Caravan Tours Blog – USA, Canada, Central America
Welcome to our Caravan Tours blog. You’ll find helpful and insightful articles with a wealth of information on what to see and things to do when vacationing with Caravan Tours. Discover interesting facts about our USA tours including the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and Zion Park tour, our Mt Rushmore and Yellowstone Park tour, and our New England Fall Foliage tour. There are also great articles about Canada’s Nova Scotia and the Canadian Rockies, plus Panama, Costa Rica, and Guatemala in Central America!
In the event that you should ever decide to visit a plantation in Costa Rica, here are some pineapple plantation facts. Pineapples are grown in many parts of the world including Costa Rica, Brazil, and the Philippines. Temperatures and other conditions necessary to produce pineapples limit their growth to tropical and sub-tropical regions.
Sufficient rainfall, moderately warm temperatures, and rich soil fed by numerous volcanoes help make Costa Rica sugar cane exceptional. These are also ideal growing conditions for a large number of agricultural products including vegetables, fruits, flowers, and of course, coffee. Sugar cane has, in some minds, a history and reputation similar to that of coffee, […]
At present, the JW Marriott Hacienda Pinilla is not part of our Costa Rica tour by Caravan Tours. However, this world-class resort has plenty to offer travelers who visit Costa Rica. There are many beautiful white sand Costa Rica beaches to explore, many surrounded by verdant valleys, undulating mountains, and nearby pristine lakes and rivers. […]
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. […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.
Close to El Valle Panama is Grand Playa Blanca Panama, a four-star resort and spa located in a tropical setting on the Pacific coast, less than an hour and a half from Panama City. Translated, Playa Blanca means “white beach” and the area boasts what could arguably be the best unspoiled beaches in the country. […]
More and more travelers from around the globe are discovering the beauty and impressive man made landmarks of Panama. You now have a lot of options for fully guided all inclusive Panama tour companies. And, while many people vacation in Panama to explore this country’s Spanish colonial heritage or to enjoy world-class resorts, white sandy […]
The Bridge of Americas Panama Canal (or Puente de las Américas in Spanish) was built along the Pan-American Highway in 1962. This four lane Panama land bridge offered a more efficient way for vehicle traffic to travel between land masses on the North and South of the Panama Canal. The United States initiated and funded this first Panama […]