Costa Rica is a pioneer of eco-tourism, and a quarter of the country is made up of protected reserves and national parks. This makes it the perfect adventure playground for children and parents alike. Begin your family holiday in Costa Rica by heading for the Caribbean coast, taking in waterfalls and the world’s largest butterfly collection en route. Travel by boat into Tortuguero National Park to discover the rich jungle and marine life of this coastal rainforest. Between July and October, sights include the rare green turtle, which comes ashore to nest on the beaches. On the subject of turtles,
during Costa Rica family holidays, nature calls the shots. Your children will watch, enthralled, as a sloth descends a tree trunk in slow motion, then gasp as they spot hummingbirds flitting from flower to flower. Close encounters with playful monkeys and cheeky toucans elicit delight, but rushing down a white water river will have them screaming for more. Cloudforests offer an education too: seeing tiny fluorescent tree frogs and the mating dance of the manakin will give them a taste for biology classes when they return home. And watching a live volcano smoking before their eyes might make them long to become volcanologists. Wherever you go in this serene and lovely country, the bountiful landscape kindles a sense of natural wonder.

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Oliver couldn’t have been more helpful - we had a very specific, and not totally simple, brief and timeline. Oliver’s experience in the area was very clear and he created a fantastic itinerary for us. As to the trip itself - it was totally magical. The quality of the concierge and tour guides was top notch - the latter was a big part of the trip (we went on numerous tours) and added hugely to the success of the trip. Activities were spot on for our boys. Best were humpback whale watching for us, zip-lining for the boys! Family rooms and suites were great too, so we could all be together. The modem was a great touch and very useful. The app - and all the information within it - was also great. Victor the Concierge was wonderful - from providing us with local currency so we could use a toll bridge as we left San Jose, to sending us regular route updates and restaurant recommendations. Lounge access is always a fab touch! And the meet and greet takes away all the stress of trying to work out logistics when arriving somewhere new. Both add to the feeling of R&R. All in all, Original Travel were superb!
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