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How rewarding it is to hear a teenager say, “I don’t want this trip to end!"?
Costa Rica and Central America have become a great destination for multigenerational family travel in the last few years. The country offers a lot in terms of personal safety, lovely accommodations and a variety of unique adventures. Plus, many cultural activities perfect for travel enthusiasts of all ages.
With destinations like Costa Rica, grandparents have the opportunity to introduce the younger generation to the thrill of adventure, like ziplining through the jungle or surfing in warm tropical waters. It's truly an incredible gift for a grandparent to be able to plant the seeds of growth through travel and discovery at an early age. Where these positive experiences will help expand their horizons and possibly last a lifetime. Regardless if it's experiencing a new activity or taking part in a cultural tradition, the lessons learned...
What's a romantic vacation without the perfect place to stay?
Romantic travel isn't just about traveling with your love, it's about turning an ordinary adventure into a magical experience the two of you will cherish forever. Having the right accommodations can make all the difference on a romantic getaway, that's why our travel specialist have chosen a few of their favorite romantic places to stay. Our romantic travel gurus have intimate knowledge of our destinations and are passionate about designing your next adventure the way you envision it any time of the year!
The Most Romantic Places to Stay:
In the Andean foothills, just above Quito, Hacienda Rumiloma is a calm oasis while still near the city, set amidst green hills, with tame llamas & horses roaming around. The huge cabins have fireplaces (or wood-burning stoves), great views of surrounding hills or the city down below, rough-hewn heavy...
Great trip report from the Gelfand family on our Costa Rica Active Family Adventure
What places or experiences did you enjoy most and why?
At the end of each day, we would remark, "OK, this was my favorite day so far!"
All of the outdoor adventures were great fun (zip lining, white water rafting, rappelling, horseback riding) but of particular note were the interactions with the locals, including ALL the local guides and the delicious lunches at Miriam's and at the top of the mountain at Santa Juana.
Oxcart factory - Hydro-electric energy was super cool!!!
Vida Campensina Farm - GREAT lunch and very informative. GREAT local guide (Jose)
Horseback Riding Tour - Supercool
Family canoeing and snorkeling - Another wonderful guide! Great activity!
White water rafting - FANTASTIC tour, tour guide (John) and waterfall surprise!
Monkeys, sloths, gorgeous birds in the Manuel Antonio National Park
Hike through rainforest - Seeing ants...
Guest review from Undiscovered Caribbean Costa Rica Adventure
"Thanks for a great trip. We received excellent prep information. Having done many trips without a tour group, much of the information was a gentle reminder. The checklists were time saving and thoughtful.
Both lodges offered different experiences and they were both wonderful. Selva Bananito was amazing and different. The Shawanda Lodge was lovely with lots of wildlife on the grounds. I loved the snorkeling and experience in Cahuita. The waterfall hike and rappel was awesome. Other highlights were the boat ride and day at the Bribri Indigenous community, the salsa lesson and cooking lessons and the Sloth Sanctuary.
Alex Arias was professional, knowledgeable and a lot of fun. He watched out for our comfort and safety and made sure that we had the best experience possible. He was able to teach us about the history of the country and the places we...
Fantastic note from a family who traveled with Wildland on our Undiscovered Caribbean Costa Rica Adventure.
"Alex is simply the best guide you could ever ask for on a trip. He is very professional. He clearly loves what he does and loves his country. He is very knowledgeable and excited to share it. He is sensitive to everyone’s needs and watching out and anticipating needs. He went out of his way to buy snacks, find us a laundry mat etc. As a parent traveling with three teenagers, I felt so at ease because he was looking out for them and for so many details. He made time to connect with each of my kids, make them laugh, get them excited about what they were doing, and have fun. We cannot say enough about him! My kids all said that they missed him when we came back home!”
Rita Egrari and children...