As compact as it looks on the map, Costa Rica offers a bewildering array of options - the perfect reason to arrange a guided tour for your family. Accommodations range from roughing it to luxury lodges, and it can be hard to score rooms in the most popular. Do you do the Pacific coast, the Gulf coast or both? And there are many hundreds of outfitters, day-trip operators and other local travel providers to shop for and hire when you travel on your own.
But you won't have to spend a minute on logistics if you take one of the family tours offered by Classic Journeys. In addition to multi-generational activities like easy river rafting, butterfly safaris, ziplining and guided jungle walks with local naturalists, there are separate fulltime local guides for kids and adults, and the guides stay with you for the whole week. A lakeside resort and mountainside lodge are comfortable as can be, and perfectly situated for everything from volcano watching to boogie boarding in the ocean. You have more fun than you'd ever find on your own, and none of the worries!