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Family Resorts in Costa Rica

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Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica (Manuel Antonio National Park) 4.5 of 5
$280 and up *
Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner Top Hotels | Luxury | Romance
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#3 of 48 hotels in Manuel Antonio National Park
17 travelers mentioned "family friendly resort" and "family resort" when describing this hotel.
  • "Although we went as a couple this could easily be a family friendly resort. We plan a trip next year with our 5 children. As expected, we paid handsomely for all the comforts and..."
  • "I think it is important, however, to know that the resort is definitely a family resort., even though it is not listed as such on the website. But more than half the guests..."
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Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Resort & Spa (Gulf of Papagayo) 4.0 of 5
$197 and up *
Special Rate $104/person + $50 credit
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#5 of 16 hotels in Gulf of Papagayo
30 travelers mentioned "family friendly resort" and "family" when describing this hotel.
  • "notch! We were very happy with the quality of the food and beverages. It is a very family friendly resort with activities for all ages...."
  • "This was a great hotel to stay with a family. They kindly put us near all the facilities ie restaurants and pool as this would have been less practical if we had not been near with..."
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Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo (Gulf of Papagayo) 5.0 of 5
$434 and up *
Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner Top Hotels | Luxury | Romance Special Offer Fourth Night Free!
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#2 of 16 hotels in Gulf of Papagayo
16 travelers mentioned "family resort" and "family friendly resort" when describing this hotel.
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Shaka Beach Retreat (Santa Teresa)
$135 and up *
Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner Family | Bargain | Small Hotels
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#10 of 25 hotels in Santa Teresa
7 travelers mentioned "family resort" and "family" when describing this hotel.
  • "I would recommend this as a great family resort or if you have enough people rent the whole place out. I would recommend it to anyone who just wants to surf...."
  • "Chris's wife and kids can often be found at the rancho, so the place is definitely family friendly if you want to bring kids. After all, Shaka was designed with kids and their..."
Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Resort (Playa Hermosa) 4.0 of 5
$123 and up *
#10 of 13 hotels in Playa Hermosa
10 travelers mentioned "family friendly hotel" and "family" when describing this hotel.
  • "It is a very family friendly hotel and resort, so lots of kids around. We were there early April and were told it was "red tide" time and not to go in the water. This was..."
  • "Great place to visit with your family. Perfect for kids of all ages. Beautiful place with lots to do. We enjoyed the staff that was involved in the activities for the childen and..."
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Allegro Papagayo (Gulf of Papagayo) 3.0 of 5
$128 and up *
#10 of 16 hotels in Gulf of Papagayo
10 travelers mentioned "family place" and "family" when describing this hotel.
  • "This is definetly a family place. Little kids running around everywhere screaming. The all inclusive bar was just gross. The bartender couldn't mix any drinks and it was sticky and..."
  • "July 6,2013 Costa Rica is the most beautiful country to relaxt and Allegro Papagayo is a good resort to stay with ur family... We were 9 people and we enjoy everything on the resort..."
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#1 of 2 Specialty lodging in Cabuya
2 travelers mentioned "family" when describing this hotel.
  • "They became part of our retreat family, and we enjoyed the greeting we received each morning! The smallest one led us to yoga in the morning and often hiked out with us to the taxi..."
  • "Jeff, Liz and their small and helpful team make you feel staying with an extended family in a magnificant jungle paradise. I stayed here throughout a Yoga retreat and we an..."
Florblanca Resort (Santa Teresa) 3.5 of 5
$428 and up *
Special Offer Summertime Specials
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#11 of 25 hotels in Santa Teresa
2 travelers mentioned "family" when describing this hotel.
  • "to spend five nights at the Florblanca Resort with five couples of our extended family. To begin with, staying at Florblanca is like landing in paradise. The property is on..."
  • "The staff have always gone over and above for us and have become our Costa Rican family! I recently read where some of the reviews talk about the staff/service not being up to..."
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Occidental Grand Papagayo (Gulf of Papagayo) 4.0 of 5
$182 and up *
#9 of 16 hotels in Gulf of Papagayo
4 travelers mentioned "family" when describing this hotel.
  • "This is the friendliest resort which we have ever visited; it was like a big family gathering, everyone greeting each other and chatting with people whom they had not previously met..."
  • "Thank you to all the servers, bartenders and to everyone else who was part of the Occidental Grand family and those that we didn't get to meet. The Occidental Grand was..."
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Ocotal Beach Resort (Playa Ocotal) 3.5 of 5
$82 and up *
#1 of 1 hotels in Playa Ocotal
4 travelers mentioned "family" when describing this hotel.
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Barcelo Langosta Beach (Tamarindo) 3.5 of 5
$187 and up *
#17 of 22 hotels in Tamarindo
7 travelers mentioned "family resort" when describing this hotel.
  • "The 4000 block probably has the most noise due to the proximity to the entertainment/disco area, but overall this a quiet, family resort. The food is excellent. Each night there..."
  • "Although this place is more of a family resort, my husband and I also felt very comfortable as we were able to enjoy meeting many other couples of all ages and nationalities while..."
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Hotel Parador (Manuel Antonio National Park) 4.0 of 5
$167 and up *
Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner Top Hotels
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#10 of 48 hotels in Manuel Antonio National Park
9 travelers mentioned "family" when describing this hotel.
  • "We went to checkout the suites in the separate building and cant wait to return there with my whole family! They are gorgeous! All in all the hotel and the level of service were..."
  • "Since this was our first trip to Costa Rica with our large extended family I spent a great deal of time researching areas to go and places to stay. The Hotel Parador seemed to be..."
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Witch's Rock Surf Camp (Tamarindo)
$125 and up *
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#6 of 22 hotels in Tamarindo
3 travelers mentioned "family" when describing this hotel.
  • "It is a very good place if you are coming with a large group or family because you can keep everyone together. If you are one to want to do things on your own time however, then I..."
  • "a condo. Not a good place for a family. Great if you are single and want to surf and party. Overall a nice place, just not for the kids...."
El Establo (Monteverde) 3.5 of 5
$112 and up *
#5 of 18 hotels in Monteverde
2 travelers mentioned "family" when describing this hotel.
  • "If you're looking for a peaceful and tranquil environment with a sense of adventure and a family friendly atmosphere, this is the hotel for you. I have stayed at this hotel on..."
  • "Large family size suite, in 300 building, sleeps 5-6 people, but only one bath, downstairs. Comfortable plush beds, very clean and modern with wonderful views. Great buffet..."
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Barcelo Tambor Beach (Tambor) 3.5 of 5
$155 and up *
#4 of 7 hotels in Tambor
2 travelers mentioned "family" when describing this hotel.
  • "Our four member family visited the hotel during the last week of January 2012. We enjoyed our stay: Easy and fast chek in. Well decorated room. Comfortable beds. Clean room and..."
  • "Overall, cant fault the value, but wouldn't revisit personally, but understand this place could appeal for a family holiday spot for a few days for others...."
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Pirate Cove (Drake Bay) 2.0 of 5
$167 and up *
#6 of 7 hotels in Drake Bay
One traveler mentioned "family" when describing this hotel.
  • "The bungalows are more isolated and more simple, but still charming and it was big enough for our small family of four. The food was amazingly good, especially at dinner. Pirate..."
  • "Last summer I traveled to Costa Rica and stayed in one of the most unique and picturesque places I have ever encountered. Originally, I was just looking for a place to get my open water SCUBA certifi..."
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Altura Hotel (Poas Volcano National Park)
$123 and up *
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#1 of 2 hotels in Poas Volcano National Park
One traveler mentioned "family" when describing this hotel.
  • "The rooms were very convenient, easily accommodate family of five persons. Breakfast was very tasty, either the traditional Costa Rican breakfast or the kids pancake breakfast. A..."
  • "My husband and I had the opportunity to stay at this beautiful inn just a few short days ago. The minute we arrived, we wished we arranged to stay at least a day longer. The grounds were so incredib..."
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#8 of 19 Specialty lodging in Dominical
One traveler mentioned "family" when describing this hotel.
  • "would come to the various beautiful locations we surfed which added to the overall 'family home' vibe. The food was either good or excellent and wine and beers decent. Personally..."
  • "Spent a week at Kalon Surf with a friend. The place is great and there are lots of good brakes closeby. Also the video analysis and coaching was very helpful to improve on my turns / hollow take off, ..."
Byblos Resort & Casino (Manuel Antonio National Park) 3.5 of 5
$127 and up *
Special Price 50% off room rate
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#21 of 48 hotels in Manuel Antonio National Park
2 travelers mentioned "family" when describing this hotel.
  • "Thank you Byblos Resort for this amazing family vacation. We had never been to Costa Rica before and it surpassed any of our imaginations. Casa Sarita was glorious. We had 8..."
  • "My wife and I came to Byblos resort to celebrate her sister's 40th wedding anniversary with her sister's family. We enjoyed ourselves immensely(inspite of the climb of 85 steps to..."
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Villaggio Flor de Pacifico (Playa Potrero) 3.0 of 5
$104 and up *
#3 of 4 hotels in Playa Potrero
One traveler mentioned "family" when describing this hotel.
  • "I was there 2 times, the rooms are awesome, excellent pleace if you go with your family or big group. Is near the best beaches of Guanacaste: Flamingo,Danta, Dabntita, Conchal..."
  • "Recently arrived back from the Villagio. FIrstly I would like to say a very big thank you to the manager for upgrading us to the superior villa! It was such a lovely surprise when we walked into t..."
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Rio Perdido (Bagaces) 4.0 of 5
$162 and up *
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#1 of 1 hotels in Bagaces
One traveler mentioned "family" when describing this hotel.
  • "It is a can't miss. We had the fortune of having the founder/visionary of this ambitious project, Gabriel, and his young family staying at the resort for the duration of our stay..."
  • "We stayed at Rio Perdido this past five days and can only say it was excellent and perfect for our first stay while in the country for three weeks. The rooms are nice little cabins with everything you..."
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Hotel Villa Belmar (Sevilla Resort) (Playa Hermosa) 2.5 of 5
$70 and up *
#3 of 13 hotels in Playa Hermosa
One traveler mentioned "family" when describing this hotel.
  • "I than asked the owner, Felix to show me the rooms and upon seeing the spacious clean rooms, I booked it for one week for my entire family. Our week stay in November was fantastic..."
  • "Hotel is design so you can relax and enjoy. Service was outstanding. My husband and I are here in Costa Rice for 6 weeks and we stayed at Villa Belmar the day after we arrived in CR for 2 days, then..."
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Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica (Sardinal) 4.0 of 5
$251 and up *
#1 of 3 hotels in Sardinal
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  • "Our stay at the RIU was fantastic! Rooms are very nice, food was excellent no matter where we ate, service was friendly, grounds were beautiful & well maintained! You must remember to bring sandals or..."
  • "This resort was absolutely breath taking. The food was plentiful and a wide variety to be had. We never had a bad meal. The staff are great and always helpful. The sand was a blackish colour on the be..."
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PURE Condo Resort (Herradura) 4.0 of 5
$352 and up *
#2 of 2 hotels in Herradura
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  • "Love this place. Lovely property, highly recommend it. Nice pools, gym, and beautifully maintained. Loved the kitchen, bedroom and all other amenities. Right on golf course too. Perfect for our f..."
  • "We stayed in a 3rd floor condo facing the bay - and it was absolutely top-of-the-line. High ceilings, big bathrooms, balconies facing the water - indescribably beautiful. You can rent a golf cart to..."
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Blue River Resort & Hot Springs (Rincon de La Vieja) 3.5 of 5
$94 and up *
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#1 of 6 hotels in Rincon de La Vieja
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  • "Last 20 km into the hotel were horrible. And bring a raincoat, this is cloud tropical forest. Hotel is luxurious. Food & service good. Rooms spacious. Their photos on Internet are accurate. How they m..."
  • "If you finally manage to get there- the road doesn't deserve that name- it's worth it!! Staff is really caring and friendly, let them now what you'd like to do- it's being organised including a big sm..."
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Hotel Riu Guanacaste (Sardinal) 4.0 of 5
$198 and up *
Special Offer Up to $2000 Resort...
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#2 of 3 hotels in Sardinal
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  • "I stayed at the Riu in Guanacaste (Staying at the Palace, the newer one) from January 9-14th and overall had a very good experience. To start, Costa Rica is a very beautiful country with lots to do a..."
  • "Good hotel, good room, was almost every day ready on time. Very good food in buffet, lots of choices, lots of fishes. Sushi very good at Asian. Very good water aerobics at 12 Very good coffee at t..."
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JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa Costa Rica (Santa Cruz) 4.5 of 5
$229 and up *
Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner Luxury Special Offer Free Night & $25 Credit
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#1 of 8 hotels in Santa Cruz
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  • "This is a well kept, well run, clean, and beautifully located facility. The pool is terrific (not heated, but beautiful once you are in!) and the beach is outstanding. The winds were very strong durin..."
  • "We just spent a week at the JW Marriott. The resort and service were excellent. The staff was very friendly and always available. Due to the low season the hotel was able to upgrade our room to a beau..."
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#1 of 2 hotels in El Roble
Selected as a "family resort" because... more
  • "Excelent Hotel. The service was wonderful. They found out I was there for my anniversary and gave us a free sparkling wine. They went way far from what it was expected. Just wondered why they have so ..."
  • "My husband and I went with friends last week. What an amazing place! We had read reviews where people were complaining about various things. Believe me when i tell you that those people need to hav..."
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Montana de Fuego Hotel & Spa (La Fortuna de San Carlos) 3.0 of 5
$88 and up *
#43 of 64 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Selected as a "family resort" because... more
  • "Strong points: great view with volcano right in front of you, large number of Costa Ricans, large rooms, expansive grounds, free thermal pools, massage on site, good swimming pool, close to the volcan..."
  • "As others have said, the bungalows are older but very clean. The bathroom was small but the shower was great. (Good water pressure and steady temps.) There is air conditioning here but it was rather l..."
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Lands in Love Hotel & Resort (Tierras Enamoradas) (Arenal Volcano National Park) 3.0 of 5
$88 and up *
#32 of 68 hotels in Arenal Volcano National Park
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  • "The rooms where very well, clean & satisfactory. The team for all the attractions (canoopy, canyoning, rafting & Horse back riding) where very professional & consider to each person needed. for m..."
  • "Stayed there with my young daugther for 4 days. She wants to go back because it was as nice as Hawaii. Though we are not vegeterians we liked the food. The prices were about right. I read the other re..."
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