Costa Rica is among the world’s best destinations when traveling with kids. It is considered the most family-friendly country in Central America. And it offers a huge assortment of natural attractions for visitors of all ages.

When it comes to a family vacation in paradise, your first stop is Adobe Rent a Car. Driving in Costa Rica is the most affordable and convenient way to get around as a group. You’ll always have your belongings and necessities close at hand. Most importantly, you can stop for breaks or change routes as you please.

At Adobe, we have many family-sized vehicles to meet your needs. Among our most popular rental models for families is the intermediate-size Hyundai Creta 2WD. It has enough space for four passengers and four pieces of luggage. 

For a family road trip in Costa Rica, we also recommend the Mitsubishi ASX 4WD AT. It is the perfect budget SUV for Costa Rica’s diverse terrain. 

Family vacation packages

At Adobe, we want your trip to Costa Rica with kids to be enjoyable and stress-free. We offer a variety of family packages and extras to make every member of your family happy. 

To start, choose from our infant and child car seat options. In Costa Rica, all children under 12 must travel with an approved child safety seat or booster. 

We also recommend renting an Adobe Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot. These small and helpful devices connect you to a navigational app like Google Maps or Waze. Waze is the preferred app in Costa Rica. It provides up-to-the-minute driving directions and hazard alerts to help navigate the country’s roads.

Even better, our portable Wi-Fi hotspots connect up to five devices at a time. You and your kids can enjoy online entertainment during your cross-country drives.

The best family vacations to Costa Rica

We recommend combining at least three destinations for the ultimate family travel experience. No matter where you visit, there is always a big choice of activities that kids love. 

There are dozens of family-friendly national parks in Costa Rica with well-maintained walking and hiking trails. Among them, you’ll find dazzling volcanoes, beautiful beaches, cloud and rainforests, rivers, and mangrove estuaries.

Most Costa Rica destination for families offer canopy tours, zip lining, horseback rides, and even whitewater rafting. Among the best places to stay for families are all-inclusive resorts. 

Or choose from a wide variety of hotels and eco-lodges. Most have fun extras like swimming pools, beach access, and activities for kids and adolescents.

Another option is booking with a travel agent specializing in customized family vacations. They can take the hassle out of researching countless websites and direct you to popular family favorite destinations and lodging options. 

Where to travel in Costa Rica with kids

The best Costa Rica vacations for families include a visit to Arenal Volcano National Park in La Fortuna. 

Surrounded by rainforests, rivers, canyons, and a freshwater lake, Arenal Volcano is an eco-adventurers paradise. There are countless kid friendly activities to enjoy, including adventure theme parks.  

La Fortuna is also a great place to spot wildlife and waterfalls. And if that wasn’t enough, the region is brimming with delightful hot springs resorts geared for fun family times.

Another popular destination for Costa Rica family trips is Manuel Antonio National Park. It’s the crown jewel of the country’s national park system. Manuel Antonio is a sure crowd-pleaser with four breathtaking beaches and easy walking trails.

Surfing, boat tours, and kayaking are fun family activities when visiting Manuel Antonio. With so much to do and see, it’s one of the top places in Costa Rica for family travel.

Another not-to-miss beach town in Costa Rica is Tamarindo on the northwest Pacific Coast. Tamarindo is a vibrant oceanfront village with a wide variety of activities. The ocean and nearby Tamarindo Estuary are teaming with marine life. Book a tour or rent surfing gear, kayaks, or SUPs from a local provider to enjoy watersports.

Visit Costa Rica with Adobe Rent a Car

At Adobe, we care for all your Costa Rica family vacation needs. With 14 Adobe offices nationwide, you can pick up your rental at one location and drop it off at another. We also have full-service offices at both international airports.

We also offer comprehensive vehicle coverage. For families, we recommend choosing our SPP Full Coverage option. SPP includes 24/7 roadside assistance and a zero deductible. It is the coverage of choice for family vacations in Costa Rica.

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