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Panama and Costa Rica Cruise Uncruise

Panama and Costa Rica Cruise with Uncruise Adventures

Panama Canal cruises have been gaining in popularity in recent years. They are usually coupled with a few stops along the Caribbean coast of Central America. Most cruise lines have to stick to busy cruise ports because they are too big to dock elsewhere. In fact, they sail right past some of Panama and Costa...
San Jose Costa Rica

Things to do in San Jose, Costa Rica for Families

San Jose, Costa Rica is literally the center of paradise and the third largest city in Central America. You won’t see many skyscrapers here, but you will find some of the best museums, food, breweries, and parks in all of Latin America. And there’s plenty for families to do as well, especially since ticos (locals)...
Beaches in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Beaches: Finding the Best Beaches in Costa Rica for Families

With over 600 miles of Pacific coastline and 100+ miles of Caribbean coastline, Costa Rica has a range of beautiful beaches that offer everything from crystal-clear, calm waters to world-famous surf spots. This is a country with high eco-standards and a sense of adventure. Families can expect Costa Rica beaches include plenty of recreation and...
Arenal Volano Costa Rica and La Fortuna

Arenal Volcano Costa Rica and La Fortuna: Hot Springs and Other Things to Do

Arenal Volcano is picture perfect. In 1968, after over 400 years of lying dormant, she exploded. This event introduced La Fortuna to the world. Since then, it has become one of Costa Rica’s top destinations. We were delighted when Costa Rica Tourism hosted us to experience the beauty of Arenal Volcano Costa Rica first hand....
Costa Rica Family Vacation - Arenal Volcano

20 Unforgettable Costa Rica Family Vacation Experiences

Looking for nature and wildlife in Central America with your kids? Want to hike the Arenal Volcano, visit the elusive quetzal bird in the Monte Verde cloud forest, or spot sloths at the beach? Costa Rica vacations offer these family-friendly activities and more. Here are 20 of our top family travel experiences in Costa Rica. ...

Family-Friendly Costa Rica Adventure Travel

Is your family looking for something more besides laying by the pool for your next getaway? How about infusing some adventure into your vacation? Then Costa Rica adventure travel is for you. Take an adventure tour beyond surfing (although there is a lot of that). Costa Rica is full of escapades like zip lining, white water...
Costa Rica Eco Lodges

Costa Rica Eco-lodges: Raising the Bar for Sustainability

Interested in traveling to Costa Rica?  Consider checking out some of the best Eco-lodges. I first traveled to Costa Rica 17 years ago as a young, single woman looking for an adventure. Now a mother of two, and ready to bring international travel back into my life, I was more than worried that returning to...

Finca Las Nubes: The Way to Experience Nicaragua with Kids

After reading that Nicaragua was sixth in the Rough Guide’s places to visit in 2017, we wondered how to ideally explore Nicaragua with kids. Could families experience Nicaragua comfortably and safely, or was Nicaragua a budget destination only the most adventurous got to enjoy? The Robertson family of Finca Las Nubes invited our family to...

Service Travel on a Fathom Cruise

Photo by: Bigstock/Christian Baloga On a sweltering hot day in mid-June, my two teen sons and I found ourselves in the heart of a Dominican barrio, elbows-deep in murky tubs of paper pulp. We were on a service travel to the Dominican Republic. Rapid Spanish buzzed around our ears while we tried our best to snag...
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