Home to an astonishing abundance of tropical flora and fauna, Costa Rica is a mecca for ecologically minded families. But why is it so popular and why do families keep going back to the same country? We have designed more family trips to Costa Rica than any other country in the world; here are the 4 main reasons why families travel to Costa Rica and why they return.
Costa Rica's very mild, spring-like climate is ideal for family travel year-round. For families, that means less worry about packing for kids, which means a more enjoyable trip for everyone. There are two international airports in Costa Rica and there are many direct flights from major US cities that range from 2-8 hours, making family air travel quick and easy.
There are very few places on earth that have as much diversity as Costa Rica, especially for the size of the country. There are hundreds of different ways to explore the rainforest, mountains and pristine beaches of Costa Rica. Whether a your family wants to search for monkeys, toucans, and sloths in the jungle, or they want to kayak in the sea or relax by a cascading waterfall, there is something for every activity level and age. With the average family vacation being around 8-10 days, Families can have a completely different trip each year and still not experience everything Costa Rica offers.
In 2009 and 2012 Costa Rica was ranked the happiest country in the world according to the Happy Planet Index and it has stayed in the top rankings since then. As a native Costa Rican, the most incredible thing about our country is the people. We even have a special motto, "Pura Vida" to express you are living life to the fullest. In general, it conveys how we live happy and proud of our country. Which is not really ours, it has no boundaries when you open your heart. Anyone who comes to share the joy of experiencing different cultures with respect, love and compassion is welcome. No wonder families return year after year! (Read by blog about Pura Vida)
Travel to Coast Rica is more affordable than many other countries and the government is committed to eco-tourism and doing things right. With over 20 National Parks, 8 biological reserves and a series of protected areas that captivate ecotourism lovers, tourism benefits the country and the local people who live here. Seasoned travelers know that tourism can have negative effects if it runs unchecked but because Costa Rica has done so much to conserve and regulate its natural resources they can relax, knowing that their trip will have positive benefits for all.
You'll have to come and experience it for yourself, to truly get why Costa Rica is one of the most diverse and unique places on the planet. If you're interested in family travel to Costa Rica don't hesitate to give me a call or check our our Costa Rica Active Family Adventure.