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.
No matter who you are or where you are from, Caravan’s well-planned Costa Rica vacations will astound you. Stops include Arenal volcano, one of the country’s most famous volcanos, plus some of the most popular attractions in the country:
- Hiking or walking through tropical virgin rainforests and cloud forests
- Relaxing on white sandy beaches at world class resorts
- Exploring wildlife refuges, nature reserves, and protected sea turtle nesting beaches
- Taking in jungle river cruises and bird watching cruises
- Or taste-testing fresh coffee at a local coffee plantation
Top 4 Costa Rica Destinations
Costa Rica vacations are extraordinary and we recommend that travelers check out some of these most popular, must-see destinations:
- Leatherback Turtles National Park: This protected marine and wildlife refuge is one of the more popular National Parks in Costa Rica and a top eco-tourism destination. Plan to travel here between September and March to catch a glimpse of the prime nesting season for the giant leatherback turtles. This national park also has an overabundance of mammals and birds (over 174 species!), plus truly unique flora and fauna just waiting to be explored.
- Poás Volcano: This popular Costa Rica volcano is located near the center of country. Poás Volcano is often misty and cloudy but when the mist breaks, visitors are given a unique glimpse of the green sulphuric lake that shoots geysers up over 800 feet in the air. At a mile wide and over 1,000 feet deep, Poás volcano is the world’s largest active crater.
- Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge: The only way to get to Cano Negro, one of Costa Rica’s most popular tourist destinations, is on a boat cruise along the Rio Frio River. Experienced Costa Rica tour guides help visitors stay on the lookout for migratory birds, crocodiles, web-footed water walking lizards, spider monkeys, jaguars, cougars, and more.
- Arenal Volcano: Located about 55 kilometers northwest of Costa Rica’s capital San José, Arenal Volcano remained dormant for several hundred years until it erupted suddenly in 1968 creating three more craters. Only one crater still exists today and tourists enjoy visiting one of the 10 most active volcanoes in the world (from a safe distance of course).
All Inclusive Vacations by Caravan
Because Costa Rica is small it is possible to travel from the Pacific Coast to the Atlantic Coast and see most of the major attractions in between while on Caravan’s 8-day Costa Rican vacation. Caravan’s Costa Rica tour guests are pleasantly surprised by not only the tropical diversity of Costa Rica but also how affordable it is to travel Costa Rica all inclusive on Caravan’s fully guided tours!
Caravan Costa Rica vacations well planned with tour itineraries that make them ideal all inclusive, fully guided trips for every type of traveler including singles, couples, families and seniors.
Caravan Tours Are Fully Guided
There is a good reason why Caravan Tours has named Costa Rica the “Natural Paradise”.
Caravan Tours offers Costa Rica vacation packages that include some of the destinations and activities mentioned in this article.
Visit Caravan’s Costa Rica tour reviews page to read about the personal travel experiences of previous tour guests on Caravan’s fully guided, all inclusive tour of Costa Rica.
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Costa Rica FAQs
Why is Costa Rica so popular?
Easily accessible from North America, Costa Rica is a safe natural paradise. This small country has 6% of the world’s biodiversity plus amazing turtle nesting beaches and is mostly sunny and warm throughout the year.
When is the best time to Visit Costa Rica?
Costa Rica’s peak tourist times are during the dry season, between December and April. The wettest months are September and October. The best time to see nesting turtles and whales is between July and November.
Are masks required in Costa Rica?
Yes, both tourists and native Costa Ricans must wear a mask?
Do I need to speak Spanish in Costa Rica?
Tourism in Costa Rica is the #1 industry, and most locals can converse in English, so you don’t need to speak Spanish.
Can I drink the water in Costa Rica?
Yes, you can drink the tap water in most of the popular tourist destinations, but it is not recommended in rural locations.
What currency is needed in Costa Rica?
Colon is the local currency however US dollars are widely accepted over other currencies.
How expensive is Costa Rica to visit?
Costa relies heavily on tourism dollars and most visitors are from North America, so the cost is quite comparable to vacationing in the United States or Canada.