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    Planning Your Own Costa Rica Family Vacation

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    Planning a perfect family vacation can be a daunting task, deciding what areas to visit, what activities are best, age appropriate and at the same time exciting. Many busy parents opt for all-inclusive packages at a single resort because it’s worry-free with plenty of children’s activities and they get plenty of time pool side or on the beach. And while this is a relatively stress free and an easy trip to plan and schedule, it is limited in experience. Costa Rica is a small country so on a 10 day vacation you could comfortable visit 3 major and unique regions of the country.

    Costa Rica is the embodiment of the word tropical, when you think of Costa Rica it’s all about exciting as well as relaxing experiences in the tropics – flying through the jungle on a canopy tour and relaxing on a pristine beach the same day, or exploring secluded rainforests trails full of exotic wildlife like monkeys, macaws and sloths.

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    But with so much to do and see where do you start? The easiest, least stressful way to plan your own family vacation is to start with a simple itinerary. To get the most of your time in the tropical paradise, you don’t want to have too many stop-over’s or spend too much time on the road. After a general idea of some of the places and activities you are interested in, contact a travel tour agent to handle the booking details.
    Get a local travel tour agency that specializes in Costa Rica, they will know the country intimately and are privy to local condition that may affect your vacation such as highway closures, holidays and local festivals as well, may be able offer discounts.

    When putting together your overview, make sure to know in advance if you want a ground transportation service or if you plan on renting a vehicle.
    Here is an example of a bare bones plan:

    Basic itinerary:

    1. Rainforests with howler monkeys, sloths and macaws – Monteverde 2 nights, Monteverde Cloud Forest Tour, horseback mountain tour,

    2. Lounge on beaches and surf lessons – Travel to Manuel Antonio, 4 nights Si Como No Resort, Jungle tour, mangrove boat tour, surf lessons and beach,

    3. View active volcanoes – Book national flight to Arenal (to save 6 hours of drive time), 3 nights
    hanging bridge jungle walk, Tabacon Hot Springs, Canopy Tour, Waterfall Tour

    After a little time on the Internet and mapping out a basic itinerary find a repeatable Costa Rica vacations travel tour agency to help finalize your booking details. They will do the leg work for you, offer ideas and suggestions, save time and alleviate the stressful part of the having to deal with all the details of the booking process.

    Costa Rica is a land of stunning landscapes, biodiversity, oceans and rainforests, chalk full wonders and activities, so plan well and make the most of your precious time on your family vacation.

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