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Tips for a Family Vacation in Costa Rica

Travelling from the United States to Costa Rica doesn’t seem like a far off destination, but the culture is different enough that you will feel as though you are travelling to another world. One thing you should be aware of when visiting Costa Rica for the first time is the fact that it is a lovely land with lots of nature to experience and some of the most amazing beaches in the world. If you are thinking of booking a family vacation to Costa Rica, one suggestion would be to get the entire gang together and make it an ‘extended family visit with grandparents, aunts, uncles and of course all the kids.

Why a Family Vacation?

One of the reasons why it is suggested that you take a family vacation with a large group of people is the fact that you can find an amazing luxury villa rental that will accommodate up to a couple dozen people and this would make the perfect setting to touch base and enjoy some of the Pacific’s most glorious coastline at the same time. Villa Punto de Vista on the central Costa Rican coast is a fully staffed, 10 bedroom villa that is set on a lush piece of land that is a complete 2.5 acres and the wildlife is the treat of a lifetime to behold.

Speaking of Nature

Speaking of nature, Costa Rica is renowned for the huge number of nature reserves where kids and adults alike can get a first-hand, up front and personal look at some of the most beautiful plant and animal species on earth. Recommended places to visit include:
Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui
Drake Bay
Aremal Volcano
La Fortuna
Puerto Jimenez
Tenorio / Miravalles Volcano
San Gerardo de Dota

These are just some of the locations that will enthrall visitors of all ages and all amongst the most beautiful natural backdrops to be found anywhere on earth. See lovely green mountain ranges to hike and then spend a day on the warm Pacific Ocean where you can relax in the sun for hours on end. Just don’t forget to bring the sunblock.

Spanish and English Spoken in Most Major Towns and Villages

Although Spanish is the official national language, many residents of the larger towns and villages do speak English to some extent. If you are having trouble communicating, there are tour guides in every city and they all speak relatively good English – enough to communicate the wonders you will see all around you.

This year, why not make it a family reunion and take the trip of a lifetime to Costa Rica. No, it isn’t as far away as Europe or Australia, but that’s the beauty of a vacation at a destination closer to home. It is much more affordable, easier to access and with scenery that is literally breathtaking in every aspect of the word. Spend time with the kids, get in some fantastic photography and enjoy the warmth of the Costa Rican sun. This truly is the family trip of a lifetime.