll be in good hands.

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Natural Wonders and Wildlife

Duration11 days / 10 nights (flexible)

LocationSan Jose - La Fortuna - Monteverde - Manuel Antonio - Alajuela (San Jose)

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Costa Rica: Pura Vida en Familia

Duration15 days / 14 nights (flexible)

LocationSan Jose - Tortuguero - La Fortuna - Monteverde - Samara - Manuel Antonio - Alajuela (San Jose)

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