Does your family have an adventurous spirit? Do you know that your kids won’t be content with just sitting by the pool during your next getaway?
Costa Rica is a beautiful natural playground and there’s no end to the adventures you can have here if you are willing to get out there and explore. Are you looking for something fun and exciting you can do when you travel to Costa Rica? Here are a few ideas for activities that you and your family can enjoy:
Catamaran Sailing Tours
Located near Playa Flamingo, Lazy Lizard Costa Rica is one of the private catamaran charter companies that can offer your family an unforgettable day of sailing, snorkeling and exploring the coast. Sail to secluded coves where you can stop and plunge beneath the waters with your snorkel, seeing a vibrant range of marine life. Sea kayaks are available, or you can simply relax and swim in the peaceful turquoise waters.
Sky Walk Suspension Bridges
Take a walk through the dense green canopy of the cloud forest of Monteverde on a series of metal suspension bridges high above the ground. Seeing this lush and diverse ecosystem from this angle is an unforgettable experience and you and your family are likely to spot tropical birds, coati, butterflies and other exotic creatures. Take a tour with a local guide in order to learn about native plant and animal species.
Another fantastic thing for adventure seeking families to do in Costa Rica is a horseback riding trip. Surrounded by abundant nature you will be able to ride quietly through the wilderness, sharing the trails with no one but the wildlife. If you venture into the forests you might have a chance to spot deer, toucans, macaws and monkeys. Or perhaps take a ride down the beach, listen to the sound of the waves and feel the breeze in your hair.
Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Give this water sport a try – it’s pretty simple and even kids can do it. You balance standing up on your board and use a long oar to move yourself through the water. The calm waters of Costa Rica’s beautiful lagoons and lakes are the perfect place to take a stand up paddle boarding lesson with a local tour company.
SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary
Give your little ones a chance to see a range of amazing wildlife in a natural setting at the SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary in Guanacaste. There are actually two connected animal sanctuaries here – the Nosara Wildlife Rescue that provides the first line of rescue for the animals and the Sibu Sanctuary where the animals are rehabilitated and eventually released back into the wild. You and your family can see howler monkeys and other creatures up close and personal.
These are just a few of the most exciting and adventurous activities that Costa Rica has to offer for your next family getaway. Get ready to make some travel memories that you and your little ones will be talking about for years!