Why Costa Rica is Perfect For Your Next Family Vacation
Costa Rica vacations are great for more than simple thrill seekers. A Costa Rica family vacation can be jam packed with great experiences, memories to last a lifetime, ease of planning, cost savings, and a world of adventure without actually traveling to the other side of the world!
Think for a moment about what matters most to you when you’re planning a family vacation.
What came to mind first? Proximity to home? Cost of flights? Experiencing multiple ecosystems all in one place, without having to travel all the way around the world? Good news: A Costa Rica vacation fits all these bills.
COSTA RICA: EXPERIENCE IT ALL, CLOSER TO HOME THAN YOU’D THINK
Part of traveling is to experience something you’ve never experienced before. That could mean going to the next town over, or all the way around the globe. A Costa Rica vacation offers the sights and sounds of “far away” exotic places while still being easily accessible.
Mountains, jungles, beaches, and unique animals all wait for you in Costa Rica – and it only takes about as much time to travel there as a basic Caribbean vacation would take!
Stunning beaches are well within reach on these family vacations – for relaxing, playing, and helping. A Protecting the Pacific trip, for example, will find you nestled in a community between a breathtaking ocean reserve and mountains – enjoying the incredible scenery, while helping to preserve valuable whale breeding and feeding grounds.
Sloths, monkeys, whales, dolphins, seals, birds, and marine animals alike are just some of the fascinating and beautiful creatures you can see during a Costa Rica family vacation.
BOOKING FLIGHTS DOESN’T HAVE TO COST A FORTUNE
Cost is a common travel hold-up. Increasingly, many American (and international) air carriers have incorporated Costa Rica into their list of destinations – for less than you might expect.
Southwest Airlines, one lower cost air carrier, offers extremely competitively priced flights to Costa Rica (particularly since you get to check two bags for free!).
Similarly, a quick Expedia search shows that JetBlue and Spirit have positioned themselves to be even more competitive when it comes to Costa Rica airfare. (Flights, prices, dates, and departure cities may vary.)
INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL WITH FEWER INTERNATIONAL WORRIES
International travel can present its own set of risks – from crime and safety, to safe drinking water, to accessing your ultimate destination and beyond.
Like any destination, Costa Rica is not crime-free. The good news is, the vast majority of foreign visitors do not become victims of crime. Crime related to tourism here is typically petty theft. Having situational awareness, locking car doors, room doors, and safes, and keeping your travel documents safe at all times are recommended measures to take to prevent being targeted. Keep these tips in mind when traveling to any country or unfamiliar area.
Another international vacation concern can be water quality. Is the water safe to drink? While some people will tell you to drink bottled water at all times in any foreign country, the water in Costa Rica has been found to be safe to drink.
Figuring out transportation to and from the airport in foreign destinations can also be daunting. Not here. You don’t need to worry about the cost or coordination of transportation to and from the airport. It’s included in your Costa Rica vacation!
COME AWAY WITH A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME EXPERIENCES AND MEMORIES
When you return from your Costa Rica family vacation, you’ll have more memories than you’ll know what to do with! Perhaps you’ll recall some of the moments below!
Experience a place known to be the “happiest country on earth.”
Visit the lush rainforests.
Explore the beaches and mountains.
Volunteer at a wildlife rescue center.
Once you’ve decided on a Costa Rica family volunteer vacation, you get to choose which one is right for you! Take a look at what we have to offer:
Which Costa Rica Trip would you choose? Tell us in the comments below!