Costa Rica is a great place to bring the kids on holiday. There are so many things to do, the only complaint from the kiddos will be that there aren't enough hours in the day to do all them. Tandem ziplining is the kid-friendly version of Costa Rica's signature Canopy Tour, much more fun than any rollercoaster. Reef Runner Divers encourages families to snorkel together on an underwater exploration of the Caribbean, where sea horses and nurse sharks live along the coral reef. At the expansive InBio Park just outside of San Jose, an eye-popping insect collection gets kids excited, and the mushroom exhibit is a cool intro to Costa Rica's extra-large fungi. While you may spot monkeys and sloths all over the country, at the Jaguar Rescue Center kids of all ages are invited to visit and play with the creatures in recovery. The frogs you'll see at the Ranario in Monteverde are more to be looked at than touched, some of their skin is toxic to the touch. For many kids, the best part about a trip to Costa Rica is a visit to an active volcano like Irazu or Arenal. If you're lucky, you'll stumble upon a kid-friendly street festival, featuring a fancy horse parade followed by an even fancier fireworks display.
Build your own lists that you can easily reference or share stories with your friends.Login ×