Costa Rica with Kids

White water rafting in Costa Rica with kids.

White water rafting in Costa Rica with kids. ChiChi is 4, and already a fearless whitewater veteran. ChiChi plays with the river with the same ease as the Indigenous kids – an enviable confidence for a young child.

We welcome you to travel to Costa Rica with Kids— Serendipity Style

To explore Costa Rica with kids can be a delightful and exciting experience for all participants regardless of the age span in the family. We will make sure everybody are challenged at their own level. All parents know that the best part of life is exposing your kids to new and interesting experiences. But traveling with one or more young children can be so much work that you need a vacation when you get home. It starts with the planning, when you have to determine whether the hotels are child friendly and child safe, and restrict your activities to those you can do with a child in tow, or determine how you can find a sitter for your child so you can still do the things that your children can’t.

Travel to Costa Rica with kids is like hitting a natural playground.

Travel to Costa Rica with kids is like hitting a natural playground. Veronica (7) enjoys climbing the smooth branches of the guava tree.

At Serendipity we are aware that traveling in Costa Rica with kids can and should be an enriching experience. There are many activities that children can do that make for a fun and interesting trip for everyone, but you have to find the right company: one that recognizes children’s natural abilities and caters to their enthusiasm. Most travel companies are oriented towards entertaining adults, but Serendipity prides itself on developing trips that will be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of their age.

Horseback riding in Costa Rica with kids.

Horseback riding in Costa Rica with kids. Mattias, on his third birthday, insisted he could do it alone. Dad agreed. Horses are still a primary form of transportation in Costa Rica. Therefore, it is quite common for mothers to ride with small children and for children to learn to ride when they are quite young.

 

Serendipity specializes in family vacations in Costa Rica with children

To design a perfect plan for traveling in Costa Rica with kids require special understanding both of Costa Rica and of children. Before we design a trip for you and your family, we will spend a lot of time talking with you to qualify your expectations and understand what you and your children want to experience while in Costa Rica. Nature — of course, but also the freedom to play as children should play, to meet locals who can share their country with your kids, to learn a little Spanish, to broaden their understanding of the world just by enjoying themselves and their surroundings.

 

Costa Rica Travel with Children – family travel to experience adventure, culture, nature

We stopped with Minor, who trains Serendipity guides in snake recognition and treatment. Garfield, a pet Boa, loves the attention from newfound friends.

We stopped with Minor, who trains Serendipity guides in snake recognition and treatment. Garfield, a pet Boa, loves the attention from newfound friends.

Serendipity is the only company in Costa Rica that can  take even young children on variety of great adventures — like  horseback, rafting, climbing trees and rappelling. And we know where to find the animals that will enchant them. We know which guides work best with kids, and what equipment makes their entry into real adventure both secure and not frightening.  Our staffs has put in a lot of work to define which hotels are most kid-friendly, and which will drive parents, or kids, crazy. We are also experts in persnickety eaters, and we have answers for the thousands of extra questions they will ask. Our guides know how to treat earaches, sunburns, and just too much activity to stay awake for dinner.

 

While the older kids are off riding, the youngest get to take care of the horses — food and water, and washing them down with hoses.

While the older kids are off riding, the youngest get to take care of the horses — food and water, and washing them down with hoses.

Traveling with very young children

Serendipity Costa Rica has a long history of traveling with children of all ages. We have au pairs who can travel with you, if that makes more sense for very young children. After your younger kids develop trust in their borrowed nanny, parents and older siblings can go gung-ho! on the adventures.

 

Costa Rica travel with kids requires some courage — and it helps to ask someone who has been there before you

We LOVE to share Costa Rica with children. Kids really take to the people here, and the animals, and the adventures, too, like a duck takes to water. We encourage you to speak with some Serendipity adventurers from recent trips. We are happy to give you referrals for kids similar to your own, so give us a call.

Check our sample itineraries for Costa Rica family

Discovering the natural beauty of Costa Rica with kids is an delightful experience. Small children will be amazed by Costa Rican wildlife

travel , ideal for teenagers, and our Costa Rica eco travel, a good starting point for multi-generation family trips with younger children, and all families visiting Costa Rica with kids. Change the Class IV whitewater (the Pacuare River) to a lighter-duty river and we can take children as young as about 5 (but we need to speak with you in detail about your children, to know what they will enjoy. Many younger children enjoy the white water, while some could end up afraid of water all their lives — it is important to avoid creating fears.)

When you think you have your ‘wish list’ ready (check out all the options for designing your family vacation in Costa Rica), we’re ready to talk and design your family expedition in Costa Rica.

Your Serendipity vacation in Costa Rica with kids will be the vacation that both parents and children will talk about, laugh about, and reminisce about, for the rest of your lives. The first step to start planning a trip is to contact us.

 

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