December 21, 2009

Travel Packages to Costa Rica

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

Costa Rica is one of the best places to have your vacation as it has something for everyone.

Costa Rica tour packages make ideal family vacations and many are suitable for senior travel or for group travel. Come experience all the natural wonders this tiny Central American country has to offer.

Types of Costa Rica Tour Packages

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  wildlife, fauna and flora up close.

Costa Rica travel package deals come in several different categories or you can have a travel package customized to meet your requirements.

All inclusive Costa Rica travel packages offer the best way to see and experience all that Costa Rica has to offer. Guided by our experienced Costa Rica tour operators these packages will suit most travelers’ needs:

  • Costa Rica beach getaways
  • Eco-tourism packages
  • Family oriented travel packages
  • Adventure in Costa Rica packages
  • Honeymoon travel packages
  • Budget travel packages
  • Educational and spring break travel packages

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 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 Poas 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 all easy to access on Costa Rica package holidays. Braulio Carrillo Park and Leatherback Turtles National Park are home to some of the more exotic species of birds, otters, manatees and 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, gliding through the jungle canopy is one attraction that should not be missed. The rainforest has 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 Turtles 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 habitats where turtles come to lay their eggs. Leatherback Turtles 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 package favorites. A cruise through the Rio Frio 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 a 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. The name Costa Rica means ‘rich coast’ and the country’s 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

Caravan Tours offers fully escorted all inclusive Costa Rica packages that include most of the attractions and excursions contained in this article. Caravan’s Costa Rica package tour is an all inclusive 9-day vacation, exceptionally priced and starting at just $995. Visit Caravan’s Costa Rica tour reviews page to read what others have said about this fully guided, all inclusive tour of Costa Rica.

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