We were debating whether to head north for skiing or to soak up some sun over the Christmas holiday. After very little thought, we decided we really do prefer the sun AND it is a bit too soon for ski school for Reese! So we headed to Costa Rica. The girls were learning about volcanoes over the summer so we though Arenal would be cool for them to see the volcano and hang out in the hot springs. We stayed at the Royal Corin in La Fortuna. We couldn't have picked a more beautiful hotel. The hospitality and the staff was amazing! There is SO much to do in Costa Rica, we will definitely be back!
Our travel route this time wasn't the smoothest because we were initially going to Orlando. Had we planned better we would've flown to NYC and straight over to SJO.
Flight: BDA -> MCO (Orlando) -[overnight in Orlando] -> SJO
Once arriving in Costa Rica there was a 3 hour drive arranged by the hotel from airport to Arenal region.
The drive was beautiful, we drove through towns and the girls specifically loved Cloud Forest!
Hotel: Royal Corin http://www.royalcorin.com