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Why Costa Rica is the Perfect Family Vacation Destination

Why Costa Rica is the Perfect Family Vacation Destination

Why Costa Rica is the Perfect Family Vacation Destination

While it can sometimes seem stressful, traveling to Costa Rica allows families of all ages the chance to step out of their comfort zone and experience things they never have before. When choosing to vacation in Costa Rica, children will be exposed to a new culture and experience sights they’ve never seen before, and adults will have the opportunity to truly appreciate what’s around them by relaxing and being in the moment.

Traveling the world gives families the chance to connect in ways that aren’t possible at home.

Family Bonding

When on vacation, families fully dedicate all of their time to each other, creating a bonding experience like no other. Being away from the demands of the day-to-day, fast-paced life grants an opportunity for the family to spend time doing nothing but relaxing and enjoying each other’s company.

Whether deciding to enjoy a day at the Villa or out exploring Costa Rica on an excursion, any and every day of your trip provides an opportunity to make life-long memories both you, your kids and grandkids will treasure. Even the simplest experiences, such as sitting around the dinner table and sharing a meal together, can become cherished moments. Vacations are the time when parents can bond with their children and siblings can also spend quality time together.

New Cultures and Experiences

Traveling to Costa Rica will give you a unique chance to experience the people, food, and culture. Children tend to absorb knowledge more through experiential learning, like embracing new cultures and customs first hand, tasting new cuisines and being exposed to new languages. By choosing to travel to Costa Rica with younger children, it will not only broaden their sense of reality but will set them up for different experiences in the future.

World Appreciation

Taking a vacation is not just about taking pictures of beautiful sunsets and seeing different landmarks, it also encompasses an understanding of humanity and the world in general. Seeing the world will make travelers of all ages explore a new environment or meet interesting people who can offer a fresh perspective to life. Children are naturally more inquisitive than adults, so having them around makes the family as a whole see what they otherwise might not have noticed. And seeing children’s reactions to the world’s most extraordinary sights and scenery can remind an adult to feel that appreciation, too. Children also have a tendency to ask more questions, so by trying to provide an answer, the whole family can learn something new.

Life Enriching

One of the greatest benefits in traveling to Costa Rica is the way it enriches each person’s life. For a family, this can simply stem from enjoying a day spent relaxing at the Villa, having the time to spend with one another. Even short trips can encourage children to focus on accumulating memories and experiences, rather than possessions. Family adventures promote independence, self-confidence and interpersonal skills, and the more families travel together, the more their curiosity, sense of adventure, ideas grow.

Traveling to Costa Rica with family holds many benefits that will create life-long memories. From the moment you get to Costa Rica to long after arriving home, a vacation can be one of the most rewarding adventures a family can have together.

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All-inclusive Dining at Villa de la Luna

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What to Pack When Traveling to Costa Rica

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We have been receiving many questions lately on what exactly you will need to pack when visiting Villa de la Luna in Costa Rica, so we decided to put together a very quick, and easy “Costa Rica Checklist” for you!

What you will need does sometimes depend on the time of the year you choose to join us in paradise. Costa Rica has “rainy seasons” that marvel the rainy season experienced in Florida, United Stated: Sunshine almost all day, shower mid-day, followed by a clear and beautiful night afterwards. This predictability lets our guests pack as they would any other time of year, but it is recommended to bring a rain jacket or rain boots!

Here is a general understanding of what you will need to prepare for your trip to Costa Rica! If you have any additional questions about what you will need and what we recommend to leave home, please contact us here or on FacebookTo print our Checklist, please just click on the photo!

 

What Makes Costa Rica So Unique

What Makes Costa Rica So Unique

Taking a trip to a foreign country offers a world of unknown and differences from where you currently reside. Costa Rica is especially one of the most fascinating countries to visit for the unique experience you’ll receive.

Costa Rica is not over the top with sky-rise buildings and huge shopping malls. Instead, Costa Rica is full of wildlife, a rich and thriving Rainforest, and cities that will allow you to forget your big-world worries and get more in touch with people and nature.

Wondering what some of the differences of Costa Rica may be? Here are a few things that set Costa Rica apart from many other countries!

 

Costa Rica Runs on Renewable Energy

Throughout 2016, Costa Rica has developed a running streak where the entire country runs strictly on renewable energy. This has been in the works since 2014 but was not until recently that other sources of energy have been derived. This allows us to use our resources for energy without harming our beautiful and delicate ecosystem.

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Tropical Rainforests

Costa Rica is made up of 51% tropical rainforests. Besides providing tons of exciting tours and activities for tourists, rainforests benefit the country and the world in many ways. By absorbing carbon dioxide, rainforests help to reduce the effects of worldwide climate change. In addition to the important role rainforests play in Earth’s climate, they also are an important home to about half of the species of plants and wildlife on the planet. Because who doesn’t love reducing carbon dioxide and providing a home for plants and wildlife?

arenal national park

Perfect Weather All Year

The average temperature year-round in Costa Rica is 76 °F. Verano, or summer, is known as the “dry season” and lasts from December to the beginning of April. There is usually little to no rain during the dry season, allowing optimal activities for everyone. Invierno, or the rainy season, is also known as the “green season.” The rainy season lasts from April until the middle of December and brings a predictable rain schedule that can be comparable to that of Florida in the United States. Those traveling to Costa Rica are suggested to plan their trips to be active in the mornings and evenings, while resting and relaxing in the afternoon. The rainy season feeds the Rainforest and brings about a new color and wildlife experience that is unlike any other. The rich ecosystem is thriving and in its prime during this time of year.

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Costa Rica is a one-of-a-kind country and offers much more than the mind could ever imagine. Visit Costa Rica and see just how incredible this beautiful country is!

 

 

Pura Vida!

Why Costa Rica Is The Perfect Spring Break Destination

Why Costa Rica Is The Perfect Spring Break Destination

There is no break more desirable than Spring Break! What better way to finally escape the lingering winter months than by escaping to a tropical paradise? Whether a girl’s (or guy’s) week away from college or a family trip that the kids will never forget, there is something in Costa Rica for everyone to enjoy! Villa de la Luna is a great place to stay if you want to be pampered, but also want to enjoy some quiet time.

See what’s waiting for you in Costa Rica for Spring Break!

  • There’s nothing better than a day spent by the pool, with only a quick 5-minute walk to the beach

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  • Everyone will have their own space to unwind… with a view!

corner room with a view

  • There are excursions and activities for everyone to enjoy

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  • All-inclusive amenities will save money on food and beverages

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  • Costa Rica is experiencing it’s “dry” season, so weather will be gorgeous and ecosystem thriving

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Convinced that Costa Rica would be the perfect getaway for Spring Break? Check our availability and click here to request dates!

Costa Rica: The Perfect Place to Unplug and Unwind

Costa Rica: The Perfect Place to Unplug and Unwind

Some of the biggest difficulties in trying to get the family together is trying to get everyone to live in the moment and enjoy each other’s company. Whether it’s unplugging from our devices or simply being able to “be in the now,” all families struggle with this from time to time. We’re happy to tell you that taking a family trip to Costa Rica may be just what you need to unplug and unwind!

 

After traveling the few hour plane ride to Costa Rica, many will be anxious to get back to their cell phones and update any and all social media platforms with #InCostaRica or #WeMadeIt followed by pictures of them waiting to exit the plane. What happens after this however, is what makes Costa Rica a wonderful place to leave our devices behind and escape reality.

– The Beautiful Views

When you get off the plane at Liberia Airport, you will begin to see all of the beauties that are native to Costa Rica. Firstly, the people and cultural differences will heighten curiosity and peak your interests. Second comes the gorgeous agriculture and wildlife that will greet you as you take your first few steps into Costa Rica.

liberia airport

– Limited Cell Phone Service

It is true that your cell phone service will not be as strong as it is where you came from, but that’s a good thing! Some places across Guanacaste will offer Wifi as you go off on excursions, and of course, we offer complimentary wifi in our All-inclusive packages.

no cell phone service

– Everything Is New

New food, new architecture, new faces, new everything! Costa Rica is known to attract people with the beautiful nature and beaches, but like the true way to anyone’s heart, the food will make you never want to leave. Suddenly vacations in the past become one familiar blur and are replaced with constantly changing “firsts” as you have your first true Costa Rican meal or run into your first monkey.

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– Living In Paradise

You will be too consumed with the daily thrills of canopy tours or surfing that you won’t be thinking about your mobile devices or social media updates. Instead, you’ll see who can make the biggest splash into the infinity pool that overlooks the Pacific Ocean or who can eat the most Tostones.

perfection

 

If you’re having difficulty getting your whole family to unplug and live in the now, Costa Rica may be the perfect family vacation to take! See some of the awesome things families enjoy doing together while staying at our Villa, here!

 

 

Pura Vida!