Family resort in Costa Rica all inclusive is very popular among tourists from all over the world searching for top-notch services, amazing sceneries, and a lot of outdoor activities.
Costa Rica is famous for its unique landforms and abundance of flora and fauna, as more than 5% of the world’s biodiversity can be found in this tiny country.
The climate of the country is tropical with relatively constant temperatures, the only thing that varies from one month to another is the quantity of rain that drops.
There are two seasons, the dry season that lasts from December to April and the rainy season that lasts from May to November.
Costa Rica is the perfect destination to spend your winter holidays in a warm place or to enjoy your spring holiday and discover the beauty of the place.
Although there are plenty of hotels and guesthouses available all over the country during the dry season and especially around the winter holidays the occupancy rate is extremely high.
That is why we strongly recommend you book these hotels in advance to secure the best price and to be able to choose the perfect room for your holiday.
In this article, I have prepared a list of the best resorts in Costa Rica for families so that you have fun and enjoy your time spent abroad.
1. Fiesta Resort
Located just 50 minutes away from the capital city of San Jose, Fiesta Resort, formerly known as DoubleTree Resort Central Pacific is located in Puntarenas region.
It is one of the most beautiful beach resorts from Puntarenas stretching over thousands of acres of jungle and beach.
On-site you will find 10 restaurants and bars, several swimming pools, and many entertainment options.
For kids, age 4 to 12 is a kids’ club where kids can play a wide variety of games, watch movies and listen to music.
Teens and adults can rent a kayak or a boat from the hotel’s concierge and can choose from a wide range of cocktails with or without alcohol.
A small fitness center, as well as a beautiful spa with a long list of treatments and massages, are available at the resort during your stay in this Costa Rica resort family.
2. Margarittaville Beach Resort
One of the best all inclusive resorts in Costa Rica for families from Guanacaste Province is by far Margaritaville Beach Resort.
The rooms are spacious and clean, most of them featuring balconies overlooking the ocean, modern furniture, and stocked minibar.
On-site you will find an outdoor swimming pool with a bar, a water sports center from where you can rent scuba diving and snorkeling equipment, a spa, and a fitness center.
The resort has many kid-friendly activities, a designated pool for kids, a movie theatre as well as babysitting service.
While kids can play in the kids’ club, adults may relax and have fun in the small casino located inside this family resort Costa Rica.
When book your room make sure you ask for a room with a view and balcony as not all of the rooms have balconies and ocean views.
3. JW Marriott Guanacaste
One of the best family resort Costa Rica has is the impressive JW Marriott Guanacaste that offers a very attractive all-inclusive package so that you and your family can have a wonderful time abroad.
The hotel is located right near the beach, close to Tamarindo town, just 25 minutes away from Tamarindo airport.
Families can choose between one-bedroom suites and double rooms, both with great views of the ocean, gardens, or the pool.
There plenty of activities that you can try during your stay at JW Marriott Guanacaste one of the best Costa Rica all inclusive resorts for families out of which I would mention snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, and boat trips.
On-site there is a wide range of dining options including burgers and many dishes from international and local cuisine plus steaks and desserts.
Adults have access to the hotel’s spa where they can choose from a wide range of treatments for face and body, while teens over 15 years can take swimming lessons, listen to music and play all kinds of games.
4. Del Mar Surf Camp
A very interesting family resort in Costa Rica all inclusive is Del Mar Surf Camp, the perfect retreat for families passionate about surf.
The hotel is located on the beach so you have direct access to the ocean and surf lessons are included in the package together with airport transfer and many other services.
Yoga lessons are also available at the hotel and the lessons are also included in the all inclusive package.
The rooms are spacious and clean, each of them being equipped with Netflix, wi-fi, minibar refilled daily, and high-class amenities.
At the hotel’s concierge, you can book a horseback riding tour, canopy tours in the nearby jungle forest as well as ATV tours so no wonder kids loved this place.
5. Occidental Tamarindo
Occidental Tamarindo is another beautiful place to spend your family vacation in a warm place, far from any city pollution.
This beautiful hotel is located in Tamarindo right on Playa Langosta Beach, ranked as one of the safest and cleanest beaches in Costa Rica and within a few minutes from Las Baulas National Park.
You and your family can enjoy their free time on the beach or borrow equipment for kayaking, snorkeling, volleyball, and tennis.
A spa, a fitness center, bars, and restaurants are available inside the resort, all offering a wide range of services, foods, and drinks.
6. Dreams Las Mareas
Located on Playa El Jobo from Guanacaste Province, this hidden family resort in Costa Rica all inclusive is 1.5 hours away from Liberia International airport.
Its remote location does not influence the quality of services and the luxury amenities you will find in your room.
The hotel offers a luxury experience in the middle of the jungle surrounded by green mountains, and this makes it more interesting and unique.
On-site you will find everything you need for an unforgettable holiday: water activities, kid’s designated pool, night entertainment, a wide range of foods and drinks.
The rooms are overlooking the mountains, the jungle or the ocean and are equipped with a minibar, TV, wi-fi and have 24 hours reception.
Teens can relax and have fun in the Core Zone, which is a designated area for elder kids, while the little ones can play and relax at Explorer’s Club.
7. The Westin Reserva Conchal, an All-Inclusive Golf Resort and Spa
The all inclusive family resorts in Costa Rica list continues with The Westin Reserva Conchal a luxurious hotel located just 20 minutes from Tamarindo Airport and is surrounded by lush jungles and pristine beaches.
You can choose from a deluxe one-bedroom suite or family suites, most of them equipped with a balcony overlooking the ocean or the forest.
This hotel is the best choice from the area, a luxury hotel that won’t break your budget but will make you feel relaxed and spoiled.
There are special programs for kids, like mini-golf lessons, swimming lessons and a wide range of activities.
The on-site spa with its long list of treatments and massages will make you feel like royalty, while your kids will have fun in their designated area.
I hope you like at least one of these family resort in Costa Rica all inclusive and pick one for your next holiday.
All these hotels have good rates on the specialized sites and offer a fair price-quality ratio, especially if you book your trip in advance.
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They all have designated areas for your kids and many facilities and amenities for you, to help you relax and have a good time while abroad.
Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloud forest, and an impressive number of Costa Rican national parks and marine reserves are waiting to be discovered!
Don’t waste time and pick one of these family-friendly hotels that you like most, book your flight tickets and prepare yourself for a new adventure in this outstanding country from Central America.
Logistical tips and tricks for your trip
Book your accommodation
We always use Booking.com as they have the best price-quality ratio and they offer a wide range of hotels, guesthouses, apartments, and villas to choose from.
You will find here all types of accommodations, from the cheapest ones to the most luxurious.
Don't forget travel insurance
Travel insurance will always protect you against unexpected events and cost like illness, COVID, injury, theft, or travel cancellation.
We never go on any trip without travel insurance and there were many cases when we had to use it.
Renting a car
We like to explore a country on our own and a car gives us the mobility and freedom to do that.
We always rent our car from Discovercars as they have free cancellation 48 hours prior to starting date and a wide range of car rental companies and options to choose from all over the world.
Tours and attractions
When we are looking for some adventure or we simply want to break up the monotony and discover new places, we always use GetYourGuide.
We love it because we always find the most amazing experiences, with free cancellation and a large variety of activities and tours to choose from.
Airplane tickets and holiday packages
Expedia is our ally when searching for the best price for airplane tickets as it works as an aggregator for a huge number of airlines and we always find the best price for our flights.
Travel tip: use Expedia when you are searching for holiday packages as they have many last-minute offers and great discounts for hotels, flights, and even the whole holiday packages.