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Why Costa Rica is the Perfect Choice for Vacations with Your Kids

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5 December 2023

Do you remember when it was just you and your partner, and vacations were a way to relax, take stock, and reflect? Well, having a family has kind of changed that hasn't it?

As a parent, you always have a responsibility when it comes to your family. Not only do you need to be on constant alert to ensure that they’re safe, but you need to make sure the vacation is as good for them as it is for you.

You can still relax while you’re on vacation, don’t get us wrong. But it gets kind of difficult when your kids are pleading for something to do! You need a way to appease both what you want in a vacation, and what your kids want as well. And that starts with the perfect location.

In our opinion, that location has to be Costa Rica. Just last month, Costa Rica added yet another tourism award to its shining collection, winning the “Leading Destination of Mexico and Central America 2023”.

If you decide to come here with your kids, you’ll understand exactly why. So with this in mind, let's take a look at everything Costa Rica can offer before you set off to make sure it's the perfect location for you!

Kids Don’t Need Activities

Okay, first off, don’t pick a holiday based on how many activities you can get up to. Kids like activities, sure, but that doesn’t mean they need to be entertained by bright lights and theme parks. The best memories as a kid often come through experiencing something new, different, and exciting. And Costa Rica is certainly that. Here, you can entertain your kids with volcanoes, hot springs, waterfalls, jungles, and expansive beaches. Natural entertainment that cannot be beaten!

But The Activities Here Are Great

Having said that, the activities we have here are great. At Lake Arenal, for instance, you can take one of our boat rentals and try out several different watersports, including wakeboarding or tubing.

In Puntarenas Province, you can take the kids horseback riding along the beachfront, or you can visit the wild and wonderful monkey farm in Guanacaste. There are so many things to do and so many ways to keep your kids entertained, while also providing new, exciting experiences for you too.

Opportunities To Learn New Skills

Speaking of activities, there are so many activities that your kids might not have had the chance to try out at home. Surfing, for instance, is a popular pastime for families in Costa Rica. You could introduce your kids to waterskiing. Snorkelling or scuba diving can also be a great idea, especially if your kids have a love of wildlife. The small town of Santa Teresa in the Puntarenas Province is home to the diving and yoga school Ananda, which offers an incredible variety of classes and experiences for skill levels, and a multilingual team with a lot of invaluable knowledge of the area shared between them.

All of these activities will give your kids the chance to learn new skills and perhaps even attain a new passion for life!

Costa Rica Gives You Wildlife Outside Of A Zoo

When it comes to the wildlife itself, there’s certainly a lot to see. Whether it’s turtles in Tortuguero, the guapote in Lake Arenal, or red-eyed tree frogs in Manuel Antonio, your kids have the opportunity to look at all of these beautiful animals outside of a cage. Heck, Costa Rica even holds 10% of the world’s bird population! If that’s not reason enough for animal lovers to check it out, we don’t know what is!

Costa Rica Is Safe

As we mentioned, vacations can be stressful for families who have to keep a constant eye on their kids. But you’ll be happy to know that Costa Rica ranks as one of the safest countries in Latin America, making it a great destination for family holidays. As with any vacation, you’ll need to remain vigilant, as no area is without crime or dangerous environments, but Costa Rica certainly offers more opportunities to relax for the parents.

Costa Rica Teaches Kids An Important Lesson

We think it’s also important that, when you go on vacation, you teach your kids about the world they live in. For the last few decades, the Costa Rican government has put several policies in place to ensure the country is one of the most sustainable on the planet. Nowadays, Costa Rica is recognised as the greenest and happiest place on earth, and this can be a great example for kids in 2023. This is what sustainability can achieve, making it a worthwhile cause to get behind.

Costa Rica Has Everything!

The last point we want to make is that, for parents and kids alike, Costa Rica has everything. Do you want to relax on the beach for a few hours, and then give the kids a go at wakeboarding? Done. Do you want to have a quaint family stroll through the city of San Jose, and then go ziplining over rainforests the very next day? Easy. Whatever you want this country to be, it can provide that for you. That’s just another reason Costa Rica is perfect.