Mexico & Central America Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Mexico & Central America activity »
  1. 1 Cabo, Playa, or PV?
  2. 2 Merida in March
  3. 3 Mexico in March - questions
  4. 4 Questions concerning our 6 day stay in Mexico City
  5. 5 Spanish speaking city to spend August 2017?
  6. 6 Xcaret worth it or not?
  7. 7 Nicaragua - dividing time between Leon and Granada
  8. 8 Trip Report Adventures in Portobelo, Panama
  9. 9 Private Fishing/Snorkeling boat in Playa del Carmen
  10. 10 Costa Rica With Kids-Recommendations Requested
  11. 11 travel in Yucatan
  12. 12 Driving through Mexico to Belize
  13. 13 Police Harassment in Cancun
  14. 14 Gay Places in San Pedro Belize
  15. 15 AI Child-Friendly Tulum Vicinity (30+ mi)
  16. 16 Which beach location (w/ small kids)?
  17. 17 Costa Rica in summer (end July/early August) with kids
  18. 18 What is the best place to visit in Costa Rica for 18 year olds?
  19. 19 Insect Repellent, Sunscreen in Belize?
  20. 20 Trip Report Muyil Ruins and Sian Ka'an Biosphere, Meixco
  21. 21 Brunch / Lunch for 8 with fix price?
  22. 22 Trip Report Another Yucatan trip report
  23. 23 Trip Report Trip Report - Yucatan
  24. 24 Cabo San Lucas weather in November
  25. 25 Trip Report Chichen Itza - Yucatan, Mexico
View next 25 » Back to the top

On the right track? family trip to Costa Rica with 8 & 10 YO

Jump to last reply

Hi all,

I admittedly have not started doing any research at all, but I want to know if I am on the right track with Costa Rica. We have done the Caribbean a few times with and without our kids - Jamaica, Bahamas, DR, Anguilla, St. Thomas & St. John, Turks & Caicos, and Cancun on college spring break, though that hardly counts!

I said to my husband out of the blue that this year I wanted to see monkeys and do ziplines on spring break. I don't know if I came up with the idea of Costa Rica or if it was recommended by a friend but it seems like it could fit the bill. Once I decide on a country or island I will do TONS of research, but I thought you could help me decide if I am even on the right track. These are some of the things I am looking for (and this list is admittedly mostly for myself so some things may seem silly to you):

- Monkeys & zipline (i.,e., kid friendly adventure and wildlife)
- 8 nights, fine to split between 2 hotels, 1 in jungle and 1 on beach
- probably jungle first, then beach
- maybe surf lessons on beach
- not too far from airport especially on return
- time zone not too far off from East Coast
- safe
- kid friendly resorts
- direct flight from NYC, preferably JFK but Newark might be ok.
- budget is not really an issue - I know there will be resorts in every budget and we are happy to splurge to get whatever amenities we decide we are looking for on this trip.

It might seem like I'm asking for specific resort requests and I'm really not. I'm sure every COUNTRY has kid friendly resorts, so it might seem silly to list that as a requirement, but still there might be entire countries that I would say would be better explored by adults, though I can't think of one now! I hope you all get what I mean.

We will be going on spring break in April, by the way.

So does it sound like CR could fit the bill?

Thanks in advance!!

Christine

25 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement