Costa Rica

From the windswept beaches of the two coasts to the incredible natural diversity discovered in rainforests and high jungles, Costa Rica has something to offer every traveler. Visit lesser known nature preserves teeming with wildlife like monkeys and sloths, and spot endemic birds, frogs and other amazing creatures. Learn about the local culture in indigenous home stays and exchanges with farmers and growers of chocolate and coffee. Costa Rica is considered one of the happiest places in the world, and between the incredible biodiversity, the friendliness of the people, and the soothing calm of the seashore, you will soon see why.

I chose Crooked Trails because they are committed to culturally and environmentally sensitive travel. Their dedication is unparalleled as evidenced by the level of commitment they put into developing and running their programs.

Costa Rica: Family Adventure


From $1,995 per person


8D / 7N


Available year-round; fall and winter recommended




San Jose – Sarapiquí – Arenal – Manuel Antonio – San Jose



Great for families!

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Through jungle and forest, mountains to ocean, this family journey allows you to explore the abundant wild spaces and encounter the remarkable people that make Costa Rica so special. This trip features locally-owned and operated lodging with an emphasis on immersive, experiential learning, and lots of fun activities that the whole family can share in and enjoy.

  • Unique accommodations in ecolodges, family-run hotels and a homestay on a sustainable working farm
  • Enjoy Costa Rica’s unbeatable natural beauty by exploring jungles and beaches
  • Personalized guided excursions allow you to discover Costa Rica’s natural treasures and learn about its culture and history
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Crooked Trails is a non-profit organization focused on transforming tourism into a positive force in the world. We create travel programs that reflect our values and are worthy of the trust placed in us by our travelers. By traveling with us, you can be assured that your money will go to support our partner communities, the causes we support, and our on-going work to make tourism better. We do this by:

  • Selecting locally-owned hotels, restaurants and transportation in order to ensure your money benefits local people.

  • Employing experienced local guides who are paid a fair wage.

  • Offsetting the environmental impacts of travel through initiatives such as our Travelers Against Plastic (TAP) campaign, demonstrating ways to protect local resources, and encouraging the purchase of carbon offsets.

  • Educating travelers in cultural sensitivity and the social, economic, and environmental impacts of their travels.

  • Acting on our commitment to the social and cultural protection of people in our host countries.

  • Offering unique experiences and opportunities for authentic engagement.

  • Donating a portion of your trip fees to the community development projects we support.

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