A family vacation in Quepos is an active pursuit . Prepare for days lounging on the beach, cruising the Pacific Ocean, and exploring the jungle. Most activities are safe for travelers of all ages. School children will experience a stunning show n' tell session back at home. . . and so will the parents.

Manual Antonio National Park is a pristine, Coast Rican wildlife reserve.  Monkeys and sloths roam over 400 acres of rain forest, mountains, and winding rivers. Go snorkeling on the beachfront where a array of coral reefs grow in vivid colors.

Alternatively, stay above water most of the time with surfing lessons or a jet ski safari. Surfing is a popular activity throughout Costa Rica. The shore breaks in Quepos are highly favored among professional surfers. Experienced athletes individually lead students in training sessions in the water.

Earth Watch Foundation guides offer jet ski safaris on wave runners. Visitors speed across the ocean inlets and shoreline. This affords scenic views of small islands, beaches, and of course, marine wildlife. Tourists usually see pelicans, sea turtles, dolphins, and sula birds during their journey.

Horses are some of the only animals that do not run wild in Quepos. Book a horseback riding tour for a change of pace. The docile ride carries travelers to waterfalls, birdwatching sites and hidden bays. End the day with a family dinner or room service.