An Adventure in Costa Rica!
The Palmer family's adventure started off with private transfers to their resort where they had mineral hot springs with views of the Arenal Volcano and time to relax before their action packed vacation got off and running. Hanging bridges over the forest with a 2-mile rainforest circuit are 15 bridges from 5 to 100 yards in length set the standard high for the rest of their adventures. Then it was off to a twilight safari river trip on the Arenal at dusk. This was a great way for the kids (and parents) to see and learn about many of mammals in Costa Rica, who knew 60% of them are nocturnal?
The adventures just did not stop. Anticipating the horseback ride to the beautiful waterfall deep inside the forest had the whole family excited for the day to begin. After the ride they had the opportunity to swim in the natural pool at the base of the majestic waterfall. The Canopy Park started the next day's activities that consisting of 15 cables and 18 platforms which are divided into 3 sections that are found mostly in the trees. It was hard to decide but everyone felt the Tarzan Swing was the favorite activity of the day. On the way to their next Costa Rica location, Manuel Antonio National Park, their guide stopped while they had a coffee tour at Espiritu.
Their next resort was surrounded by lush a tropical rainforest and inviting soft sand beaches. Adventures did not stop, with a kayaking trip through the smooth inland waterways of the Damas Island Estuary and learning about the importance of this delicate ecosystem where the salt waters of the ocean meet the fresh waters of tropical rivers creating a periodically submerged forest of interlacing aerial roots. Their vacation concluded with a hike in Manuel Antonio National Park. This is one of the most amazing parks in Costa Rica, home to one of the last sizable populations of the endangered Squirrel Monkey in the region. Some time on the beach and then time for this family adventure to end.