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Is Costa Rica the ultimate family holiday destination?
Posted on 28/02/2017

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It is always difficult to find a holiday destination that will suit everyone in the family - that was until we discovered Costa Rica. With exciting adventures and captivating sights for every age, this could be the best spot for 2017's out-of-the-ordinary family holiday.

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  • Beaches

    Costa Rica boasts a variety of beaches, many of which are perfect for kids with gentle waves for swimming and snorkelling, whilst others offer surf lessons for children from the age of 5.

  • Nature and wildlife
    Nature and wildlife

    What better way to get the kids excited about wildlife than taking them to one of Costa Rica's wildlife reserves or national parks. There are places to see monkeys, turtles, exotic birds, beautiful butterflies, reptiles and hundreds more species.

  • Volcanoes and hot springs
    Volcanoes and hot springs

    In Costa Rica you can take the kids to peer into the enormous crater of a volcano, marvel at the bubbling mud pools or take a dip in their hot springs.

  • Canopy tours through the jungle
    Canopy tours through the jungle

    A more exciting way to explore Costa Rica's vast rainforests is from above. Take a canopy tour zip-lining through the jungle (younger children can be attached to a guide), or walk across hanging bridges.

  • River rafting
    River rafting

    With a type of river rafting suited to all ages (and fears!), this is a water-splashed activity which will get your children's adrenaline flowing.


Costa Rica is the perfect family holiday if you are looking to take the kids somewhre a little more adventurous. With a mixture of exciting activities, interesting scenery, captivating wildlife, and beautiful places to relax, the whole family will be entertained on a trip to this "natural playground".

Being not so far off the beaten track and a popular tourist destination with many resorts and tourist trails, it makes it one of the safer places to travel with a family in Central America. The country is a rising contender for the title of "Best Family Holiday Destination".

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