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Costa Rica Family Holidays

Award-winning sustainable holidays away from the crowds

Amazing activities you can all enjoy together; exotic wildlife and unchecked nature all around; miles and miles of unspoilt beaches; truly memorable places to stay and soak it all in. If that sounds like your kind of family holiday, you're in the right place.

Beautiful coastline, Dominical

Beautiful coastline, Dominical
Costa Rica is a fun, colourful, easy-going and safe place. With beautiful beaches, friendly locals, amazing activities and wildlife all around, it might just be the greatest family destination.

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Family rafting, Turrialba
It's a place for making memories, where brilliant activities can be enjoyed together as nature unfolds on an epic scale. Here's a taster of what to expect on a Costa Rica family holiday with Pura Aventura...

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Cahuita National Park, Caribbean
Amazing wildlife, firstly. That comes with the territory. Because most of the places we love are off the tourist trail and remain beautifully unspoilt, you'll see much more of it at every turn.

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Wildlife floating tour, Caño Negro
Sometimes wildlife comes to you as you go for a walk or relax in your accommodation. Other times, you need to go and find it, like on these inflatable kayaks, powered by a silent electric motor.

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Tree frog at night, Tenorio
Going out on a night walk to see how the jungle's 'other half' live is just a brilliant experience. You'll see all sorts - frogs, snakes, bonkers insects - but it's the intrepid sense of discovery we love best.

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Family rafting, Turrialba
Then there are activities. They're all safe and all vetted, and all absolutely brilliant. Terrific fun, both for the kids and those of us who still like to let our inner child go and play from time to time.

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Canyoning, Turrialba
There are many activities you might be trying for the first time. Zip lining is an obvious one, canyoning less obvious. It's just as fun, as you jump, giggle and splash your way down mountain streams.

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Kayaking past magroves, Osa Peninsula
Not everything has to be high octane. Kayaking along a river inlet past coastal mangroves is a lovely way to spend a relaxed morning. Mind you, don't go too close to the crocs...

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Coffee harvest, Central Valley
Costa Rica's local life is just as rich and colourful as its wildlife. So from coffee fincas to Caribbean calypso shacks, it's just as important to us that your trip is packed with plenty of local flavour.

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Smiling Gustavo, Tenorio
For example, you might have read of Pura Vida - the infectious sense of joie de vivre that brings such colour and ease to 'Tico' life. Gustavo here is basically the living embodiment of it, we'd say.

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Exotic fruit smoothie, Caribbean
Costa Rica is an exotic land of plenty too. If your kids are anything like ours, they'll be living off a diet of smoothies so fresh the fruit was still hanging on the tree yesterday.

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Shrimp lunch, Caribbean
It's probably not been scientifically proven, but we're pretty sure shrimp tastes best when eaten with the sand in your toes, the salty sea air in your nose and the Caribbean sun on your back.

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Coconut headache, Osa Peninsula
Of course, we can share with you all of our favourite beach shacks, village hangouts and Reggae bars, but sometimes the most colourful slices of local life are best stumbled upon.

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Roads less travelled, Tenorio
The best way we know of giving you the freedom and support you need to explore is by including a vehicle in your holiday. You don't have to drive, but we would encourage you to think about it...

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House in the Sky, Turrialba
Of course, all this Costa Rican goodness needs a collection of special places to stay. You can see just why the above is affectionately known as the 'House in the Sky', right?

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House in the Sky, Turrialba
It's a truly spectacular place, made all the more special by its lovely owner Tucker and the talented and equally lovely cook Yani, who'll prepare something tasty as you enjoy the views.

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Hot tub in the sky, Turrialba
Alright, maybe this is what's most special about the house. Seriously, how many hot tubs have a better view? The platform was built by the man responsible for Costa Rica's power infrastructure.

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Private beach house, Osa Peninsula
This here is another special hideaway you and your family will love. It's a relaxed beach house on the edge of a tropical fjord and a short stroll to a 7km beach that is usually yours, all yours.

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Private beach house, Osa Peninsula
The house sits up on stilts, with nicely done decor, a small plunge pool and local touches, but nothing overly fancy or luxurious. It has a strong feeling of remoteness, but not of isolation.

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Squirrel monkey, Osa Peninsula
Howler monkeys are the 'Osa alarm clock' here. Get up early with their calls and you should see squirrel monkeys in the trees around the house. Most afternoons you'll see a troop of capuchin monkeys.

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Jungle Ranger Station, Osa Peninsula
Remoteness is a feeling echoed at the ranger station in the deep forests of Corcovado. Staying here won't bring you the best night's sleep you'll ever have, but it'll be one of the most memorable...

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Corcovado National Park, Osa Peninsula
After all, how many times will your kids brush their teeth as toucans, monkeys and coatis scuttle by? Then again, you don't have to be a 13-year-old to get a kick out of that...

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Corcovado National Park, Osa Peninsula
So, now you've had a bit of a taster, please have a look at our trips to see it all in action. We're here to chat if you have questions, ideas or just a bubbling feeling of wanderlust you need to release...

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Beautiful coastline, Dominical
Family rafting, Turrialba
Cahuita National Park, Caribbean
Wildlife floating tour, Caño Negro
Tree frog at night, Tenorio
Family rafting, Turrialba
Canyoning, Turrialba
Kayaking past magroves, Osa Peninsula
Coffee harvest, Central Valley
Smiling Gustavo, Tenorio
Exotic fruit smoothie, Caribbean
Shrimp lunch, Caribbean
Coconut headache, Osa Peninsula
Roads less travelled, Tenorio
House in the Sky, Turrialba
House in the Sky, Turrialba
Hot tub in the sky, Turrialba
Private beach house, Osa Peninsula
Private beach house, Osa Peninsula
Squirrel monkey, Osa Peninsula
Jungle Ranger Station, Osa Peninsula
Corcovado National Park, Osa Peninsula
Corcovado National Park, Osa Peninsula

Beautiful coastline, Dominical

Beautiful coastline, Dominical
Costa Rica is a fun, colourful, easy-going and safe place. With beautiful beaches, friendly locals, amazing activities and wildlife all around, it might just be the greatest family destination.

1 of 23

Family rafting, Turrialba
It's a place for making memories, where brilliant activities can be enjoyed together as nature unfolds on an epic scale. Here's a taster of what to expect on a Costa Rica family holiday with Pura Aventura...

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Cahuita National Park, Caribbean
Amazing wildlife, firstly. That comes with the territory. Because most of the places we love are off the tourist trail and remain beautifully unspoilt, you'll see much more of it at every turn.

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Wildlife floating tour, Caño Negro
Sometimes wildlife comes to you as you go for a walk or relax in your accommodation. Other times, you need to go and find it, like on these inflatable kayaks, powered by a silent electric motor.

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Tree frog at night, Tenorio
Going out on a night walk to see how the jungle's 'other half' live is just a brilliant experience. You'll see all sorts - frogs, snakes, bonkers insects - but it's the intrepid sense of discovery we love best.

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Family rafting, Turrialba
Then there are activities. They're all safe and all vetted, and all absolutely brilliant. Terrific fun, both for the kids and those of us who still like to let our inner child go and play from time to time.

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Canyoning, Turrialba
There are many activities you might be trying for the first time. Zip lining is an obvious one, canyoning less obvious. It's just as fun, as you jump, giggle and splash your way down mountain streams.

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Kayaking past magroves, Osa Peninsula
Not everything has to be high octane. Kayaking along a river inlet past coastal mangroves is a lovely way to spend a relaxed morning. Mind you, don't go too close to the crocs...

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Coffee harvest, Central Valley
Costa Rica's local life is just as rich and colourful as its wildlife. So from coffee fincas to Caribbean calypso shacks, it's just as important to us that your trip is packed with plenty of local flavour.

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Smiling Gustavo, Tenorio
For example, you might have read of Pura Vida - the infectious sense of joie de vivre that brings such colour and ease to 'Tico' life. Gustavo here is basically the living embodiment of it, we'd say.

10 of 23

Exotic fruit smoothie, Caribbean
Costa Rica is an exotic land of plenty too. If your kids are anything like ours, they'll be living off a diet of smoothies so fresh the fruit was still hanging on the tree yesterday.

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Shrimp lunch, Caribbean
It's probably not been scientifically proven, but we're pretty sure shrimp tastes best when eaten with the sand in your toes, the salty sea air in your nose and the Caribbean sun on your back.

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Coconut headache, Osa Peninsula
Of course, we can share with you all of our favourite beach shacks, village hangouts and Reggae bars, but sometimes the most colourful slices of local life are best stumbled upon.

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Roads less travelled, Tenorio
The best way we know of giving you the freedom and support you need to explore is by including a vehicle in your holiday. You don't have to drive, but we would encourage you to think about it...

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House in the Sky, Turrialba
Of course, all this Costa Rican goodness needs a collection of special places to stay. You can see just why the above is affectionately known as the 'House in the Sky', right?

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House in the Sky, Turrialba
It's a truly spectacular place, made all the more special by its lovely owner Tucker and the talented and equally lovely cook Yani, who'll prepare something tasty as you enjoy the views.

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Hot tub in the sky, Turrialba
Alright, maybe this is what's most special about the house. Seriously, how many hot tubs have a better view? The platform was built by the man responsible for Costa Rica's power infrastructure.

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Private beach house, Osa Peninsula
This here is another special hideaway you and your family will love. It's a relaxed beach house on the edge of a tropical fjord and a short stroll to a 7km beach that is usually yours, all yours.

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Private beach house, Osa Peninsula
The house sits up on stilts, with nicely done decor, a small plunge pool and local touches, but nothing overly fancy or luxurious. It has a strong feeling of remoteness, but not of isolation.

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Squirrel monkey, Osa Peninsula
Howler monkeys are the 'Osa alarm clock' here. Get up early with their calls and you should see squirrel monkeys in the trees around the house. Most afternoons you'll see a troop of capuchin monkeys.

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Jungle Ranger Station, Osa Peninsula
Remoteness is a feeling echoed at the ranger station in the deep forests of Corcovado. Staying here won't bring you the best night's sleep you'll ever have, but it'll be one of the most memorable...

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Corcovado National Park, Osa Peninsula
After all, how many times will your kids brush their teeth as toucans, monkeys and coatis scuttle by? Then again, you don't have to be a 13-year-old to get a kick out of that...

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Corcovado National Park, Osa Peninsula
So, now you've had a bit of a taster, please have a look at our trips to see it all in action. We're here to chat if you have questions, ideas or just a bubbling feeling of wanderlust you need to release...

23 of 23

Beautiful coastline, Dominical
Family rafting, Turrialba
Cahuita National Park, Caribbean
Wildlife floating tour, Caño Negro
Tree frog at night, Tenorio
Family rafting, Turrialba
Canyoning, Turrialba
Kayaking past magroves, Osa Peninsula
Coffee harvest, Central Valley
Smiling Gustavo, Tenorio
Exotic fruit smoothie, Caribbean
Shrimp lunch, Caribbean
Coconut headache, Osa Peninsula
Roads less travelled, Tenorio
House in the Sky, Turrialba
House in the Sky, Turrialba
Hot tub in the sky, Turrialba
Private beach house, Osa Peninsula
Private beach house, Osa Peninsula
Squirrel monkey, Osa Peninsula
Jungle Ranger Station, Osa Peninsula
Corcovado National Park, Osa Peninsula
Corcovado National Park, Osa Peninsula

Costa Rica Family Holidays

Created by specialists, tailored to you.

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Activities Enjoyed Together

Snorkelling with sea turtles, giggling down rapids, or simply chilling out in the hot tub after a hike in the highlands... there's a precious time in family life when what you and your children enjoy coincides. Screens are set aside and memories are made.

Private beach house, Osa Peninsula

Outstanding Accommodation

Our holidays reward active adventure, but we know there's a balance to strike between the 'on the go' parts and your downtime. Whether it's a House in the Sky, or your own private beach hideaway, our accommodation is memorable and at times magical.

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Safety First

Your safety comes before everything, and financial security comes as standard. And because we've been there and done it all, usually with our fortunate offspring in tow, our holidays are personal to us, and our advice can be personal to you.