A family vacation resort in Costa Rica is the perfect getaway for you and your loved ones. A land of amazing natural beauty and biological diversity, this small Central American nation offers a rich variety of activities and experiences that are sure to leave a lasting impact on every member of the family.

Among countries in the region, Costa Rica stands alone. It has the oldest democracy, strongest economy, and largest middle class in all of Central America, factors that have contributed to its remarkable political stability. Free from the kind of turmoil and civil strife that has affected many of the countries in the region, the nation has developed into one of top tourist destinations in all of Latin America.

A virtual living nature museum, Costa Rica contains more than 850 bird species, 600 species of butterfly, and exotic species such as three-toad sloths, giant anteaters, wild peccaries, jaguars, and several different kinds of monkeys. Equally impressive is the wide range of geographical diversity. With both a Caribbean and Atlantic coast, there are certainly plenty of beaches, with everything from active volcanoes, rainforests, mangrove swamps, lowland jungles, and cloud forests in between.

You and your family can enjoy bird watching, observing wildlife, hiking along an active volcano, trekking through a cloud forest, whitewater rafting, hot springs, rainforest canopy tours, horseback riding, boat trips, and many other activities that are sure to leave a lasting impression. For water sport enthusiasts, a Costa Rican family vacation resort offers world class sport-fishing, surfing, snorkeling, and of course plenty of swimming. For the kids, experiences such as visiting reptile or butterfly gardens, wildlife parks, nature reserves, and historical museums can be fun and educational at the same time.

Many travel agencies specialize in family-friendly Costa Rican vacation packages, some of them offered by well known family-oriented companies such as Vacations by Disney. Tour packages generally include a diverse sampling of what the country has to offer and always include plenty of activities for the kids.

With such an incredible array of things to see and do, a Costa Rica family vacation is certain to create fond memories that will last a lifetime. If you and your family are looking for a fun, exciting, educational, and rewarding travel experience, few destinations are able to offer as rich a variety of sights and activities.