Top Ten Family Resorts in Costa Rica

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There are many family resorts in Costa Rica for those who are planning for a memorable family getaway. There are many hotels in Costa Rica that do not welcome the guests under 18. If you want to enjoy a memorable vacation with your kids, you will have to find out a perfect hotel designed for family vacation. These types of hotels provide kid friendly accommodations and also offer plenty of ‘kid friendly’ activities right at the hotel. Many of those hotels provides connecting rooms, babysitting services, game centers, jungle gyms, kid-friendly pools, foods and many more. In some of the hotels there are secure areas in the property where the kids can enjoy outdoor activities such as mini jungle hikes or boogie boarding on a private beach close to the hotel. Some of the hotels also have spacious living room areas where the family can enjoy some fun time together, prepare their own meals or just get relaxed in a larger space. Some hotels provides family-orientated atmosphere. Here are the top ten family resorts in Costa Rica for you and family members to enjoy a hassle-free and memorable stay. 

Buena Vista Luxury Villas:

This resort is situated in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Set in the peaceful 33-acre gated Tulemar Gardens property, Buena Vista Luxury Villas is a full service resort. Surrounded by amazing nature and nestled in a lush rainforest overlooking the beautiful Manuel Antonio coastline, the whole property itself is amazing. This family-friendly hotel provides a range of accommodations including connecting. It arranges programs for kids, a pool and hiking trails frequented by toucans. This resort is also ideal for those arranging wedding ceremony and enjoy the celebration with your family and friends.

More info: http://www.costaricajourneys.com/buena-vista-villas-casas/

Website: http://www.buenavistaluxuryvillas.com/

Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Resort & Spa:

This family resort is perfect for those who are seeking a place for enjoying a memorable family getaway with a large family. This resort is situated in a secluded bay on the Pacific Ocean at the Gulf of Papagayo, Guanacaste. In Costa Rica this resort is considered as one of the best family resorts. In the resort there is a Kidz Paradise Club where the bilingual staff will supervises kids and at that time the parents can enjoy some relaxed time at the spa. Kids can enjoy a variety of activities such as arts and crafts, play video games, and slide down a “mini volcano.” Nestled in grounds with lush vegetation, hiking trails this resort overlooks breathtaking views.

More info: http://www.costaricajourneys.com/hilton-papagayo-costa-rica-resort-spa/

Website: http://www.hiltonpapagayoresort.com/

Lapa Rios Ecolodge:

Eco-conscious families who are seeking a place for enjoying a memorable family getaway in a natural setting, they will find Lapa Rios Ecolodge perfect. It is an idyllic retreat from modern life, ideal for families with kids over 6 years, couples and also honeymooners. This hotel is popular for involving guests of all ages in its impressive sustainability programs. The upscale accommodations are nestled in a 1,000-acre rainforest reserve that is connected through a corridor with Corcovado National Park.There are no Internet, television, phones or air-conditioners so it is the opportunity for the families to stay close together more than they usually do.

More info: http://www.costaricajourneys.com/lapa-rios/

Website: http://www.laparios.com/

Peace Lodge and Waterfall Gardens:

Nestled on the grounds of La Paz Waterfall Gardens, this extravagant property feels a little like Disney Land Costa Rica. Situated deep in a cloud forest near Póas Volcano, The Peace Lodge has the stated goal of being the most luxurious property in Costa Rica. This lodge provides an elaborate outdoor rescue center where families can enjoy some fun time together, laugh with the monkeys, feed toucans and gawk at jaguars. There is also a well-maintained waterfall hike on the lodge grounds. This lodge also feature a variety of distinctive rooms and villas ideally designed for families of all sizes and also provides serious family perks: When the kids head for the state-of-the-art game room, mom and dad can kick back in their balcony hot tub.

More info: http://www.costaricajourneys.com/la-paz-waterfall-gardens-peace-lodge/

Website: http://www.waterfallgardens.com/

Hotel Villa Caletas:

Nestled on a mountaintop above the seediness, this hotel property is highly secure and featured with all sizes and decorative styles and couches that can be swapped out for cots. Set on 1150 feet over the vibrant Central Pacific coast and the rain forest, this boutique hotel also close to a private beach. This hotel is ideal for enjoying a memorable getaway and live an enchanting experience where stunning views, outstanding facilities and service. Hotel Villa Caletas features complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare, and gift shops/newsstands.

Website: http://www.hotelvillacaletas.com/

Arenas del Mar:

Arenas Del Mar is an extraordinary beachfront and rainforest resort is situated in Manuel Antonio. Perched high on a seaside cliff, this resort overlooks amazing views of the surrounding area. With its exceptional service, hospitable and friendly staff, and facilities, this resort is amazing. This carbon neutral property offers sustainable, luxurious yet family friendly accommodations. This tour also arranges tours customized for families (with kids of all ages) according to the families’ interest and energy level. There are many things to do inside the property that you can enjoy with your family.

More info: http://www.costaricajourneys.com/hotel-arenas-del-mar-2/

Website: http://www.arenasdelmar.com/

Shaka Beach Retreat:

People who are seeking a place for enjoying a hassle-free tropical family escape, they will find this place perfect. Nestled in a lush jungle surroundings, in a tropical heaven, Shaka Beach Retreat is a premier surf camp. The best part is the family ethos of the place. Boasting charming villas for accommodations, an open air rancho, and a hang out spot where you can enjoy some fun time with your family.

More info: http://www.costaricajourneys.com/shaka-beach-retreat-resort-and-surf-camp/

Website: http://www.shakacostarica.com/

The Springs Resort and Spa:

The entrance of this resort is situated about 9 km from La Fortuna downtown and from that turn off it is an additional 3 km through tropical rain forest. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens, this resort overlooks direct views of north side of the majestic Arenal Volcano. From this resort you will also enjoy watching amazing view of the cascading waterfalls and panoramic views of mountains and valleys. This is a posh wonderland for affluent Americans and kids. Its 165 acres feature endless pool, 47 luxury rooms, and restaurants. This hotel is also feature babysitting service and a staff-managed game room and there area plenty to keep the kids busy.

More info: http://www.costaricajourneys.com/springs-resort-spa/

Website: http://www.thespringscostarica.com/

Hotel San Bada:

Located within the Central Pacific Region in the Manuel Antonio area, Costa Rica, Hotel San Bada is large enough to provide separate facilities for families and couples. This hotel features a family pool with a water-slide and swim-up bar. There is a wonderful adult-only rooftop bar and small pool that provides a sunset happy hour and food service. This restaurant also has a restaurant that specializes in both international and traditional cuisine and incorporates local produce and seafood into their meals. It also features some Superior rooms, the Deluxe rooms and the Suites with bathtubs for enjoying complete relaxation.

More info: http://www.costaricajourneys.com/hotel-san-bada/

Website: http://www.hotelsanbada.com/

Arenal Lodge:

The Arenal Lodge, an authentic rainforest lodge is located in the Northern Lowlands of Costa Rica. Nestled on the just outside of the popular town of La Fortuna, this is a perfect place for enjoying a memorable family getaway in a natural setting. This lodge provides family suites and also feature a playground, a kid’s activity room, plenty of room options with flexible sleeping arrangements and don’t make any charge for kids under 12.

More info: http://www.costaricajourneys.com/arenal-lodge/

Website: http://www.arenallodge.com/

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