Four Costa Rica Tours to Take with Kids

Young adventurers will discover the best of Costa Rica’s flora and fauna on these four tours

Selvatura Park

Zipline at Selvatura Park Soar above the cloud forest canopy on a zipline course, hike through the jungle between eight hanging bridges that span forested canyons and watch hummingbirds flit through the air at Selvatura Park in Monteverde.

Canoe at Las Baulas National Marine Park Canoe through Las Baulas National Marine Park near Tamarindo at dawn to spot American crocodiles, howler monkeys and Costa Rica’s bird bounty. The kids’ highlight? Watching tree crabs scuttle across mangrove roots. Hotel Las Tortugas runs guided tours. 

Ride Horses at La Fortuna Waterfall Ride horses through the countryside to Arenal’s famous La Fortuna Waterfall and then descend around 500 mossy stairs on foot for a dip in the emerald pool. Look for noisy parrots and the volcano itself on the ride. 

Watch Sea Turtles at Las Tortugas Hotel Sit motionless on a moonlit beach as Pacific black, olive ridley or leatherback sea turtles lug themselves ashore to lay eggs. If you’re lucky, you might even see turtle hatchlings scurrying toward the surf. Tours run nightly through turtle season, October-February.