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Samara-Carrillo Info Center Playa Samara
#1 of 142 things to do in Province of Guanacaste
Fantastic ride, economical, our guide was tremendous and patient, especially with two children and took pictures for us.
Brenda and Christopher treated us like extended family during our three wonderful weeks in Samara.
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Tio Leo Coffee Tour Liberia
#5 of 142 things to do in Province of Guanacaste
They make you feel like family and treat you to the highest standards Everyone look happy in that place!!.
Cooking Empanadas and being treated to a wonderful cultural dance by the children was quite a topper to the entire experience.
Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones) Nosara
#12 of 142 things to do in Province of Guanacaste
Families, surfers, bikers, dogs, yogis and nature lovers converge to worship the sea and the tide pools and the ever varying exceptional sunsets.
Watching the kids surf going surfing after school and the daily ritual of sunset were one of the best things about staying in Nosara.
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Playa Avellana Playa Avellanas
#13 of 142 things to do in Province of Guanacaste
One of my favorite parts was to meet a local surf photographer (Avellanas Surf Photos), that took amazing photos of my kids surfing (I swear, they look like the ones you find in surfing magazines).
Great waves for the intermediate to expert surfer and fantastic restaurant on the beach for surfer families to hang out...Lola's.
Macaw Recovery Network - Formerly The Ara Project Punta Islita
#11 of 142 things to do in Province of Guanacaste
ARA is also working with the children on education about the birds and local farmers tending to nest boxes.
My kids loved the experience and the presentation was interesting.
SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary Nosara
#6 of 142 things to do in Province of Guanacaste
Steve is warm and funny and shows you around the amazing grounds that is the sanctuary, and Vicky provides educational and interesting background to their work for kids as well as grownups.
Vicky is witty and loving in her educational talks, and inspired my children (10, 12) to learn more about how to work as conservationists in our daily lives to reduce our negative impact on nature.
Samara Beach Playa Samara
#14 of 142 things to do in Province of Guanacaste
Everything you could want - great surfing waves for learning on high tide, excellent skimboarding on low tide, safe shallow waters for kids to play, but with some waves for bodysurfing and fun, great bars and rest...
Near to shops Plenty of shade for paler skinned members of group and beautiful clean wide beach - great for families and couples alike Hope to be back!
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dondeJavitours Playa Samara
#2 of 142 things to do in Province of Guanacaste
Our whole family loved the snorkeling and Esteban took great pictures with his GoPro of all the aquatic life we discovered.
We were 2 families traveling together with 4 kids ranging in ages from 10-16 and everyone loved the tours and the guides.
Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates Santa Cruz
#4 of 142 things to do in Province of Guanacaste
Booked online and my husband, myself, and 3 children (10, 9, and 4) had the best time! Marcos and Horatio were incredible zip lining instructors, and the owner of Black Stallion, Alex, was hysterical and friendly.
We had a fantastic time we zipped, rode ATV's and horses it's a beautiful place, the kids came down the zip line super safe with great guides, they picked us up in a flatbed and we drove back to the cafe area and...
Ponderosa Adventure Park Liberia
#22 of 142 things to do in Province of Guanacaste
A sincere Thank You!! Make sure you include this on your "to do" list while visiting the area... especially is you have kids!
Excellent place to visit and spend with family and friends
Llanos de Cortez Waterfall Area de Conservacion Guanacaste
#17 of 142 things to do in Province of Guanacaste
YOu travel through a reserve, and then walk down a hill, and there you are - at the base of a beautiful waterfall that has a great swim pool area for families and friends to cool off.
There are trees around to provide shade and a gently sloping sandy 'beach' which makes it perfect for children.
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Playa Hermosa Playa Hermosa
#19 of 142 things to do in Province of Guanacaste
very nice and calm water, beautiful sunset, enjoy morning runs, swim, snorkeling.. great for kids, very relaxed, pease of paradise :)
Calm, clean water and soft golden sand make this a great beach for swimming and families.
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Centro de Rescate Las Pumas Canas
#25 of 142 things to do in Province of Guanacaste
The big cats are just gorgeous, as are the birds, and the monkeys are a ton of fun for the kids.
And knowing how they work with local schools to educate children to respect and love animals!
Playa Rajada La Cruz
#24 of 142 things to do in Province of Guanacaste
Beautiful empty beach that was super calm for family swimming with small kids The sand is dark so the water is dark.
During the week it is usually deserted, and on week-ends it is a popular place for families and groups to gather.
Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands Area de Conservacion Guanacaste
#9 of 142 things to do in Province of Guanacaste
Great Family Adventure for all ages!
We are a family og four with kids age 4 and 7 and went on the boat tour followed by lunch at the hacienda.
Playa Conchal Playa Conchal
#16 of 142 things to do in Province of Guanacaste
His family owns a restaurant in Brasilito and we took the fish we caught there and it was prepared for us, truly a highlight for the kids!!! Wish we had more time to stay in Brasilito as it looked like a cute litt...
The beach is very nice with small lapping waves, perfect for kids to frolic.
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Tamarindo Beach Tamarindo
#23 of 142 things to do in Province of Guanacaste
Beautiful huge beach at low tide, clam waves, perfect to let kids swim on their own, great place to learn to surf or ride boogie boards, umbrella and chair rentals available, some parts of beach are secluded, clos...
Great waves for surfing, small wading pools for children when the tide is high, plentiful sea shells, and a stunning sunset every night.
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Puerto Carrillo Nicoya
#29 of 142 things to do in Province of Guanacaste
Sandy and small waves made it child friendly.
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Playa Carrillo Playa Carrillo
#30 of 142 things to do in Province of Guanacaste
Wide, spacious and palm lined, this beach is great for swimming, body surfing, families and just about any other water activity.
Pretty undeveloped except local vendors using bikes and wagons to bring: bbq, snacks, drinks and ice cream to sun bathers, family picnic types and day campers.
Potrero Beach Playa Potrero
#31 of 142 things to do in Province of Guanacaste
It is a beautiful quiet beach--mostly local families.
Great for families or couples .
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Nosara Refuge for Wildlife Nosara
#15 of 142 things to do in Province of Guanacaste
Her compassion for the wildlife of the region is beyond inspirational, In particular the work being done for the howler monkeys! for the rest of the trip my kids were checking out electrical lines making sure they...
It was also a great educational experience for my children to see that just a small amount of people, can make a big impact on the world.
Rio Negro Hot Springs Rincon de La Vieja
#26 of 142 things to do in Province of Guanacaste
Fun Family Outing
Great time for family building.
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San Juanillo Beach San Juanillo
#34 of 142 things to do in Province of Guanacaste
I think it is also perfect if you are here with your kids because they can snorkel really close to the shore and see many fishes.
It is perfect if you are traveling with children because the waves are very mild.
Tamarindo Church Tamarindo
#35 of 142 things to do in Province of Guanacaste
Our family lives in Tamarindo during the summers and we attend Tamarindo Church.
They offer a great children church.
Palo Verde National Park
#18 of 142 things to do in Province of Guanacaste
The cruise was perfect with kids, and it was a bit drizzly out so sitting in the covered boat and seeing birds, crocs, and iguanas was the perfect way to pass the time.
Overall I would rate this boat tour around the park 5 stars, especially for families with kids and seniors, the boats are comfortable and have roofs but make sure to bring bug spray
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Natural Center Tours Playa Samara
#43 of 142 things to do in Province of Guanacaste
It takes about 1.5 hours with very professional and courteous guides (who actually stopped along the way so kids can look at monkeys).
Las Baulas National Marine Park Playa Grande
#41 of 142 things to do in Province of Guanacaste
We went on a canoeing trip with our kids and a guide and saw crocodiles, births and monkeys.
A great, laid back location for families!
Playa Danta Las Catalinas
#39 of 142 things to do in Province of Guanacaste
Not many people around and perfect for kids to play in the shallows.
Dino Park Blue River Rincon de La Vieja
#53 of 142 things to do in Province of Guanacaste
Awesome for young kids
My kid loved the Dino tour and Kevin?
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Monkey Park Tamarindo
#37 of 142 things to do in Province of Guanacaste
We took our kids (ages 11-15) to visit this rescue center (one of four in Costa Rica) to get up close to some of the local wildlife and learn about this amazing program.
Great for families and animal lovers!
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