Ker & Downey’s Costa Rica Family Vacation is an adventure for all. Visit the Northern Plains of the Arenal Volcano, the South Pacific Highlands, and the sunny Northern Pacific Coast of Guanacaste.

Costa Rica Family Vacation - Ker & Downey

Costa Rica Family Vacation

Suggested journey: 10 days/9 nights in Heredia, Arenal, San Isidro, and Guanacaste

This sample journey through Costa Rica is just one way to experience the destination. Our designers are at their best when crafting a journey unique to you. Read on to see one example of what is possible on a handcrafted trip.

Santa Barbara de Heredia

Recover from your flight. Here you will be overnight in a plantation resort in Heredia. This is the perfect spot to begin your Costa Rica family vacation. This resort overlooks the Central Valley. Santa Barbara de Heredia is known for extensive herb farms and coffee plantations.

The luxury accommodation is situated 15 minutes from Juan Santamaria International Airport. First, it is a renowned hideaway. Second, it is famous for its organic gourmet cuisine. Next, it is known for superior comfort. Finally, superior service to its guests.

Arenal Volcano National Park

After breakfast, you will enjoy a private transfer to your accommodations in Arenal. It is a three-hour drive. Stop en route for a self-guided walk along the trails, gardens, and rescued animal exhibits of La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Also walk to the viewpoint of the impressive waterfall of La Paz.

Ker & Downey’s Costa Rica Family Vacation begins amid the shadow of Arenal. Located in central Costa Rica, the Arenal Volcano National Park lies within the Arenal Tilaran Conservation Area. It encompasses eight of the country’s 12 protected life zones. The park is home to many of Costa Rica’s 850 bird species. Also, home to an array of exotic creatures, such as capuchin monkeys and parrot snakes. Other species are  jaguars and deer. In fact, the diverse landscapes include grasslands and volcanic wilderness. Overlooking the park is the magnificent Arenal Volcano as well as the Chato Volcano. There is even a stunning lagoon.

While here, enjoy family-friendly activities. Take a private hike through lava fields and rainforests. Also spot birds and animals. Afterwards dip in the hot springs. Finally zipline along the treetops.  In addition, go white water rafting. After that set out on a private hike at Arenal Volcano National Park. Moreover, you can swing from the famous Arenal Hanging Bridges. Later enjoy your evenings at the tranquil Tabacon Resort. Furthermore, relax in the natural volcanic thermal water pools on site. 

Costa Rica Family Vacation - Ker & Downey

San Isidro

Next head towards the southern highlands. Moreover, aboard a private charter plane. Pamper yourself with the exceptional service at the intimate Hacienda AltaGracia. Relax in style and enjoy your natural surroundings. What a great place to holiday with the family. Also embark on a Horseback Riding Adventure at the Hacienda AltaGracia Trails. The experience includes horses, professional guides, and equipment.


Again, board your private charter plane for your final part of your Costa Rica family vacation. This time you are heading to the sunny northern pacific coast of Guanacaste.

Guanacaste is renowned for its pristine beaches, volcanic landscape, and exotic creatures. This Costa Rican province is the quintessential tropical paradise. The landscape features grassland plains, dry tropical forest edged by white-sand beaches. Visitors can spend a lazy day on the endless Playa Blanca Beach. There is also first-class diving as well as a variety of water sports at the magnificent Playa Hermosa Beach. Equally important, visit Santa Rosa National Park. This park features unspoiled indigenous vegetation and inhabited by over 200 bird species. Do not miss the Papagayo Peninsula known as well for its world-class golf course. 

You will also be staying at the beach town of Las Catalinas. This town is  beautiful and car-free. The purpose here is to create a way of life that is healthy, sustainable, fulfilling, as well as fun. It is a popular destination for travelers from near and far.In addition Las Catalinas offers a variety of vacation rentals for short or long-term stays. From cozy flats to spacious villas, the famously friendly and helpful staff fully services all. Las Catalinas is also one of the best places in Costa Rica for a day at the beach. Guests can enjoy the world-class trails and water sports or relax with delicious dining and great shopping options. Swimming in the calm ocean waters and taking some sun at the beach serves as the perfect ending for your Costa Rica family vacation.

Costa Rica Family Vacation - Ker & Downey

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