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Best place to experience the beach + jungle with three kids?

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Best place to experience the beach + jungle with three kids?

Starting my research now. Looking to visit Costa Rica with three kids (aged 7-10) and could use advice on where to stay to best take in the sites, experience the rain forest, wildlife and relaxing/playing in the ocean? Thanks in advance everybody.

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1. Re: Best place to experience the beach + jungle with three kids?

Check Manuel Antonio National Park... a lot of wild life and beach...and maybe a mix with Arenal Volcano area...you can rent a car and hit the road!

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2. Re: Best place to experience the beach + jungle with three kids?

Punta Uva, Caribbean Coast.

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3. Re: Best place to experience the beach + jungle with three kids?

Manuel Antonio is family-friendly, has guaranteed wildlife sightings in the park if you go with a guide (best to go in afternoon, which is when the monkeys come out to play), and has a very lovely beach inside the park where you can play in the ocean.

Note that the wildife there is very much (in a bad way) habituated to people, especially the monkeys, who have a taste for human food, whether it's out of the trash can or the bags/hands of tourists.

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