25 Jun 2018
One of the main reasons families pick Costa Rica for their vacation is adventure tourism. Costa Rica offers a number of different activities for people of all ages, and Los Sueños in Herradura is the ideal location close to some of the best attractions in the country.
Staying at Los Sueños is in itself an amazing experience if you just want to sit back and relax surrounded by amazing views and nature, but if you are more the adventurous type, we have come up with a list the top of the 10 family activities to do while on vacation in Los Sueños:
Tortuga Island Tour: This is a very popular tour since it is ideal for the whole family to enjoy a day in the sun. Tortuga Island is one of two islands that make up what is known as Islas Negritos Biological Reserve, it’s located in the Nicoya Gulf and only accessible by boat, the white sand island is perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving, spending a relaxing day sunbathing, kayaking, or taking the Eco-hike where you can spot native birds. HRG Vacation offers an excellent tour aboard a brand-new catamaran sailing off from Los Sueños Marina which includes a delicious lunch, it’s a guest favorite.
Manuel Antonio National Park: Manuel Antonio is the most visited National Park in Costa Rica. This is no coincidence since it has the perfect combination of pristine beaches, incredible nature and lively atmosphere. This park is certainly an obligatory stop. Plenty of activities are also available here, from snorkeling and kayaking to hiking, parasailing and mountain biking.
Horseback Riding and Waterfall Tour: Horseback riding is a perfect way to really get to see a lot of the hidden secrets of this area, it’s also a great experience for families, one that won’t be forgotten. This tour takes you through farms and into the rain forest where wildlife is easily spotted, monkeys, toucans, sloths, macaws, among others. The guides will take you to a refreshing waterfall where you can cool off and relax in the swimming pools.
ATV Tours: Probably one of the preferred ways to explore the area and live a rural tourism experience full of adrenaline. The unpaved roads and extensive mountain area serves as the perfect playground for those who don’t mind getting a bit dirty, kids love the excitement and adventure. There are many companies that offer this tour but for safety make sure to go with a reputable company that has well-maintained 4-wheelers. Our HRG concierge is more than happy to help you with a booking.
Canopy /Ziplining Tour: Enjoy the impressive views from above. There are many options for canopy tours in the main tourism sites in Costa Rica, and of course some alternatives are better than others. HRG offers a professional and personalized service with bilingual guides that will provide you with the information, instructions and security you need for your family. The canopy tour offered by this company, takes you to 12 platforms and 10 cables, including the longest ziplining cable in the area (2400ft.); the tour even includes a professional photographer to record every minute of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Surfing: Staying at Los Sueños you happen to be just minutes away from some of the best beaches to practice surf in Costa Rica, Jaco and Hermosa, so why not take this opportunity to bond with your kids and learn to practice this sport or improve your skills, there are excellent surf schools in the area.
Crocodile Tour: Crocodiles… it is one thing to see them at the zoo and a very different experience to see them up-close in their own environment. This tour takes you to the Tarcoles River, which has one of the largest populations of crocs in the country. From the boat you’ll get to see the crocs and other small animals like iguanas and birds. Children love the feeling of being in a “jungle safari”. The whole tour can last for close to two hours and its also very educational.
White Water Rafting: Costa Rica has many rivers, and here you can find class 1 rivers for those that are having their first introduction to white water rafting or are traveling with kids, You will also find class 5 rivers during the rainy season which are only recommended for experienced rafters. In the Pacific Coast, the Savegre River and Naranjo River are the best options, these rivers are generally classified as a class 3. The ride is beautiful and full of adrenaline at the same time.
Mangrove Tour: This is a very relaxing option that will bring you in touch with nature. Take a boat through the mangroves where hundreds of bird species can be appreciated along with other wildlife such as monkeys. Mangroves are important ecosystems that have huge biodiversity, and provide fresh water supply, sediment filtration among other important functions. Fun family tour, educational and ideal for birdwatching lovers.
Aerial Tram and Tranopy: This is a way of enjoy the view from atop without venturing into ziplining. The aerial tram has 18 gondolas and will allow you to appreciate Costa Rica from a comfortable and safe place, the rich nature and diverse wildlife. The tour will also take you to a butterfly garden, terrarium, and medicinal plant garden.
Make the best out of your stay at Los Sueños, there are fantastic options for every member of the family. Contact our HRG concierge for additional information on a specific tour or to get a customized tour package for your family.