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by Marina K. VillatoroTravelCosta RicaTake the Kid's Along GuidesDestination In a Day -The Best of Costa RicaCosta Rica may look small, but its amazing distances are deceiving to all. It is one of the most kid friendly countries in Central America, a place for adrenaline junkies, nature lovers to come face to face with birds and endangered wildlife, and for families to experience a rare tropical experiences!
Miles of clear, turquoise coastlines and lush tropical rainforests teeming with the abundance of flora and fauna where you might just get a few curious looks from the monkeys and birds hanging out in the trees. http://travelexperta.comCosta Rica is full of live historic museums where you can see plants and animals up close while learning all about them. There are butterfly and hummingbird gardens, live frog and reptile museums, botanical gardens and zoo and animal rescue centers. And this is just the beginning.
Did you know that Costa Rica has over 160 national parks, wildlife refuges, biological reserves, wetland or other type of conservation areas in Costa Rica?
Where to go &What to doTake the kids along by Marina K. VillatoroCosta RicaIn Costa Rica, everyone can enjoy lovely tropical beaches, adrenaline filled adventures, lots of natural wonders, brilliant culture and all the needed conveniences of an ideal vacation. http://travelexperta.comTake the kids along by Marina K. VillatoroSAN JOSESan Jose is a city full of interesting museums worth visiting that kids of all ages would definitely enjoy as they get to learn a little bit of Costa Ricas history. Youll get to learn about Costa Ricas Indigenous tribes, the pre-Columbian era and how colonialism affects Costa Rican people nowadays. WHAT TO SEE & DO
Several historical museums are in close proximity to each other that you can hop from one museum to another in a day either by bus, taxi or by walking.
Stroll the Savannah Metropolitan Park which is located in the heart of San Jose and has wide open spaces, trails, fountains and lagoons that attracts picnickers and sports fans alike with its shady trees and excellent sports facilities.
The Avenida Central is a fascinating shopping district full of shops and restaurants in downtown San Jose. It is the best place for people looking for bargain shopping and souvenirs for the family. Plus, to simply people watch!
Enjoy walking around the Central Market as it is a great place to find offbeat gifts and souvenirs during your travel and where you can taste authentic Costa Rican foods.http://travelexperta.comCENTRAL VALLEYCentral Valley is an ideal place to stay for those people looking for peaceful and quiet environment while enjoying the advantages of the citys lifestyle. The Poas and Irazu volcano are two of the famous attractions among tourist.
Central Valley consists of the provinces of San Jose, Heredia, Alajuela and Cartago. The region of Central Valley is often overlooked and underappreciated but it is an excellent base for exploring the local attractions in the provinces of the region.WHAT TO SEE & DO
The Poas Volcano National Park has trails that will lead you up to the volcanos active crater and get the chance to see it up close. Walking along the park you will pass through dense vegetation and see different wildlife in the area.
The La Paz Waterfalls & Gardens will absolutely amaze you. Going to the park is scenic and as you hike inside the lush rainforest you will be impressed with several waterfalls. Take the kids along by Marina K. Villatoro
The Butterfly sanctuary, the hummingbird gardens and the dart frog exhibit are other attractions worth visiting inside the park.
The Doka Estate Coffee Plantation is where you youll be able to learn first hand how the small coffee beans are planted, harvested and processed. The view from the coffee farm's mountainside is spectacular. http://travelexperta.comTake the kids along by Marina K. VillatoroARENALArenal is an amazing place for the more adventurous traveler. The area has a lot to offer in terms of activities or for those seeking some retreat from their busy life. WHAT TO SEE & DO
Arenal offers all sorts of fun tours - water rappelling or white water rafting, skytrek and canopy tours or trekking the hanging bridges. And after that soak your tired muscles in hot springs to end your day.
The Arenal National Park that includes a cloud forest and thousand acres of rainforest is teeming with wildlife such as different species of colorful birds and butterflies, tropical plants, monkeys, reptiles and amphibians like poisonous frogs and crocodiles.
Spend a fun evening inLa Fortuna. A small, charming town. Try a typical Costa Rican restaurant SODA and find great souvenirs while enjoying the locals go about their business.
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Manuel Antonio National Park is a lush tropical rainforest with great network of trails where you could walk around and explore the forest to see and appreciate the rich flora and fauna of the park.
The beaches in Manuel Antonio are definitely the most beautiful in Costa Rica. Tropical forest surrounds the area of white sand beaches with dazzling blue-green waters great for snorkelling. Surf, swim or just have a tan under the sun.
MANUEL ANTONIOManuel Antonio is a beautiful destination that boasts of magnificent white sand beaches and lush tropical rainforest.
The town of Quepos has a great variety of restaurants and stores for shopping everything & anything and experience their lively outdoor market every Saturday.
Plus enjoy a stroll along the boardwalk to the Quepos Piers where the charters for the fishing tours leave from.http://travelexperta.comTake the kids along by Marina K. VillatoroMONTEVERDEA perfect destination for every tourist looking for a real nature experience. The town is famous for its cloud forest, coffee plantations, friendly locals and adventures one can explore.WHAT TO DO & SEE
Monteverde cloud forest is remarkable for the biodiversity of wildlife. Hike through the bridges and trails and admire the swamp forest, the river trail with waterfalls and the La Ventana which has an observation deck with a wide view of an elfin forest below.
Walk on the first Costa Rican Hanging Bridges of Monteverde a fabulous way to see and feel the rainforest up close. The Sky Trek and Canopy Tour are for the more adventurous one but you can still enjoy watching the cloudforest above by riding in the Sky Tram.
The nearby Santa Elena town has several restaurants and artisan shops. Restaurants here offered both local, SODAS, and international cuisine. You will surely enjoy mingling with the local farmers and sample their fresh produce and baked goods, especially the milk products.http://travelexperta.comTake the kids along by Marina K. VillatoroPUERTO VIEJOA beach lovers paradise on the shores of the Caribbean sea and where the famous Salsa Brava wave can found. It is a small Caribbean town where reggae music is the national anthem and swinging in a hammock the local past time.WHAT TO SEE & DO
Puerto Viejo is famous for surfers due to its outstanding waves. The natural treasures of the area are just a minute away from Puerto Viejo like the Playa Chiquita, Manzanillo, Monkey Point and Gandoca.
The town is full of restaurants and bars and plenty of shopping opportunities which offer the perfect mementos for your travel.
Ride a bike and explore Puerto Viejo and the nearby Manzanillo. The sceneries around the town are beautiful and you can stop and enjoy the beaches along the way. http://travelexperta.comTake the kids along by Marina K. VillatoroCAHUITAA relaxing paradise on the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica with picture perfect beaches and trails that leads to lush coastal rainforest. waiting to be discoveredKids will love a walk along the white sandy beaches of the park while spotting animals like sloths, monkeys, iguanas etc.
Cahuitas Caribbean cuisine is among the best in Costa Rica. The best Caribbean rice and beans are available in most local restaurant, SODAS, and main dishes like meats and fishes are coconut-infused.WHAT TO SEE & DO
Visit the only Sloth Center in the world and interact with the adult sloths & see the sloth nursery. Experience canoe ride through the river where you can see the sloths in their natural habitat. The slothspital is where the injured and orphaned sloth is cared for before being returned to the wild.
Cahuitas Playa Negra is a beach town with black sands while the white sanded beach is inside Cahuita National Park. Swim & snorkel in the warm calm waters of the beach. The coral reefs here are among Costa Ricas finest and are a home to abundant marine life.
http://travelexperta.comTake the kids along by Marina K. VillatoroTORTUGUEROTortuguero is Costa Ricas prime eco-tourism destination and also the most important nesting ground of the green turtles. Tortuguero literally means place of the turtle. A network of rivers and canals lies behind its beaches. Tortuguero is a protected area that contains some of the greatest bio-diversity you can find in Central America.
WHAT TO SEE & DO
Because there are no roads, the town of Tortuguero can only be reached using boat or small aircraft. Kids will love visiting The Amazon of Costa Rica. Visit the Sea Turtle Conservancy Center and museum which is located at the far north of the village of Tortuguero. It is where you can get to learn all about the nesting cycles of the turtles, facts about other wildlife and the current developments in Tortuguero.
A boat tour to the Tortuguero National Park can get you close to