Costa Rica has a little something for everyone. As a result, it is becoming one of the more popular destinations for tourists seeking either adventure or relaxation. The country has also become a fitting location for a family vacation. There are numerous activities in Costa Rica that can appeal to many age ranges including a hike in the jungle, fishing off the coast, and even horseback riding.
Why is Costa Rica Great for Families?
When you are planning a family trip, affordability is one of the factors at the top of the list. Vacation expenses for families can add up quickly, and families want to have an adventure without breaking the bank. Costa Rica is generally one of the inexpensive tropical countries in which to vacation. Even the flight to travel down to Costa Rica is not exorbitant as there are several budget airline options that keep prices on the route lower. There are direct flights to the capital San Jose from many different U.S. locations.
The island is picturesque and beautiful and offers a diverse variety of activities for families. If your family wants an active vacation, there are many choices available in the country. There are a number of different rivers and ecological activities that can enable your family to enjoy a day in nature. These outings can range from the more vigorous to very mild if there are young children in the family. Costa Rica is the best bird watching destination in the world. The scenery in the country, including the rainforests, makes Costa Rica picture perfect.
Costa Rica is also known for its beaches. The country has some of the best beaches in the world both on the Caribbean and Pacific sides of the country. In addition, the water has a clam surf which makes it ideal for children. The diversity of the beaches means that your family can experience many different settings all throughout its vacation. If relaxation is your aim, Costa Rica is the place.
Where to Stay
Costa Rica has hotels and resorts at all ends of the price spectrum. If the aim is for a luxury experience, there are many different options in the country. There are also choices that can save money and make this vacation financially accessible for a family.
The Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo makes both of those goals possible. It is one of the most popular Costa Rica family-friendly resorts. The Andaz Costa Rica Resort is a luxury destination at an affordable price. The hotel is centrally located enough to be convenient to get to and from the airport and many of the ecological attractions, while also being secluded enough to allow for a quiet vacation. The resort has 153 guest rooms and 21 luxury suites. The spa can also provide for relaxation for parents who simply need a break.
Nearly every major resort chain has a property in Costa Rica, and more destinations open every year as the country becomes an even more popular tourist destination. There are resorts that focus on luxury for the upscale family and others that focus on providing an affordable value vacation for families that are on a budget. There are resorts in all parts of the country, so the best thing to do is pick which area in Costa Rica you want to be the center of your trip and go from there.