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Costa rica with 5 year old

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Costa rica with 5 year old

I need some advice for an upcoming vacation in Costa Rica,

We are in our 30’s and are interested to explore Costa with our 5 year old son, we were thinking to maybe rent a car and stay in 2-3 different locations ( one of them is on the beach ).


How safe is Costa Rica to travel with a toddler? We need some advices for good hotels for a one week vacation. Also, how is the weather in December? Is it still good time for swimming?

I know it’s a lot of questions, but we are clueless about Costa Rica, only been in an all inclusive in the Caribbean with our son and from reviews I have read all inclusive is not recommended for Costa Rica

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1. Re: Costa rica with 5 year old

December is a great month for coming to Costa Rica. This is when "summer" begin here.

Costa Rica is totally safe for your family. Always use common sense and everything will be alright. The only advice I can give you about your child security is in the water...currents are very strongs and waves, very big. So, obviously, you'll need to be after him at the beach.

Rent a car is a good idea.

About hotels, it all depends of where you want to go: north, south....

I prefer southern Costa Rica because it is less touristic. But northern Costa Rica has great places too. The one I know is Cristal Azul. They rent villas, have a pool too.

Southern, I personnaly use that portal to compare hotels price.

You can see Manuel Antonio Hotels: southerncostarica.biz/Manuel-Antonio/…

or Uvita Hotels: www.southerncostarica.biz/Uvita/cat-hotels/

(2 of my favourite locations)

If you have any others questions, just ask!

Enjoy your trip!

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2. Re: Costa rica with 5 year old

If this gives you any assurance, We will be travelling with our 2 yr old, 4 yr old and 8 yr old to Costa Rica next week for a 10 day trip. We'll be travelling to the following places, San Jose, Tortuguero, Arenal and Playa Conchal. Costa Rica is pretty safe, just use your judgement and dont stay out too late and this goes for any city/country.

All inclusives to tend to be pricier than other resorts but they do have a variety if your toddler is a picky eater.

Have a fun trip!

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