Top 10 Summer Travel Destinations for Families


Costa Rica

Costa Rica kills when it comes to ecotourist adventure. Up and down the coasts, there's swimming, sunning, surfing and snorkeling on some of the most picturesque beaches on the planet. Assuming you can drag your family away from the seashore, consider heading inland where you can trek through the shrouded forests of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and other rain forests. In many spots outdoor activities like canopy tours are available, and even zip lines for more daring family members. Volcanoes are another cool Costa Rican attraction, including the highly active Arenal Volcano. But whether your family hikes, snorkels or zips around the country, always keep an eye out for interesting exotic plant and animal species.

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