Family tours in Costa Rica


Family tours in Costa Rica will awaken the adventurous spirit and foster a family bond… in addition to spending one or several magnificent days. Among the best family tours is the Sky Walk in Arenal or Monteverde. Explore the hidden jungle while walking on the suspension bridges.

Another great type of tour is national parks. Travel across the country through these incredible parks. One of the most famous is the Manuel Antonio National Park. Experience a new kind of park with lots of different things to do. Manuel Antonio has many beaches and lots of wildlife. Your family will love every moment.

Also try some even more exciting excursions, for example, zip-lining. It’s more than safe with an expert guide. Fly through the refreshing jungle canopy. Depending on the excursion, you may even be able to go on a rappelling adventure down a waterfall. Take a look at all the recommended tours for families. If you have trouble choosing, we can help you with what you need.

Whether you are a nature lover, an adrenaline junkie, a cultural connoisseur, or just want to kick back and relax in a beautiful safe tropical paradise, Costa Rica is the perfect vacation destination.

There is a wide variety of activities and tours available depending on where you want to go. So whether you choose to go through the treetops on a canopy tour, experience the jungle, go on an exciting rafting or safari experience, or learn about Costa Rican coffee and culture tour to a local plantation, here we help you find the perfect Costa Rican tours for you.

Of course, these are just a small sample. Costa Rica has thousands of different family tours. If you want to know more, contact us and tell us what you are looking for.

Family tours in Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica

This is one of the most popular tours in all of Costa Rica, and perhaps the most fun. The park is located in the Central Caribbean, right on the coast. Cool walks through the cool National Park. You will be able to admire the beauty of the wildlife and the fun, either walking by yourself or on a guided tour. You should know that the park is open regularly from 7 am to 4 pm and is closed on Mondays.

The Arenal Sky Trek and tram tour: two of the most exciting family tours in Costa Rica

The family tours of “El Arenal Sky Trek” and “Tranvía Tours” are two unique experiences in Costa Rica. They are two unique ways of enjoying the same landscape from two different perspectives.

In the first one, nothing like going through the tropical jungle at high speeds. That will make you live that experience in a completely different way. While the next part of the tour, the tram or gondola, is a bit slower-paced and will allow your family to enjoy the scenery much more. This tour is located near the Arenal Volcano.

Family tours through the Santa Elena reserve in Costa Rica

If you are one of those who like family tours in cloud forests, then this will be the most indicated among all those in Costa Rica. The Santa Elena reserve is located in the cloud forests of Monteverde in the north, not far from the capital. It’s an otherworldly experience filled with clouds. Early in the day, these forests are filled with misty wonders and then the day is spent as the clouds dissipate in watering everything.

Take a walk through these impressive trails and see how many animals and wonders you can find, make this tour something magical.


Rafting tours are, for many, the most exciting in Costa Rica. There are three different rivers that you can and should try:

  • Pacuare River. This is the strongest of the three and is ranked #5 in the world’s best rafting spots.
  • Tenorio River in Guanacaste. Test your courage in this river and take a refreshing swim in the water. The Balsa River, this one, is not as strong as the rest, but it is a lot of fun.

Bird watching

This one is for avid bird watchers and bird lovers. One of the most famous family birding tours in Costa Rica is the Quetzal Tour Located in San Gerardo de Dota. Observe this beautiful and colorful bird while walking together with your guide in search of the different species of birds. In addition to the Quetzal, Costa Rica has over 830 different species of birds, so it shouldn’t be difficult to spot.

The hanging bridges of Arenal

Several family tours in Costa Rica are located around or at the Arenal Volcano. However, the Arenal Hanging Bridges tour is the one that takes you right up to the volcano itself.

This tour is fabulous, hiking through the suspension bridges above the jungle floor will give you many great views. Try to see as many birds and animals as possible. When you’re high up, it seems like anything is possible. This ideal tour is for families, couples, and seniors.

La Paz Waterfall and Gardens

Tours in La Paz are another completely amazing thing about Costa Rica. Those who visit the gardens, for example, are breathtaking. On the other hand, if the scenery doesn’t surprise you, the hike certainly will.

The waterfalls are flawless. The tour includes five waterfalls and pools. It is one of the most memorable excursions in the area. La Paz is located near San José and is accessible to almost everyone.

Family tours in Guanacaste, on the north coast of Costa Rica

The province of Guanacaste is located on the north Pacific coast of Costa Rica and is home to some of the most incredible family tours on the planet. Guanacaste has some of the most beautiful beaches and even more fantastic hotels and resorts. This area is famous for its beauty and climate.

It is a perfect destination for those looking for a sunny tropical spot. The nearby Rincón de la Vieja Volcano is a tour in Guanacaste and a perfect place to set up a canopy tour. Or even visit the magnificent hot springs.

The international airport located in Liberia makes access to all rural areas very easy. Also, enjoy the best beaches and excursions. This area is the driest part of the country and a perfect place for those seeking fun in the sun. A wide variety of activities and adventure tours can be found in this beautiful destination.

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