What Can a Family Do in Costa Rica?
Costa Rica is the ultimate getaway for you and your family! This gem of Central America has everything you desire — breathtaking scenery, serene oceans, exciting excursions and wonderfully diverse culture. A trip to Costa Rica can be a life-changing experience for every member of your family if you plan an exciting mix of educational and interactive activities.
Wondering what to do in Costa Rica with family? Let the concierge and staff at the Villa Punto de Vista estate plan an unforgettable trip! We’ve narrowed down the dozens of unbelievable experiences down to the top ten best family activities in Costa Rica.
1. Spice Farm Tour
They say that food is the gateway to any culture, and that rings true in the land of Pura Vida. Eating authentic Costa Rican foods should be at the top of your list when visiting our diverse country. What better way to really appreciate what you’re served than by seeing where these foods grow?
Sign up for an informative spice farm tour and discover the local ingredients that make each meal so delicious. You’ll also learn about sustainable farming practices, which is a top priority in Costa Rica. We strive to protect and preserve our natural areas in every way possible.
2. Kids Saving the Rainforest Tour
One of the best things to do in Costa Rica with a family is to sign up for a Kids Saving the Rainforest Tour. These interactive and educational tours will teach your little one about the natural beauty and wealth of diversity within Costa Rica’s rainforest. They’ll learn why we must protect these gorgeous landscapes and how they can do their part to conserve the world’s resources right in their own homes. This impactful tour will open your family’s eyes to the importance of rainforest conservation.
3. Guided Jet Ski Tour
Guided jet ski tours guarantee family fun in Costa Rica. As you and your family ride the waves, keep an eye out for jumping sailfish and dolphins playing in the water with you. You can roam free on the surrounding islands, snorkeling and swimming as you like. This exciting two-hour tour gives you a chance to enjoy the cool waters of the Pacific and surround yourself with our diverse marine life. This two-hour tour is perfect for families with toddlers.
4. Whitewater Rafting Tour
There’s more on-water fun to be had away from the ocean. Thrill-seekers should consider a whitewater rafting tour down the Savegre River. Class 2, 3 and 4 rapids await you on this full-day trip for up to six people. This may not be a kid-friendly exercise for younger ones, but it will give families with older children an unforgettable adrenaline-filled adventure.
Although other tours on-foot will show you unspoiled views of Costa Rica, there’s no other way to see certain aspects of its rugged natural beauty than by venturing down the Savegre River. There are also great swimming spots and waterfalls along the way — and you may also see a few jaguars and tapirs watching you from the treetops during your journey.
5. Guided Tour of Manuel Antonio National Park
Costa Rica is one of the most biodiverse areas on the planet and Manuel Antonio National Park offers an exceptional view of the wild plants and animals that call this region home. The park encompasses coral reefs, beaches and rainforests, giving you an opportunity to marvel at both land and sea life.
We believe that this is one of the most enlightening and educational excursions you can attend during your stay at Villa Punto de Vista. Exploring the 683 hectares will provide you with up-close views of sloths, iguanas, monkeys and more.
6. Snorkel Tour
See for yourself what’s swimming beneath our emerald waves with a snorkel tour. Diverse fish and stunning coral reefs rest beneath the surface for you to view. Take a ride out on a boat and hop overboard to explore the elegant sights of the deep. For family fun in Costa Rica with younger children, we suggest renting a few pairs of snorkels so you and your little ones can look into the sea just a few feet from the shoreline.
7. Canopy Adventure Tour
Get a bird’s eye view of the rainforest on a canopy adventure tour. Ziplining through the treetops is one of the most popular activities in the country and a must-do on our Costa Rica family activities list. This fun thrill ride is safe for children of all ages which means even your toddlers can see once-in-a-lifetime views that they’ll never forget.
8. Horseback Riding
One of the best family activities in Costa Rica is to spend the afternoon horseback riding alongside a Costa Rican family. A family of naturalists will guide you on a journey to explore more of the Manuel Antonio area. You’ll learn about native plant species and snack on a few local treats. This is a fantastic opportunity to get to know the Costa Rican way of life from those who live it every day.
9. Catamaran Isla Tortuga Tour
Even though our luxurious private villas will make you feel like you’ve truly gotten away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we invite you to venture farther off the beaten path to an uninhabited island. Hop aboard the Manta Raya catamaran and sail to Tortuga Island 10 miles off the coast. You can swim, snorkel or simply lay on the sand. Relaxing in this unspoiled area is a great reminder of why it’s important to preserve and sustain natural spaces throughout our world.
10. Guitar, Dancing or Cooking Lessons
Interacting with local Ticos and Ticas is a fantastic way to truly get a sense of Costa Rican culture. While our adventurous excursions off of the resort are exciting and educational, we are also pleased to offer several on-site classes. Learn how to play Latin music on the guitar or take a dancing lesson. Families can also take cooking classes together — a great learning experience that you can recreate countless times in your own home.
Make Family Memories That Will Last a Lifetime at the Villa Punto de Vista Estate
With so much family fun in Costa Rica, it may be hard to only choose one or two of these exciting excursions to engage in. Thankfully, you don’t have to! When you stay at the Villa Punto de Vista estate, you have access to all of the best family activities in Costa Rica.
We can plan Costa Rica family activities for each day of your stay, allowing you to experience the best of what the Manuel Antonio area has to offer. Create the ultimate Costa Rican vacation at the Villa Punto de Vista estate. Contact us today to learn more about our all-inclusive packages.