It’s Summertime! A perfect time for a Costa Rica family vacation. 

Costa Rica is one of the best family vacation spots imaginable for families with small children and teens. 

Full of adventure and discovery, Costa Rica is fun for the entire family with so many spaces and situations that are ideal for family bonding, plenty of opportunities for nature discovery,  and a mountain of teachable moments for school-age kids when it comes to sustainability. 

Of course, visiting a Latin American country like Costa Rica means experiencing a new culture and perhaps even learning a bit of Spanish. Traveling is a great opportunity to teach your kids about the subtleties of culture, about patience and expectation, and about the fact that there is so much more to the world than the one they live in back home. 

While in Costa Rica, you and the family can learn about preserving and respecting nature, about leaving no trace, and taking no souvenirs other than memories and photos (and even then, with strict attention to non-disturbance). It’s an opportunity to give back by cleaning up trash on the beach and to open a discussion about sustainability and preservation, two qualities that, as a country, Costa Rica prides itself on.

With Memorial Day just around the corner, Summer vacation is about to begin. Why not take the kiddos on a great vacation to Costa Rica?

Here are five family-fun activities for your summer vacation with the kids in Costa Rica.

Horseback riding in Costa Rica – a leisurely way to see the countryside.

One of the most exciting and adventurous ways to explore Costa Rica is via horseback. This peaceful, natural mode of transportation provides an authentic and personal experience with nature’s diverse surroundings. While there are countless tours available all over the country, a few stand out above others for their uniqueness or reputation in this field.

Reach out to your concierge to learn which is the best Costa Rica horseback riding tour for you. 

Costa Rica river rafting – an exciting adventure for the whole family.

At the beginning of May, Costa Rica’s rivers rise and make it an ideal time for aquatic adventurers to take on whitewater.

Costa Rica is the perfect destination for thrill-seekers looking to find new ways to explore our world’s waterways. Boasting one of the most diverse collections of rivers in all Latin America, Costa Rican whitewater rafting and kayaking enthusiasts are treated to a whole range of different levels from light rapids over long distances (perfect for beginners) through to class IV+ V waves with drops up 40 feet!

Costa Rica has some 14 major river systems originating within its mountains. All but two flow into either the Pacific or Caribbean coastlines; this provides many beautiful opportunities for those who love adventure sports like white water rafting and kayaking– making it among top destinations worldwide when looking at these types of outdoor activities!

Costa Rica rainforest canopy tours for the entire family.

There are dozens of zipline canopy tours, tranopy tours, and rainforest canopy bridges to choose from in Costa Rica. 

That means that there is something for everyone when it comes to getting up into tree-tops and close to nature. 

Your heart will be beating fast as you fly through the jungle, suspended by a zip line. Ziplining is an adventure of a lifetime and is safe for all ages! The canopy tour traverses across forests atop cables and platforms so that participants may enjoy the view from up high before experiencing exhilarating speeds down below.

With very safe equipment being used in hands of experienced guides, every participant has access to trekking at heights unreachable without this course – making it uniquely thrilling while still remaining completely stable.

Let your adrenaline flow while you traverse tropical jungles on a system of cables and platforms with nothing but safety gear between yourself and nature’s wild beauty above ground or far beneath what lies within these depths; use caution though because some

Butterfly gardens, cacao farms, and coffee plantations – Costa Rica’s jewels.

The entire gang can learn about butterflies and their lifecycle by visiting a butterfly farm, or discover the taste of the cacao bean before it becomes chocolate, and even participate in making chocolate delicacies yourselves! 

So much for families with younger kids, this is not only a great time but also a wonderful learning experience.

Hiking and nature in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica’s vast biodiversity provides the perfect opportunity for families to catch sight of animals, birds, reptiles, and flora in abundance; you and the gang will see things up close and personal that you might only ever see on television or in a zoo back home. A sloth hanging out in a tree on the beach, or an ant-eater gathering up his morning meal; white-faced capuchin monkeys who are likely to steal your backpack, looking for food, or that toucan you’ve only ever seen in its cartoon form on the back of a cereal box.

Hiking through the forest to swim at the bottom of a majestic waterfall

Costa Rica offers some of the best surfing and stand-up paddle in the world.

Costa Rica boasts more than 800 miles of coastline and over 300 beaches, divided between its Pacific and Caribbean sides. That means there are plenty of places to surf, learn to surf or enjoy stand-up paddleboarding. 

For families with kids, it’s a great opportunity to learn something new and have an exciting adventure while they’re at it. 

There’s never a dull moment on your summer family vacation in Costa Rica.

There is so much fun to be had and so many things to see and to learn about in Costa Rica, you’ll never once hear the complaint, “I’m bored!”

Where you have small children or teenagers, there is something to keep the entire family entertained and engaged when you take your family vacation in Costa Rica. 

School is out now. Time to start thinking about taking the family on vacation to Costa Rica.

Reach out today and start planning your summer Costa Rica trip. This will be the best family getaway you ever had!