Costa Rica family adventure holiday

Abundant wildlife, lush forest, volcanoes and beaches – Costa Rica is a dream for families, with activities galore in an exciting, exotic landscape.
San Jose Poas Volcano National Park Arenal Volcano National Park Ecotermales Hot Springs rafting Monteverde Cloudforest optional: butterfly farm, ziplines, horse riding, orchid farm Sky Walk Manuel Antonio National Park crocodile safari guided hike swimming and watersports
£1800excluding flights
9 Days
Small group
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Single supplement £500.
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Description of Costa Rica family adventure holiday

Adventure and exploration are on the itinerary of this nine day Costa Rica family holiday, suitable for children aged five and up. Costa Rica is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world, with lush landscapes and well managed national parks, preserving cloud forest, rainforest, volcanoes and gorgeous beaches, the perfect place to inspire young naturalists. See hummingbirds flitting through the trees and go on a fun crocodile safari, admire the Arenal volcano from the cool comfort of your hotel pool and step onto a platform for a bird’s eye view into the Poas volcano’s crater.

There’s a great mix of active fun and relaxing time on this holiday. White water raft on a rainforest river, hike through deep jungle and climb up to volcanic craters. After that, kick back in thermal springs and swimming pools, before ending your holiday in Manuel Antonio National Park, where warm seas are perfect for swimming and idyllic white beaches are backed by forest.


Price information

£1800excluding flights
Single supplement £500.
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Minimum age:
10 years old.
Child price:
10% reduction on adult price.


1 Reviews of Costa Rica family adventure holiday

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 14 Aug 2023 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Thanks to our great guide Pedro, all our visits - and nature walks in particular-where memorable. As a family, the most exciting activity was the whitewater rafting.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Quick dry clothing and swimwear is essential as drying facilities are not available and repacking wet gear every other day is not great.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Taking our custom to locally owned businesses and walks in conservation areas are hopefully good ways to benefit local people. The family cooking session in particular was a nice touch.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Very good stay made incredible by our very friendly, very knowledgeable and hugely helpful tour leader Pedro F.

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.


This trip takes you to many protected natural habitats. Monteverde for example was founded as an agricultural community in 1951 by a group of North American Quakers; they cleared virgin forest to create verdant pastures ideal for dairy farming. These environmentally aware settlers were conscious of the danger that unrestricted settling and farming could cause to this precious habitat. Consequently they established a small privately-owned wildlife sanctuary, which has since grown to become the internationally-renowned Monteverde Cloudforest Biological Preserve. You will also visit a coffee plantation where growers belong to fair trade co-operatives.

Partnerships: As a company we support The Travel Foundation, a UK charity that has been established to promote responsible travel practises throughout the whole of the travel industry. We also work with a number of charity partners who work in the destinations that we visit; including Friends of Conservation and Born Free Foundation. We partner with many small grassroots projects throughout the destinations that we visit - they all share our responsible vision.

For every person who travels with us to Costa Rica, a contribution is made to the Fundacion Neotropica, which protects the rainforest and educates people about conservation.


On this trip: We travel in small family groups (max 16 people) so have a minimal impact on the environment as we go. We use local guides and group leaders to give you a genuine insight into the natural beauty and “Pura Vida” in Costa Rica.

Responsible code: Being Responsible is at the heart of everything our company does - full details of our code can be found on our website. The local supplier for this trip will promote our responsible travel code throughout your adventure. You will also receive specific information on this trip’s responsibility in your trip notes.

Giving something back: We have a foundation that collects the funds that you donate to us to support our projects. All our customers are invited to make a £1 per person contribution to the foundation at the time of booking. We will match every contribution that you make with our own £1. You as a customer choose where these funds are used from a shortlist of nominated projects – so it really is YOUR foundation

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