Costa Rica Zip lining in Costa Rica. Photo: John Yavuz Can

Published on June 12th, 2016 | by admin

Zip lining in Costa Rica. Photo: John Yavuz Can

5 Reasons Why Costa Rica is Perfect for a Family Holiday

Tucked away in Central America is a paradise where dense jungle meets golden beaches. For the adventurous family, an unforgettable holiday awaits. From its active volcanoes and jaw-dropping natural sights to the spectacular wildlife, here are 5 reasons to explore Costa Rica with the kids and love this country with a passion.

Nature
Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Costa Rica for an experience the whole family can enjoy. A visit to one of the many rainforests provides the chance to spot colorful iguanas, swinging howler monkeys and sleepy sloths. Manuel Antonio National Park offers child-friendly trails which navigate this tropical oasis. After all that excitement, head to the coast for a cooling dip or spend an afternoon snorkeling the vibrant reefs. .

Adventure
Ziplining through a rainforest canopy, horse riding on the beach and hiking along a volcano… this is a land of adventure with outdoor pursuits ranging from laidback to hair-raising. If you prefer the former and plan on traveling with smaller children, it could be worth visiting the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. A series of suspension bridges offer unrivalled views overs the jungle without the need for harnesses.

Ecotourism
As a world leader in eco-tourism, Costa Rica is the perfect destination for those families looking to reduce their carbon footprint. The government recently pledged to become the first developing country to be carbon neutral by 2021. As such, all hotels and tour groups follow stringent conservation legislation to reduce their impact on the environment. It’s a fantastic way to instill a sense of responsibility in your children and learn more about conservation.

Volcanoes
Few destinations offer the thrill of exploring a volcanic landscape. If you’re planning to branch out with a trip to Europe instead, the Canary Islands offer this magical experience. Central America’s volcano hotspot happens to be Costa Rica. It’s a major attraction which often leaves visitors speechless. Be sure to head to Arenal Volcano, famed for the Tabacon Hot Springs at its base. This natural wonder sees landscaped trails criss-cross a series of natural pools and waterfalls. The kids will cherish the memory of splashing around at the foot of an active volcano.

Affordability
A trip to Central America needn’t break the bank. Costa Rica is just as friendly on the budget as other family destinations such as Cuba and the Dominican Republic. The pricing of accommodation is surprisingly reasonable. Swimming pools, kids clubs and endless dining options are just a few of the amenities you can expect.

Family holidays have never been so exciting. Travel to Costa Rica and you’re guaranteed a memorable break in a picture postcard setting.

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