A family vacation in Costa Rica is a fun idea for February. This is the country that created the idea of pura vida and lives by its joyous philosophy just about every minute of the day and that's something we could all use more of in our lives just now. Need more reasons to take the kids off on a family adventure to Costa Rica? Take a look at our top 10.
If you want to immerse in Costa Rica’s Pura Vida, try a soul-purifying forest bath in Monteverde Cloud Forest. The entire reserve covers over 26,000 acres, it’s 90% virgin forest and contains 2.5% of the world’s biodiversity, along with more than 500 different animal and bird species, 2,500 plant species, and more orchids in one place than anywhere else on earth.
For less-contemplative kids, Monteverde is a sustainable playground to soar through on zip-lines; eyeball monkeys off hanging bridges;, fly high on sky trams; or pony trek and hike in the company of local guides. Here, you can literally have your head in the clouds then go feed fruit to giant butterflies, spot scarlet-eyed tree frogs or even stand with one foot in the Pacific divide and the other in the Caribbean.