Familiy vacation Costa Rica
A journey with kids is always something exiting. Costa Rica is an adventurous vacation-destination, with many activities for kids. The flight from Europe is very long, around 15 hours, but usually the children are sleeping. We recommend using an overnights flight, when travelling with children.
It’s helpful, to be well prepared with toys and any amusement-stuff.
The entry of Costa Rica is uncomplicated. You´ll get the border and customs-form in the air plane. The passport needs to be longer, than six months valid.
After the entry, a member of our stuff will pick you up from the airport and bring you in our hotel. Depending on the traffic, the ride will take 15-30 minutes.
Depending, from with part of the world you are traveling, it’s likely to get a “jetlag”. It’s very good to sleep in the plain, if you have problems to sleep in the plain, stay calm- just a few hours sleeping are better than nothing. At the arriving-day we recommend, to stay awake, how long you can. With kids, it’s much more difficult, because they can´t control there tiredness, like the adults. When the kids need a nap, you should pay attention that the nap is not to long.
We recommend, not taking much stuff with you, because heavy luggage is disruptive. In almost every recommended accommodation, it gave a launderette service. It’s no problem, storing your luggage in our Posada Nena.
It’s not necessary to get crazy about bringing enough drugstore products; you´ll get everything what you need in Costa Rica.
Depending on your activities, you should bring rain cloths and closed shoes, for hiking in the jungle. Because Costa Rica is next to the equator, the sun is very strong; travelers with children’s should be well prepared with sun protection.
In general you should not have too many worries about the food. Fruits should be washed, tap water is mostly potable. For sensitive children it´s better to buy water. The local food should be tasted, although the offer of international food is huge.
The health prevention is the same, like without kids. You should carry a medicine chest, with something against diarrhea and small wounds. The medical care is in general very good; but you´ll not get at any afield place, the best health care. It’s always good, to have an Idea where you are and where the next hospital is located.