Traveling with Kids
The Southern Zone is like Outward Bound for families, where kids and parents can face challenges (such as no TVs or video games!) and have fun together. Plunge the family into real-life adventures with added educational value. You might inspire a future herpetologist or marine biologist among your progeny.
Go horseback riding to waterfalls and swimming holes. Steal into the night with infrared flashlights to scout out frogs and other fascinating, nocturnal creepy-crawlies. Paddle a kayak in a calm gulf where dolphins play. Rappel down a waterfall, climb inside a hollow tree, or zipline through the canopy.
The more remote areas of the south are ideal for kids ages seven and up. Babies and all their paraphernalia are hard to handle here, and toddlers are tough to keep off the ground where biting insects and snakes live.