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Arenal Xilopalo Review – A Diamond in the Rough in La Fortuna Costa Rica


We were expecting simple, budget accommodation in La Fortuna.  What we got at Arenal Xilopalo was an experience that touched our hearts and left us yearning to stay far longer than our short stay in Arenal La Fortuna would allow. If you are looking for things to do Arenal Costa Rica, come back up when you are […]

Kalambu Hot Springs Water Park (Arenal, Costa Rica) – The Perfect Arenal Hot Springs for Toddlers!


We went round and round, searching the internet for an idea of which Arenal hot springs would be best for toddlers.  The Kalambu Hot Springs water park is the newest La Fortuna Costa Rica hot springs.  We discovered that this is the perfect, low key Arenal hot springs experience with young kids.  We all had […]

Samara Beach Costa Rica – Your Insider Guide to This Laid Back Little Piece of Paradise


I went round and round researching the best beaches in Costa Rica for families.  We were limiting our search to the Western coast because we were flying into Liberia.  I found a handful of beaches that said that they were kid friendly, but Samara Beach Costa Rica was mentioned time after time as one of the best […]

Planning a Family Trip to Costa Rica: The Best Resources from Real Families Who Have Been There!

Family Trip to Costa Rica

Vacations are crazy things.  They always seem like they are SOOO far away….until they are right on top of you.  We are leaving for our family trip to Costa Rica in under two weeks! Our travel plans used to be a lot more spontaneous before we had kids.  When we decided to plan a family trip to […]

The Best Books, Games and Tools for Teaching Kids About Costa Rica Before Your Trip

Costa Rica Books for Kids

We love to explore the many ways that travel can be a teaching tool!  The experiences that kids have when traveling help to build their brains and enhance their development in ways that few other activities can. A little preparation and work before the trip can help kids to better understand and get the most […]