Where to Go: Luxury Family Holidays in Latin America
Published on: September 29th, 2017
Last modified: July 28th, 2023
Adventure, history, magic, wildlife - when it comes to crafting your perfect family vacation, Latin America has it all.
We've pulled together a list of the continent's very best and most exciting experiences for luxury family holidays in Latin America. They're sure to enchant visitors of all ages.
So take the kids, pack your bags and jet off to discover the continent's seemingly endless delights, from swimming with turtles to exploring the Lost World...
Discover this world famous wildlife haven onboard one of our family-friendly cruises around the islands, on a trip that’s specially tailored to suit your family’s needs. You can get up remarkably close to the resident wildlife on nature walks.
You can also kayak, dive and snorkel with turtles, tropical fish and penguins, while the cruise’s glass bottomed boats are an exciting way to view the marine life from above.
Cloud Forest adventure
Costa Rica’s central highlands will captivate you with their atmospheric cloud forest enveloped in mist: a nature’s playground for all ages. Discover the diverse flora and fauna along nature trails and in national parks, or look down on the rainforest from canopy walkways.
Eco warriors and their families can set out on eco adventures, with highlights such as kayaking, zip lining and horseback riding. Jacada will arrange private guides to suit the interests of every family member, and for you to stay at the most family-friendly hotels.
Waterfalls & wildlife
On nature walks, with guides to engage the interest of all ages, visitors can spot butterflies and birds of dazzling colours, as well as mammals like the red brocket deer.
Temples & turtles
On this extraordinary stretch of Caribbean coast, snorkel with turtles from glorious white sand beaches, be enchanted by ancient Mayan culture in the fascinating ruins of Chichén Itzá and Uxmal near Mérida, and swim through the cool water of the cenotes limestone sinkholes.
Ecuadorian country life
Experience traditional Ecuadorian culture, while staying in a charming hacienda in the countryside of Otavalo where the whole family will feel at home: the ideal base from which to explore the idyllic landscape.
Set out on a horseback riding, hiking or mountain biking adventure between two snow-capped volcanoes with Jacada’s guides that have been specially selected for you.
Get to know the Ancient Incas
This ancient citadel never fails to enthrall, with fascinating stories of the Incan times told by our fun and engaging guides. Active families can set out on an unforgettable journey to the ruins along the world famous Inca Trail.
Options include a privately guided one-day trail and the full four-day hiking and camping trip through the Andean cloud forest.
Outdoor living in the Chilean Lake District
Families with a love for the outdoors will be enchanted by the beauty of this exceptionally scenic region of valleys among snow-capped volcanoes and ancient forest with crystal clear lakes, rivers and hot springs.
Spend your days fishing on the lakes’ shores, hiking, rafting and kayaking, or horse-back riding through the forest with the personal guide and while staying at the lodge that’s just right for you.