Looking for the best Costa Rica all-inclusive family resorts for your next vacation? We have combed the country in search of the best of the best.
Costa Rica is known for it’s beautiful beaches, outstanding eco-adventures, and incredible landscapes and wildlife. While some families opt to travel the country and explore different areas, many prefer to make one resort their home base for adventure.
If you are after an easy-going vacation where you can kick back and relax with minimal stress and have meals and activities laid out for you, here are some great Costa Rica all-inclusive family resorts to consider.
After you have chosen one of the best Costa Rica all-inclusive family resorts, it is time to start planning your epic Costa Rica family adventure! Make sure to check out our ultimate guide to 20 Incredible Things to Do in Costa Rica with Kids on a Costa Rica Family Vacation.
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Best Costa Rica All-Inclusive Family Resorts
The Westin Reserva Conchal
The resort stretches over 2,400 acres showcasing Costa Rica’s natural forests and beaches. The highlight of the resort for families is the pool deck featuring both a large freshwater lagoon pool and kids’ pool.
Parents will love the Westin Kids Club where children 4-12 can attend special programs, engage in fun activities and get plenty of play time. The Westin Kids Club is included in the all-inclusive rate.
Families staying at this all-inclusive Costa Rica resort can choose from 10 restaurants on property showcasing local fare and foods from around the world. All meals and beverages are included in the all-inclusive package.
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Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo
Located in the popular region of Guanacaste, Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo, offers a traditional all-inclusive package for families.
The all-inclusive plan includes three meals daily, as well as snacks, unlimited house brand drinks, and all tips for food and beverage. The hotel also offers three categories of family suites that sleep up to 5 or 6 people.
Activities included in the vacation package include Spanish lessons, traditional craft making, and group games and activities poolside.
Off-site activities are not included in the base cost but there are plenty nearby to choose from. Zip-lining, hot springs, and scuba diving, are all within a short distance from the hotel.
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Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica
A great choice for family with teenagers, Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica brings the fun of Planet Hollywood hotels to the unique setting of Costa Rica. Large families will be happy to discover that this property has two bedroom suites that can sleep up to eight.
Planet Hollywood Beach Resort offers 7 restaurants including a burger joint by celebrity chef Guy Fieri.
Younger kids will be highly entertained in the Stars Kids Club that offers singer and songwriter classes as well as movie nights and dance classes. They will also love the kids play area by the pool. The beach is quite calm and shallow, ideal for younger children.
Paddle boards and sea kayak rentals are free with your stay. Just be sure to book them in advance.
Off-site adventures nearby take you away from the theme of the hotel and into the heart of Costa Rica. Choose from all day visits to eco adventure parks or opportunities to play in the ocean on jet skis or sail boats. The resort staff is happy to help you book these adventures.
Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica
One of the more elegant Costa Rica all-inclusive family resorts, Dreams Las Mareas offers a quieter vibe with lush additions like private hot tubs on patios.
Nestled in the tropical jungles of North Guanacaste and on the remote El Jobo Beach, families will love the location of this hotel.
There are three pools on property, including one with waterslides. The resort also offers two clubs for kids. One specifically for children 3-12 and another just for teens.
There are also big screen movies, shows, cooking classes, and themes parties taking places on select days throughout the week.
The resort offers free usage of non-motorized water sports equipment like snorkel gear, kayaks, and paddleboards.
Excursions offered by the hotel include tours of nearby cities as well as trips to rural cities located within the rainforest. All dining and drinks are included at this hotel and guests can choose from 15 dining locations offering local food and international cuisines.
Best Western Jacó Beach
Families looking for an all-inclusive resort at a budget price will love the Best Western Jacó Beach.
Located on Jacó beach, the only accessible beach in all of Central America, the resort offers an outdoor pool, kiddie pool and small playground.
Rooms are more basic than you will find at a lucury resort, but the all-you-can-eat-and-drink perks are still there.
All meals and drinks are included at the poolside bar as well as at the main restaurant. For families wanting a little more variety, the hotel is in walking distance to numerous bars and restaurants.
Several of the most popular attractions in Costa Rica are a short drive away, including Manuel Antonio National Park, crocodiles of Tarcoles, rainforest canopy adventures, and more.
The Best Western Jacó Beach is located just an hour and a half from the bustling city of San Jose. Check out these 13 fun things to do in San Jose to plan an epic day trip to the city.
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Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge – Costa Rica All-Inclusive Family Resorts Luxury Eco-Lodge
Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is located on the banks of Golfo Dulce. Here, you are fully immersed in a rainforest environment day and night.
While you are surrounded by wildlife, you’ll still sleep in a comfortable bed cocooned safely inside a mosquito net. Meanwhile, private chefs take the freshest local ingredients and craft beautifully prepared meals three times a day.
This 165-acre property is located next to Piedras Blancas National Park, but you can only get to this resort by boat.
Guests arrive by car or plane to Puerto Jiménez or Golfito. A guide then picks you up and transfers you to the lodge. On the way, you are very likely to meet dolphins and whales.
The basic room rate at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge includes your transportation to the lodge, lodging, three gourmet meals a day, and self-guided hikes, kayaking, fishing, and snorkeling.
Their popular all-inclusive family-adventure package also includes one guided activity each day such as a guided kayak or paddle-boarding tour, dolphin watching tour, a guided rainforest waterfall hike, a fishing tour, or a night hike.
There are also educational activities that include tree planting, sustainable living tours, a chocolate making activity, and a coconut opening & sugar cane juicing class.
Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is truly one of the most unique and authentic Costa Rica all-inclusive family resorts for families looking to truly immerse themselves in the Costa Rica lifestyle of Pura Vida.
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