Costa Rica's family resorts provide the best of both worlds so that children and adults feel at home in their tropical oases. Many resorts offer daytime kids' programs supervised by experienced counselors. Age-appropriate activities focus on arts and crafts, nature, education, sports and games. Knowing that the children are being safely entertained, parents can enjoy some well-deserved adult time.
Special features at family-oriented resorts can include kids-only pools, game rooms, interactive programs for the whole family and special hours at the disco for teens. Many resorts also offer evening baby-sitting services, usually for an additional fee.
The hotels and resorts on this page have been divided into two groups. Immediately below are the all-inclusive Family Resorts resorts, where lodging, meals, activities and more are rolled into one price. Traditional hotels and resorts are listed second.