a unique, relaxing and enjoyable time for your family
A family vacation is a great way to spend more time with each other while having a great time. It is a way to pull everyone closer and have some quality time together. We at Cayuga Sustainable Hospitality understand that what you want is a unique family retreat different from any other vacation you have enjoyed in the past. We offer all the fun, adventure, and comfort that families want most, elevating the experience to world-class standards in some of Costa Rica’s top destinations.
Cayuga Sustainable Hospitality offers you the exceptional opportunity to take part in our vision for a more sustainable future, supporting local communities and the pristine, natural environment of Costa Rica, in luxurious, relaxing and truly memorable settings.
Proposed itinerary for a unique family vacation in Costa Rica:
Below, you find a selection of five of Costa Rica´s most sustainable hotels and lodges that offer a great variety of family oriented activities from hiking to zip-lining to surfing to horseback riding. Pick and choose what best fits your interests and needs.
Explore the mountains at Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation & Inn
Only 20 minutes from the International Airport, Finca Rosa Blanca is an intimate hotel and a haven of tranquility set amongst the volcanoes and farms of the Central Highlands. Indulge in fresh organic food at El Tigre Vestido restaurant and eat out on the veranda bathed in sunlight and refreshed by the breezes from the mountains above.
Wake in the morning to the sounds of tropical birds and the smells of freshly roasted coffee and homemade pastries. Explore the mountains on horseback, hike with the Inn’s on-site naturalist through coffee farms in search of the exotic morpho butterfly or dive into the crystal clear chemical free waters of the stunning swimming pool. Many families have enjoyed the tour of the organic coffee plantation that is followed by a coffee cupping session and the chance to prepare your own coffee beverage.
Just steps away from the beach and on one of the best surfing breaks in Costa Rica, you will have the opportunity to take part in activities with your family such as surfing, guided hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, sport fishing, sailing charters, canopy zip-line tour, Olive Ridley Sea Turtles Nesting tour and more. Additionally, Harmony Hotel boasts its own Spa and Healing Center, offering a wide array of natural and organic spa treatments, massages and yoga.
Located right on stunning Pacific Ocean, and equipped with outdoor showers, private sun decks and organic, biodegradable amenities, the Harmony Hotel is the perfect place to relax and simply enjoy the beginning of your family time.
Experience where the beaches meet the rainforest at Arenas Del Mar Beach & Nature Resort
Manuel Antonio is Costa Rica’s most famous National Park and a great destination for those families looking to experience the rainforest. White water rafting, canopy tours, ocean kayaking, mangrove and dolphin tours, night walks and hikes are just a few of the many outdoor activities offered in the area. In particular, Arenas Del Mar is a stunning, luxurious and truly sustainable resort located right on the beach in Manuel Antonio. Comfortable rooms, two pools with spectacular ocean views, access to two stunning beaches, upscale dining in two hotel restaurants with a focus on fresh local products and personalized service that exceeds guest expectations. Arenas Del Mar is the perfect place to enjoy a few days of adventure and fun.
Live the rainforest at its best in Lapa Rios Ecolodge
If your family is looking for a real rainforest adventure and wildlife viewing at its best, a visit to Lapa Rios on the Osa Peninsula is a must. With a short scenic flight to Puerto Jimenez, Lapa Rios will be your family’s destination.
This award winning ecolodge is a dream come true for families looking for an active time that includes rainforest hikes, horseback riding, surf lessons, ocean kayaking and much more. The ecolodge bungalows offer stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and tropical rainforest. A true innovator in conservation and sustainable development, Lapa Rios is truly in a class of its own.
Have a very special time at the exclusive beach resort Latitude 10
The beaches of Santa Teresa are probably some of the most spectacular ones in Costa Rica and a great place to spend some beach time with your family.
Latitude 10is the ideal destination for an extended family vacation. With only 5 rooms, it can host an extended family for a vacation of a lifetime. The whole resort is available for rent and guests can either make their own food or hire the services of a professional chef.
Enjoy staying in the middle of the jungle surrounded by wildlife, natural vegetation and panoramic ocean views. Adventure activities such as horseback riding on the beach or zipping through rainforest tops await you at Latitude 10 in Santa Teresa.
Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation & Inn, along with Lapa Rios Ecolodge were the first two hotels in Costa Rica to achieve the highest level of 5 green leaves in Certification of Sustainable Tourism. The Harmony Hotel has just recently been awarded the 5 green leaves and Arenas Del Mar Beach & Nature Resort and Latitude 10 Resort are awaiting certification.
* Please note that all domestic flights in Costa Rica are certified as being Carbon Neutral and will compensate all carbon emissions emitted by your flight.
Below is a complete list of contact information for all hotels and lodges: