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Ideas for activities for 2 yr old and 76 year old?

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Ideas for activities for 2 yr old and 76 year old?

I am looking at an 11 day trip to CR in November once Covid restrictions hopefully ease. Hoping to spend 4-5 nights in the Arenal/La Fortunate area. My toddler will be 2 by then and my 76 year old MIL will be traveling with us. What activities would you recommend for each of their age/activity levels? I am open to a bit of light hiking to see waterfalls and volcano views, but are the hanging bridges for example a stretch for those age groups? Any other family friendly tips like restaurants, etc for the area are appreciated as well!

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Tampa, Florida
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1. Re: Ideas for activities for 2 yr old and 76 year old?

We'd have to know more about your group. Are you expecting the toddler to walk or would she/ he be in a carrier? Can your MIL walk for distances, does she have balance issues or problems with hills and steps?

Both would be fine on a Cano Negro boat tour, assuming there's no age limit for children. Practically anything else would be dependent upon answers to the above.

In particular, there's a huge variation among people in their mid seventies.

San Jose, Costa Rica
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2. Re: Ideas for activities for 2 yr old and 76 year old?

Hard to give you advice...since the age 2 YO and 76 YO...hard for most of us to recommend anything..I had learn in the last few days...that some people..( of course not you ) are ready to jump all over some advices.

In your case...maybe nice to wait until you are there---one thingI can tell you..is that hopefully you find a hotel that is close to La Fortuna and hopefully offer FREE hot spring on site

Check the following link


Very nice also Tabacom Hote Springs Hotel, Arenal Nayara, Kioro, Silencio del Campo , Montaña de fuego, Arenal Paraiso, Royal Corin, Lomas del Volcan, Casa Luna, etc

Nice to be close to La Fortuna in case of any emergency or to find a place to have a great food !

Most of the places I mentioned...they offer AC, TV, nice pools, great easy hiking trails, good food , FREE on site hot springs , etc etc !!

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