The Ultimate Family Vacation – Adventure Travel in Costa Rica
By Joe Gatto
She pops up for the first time, shouts whooohooo, turns around to the instructor, and falls off the surf board. Your daughter is stoked! She is starting to get the hang of this surfing thing after thirty minutes of falling down a lot.
Mom, dad, and the two brothers are gradually getting up, and getting their balance too. Your professional instructor is encouraging and genuinely excited for you all. By the end of the morning, you will all be able to pop up capably and feel a great sense of accomplishment.
Every morning can be like this during your Santa Teresa Costa Rica family vacation. Opportunities for adventure abound for the active family. This can truly be a healthy, invigorating, family bonding vacation.
For a family that loves the outdoors, and is open to foreign travel, Costa Rica makes for the perfect destination. It is close to the U.S. and Canada, and there are direct flights to San Jose from several big city airports in North America. Costa Rica’s tourism infrastructure is well-developed, making it easy to get around, and safe to travel.
Costa Rica is a small country with various micro-climates, mountain zones, beautiful beach areas, tropical rain forests, deserts, volcanoes, and remarkable national parks, all within six hours of the capital. Santa Teresa, at the southern tip of Nicoya Peninsula, is a wonderful place where you can do it all.
Santa Teresa, on the Pacific coast, boasts award-winning beaches, with jungle that comes straight down from the hills all the way to the beach. There are a ton of exciting activities in Santa Teresa Costa Rica that await the adventurous family. Canopy tours, snorkeling, fishing, horseback riding, yoga, kayaking, boogie boarding, and surfing will keep the family busy for a week or more.
Surfing is the big attraction for most visitors to Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. There are several renowned surf schools, as well as independent instructors, and dozens of surf shops that provide board rentals and lessons. Learning to surf together is a fantastic family bonding exercise!
For families in which one person is already an expert and wants to surf a lot, and others want to enjoy a variety of activities, the Santa Teresa area is perfect. Kayak tours to the Rio Bongo to see myriad wildlife, or fishing from Mal Pais, snorkeling tours to Isla Tortuga, a thrilling canopy tour above the jungle, hiking in Cabo Blanco Nature Preserve, horseback riding on the beach, and ATV excursions are all in the realm of possibilities and make for a memorable family vacation.
There are scores of neat places to stay in Santa Teresa too. For families, a vacation rental by the beach is the best way to go. Picture yourselves surrounded by banana trees, shaded by palms and big trees, with hammocks around for lounging in the afternoons. A vacation rental villa gives you ample space and privacy, a central location near all the activities, and you can enjoy family meals, and playing games at night.
Now that you know what is available for an adventurous family vacation in Santa Teresa Costa Rica, when are you going to book your flights?
The author manages The Jungle House vacation rental villa in Santa Teresa Costa Rica http://www.flipkey.com/santa-teresa-villa-rentals/p442489/. He has traveled extensively and come to love living a healthy lifestyle by the beach in Costa Rica. Having first hand knowledge of the area and its activities, he can assure any parents that Santa Teresa Costa Rica is perfect for a family adventure.
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