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Costa Rica is a family travel paradise. Filled with adventures, both big and small, Costa Rica caters to every type of traveler. For the adventurous to the pampered, and everyone in between, this tropical getaway is the place to be. When it comes to choosing your adventure, Costa Rica has a lot of options. If you are traveling with family, you want to make sure you select something everyone will enjoy.

Here are five family-friendly tours that everyone from toddlers to teenagers will be excited about!

Visit Arenal Volcano National Park

It’s not every day you get the chance to see an active volcano. Discover the majestic beauty of Costa Rica’s most active volcano, the Arenal Volcano. From a safe distance, you can watch lava flows slide down the side of the volcano and hike to various overlooks throughout the park.

Snorkeling at Tortuga Island

Discover a whole new world beneath the surface when you snorkel around Tortuga Island. Just a short boat ride from the mainland, Tortuga Island is known for its crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches. Spot colorful schools of fish and watch as spinner dolphins triumphantly jump through the water.

Hike Through Cloudbridge Reserve

Cloudbridge Reserve is a private natural reserve in the Talamanca mountains of Costa Rica. Filled with hiking trails ranging from easy to advanced, you will discover incredible sights around every turn. From majestic waterfalls to enchanting scenery, a trip to Cloudbridge Reserve is perfect for a family seeking adventure.

Discover Wildlife at the Manuel Antonio National Park

Manuel Antonio National Park might be the smallest national park in Costa Rica, but it is home to an abundance of wildlife. The park ranges from jungle habitats to beautiful beaches so that you can have the best of both worlds during your family outing.

Watch Sea Turtles Lay Eggs in Playa Ostional

Each month around the last quarter moon, something called arribada happens at Playa Ostional. Arribada is a massive gathering of egg-laying turtles that draws an equally massive crowd. People come from all over to watch the sea turtles swim up the beach, guided by the light of the moon, to lay their eggs. Watching the sea turtles lay their eggs is a great family activity to do at night after dinner!

If you are interested in learning about more family-friendly activities in Costa Rica, contact me today!

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