After so many months of being cooped up due to the pandemic, it is finally time to take the family traveling again! But why choose Costa Rica or more specifically Playa del Coco for your family? Well, because it is the perfect combination of fresh air activities, beautiful scenery, relaxing atmosphere, and delicious food.
First, let’s go over the current Covid-19 requirements for entering Costa Rica. Costa Rica does not require a negative Covid-19 test for entry and it has no quarantine policy. You may need a negative Covid-19 test for departure from Costa Rica depending on the requirements of your home country. Those visiting Costa Rica must fill out a Digital Health Pass 48 hours before boarding their flight. Starting Aug. 1st, 2021 those who have had their vaccinations along with their vaccination card will no longer need to purchase travel health insurance that covers at least $50,000 worth of medical expenses and $2,000 in lodging expenses per person. Costa Rica has done a great job keeping the virus under control and the country is currently working hard to make sure everyone has access to the vaccine.
Costa Rica is definitely the place to feel free again and embrace nature. There are so many family friendly outdoor activities for all ages to enjoy. Costa Rica preserves 25% of its land area for national parks or reserves. Moreover, Costa Rica is home to 6% of the world’s biodiversity and works hard to embrace thoughtful, sustainable living. Perfect for enriching your children’s lives.
Rincón de la Vieja, Arenal, Palo Verde and Santa Rosa are brimming with activities such as hiking, kite-surfing, suspension bridges, zip lines, swimming, snorkeling, paddle boarding, sunbathing, waterfalls, horseback riding, and more. No matter what age or ability, you will be able to find something for the whole family to enjoy. The great news is that all of these beautiful spots are 2 hours or less from Playa del Coco or Playa Hermosa.
When traveling with your family it is important to have easy access to all the creature comforts. The Guanacaste region of Costa Rica has all of them. Majority of the roads from Playa del Coco to various parks and beaches are well paved and maintained. If you happen to forget to pack something, there are numerous stores that can fulfill any need such as Walmart or Auto Mercado, Super Compro, Mega Super, and many more small mom and pop stores.
There is a wide variety of hotels and resorts. From all inclusive to small boutique hotels, there is something to fit any family’s style or budget. Another reason why Costa Rica, specifically Guanacaste, stands out is the year round beautiful weather. Even during the rainy season, the majority of the day will be filled with sunshine. If you are concerned about crime, Costa Rica is the safest country in Central America a very safe country and the locals are kind, genuine people.
Let’s not forget to mention the last important factor for a perfect family vacation! The beach! Playa del Coco and Playa Hermosa have some of the best beaches for swimming in the country. The gentle tides are perfect for toddlers, grandparents, and everyone in between. Your family can spend all day at these beaches because they have plenty of amenities as well as trees to enjoy some shade.
So pack your bags and pack your kids! Costa Rica should definitely be at the top of the list for post pandemic travel plans.
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