Kid-friendly Hotels

Planning a family trip can be tricky, so we have carefully selected the most kid friendly hotels and family resorts in Costa Rica.  You can be sure your family will have great time AND mom & dad can still relax! Costa Rica is an ideal family destination with hotels & resorts that understand how to cater to families with kids of all ages. Families often have specific needs and concerns in mind for their kids while on vacation, so let our local experts help you find the right destinations and lodging options!

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Kid-friendly Hotels


Embarking on a tropical family vacation to Costa Rica can be an incredible experience for kids and adults alike, but planning such a trip can be a little more challenging than certain other types of getaways.

If you’re looking for a beachfront hotel on the sunny Pacific coast, we recommend the Westin Conchal Resort & Spa, as one of the best hotels for family in Costa Rica in the province. This splendid resort has more than 400 guest suites, many of which offer spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and the surrounding countryside. The Westin Conchal knows how to provide fun entertainment to kids of all ages, so no matter how old your children are, you’ll find plenty to do here that will make your trip one to remember for the whole family. In the Resort’s  Kids Club they can enjoy the latest video games in the area’s special arcade, embark on thrilling supervised eco-hikes, watch movies, participate in arts.

Beachfront child-friendly options

Another beachfront option, is a family-owned establishment—the Flamingo Beach Resort. Boasting two family pools, the resort is the perfect destination for parents with children of all ages. The smaller of the two family pools even has a large palapa roof to protect young ones’ skin from the harmful rays of the sun at the height of the day when temperatures can soar. There is also a large outdoor play area full of exciting things to keep adventurous young travelers occupied, and this playground is located right next to the larger of the two family pools, so you can take a dip and supervise your children at the same time.

Arenal Volcano area

The Springs Resort and Spa is a five-star resort, just perfect for family stays in Costa Rica’s famous Arenal volcano area. Many of the guest suites boast commanding views of Arenal Volcano, a sight that you’ll never forget, and the luxurious amenities at this resort will exceed your every expectation. The Springs Resort and Spa features a dedicated pool for the little ones, and also offers a range of thrilling activities that will keep your young explorers entertained for hours, including horseback riding tours on the beach, ATV rides, excursions through the incredible La Paz Botanical Gardens, eco-rafting outings and much more. With so much to see and do amid some of the most spectacular surroundings in Costa Rica, you and your kids might not want to leave this remarkable hotel at all!

Manuel Antonio, the best of the both worlds: rainforest and the beach

If your children love to explore, and want to experience tropical rain forest, perfect setting offers Si Como No—eco-friendly hotel located in the heart of Manuel Antonio. During your stay at Si Como No, you will embark on a range of adventurous activities that will allow you to explore the rugged natural beauty of Manuel Antonio in ways you never thought possible. See the exotic creatures that inhabit the jungles of the wildlife refuge on hiking exploration tours, or clamber onto an ATV for a pulse-pounding adventure through the heart of the verdant countryside. After venturing into the depths of Manuel Antonio National Park, your intrepid explorers can cool off in the kids’ pool while you enjoy a delicious cocktail from the hotel’s extensive bar.

So if you are looking to discover the best hotels for a family Costa Rica vacation then contact one of our local travel agents today.

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