Costa Rica with Kids Itineraries:

Arenal Volcano

Arenal Volcano is a classic cone shaped volcano located near the small town of La Fortuna. Although it’s no longer spewing lava, it’s still geothermally active and there are many hot springs in the area. You can take a walk over old lava flows and look for reptiles basking in the sun on the black rock. During its lava flowing years, the area of La Fortuna became a mecca of tourist activities and is still a popular spot. Activities in the area include Danaus Wildlife Refuge where you can often see the red-eyed tree frog, sloths, butterflies and birds. There’s a long zipline tour similar to the one in Monteverde and a nice hanging bridges walk through the forest. Adults and teens can windsurf on Arenal Lake, said to be one of the best spots in the world. Many families have enjoyed a cultural tour that includes making candy from sugar cane and visiting a local farm and school.