Finding the Best Travel Packages to Costa Rica

(Editor’s Note – This original post from December 2009 has been updated to reflect current Costa Rica tour activities.)

Our Caravan Costa Rica travel package itinerary is carefully constructed to offer something for people of all ages and interests and because of this, Caravan Costa Rica tours are our most popular all inclusive vacations.

Our fully guided Costa Rica tour packages are ideal family vacations and many are suitable for senior travel or for group travel as well. Come experience all the natural wonders and tropical majesty that this tiny Central American country has to offer.

Costa Rica Travel Package for All Types of Travellers

The best Costa Rica travel packages include visits to Costa Rica’s many tropical rainforests, fantastic white sandy beaches, active volcanoes, incredible rivers, pristine waterfalls, and Costa Rica National Parks, where you can experience exotic Costa Rica wildlife plus fauna and flora, up close.

Professionally guided by our experienced Costa Rica tour operators, these travel packages will suit most travelers’ needs and offer the best way to see and experience all that Costa Rica has to offer, whether you are looking for a:

  • Costa Rica beach getaway
  • Eco-tourism package
  • Family oriented travel package
  • Honeymoon travel package
  • Budget travel package
  • Educational or spring break travel package

Caravan’s Costa Rica Attractions

Below is an outline of some of the areas and Costa Rica attractions that should not be missed and are included in many of Caravan’s all inclusive Costa Rica travel packages.

San Jose Costa Rica

San Jose is the capital of this democratic country that enjoys a peaceful existence with a lifestyle that ranks near the top as one of the best places in the world to live. There are two international airports near San Jose Costa Rica and about 19 other regional airports conveniently located around the country. San Jose is an important starting point for many Costa Rica travel packages. It is a vibrant colonial city with intertwined modernity and its own exotic charm. Attractions in San Jose Costa Rica include The National Museum, mysterious stone spheres from ancient times, the Gold Museum, the National Theater, Central Park, and the San Jose Plaza de la Cultura.

Volcanoes & the Cloud Forest

Driving through the coffee growing region of Costa Rica takes you to Poás Volcano where tourists come to view the spellbinding mile wide crater from a safe distance. Another interesting area close by is the Escallonia Cloud Forest Trail with numerous orchids, rare ferns, epiphytes and lovely hummingbirds. These two top tourist draws are included in many Costa Rica package vacations.

Costa Rica National Parks & Plantations

Banana plantations, butterfly gardens, and cascading waterfalls are usually featured on Costa Rica package holidays. Braulio Carrillo Park and Leatherback Turtle National Park are home to some of the more exotic Costa Rica wildlife species including birds, otters, manatees, and sea turtles. There are rivers and canals to cruise on or engage in adventure sports such as white water rafting. Taking a scenic look at the rainforest while on an aerial tram, and gliding through the jungle canopy is one attraction that should not be missed. Generally, rainforests have more rain and a cloud forest has more humidity. Howler monkeys, white faced monkeys and green iguanas join the tropical and exotic rare birds in these jungles.

Turtle Nesting Beaches & Research Station

This is where you can see nature at its finest. Costa Rica travel packages generally include the Pacific coast Leatherback turtle nesting beaches at Leatherback Turtle National Park. It’s possible to see other turtle species including black turtles, Hawksbill turtles, and of course, the Giant Leatherbacks. You can also explore firsthand, the turtle nesting beaches and natural habitats where sea turtles come to lay their eggs. Leatherback Turtle National Park was created to help protect the nesting beaches, turtle eggs, and the young hatchlings that race to the ocean.

Arenal Volcano, Cano Negro & Volcanic Hot Springs

These are additional Costa Rica travel package favorites on Caravan’s all inclusive tour. Take a river cruise along the Rio Frio, which will take you to the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge, home to migratory birds, crocodiles, caimans, spider monkeys, web footed water walking lizards, and a host of other rare tropical animal species. You can relax at the volcanic hot springs and enjoy the view of the Arenal Volcano and its glowing lava flow, which is sure to be a most memorable experience for any visitor.

Costa Rica Beaches

Beautiful Manuel Antonio public beach is just one example of the many Costa Rica white sandy beaches revered by beach lovers. Some leisurely time on the pristine beaches of the Costa Rica’s Pacific coast is another favorite of tourists who enjoy all inclusive Costa Rica travel packages with Caravan Tours. The name Costa Rica means ‘rich coast’ and the country’s sandy beaches stay true to this even today. Outside of the well-known Costa Rica beaches there are many others more remote, but well worth the time and effort to visit.

Costa Rica All Inclusive Tours with Caravan

Caravan Tours offers two fully escorted Costa Rica travel packages that include most of the attractions and excursions contained in this article. Please refer to our site pages for information on our natural paradise tour or Caravan’s Costa Rica adventure tour, and explore our tour itineraries plus an up to date list of activities and hotel accommodations.

Caravan’s Costa Rica travel package is an all inclusive 9-day vacation, exceptionally priced considering that all hotel accommodations and itinerary activities, meals, and gratuities are included.

Visit Caravan’s Costa Rica tour reviews page to read what others have said about this fully guided, all inclusive Costa Rica travel package.

Call Caravan Tours today, toll free, at 1-800-CARAVAN (227-2826) to reserve your spot for an all inclusive Costs Rica tour.