Active Family Vacations

CR FamilyAs I said in my last post, Costa Rica is a great place to take the kids for an active family vacation. “Nothing brings learning to life like real-world experience. This week-long trip’s engaging lesson plan gives kids an education in biology and ecology that can never be found in a textbook. Here, spend the days studying the flora and fauna that inhabit the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve and Manuel Antonio National Park. Elsewhere, get in touch with the land by rappelling, rafting, swimming, horseback-riding, and even surfing all over it. Science + gym? You do the math.”~gadventures

This trip is priced from $1559 per adult, and $1449 per child (plus all flights).  Children must be 5 and up for this trip. This trip is designed specifically for children and adults to enjoy together- quality accommodations, private transportation, etc.  And- as it is not a private tour, you will be meeting other families enjoying their time together as well. Maximum number of participants is set at 20…..average size of the group is 10.

Summarized Itinerary
Day 1 San José
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2 San José/La Fortuna
Set off from the capital and enjoy the countryside of the Central Valley. Stop for a tortilla-making lesson, along with a typical Tico lunch. In the afternoon, head out on the water of Lake Arenal for an included kayak session.  Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 3 La Fortuna
Take to the lake for a morning of stand-up paddle boarding on Lake Arenal, before a free afternoon. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 La Fortuna/Monte Verde
Travel to Monteverde Cloud Forest. Opt to visit a butterfly garden, zipline through the canopy, or go horseback riding. Meals included: Breakfast

Day  5Monte Verde
Pull on long pants, spray the insect repellent and set off on a guided nature hike in the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 Monte Verde/Manuel Antonio
Take a guided hike through the national park following trails through the forest. Keep an eye out for the wildlife that can be seen through the trees. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Manuel Antonio
Enjoy a free day for several optional activities or take some time to relax on the beach. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 Manuel Antonio/San José
Free morning to enjoy more time at the beach in Manuel Antonio NP. Return to San José in the afternoon. Free evening in San José. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 San José
Depart at any time. Meals included: Breakfast

Lots of parents may feel that they cannot take their kids out of organized sports to travel- I can tell you that it can be done.  Sports is a fabulous way to engage and involve your kids, but travelling to other parts of the world educates, creates tolerance and understanding, and enlightens kids in North America about how lucky they are……from my personal experience as a parent, I highly recommend family vacations such as this one! For this trip, or any other family oriented trip, be sure to contact me.

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