Looking for the best Costa Rica family resorts for planning your vacation? Well, we’re going to make it easy on you. Here’s the top resorts that we include in our itineraries for Costa Rica family vacations.
Our Favorite Costa Rica Family Resorts & Hotels
The Peace Lodge is a gorgeous family resort located just under an hour’s drive from San Jose, Costa Rica. This fantastic location keeps your family’s “home base” right at the resort, where you’ll venture out from when exploring all that Costa Rica has to offer on one of our family vacation itineraries. The cloud forest is nearby, along with the famous Poás Volcano. This lodge is truly a magical place, nestled in the mountains on the grounds of the La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park.
The Springs Resort & Spa
The Springs Resort & Spa is a luxurious family resort adorned with hot springs on-site, majestic views of the Arenal Volcano from each room and features multiple restaurants offering sushi to other fine dining experiences. There are nearly 20 on-site artesian hot springs that will replenish your body with natural minerals. This makes for a resort experience that the whole family will remember…one of tropical luxury.
Bosque del Mar
The Bosque del Mar hotel is a beachside resort located in Guanacaste (Playa Hermosa area) that is founded on ecological harmony with its gorgeous surroundings. There are numerous pools and jacuzzis to keep the kids (and you) in total comfort after your daytime excursions. Also included on-site is a laundry service, Wi-Fi, a gourmet restaurant and lounge bar. Looking to scuba dive? There’s also an on-site scuba diving facility. Room types range from smaller suites with double queen beds + living room to oceanside suites that feature their own jacuzzi. For the ultimate experience, book one of three penthouse suites that include a kitchen for making meals with the family.
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The Tulemar Bungalows are a sight to behold, offering just over 600 square feet of living space with one of the best views in Costa Rica. Treat your kids to a treetop experience! Each bungalow comes with a small kitchen space, air conditioning for escaping the heat and humidity, different bed types and a TV for the lazy evenings. The eight-sided layout of the bungalows offers amazing views from any part of the bungalow. Also, the windows can all be opened to allow a truly outdoor experience inside the bungalow. This is an authentic jungle experience that the whole family will love. There are also four on-site pools.
The Costa Verde resort is nestled on a rainforest cliff near Manuel Antonio. The views are simply amazing. Also nearby are the Quepos village and Costa Rica’s capitol (two-hour car drive). This makes Costa Verde a convenient resort for shorter stays in addition to longer stays that don’t require the first night’s stay to be in San Jose. Patrons of Costa Verde often use the resort as a home base for day excursions that include hiking, fishing, surfing and beach lounging at the nearby Manuel Antonio beach. This resort offers tropical luxury and an ecotourism experience that the whole family will love.
Casa Turire is reminiscent of a gorgeous plantation home of the colonial days gone by. This fantastic family resort is due east of Sanjose, just a couple hours (by car), in the lush landscape of Turrialba (known for its agriculture). Casa Turire is nestled right on Lake Angostura, behind the backdrop of Turrialba’s majestic mountains. The resort features an on-site restaurant serving traditional Costa Rican cuisine, lush gardens alive with tropical birds, an inviting outdoor pool, jacuzzi and canoes/kayaks for use on the lake.
Alma del Pacifico
A multi-award winning hotel, the Alma del Pacifico is located in the Costa Rica’s Central Pacific area, along the Playa Esterillos Este. This ocean-front resort is exactly what you’d imagine…sandy beaches and lush cliffs overseeing the vast, diamond-crested ocean waves. Verdant gardens filled with herb and vegetable plants, tropical wildlife and fresh rainforest vegetation are literally right out the front door. The hotel features a spa with natural therapies and a restaurant/bar specializing in local fare and spectacular tropical views.
These are the best Costa Rica family resorts, and they’re all available in our custom family vacation itineraries. Contact us for a free quote. We’ll ensure your family’s safety and adventure throughout the entire trip.
Buena Vista Hotel in Alajuela
The Buena Vista Hotel is a boutique Costa Rica family resort located just 15 minutes from the nearby international airport in the Poas area. If you prefer mountains rich with wildlife and tropical vegetation along with volcano views, then this is a resort to consider for your family vacation with us. This central valley area of Costa Rica is also home to local coffee plantations. As you can see from the photo, the resort includes a gorgeous pool that lights up in the night, and all of the expected amenities are offered (restaurant, bar, nature trail, tropical gardens and more). In fact, a free tropical breakfast is served to all patrons each morning. This resort truly takes care of its patrons.
Los Lagos Resort
Are you interested in a hot springs hotel for your Costa Rica family vacation? If so, the Los Lagos Resort is the perfect fit for you. Featuring a massive natural outdoor area (more than any other hotel nearby), this is one of the most incredible family resorts near Arenal Volcano. This hotel is as close as you can get to the volcano, but still be considered safely located. The local culture, food and tropical rainforests are everywhere in the area, so you won’t have to travel far to enjoy what you came to Costa Rica for in the first place. For the foodies, this hotel serves “gallo pinto,” Costa Rica’s traditional breakfast cuisine.
The Fonda Vela hotel, nestled in the rich countryside of Monteverde, is the place to stay if you want to be near the cloud forest and friendly locals. The local weather in Montverde is quite pleasing due to all the moisture. The hotel’s location is also elevated 4,200 feet above sea level, so the views of the Nicoya gulf are nothing short of breathtaking. The hotel features lush gardens and colorful architecture. Each room features large windows that open wide to allow you to bring the outdoors into your room.
El Encanto B&B
The El Encanto Bed & Breakfast is quaint little beachside hotel located right next to the village of Cahuita. Boasting this Caribbean coastal location in Costa Rica, this hotel is equipped with only a few tropical bungalows along with an apartment and a fully furnished house offering a kitchen, dining room, living room and three bedrooms. There is private parking on-site, and a private swimming pool for day or night relaxation. The hotel serves a fresh tropical breakfast each morning to its patrons, and welcomes them to explore their wondrous gardens.
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