Families from around the world travel to Costa Rica to enjoy the thrill of discovery, the exhilaration of adventure, and the comforts of attentiveness and luxury from the Central Valley to the Pacific Coast, the Highlands to the secluded Caribbean Sea. Your flight lands at Juan Santamaria International Airport, where your private transfer greets you upon arrival. The capital city, San Jose, bustles with importance as the economic and cultural center of the country. Mansions dating back to the 19th and 20th centuries represent the aristocracy that emerged from the coffee trade when residents were eager to prove their elegance and prominence through their Victorian, art deco and colonial-style homes.
You pass through the edges of the city finding colorful markets with open walls and glowing with tropical colors. Your kids marvel at the brightness of the watermelon cut in half to showcase its freshness. Bananas dangle from the rafters alongside plantains, and the herbaceous aroma of the tall grass and thriving tropical trees fills the air. You continue around the winding roads and over the mountains encircling the Central Valley to reach the town of La Fortuna. The once sleepy agricultural community rests on the foothills of Arenal Volcano.
Your driver points into the trees along the riverbanks at sleeping sloths and the kids gaze into the branches searching for the lazing mammals that use the tree like a hammock. The road in front of you frames the perfectly cone-shaped peak of the volcano. Upon reaching the opulence and family-friendly grounds of your luxury resort, you sink into the surrounding comforts with ease, taking to the naturally heated thermal springs connected to the property for an unparalleled welcome to Costa Rica.
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