Family Vacation


Family Vacation



Choosing the right destination for a family is a fine balancing act. Whether you want adventure sports, interactive nature tours, or the safest and most convenient beaches for children of all ages, we are here to guide you in designing the perfect vacation to suit your family.Costa Rican society is family-friendly, so your children will be made to feel welcome wherever you travel. Spending these precious weeks of the year together in Costa Rica, means sharing a whole host of adventurous, relaxing and memorable experiences that will remain in the family album forever.Small Distinctive Hotels is proud to present a whole range of options for that memorable family vacation. Together, you can explore the wonders of the rainforest, with the assurance of high-quality service and luxurious, environmentally-responsible facilities together with the best local advice.


Small Distinctive Hotels is pleased to present the many possibilities our hotels offer for a memorable family vacation. Costa Rica is full beautiful and exotic locales that families can discover with us while feeling the comfort of knowing that our hotels offer not only the expected high quality, comfort and service.

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Children are more than welcome here in Costa Rica, and no matter what age, you can rest assured that there will be not just suitable activities here, but there will be plenty of fun and exciting experiences your children can collect and take home making it a memorable family vacation in Costa Rica. Spending these precious weeks of the year with your family here in Costa Rica, means sharing the most relaxing, adventurous and fun moments together and taking home besides original souvenirs, many shared memories that will brighten up your days for a long time to follow.


Located at less than two hours driving from San José, on top of a rainforest hilltop with breathtaking views with at its feet a picture perfect private beach, you will find Hotel Villa Caletas. This is an excellent place to relax and peacefully share all the adventures of your family vacation in Costa Rica. One of the many highlights is a Greek amphitheater which offers spectacular views, especially during sunset. Activities in the area include surfing, fishing, golfing, a marina, horseback riding, crocodile tour and other nature tours.  On the sunny Guanacaste, located in a privileged area outside of town, at the end of the bay and directly on the beach of Tamarindo, Hotel Capitán Suizo rests on one of the most popular and beautiful swimming beaches of Costa Rica. Luxury resort , The Capitán Suizo, offers different activities in the hotel itself, such as a fitness corner, board games, a ping pong table, volleyball net, boogie boards and the rental of surfboards, kayaks and mountain bikes or explore the area visiting Rincón the la Vieja National Park, discover Marino las Baulas National Park where the largest sea turtle on the spawning ground, or dive in Pacific´s warm waters. Is there a better way to surprise your children than with a real tropical jungle adventure? Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge located in the Osa Peninsula/ Golfo Dulce Region provides the exact right setting. With a tranquil beach in its front yard, and thousands of acres of tropical rainforest in its backyard, this natural playground offers a wide range of activities for children young and old. A stay at this rainforest lodge is an unparalleled opportunity for your entire family to learn together about the rainforest, tropical marine environment, conservation and sustainability in an authentic, fun and unforgettable way. What better way to enjoy the best of the Costa Rica Central Pacific that enjoy a secluded beachfront Hotel like Alma del Pacifico, just 30 minutes driving from Jacó, a paradise for surfer, or from a jewel as the well-known Manuel Antonio National Park, where adults and kids spend time swimming in pristine and warm waters or admiring monkeys, scarlet macaws, sloths or even deers. Also Parrita – where Alma del Pacific is located- works as a base place to move and enjoy other adventures activities such canopy tours, sport fishing, diving, rafting … just discover it!


Not far away from the Peace Lodge and San José, you will find a countryside dream in Turrialba. Hotel Casa Turire is a beautiful estate which reminds of Colonial times and is located in the green and agricultural area of Costa Rica. Bordered by the beautiful La Angostura Lake, the hotel offers enough opportunities for rest, but is also the starting point of a myriad of tours and activities in the area. From whitewater rafting and kayaking which are just around the corner, to horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, trekking and bird watching, whichever activity you choose to do, Casa Turire is the perfect background.

Located in Costa Rica’s lush cloud forest and nestled in the mountaintops of the Monteverde Reserve, the venerable, world-renowned Hotel Belmar offers guests truly unique experiences full of natural wonder, elegance, and warm friendly service – all within an unprecedented sensitivity to the preservation of the environment. Hotel Belmar calls this experience The Art of Nature – a simple phrase that sums up our commitment to the exquisite and beautiful natural experiences.

On the grounds of La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park just one hour from the San José International Airport, the award winning Peace Lodge introduces its guests to a symphony of purely Costa Rican experiences celebrating the natural wonders of the rain forest and the splendid creatures that inhabit this magical environment.   The ultra upscale accommodations are uniquely themed to complement the inherent beauty of its rain and cloud forest setting and the detailed architecture exudes a natural elegance and sophistication with every room.


All the hotels in the collection of Small Distinctive Hotels offer great activities and attractions for the joy and fun of kids of all ages. From Volcano tours, all the way to the rim of the crater, impressive waterfalls, feeding a humming bird while standing on their hand, zip lining full of adrenaline, learning from the most important cloud forest in the world and much more are just some of the excellent activities that will make your children learn a lot while they are having the best of times. Also they can become experts on coffee and learn everything about this crop, or heart of palm, pineapple and chocolate. All of the above and more is offered by the hotels located in the Central Valley and Monteverde. Grano de Oro in the capital city , Casa Turire on the area of Turrialba, Peace Lodge near Poas Volcano and part of the Waterfall Gardens, and Belmar located near the Monteverde Cloud Forest. 6 hotels at the beach, where children and parents might share horseback riding together, the first surfing experience, kayaking to an isolated island, whale and dolphin watching, experiencing the incredible site of turtle hatching, sport fishing, all activities that will create a bond among families and easily become a vacation that you and your kids will never forget. Capitán Suizo at the well known Tamarindo beach, Florblanca at Santa Teresa, a paradise on earth, Villa Caletas with an spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean, Alma del Pacífico the ultimate seaside escape in Parrita del Este and Nicuesa Lodge, immersed on the most incredible rainforest, declared by National Geographic the most biological intense forest in the world.

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