If you are hoping to take your children on a family vacation that’s full of adventure and great things to see and do, Costa Rica is a destination which is perfect for everyone. There are great beaches for kids to play on whilst the adults relax in the sun, a vast array of water sport opportunities, fantastic opportunities for spotting wildlife, and exciting volcanos that you won’t want to miss. With so much to do for all the family in this Central American hotspot, it can be hard to choose the best things to do on your vacation. So, we’ve put together a list of some of the best things to do with kids in Costa Rica.
Whether you’re visiting Costa Rica with kids or not, Volcano Arenal is one of the must-see sights. This active volcano is a sight that none of you are going to forget any time soon, and kids will love seeing something that up until now, they have probably only learned about in school. Standing at a huge 5,437 feet, the Arenal Volcano looms over the pastured green hills which surround it at the base. For the past forty-three years, the Volcano Arenal has been the country’s most active volcano, with both major and minor eruptions.
With beaches, fishing villages and more, the Gold Coast of Costa Rica is a must-visit if you’re planning to visit the country as a family. With plenty of things to do for all of the family, the Gold Coast and its beaches are a hotspot for water-based activities such as snorkeling, fishing, boating, and more. Or, you can simply spend your days relaxing on some of the stunning beaches where children can happily spend hours playing games on the brilliant white sands and paddling in the clear blue sea.
Manuel Antonio National Park
With a wide array of things to do and see, the Manuel Antonio National Park makes a great base for a Costa Rican family vacation. The most popular National Park in the country, it’s easy to see why tourists flock to see this area in their droves due to the stunning unspoiled beaches, amazing wildlife, and the dense, vibrant rainforest. Red backed squirrel monkeys are one of the hugest attractions to this National Park, and little ones will love spotting these rare monkeys on a trip through Manuel Antonio National Park. There are also other monkeys to be spotted, including the spider monkey, white-faced Capuchin, and the mantled howler monkeys which often hangs around at the entrance to the park in search of food. If you’re hoping to stay close by to Manuel Antonio National Park during your stay in Costa Rica, the Villa Punto de Vista Costa Rica offers some stunning accommodation options which are perfect for families.
If you’re looking for a vacation opportunity which offers something for everyone of all ages, Costa Rica is one of the most perfect destinations. With great weather, beaches, wildlife and things to do, it should definitely be on the top of your list this summer!
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