A New Kind of Family Vacation At Bill Beard’s – Bring the entire family to Costa Rica – Why leave the kids home when you can bring them on a memorable and adventurous trip? Multigenerational Family Vacations Are Increasing In Popularity and options like hiking through a Costa Rican cloud forest, rafting a river, zipping over and through the trees & scuba diving while exploring the natural wonders of Costa Rica are only the tip of the iceberg in terms of the fantastic trips that a family can enjoy. Active parents, grandparents and children alike can enjoy sightseeing and being adventurous as a family and parents will give their children the gift of adventure travel that will surely last a lifetime!
We are excited about this new kind of multigenerational, Eco-immersion, educational adventure. This is a fusion of a nuclear family vacation, a larger family reunion or student educational travel.
The key to this kind of travel and family experience is to find the right place and the best team to work with to enhance the outcome of these nuanced experiences. At Bill Beard’s we have had a lot of fun working with multigenerational families and customizing unique expeditions suited to the families’ wishes as a whole, and the diverse interests and energy levels of grandparents, parents and children of various ages. We always travel at your pace.
What seems to work particularly well logistically in the places Costa Rica, is to find a good location — say a spectacular beach with nice accommodations or very cool mountain Eco lodge — and use that as a base for the particular area for half the trip before going on to one, two or three other, very different locations in the country, depending on the length of the expedition; If the trip is just eight days, then two or possibly three venues at most.
It is important to find the right balance between staying in one place and traveling too much. We certainly advocate traveling some, as to go to an astonishingly diverse country like Costa Rica and not experience some of that remarkable biological and cultural splendor throughout would be underutilizing the opportunity. On the other hand, it is important to avoid the classic “If it’s Tuesday, it must be Belgium,” types of tourist itineraries!
Some of the really satisfying comments that we get routinely from grandmothers are: “You know, I really enjoyed watching my grandchildren chase after exotic butterflies and look through binoculars for the first time at exotic birds and ask questions about crazy plants!” Or “Well, while the rest of my clan went on a horseback ride down the beach (which I heard was pretty cool) I actually had a delightful tour of the fantastic permaculture farm that the eco-lodge owner, Juan, has behind the lodge. I learned so much and even picked the greens for this evening’s salad!”
Many families recognize that in this frenetic, scheduled and wired day and age, when most folks are absorbed by little machines even when they are together, a prudent investment in authentic family time in a special place where being together, learning and having shared fun is the goal is a very satisfying investment which will yield dividends for years!
We recommend planning a customized itinerary to multiple regions of Costa Rica. Typically, we feature at least one or two hotels in the rain or cloud forest and one on the beach. The choice of regions depends on you family’s interests, time of year and length of stay. The choice of hotels is based on preferences and budget
A few minutes on the phone with one of our Costa Rica travel experts will get the design process started. Important information that will help us design the ideal itinerary includes your travel dates, number of travelers, interests, preferred hotel types, ages of children and budget. We will send you proposed itineraries then follow up, working with you to modify the package until you are completely satisfied with your itinerary. There is no obligation and our service is free.
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Sublimely beautiful Costa Rica has something for everyone. The treats range from exciting adventure to leisurely relaxation, and everything in between that we can add to your diving package. Furthermore, tourists can sample the laid-back national lifestyle that ticos (the name the Costa Ricans call themselves) refer to as ‘Pura Vida’ – ‘pure life’: no stress, no hassle. All this, combined with unsurpassed natural beauty and a developed and accommodating tourist industry, makes Costa Rica a wonderful place to visit and vacation.
Our agents can set up the all inclusive or al a carte vacation package and itinerary you want throughout the country. Here are more adventures that one may learn “how to” in Costa Rica. LEARN MORE
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Our Reservation Office Is Located In La Fortuna, Costa Rica In The Shadow Of Arenal Volcano, behind the Catholic Church, Near The World Famous Hot Springs.
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