Costa Rica Tour Blog by Caravan Tours

Our Caravan Costa Rica travel blog provides a wealth of information on what to see and things to do when vacationing in beautiful Costa Rica. Learn more about Arenal volcano near La Fortuna or this country’s Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. From plantation and rainforest tours to turtle nesting beaches and Manuel Antonia National Park, Costa Rica is a Natural Paradise with so much to discover and explore!

Costa Rica beaches hold a special place in the hearts and minds of beach lovers from around the world who have visited this tiny Central American country.

In fact, Costa Rica is famous for its many Pacific oceanfront locations that feature either brilliant white or incredible black sandy beaches all framed by lush tropical rainforests.

Incredible Costa Rica beaches can be found all along the 600 mile stretch of Pacific coastline. With a combination of warm tropical weather and warm tropical waters, they attract vacationers, snorkelers, scuba divers, and surfers from around the globe all year round.

In travel brochures and other Costa Rica visitor guidelines, the beach areas are loosely divided into several sections. Read more

Be sure to visit a banana plantation in Costa Rica if you ever travel there.

Bananas have been one of the most popular and versatile fruits in history. The banana is actually a native species of Asia that has been transported to other tropical locations around the globe, including Costa Rica.

Costa Rica and indeed, the Central American economy, include an important sector focusing on this fruit, with Costa Rica banana plantations providing a significant part of the export business. Read more

Like most of Costa Rica’s tourist destinations and natural wonders Arenal volcano (Volcan Arenal) is a sight to behold. It is perhaps the country’s most well-know attraction.

Arenal is a very active cone shaped volcano in the northwest portion of Costa Rica, within an hour drive of the capital San Jose and Poas Volcano.

Arenal volcano is located in the district of La Fortuna and included on Caravan’s all inclusive tour. With a height of more than 5,000 feet above sea level, Arenal was formed a mere 7,000 years ago and is considered to be a relatively young volcano. Read more

Caravan Costa Rica vacations are the perfect holidays offering something for everyone. With a name that literally means “Rich Coast,” how can you miss?

Costa Rica is a small Central American country but although small in size (just under 20,000 square miles), Costa Rica is overflowing with natural wonders and exotic tropical beauty. Read more

Fully guided, all-inclusive Costa Rica travel packages by Caravan Tours continue to be a favorite of American and Canadian travelers.

Costa Rica is a beautiful little country that has earned its place as one of the world’s best vacation destinations.

This eco-friendly Central American country attracts visitors from around the globe who come to enjoy the pristine beauty of Costa Rica’s rainforests, white sandy beaches, active volcanoes, and exceptional wildlife sanctuaries and reserves.

In addition to the natural beauty of Costa Rica, here are three reasons why Caravan’s Costa Rica travel packages are so popular!

  1. Ideal travel for all ages (age 5 and up)
  2. Affordably priced for the “Budget Conscious” (plus all-inclusive)
  3. Incredible itinerary and attractions

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What is unique about Braulio Carrillo National Park in Costa Rica is the wide range of elevation. It ranges from just 160 feet above sea level to as high as over 9,500 feet in elevation.

Have you ever imagined yourself as an early explorer discovering a new world of tropical virgin rainforests with luscious emerald green in all its glorious shades? Perhaps it is slightly overcast with a warm mist that is brightened up by rare and beautiful orchids that somehow blend naturally with the fauna and flora of the area.

This is exactly what you will feel as you trek through Braulio Carrillo National Park in Costa Rica. This fauna and flora sanctuary was created in 1978 and is easily accessible from San Jose Costa Rica (the capital), which is just over 12 miles away.

Here are some of the park attractions that you can enjoy. Read more

Monteverde Costa Rica is one of this country’s most popular tourist destinations in part, because of the incredible biodiversity contained within its amazing wildlife refuges.

Monteverde, which means “Green Mountain,” is one of the lushest areas in Costa Rica and draws thousands of tourists each year. This is a destination that should not be missed by visiting nature lovers and bird watchers.

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Much of the financial support for the efforts of the John H. Phipps Green Turtle Research Station came from John H. Phipps himself. The research facility was established over two decades ago and is named in his honor.

The Caribbean Islands and the countries of Central America are known internationally as much for their efforts in the conservation of their natural resources as they are for their stunning beauty and unique biodiversity. Read more

There are several prominent organizations that focus their efforts on the protection and preservation of the sea turtle nesting beaches in Costa Rica including:

  1. Leatherback Turtle National Park (on the Pacific Coast)
  2. Tortuguero National Park (on the Atlantic Coast)

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Of the numerous natural biological reserves, national parks and Costa Rica wildlife refuge places in Costa Rica, two noteworthy locations stand out:

  1. Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge
  2. Carara Biological Reserve

Both are part of our Costa Rica itinerary and are great examples of the kind of biodiversity Costa Rica is renowned for. Read more