Costa Rica for Babies
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- At a Glance
Sandwiched between Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south, Costa Rica is a tiny country -- about half the size of Kentucky-- yet encompasses wildly diverse terrain and some of the most biodiverse slices of jungle and rainforest in the world. (Biodiverse means a great number of species live in one concentrated area.) From the relatively dry and arid Guanacaste province to the north, to the richly agricultural central valley, to the lush rainforests of the southern coast and the mangrove swamps of the Caribbean side, Costa Rica is like a bunch of little mini-countries. When planning where to go to view wildlife, it helps to think of Costa Rica in terms of biological corridors; for example, jaguars are often seen in Corcovado National Park, but they can also be spotted throughout the Osa Biological Corridor that connects Corcovado with the southern mainland by way of a series of additional nature reserves including Lapa Rios. So if Corcovado is too far for you to venture this time, there are other places to track jaguars as well. Tortuguero is famous for its sea turtles and crocodile-filled mangrove swamps, but many areas to the south of Tortuguero have excellent turtle and crocodile viewing as well.
Suggested Trip Plan for Babies
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We thought La Paz Waterfall Gardens might be touristy, but it was actually one of the most authentic and charming nature exhibits we saw. ...
A well-organized series of terrariums houses 26 species of frogs native to Costa Rica. The nighttime flashlight tour is the real highlight....
Lake / Pond
You can hear the squealing before you're even out of the car in Selvatura, which is a private park that offers many of the fun activities Monteverde is famous for all in one place....
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An Exotic Adventure for Wildlife LoversA Family Vacation in Costa Rica with Babies
1.Dolphin Encounter with The Divine DolphinDolphin Encounter with The Divine Dolphin
Drake Bay, Costa Rica
2.La Paz Waterfall GardensLa Paz Waterfall Gardens
Varablanca, Costa Rica
3.Mt Arenal VolcanoMt Arenal Volcano
Guanacaste, Costa Rica