Thursday, August 24, 2017

10 Family Adventures in Costa Rica

With diverse landscapes including beautiful beaches, towering volcanoes, and lush jungle, Costa Rica’s diversity makes it a perfect destination for any kind of traveler, which is probably why it’s popular among families. Book your next family vacation to Costa Rica and explore all it has to offer with these 10 exciting family adventures.

Volcano Hike

Arenal is Costa Rica’s most popular volcano as it looms over 5,000 feet into the sky. The volcano is surrounded by green jungle and the famous Arenal lake, making it the perfect choice for volcano enthusiasts, jungle explorers, and water lovers, alike. There is no shortage to the fun that can be had here. Hike the volcano as a family, get your adrenaline pumping with hanging bridges and ziplines, or paddleboard on the lake followed by a lazy picnic. Everyone is sure to enjoy this national park.
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Manuel Antonio National Park

There is no better sound to get up to every morning than to the call of the howler monkeys in Manuel Antonio National Park. They are a natural delight and this park, especially, is tailored for kids with easy walks and activities on the nearby beach like surf lessons, parasailing, or even Spanish language courses.

Stay at a Luxury Resort

To experience something absolutely new, stay at a high end eco-resort, with a range of options. There are spas and resorts, like Si Como No, built on cliffsides which overlook the Pacific Ocean. Almost all resorts maintain swimming pools,water slides and well planned gardens which make for a true family friendly holiday.

Peninsula Papagayo

All beaches in Costa Rica have free access to the public. The Peninsula Papagayo is one such place with an abundance of hidden coves and harbors. Outrigger canoeing here is a great attraction for kids.
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Float along the Corobici River

The river comes alive during late afternoons with the robust activity of large flocks of egrets and storks. A guided ride past the panama and bamboo trees, along the Corobici river, is extremely educational for the whole family.

Jaco Ropes Excursion

The elevated obstacles at Jaco Ropes adventure park provide high class family fun. For those looking for thrills from high up in the trees, this is the best place to visit.

Jade Museum Tour

For an up close interaction of the history of Costa Rica, the five storey Jade Museum showcases the same through the jade stone. Families can view how these stones and jewellery were made while the children have a go at digging for artifacts at the sand exhibit.

INBio Park

This park introduces visitors to some of the many natural attractions of Costa Rica. The La Paz waterfalls trail recreates the country's rainforest region, while the wildlife station imparts important information on some of the animals and reptiles found in Costa Rica.

Soak in the Hot Springs

Situated in Alajuela province, these hot springs are the natural result of the same geothermal factors that go into creating molten lava. A soothing soak can be enjoyed by all amidst the lush landscaped surroundings.

Freddo Aventura Rural

Located about an hour from San Jose, this dairy and strawberry farm is a joy for kids. A two hour guided tour allows you to milk cows and bottle feed the adorable calves. Dairy farming techniques and guided horseback tours are some of the top draw activities here.

Pura Vida is how the locals like to live.The county values its biodiversity up to the tiniest tree and organism. While families tend to do all in one trip, it is best advised to select a few places at a time and do base trips from there in order to enjoy the country fully.

1 travelers' comments:

Diane said...

I have a friend who lives in Costa Rico. maybe one day I will get to see her. This November we are booked to go to Nevis for two weeks. Hopefully the weather will improve by then!! Take care Diane

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