Costa Rica Overview

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This is a collection of articles written by Robert Aston, Denise Stansfield and others about this most exciting destination.

Diving and other adventures in Costa Rica

This is a collection of articles written by Robert Aston, Denise Stansfield and others about this most exciting destination.

FAMILY ECO-TRAVEL IN COSTA RICA

My husband, Mark, myself and our two children, Deanna, age eleven and Ryan, age nine were ready for a warm tropical adventure over the New Year holiday. The typical pre arranged, planned vacations with a day-to-day schedule was not appealing. We wanted to wing it with our own vehicle on our own time. Living "On The Edge" is exciting, however we had to take into consideration a safe country, that's not too far away and is somewhat affordable. Thus, Costa Rica! The dry season had just started, which ranges from the end of November until March.

There are some great travel books on Costa Rica and I suggest reading up and checking out web sites before going, especially if you are driving through the country as we did. Know the terrain and the vehicle ferries. A 4 wheel drive is mandatory in the Zona Sur especially in the wet season and a flexible Itinerary is good, since, traveling with children limits the amount of mileage your can cover in a day. Pack light, all carry-on, it's less to lose or be stolen.

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Story and photography by Denise D. Stansfield. Copyright ©2004 All Rights Reserved.
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