Costa Rica has become a very popular family travel destination. Easy to get to, safe and lots of fun. Almost a year ago, we set our to find a family that would help us improve our family vacation experience here in Costa Rica. We had hundreds of applicants and in the end chose two families that visited us last month around the Thanksgiving holidays. One from the west coast (Los Angeles) and one from the east coast (New York City) of the United States. They stayed at three Cayuga Collection Hotels & Lodges. Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation Inn located in the Central Highlands, Lapa Rios Eco Lodge on the Osa Peninsula and Arenas del Mar Beach & Rain Forest Resort in Manuel Antonio. They reported back to have had a wonderful time and provided a lot of very valuable feedback to us.
Here some highlights, lessons learned and ideas for improvement.