For many families a holiday would not be complete without time spent on the beach at the end and for that part I would recommend Arenas Del Mar. The service levels here are like that to be found at Lapa Rios in that the team really seem to feel at ease with the guests no matter their age. Also from our point of view this area is more than just a beach destination but a wildlife destination in itself and you and your family can as easily be entertained enjoying the nature trails of the lodge as you would be taking a surf lesson on the beach right outside your room.
Nearby Manuel Antonio national park offers one of the best places in Costa Rica to see the squirrel monkey. Whilst it is possible for a family to take a self guided trail through Manuel Antonio to visit a beautiful and wild beach on the other side of the park to the entrance, I would always recommend that we arrange a guide as the jungle wildlife can be easy to miss without the well trained eyes of a professional. During your stay here you and your family could enjoy so many activities from lending a hand in the planting of trees, horseback riding to just relaxing on the beach. One tip here that I would certainly recommend is perhaps arranging to rent a catamaran and sail around the bay for a different view of the national park. Again it is the atmosphere here and the range of activities that makes this lodge, in my opinion, so special for a family holiday.
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