A tour of Costa Rica is the best way to discover this land of a thousand riches. A place of many encounters and a rich history, its myriad attractions – concentrated into a small country – are sure to please everybody. The best way to discover the beauty of this quintessential Mayan country is to opt for an all-inclusive Costa Rica package!
From the coast of the Pacific Ocean to the shores of the Caribbean Sea, a trip to Costa Rica offers a treasure trove of riches for tourists. Geographically, the country has very diverse landscapes and climates. The chains of volcanoes that cross the country are known as the Talamanca Range, the Central Range, and the Guanacaste Range. Their peaks contribute to a number of microclimates, including a tropical humid zone near the Caribbean, a more temperate region in the central valley, and a tropical area along the Pacific coast. Note that the majority of the population resides in the Central Valley where are located the capital San Jose, as well as the major cities of Cartago, Alajuela, and Puntaneras.
An economical trip to Costa Rica means visiting these great cities with their abundant accommodations, from house rental to hotels. In Puerto Limon, the Caribbean resort, you will discover beautiful beaches like Cahuita, Cocles, Gandoca, Manzanillo, and Puerto Viejo. To the north lies the Tortuguero National Park, in an exceptional humid zone. This protected area contains an amazing ecological diversity, where dolphins swim in lagoons that are also home to manatees and crocodiles, not to mention an impressive number of trees and birds. Tortuguero is the spawning ground for many turtle species, such as the giant leatherback, hawksbill, and loggerhead. This amazing site will impress both children and adults!
On the other side of the Central Valley, on the Pacific coast, is the city of Puntaneras. It is a unique place, characterized by a long, narrow peninsula. This is the main commercial port of Costa Rica, where cruise ships, fishing boats, and ferries dock. The city opens onto the Gulf of Nicoya, a breathtaking sight.
An inexpensive trip begins in the capital, San Jose, where your flight to Costa Rica lands. The first settlement on the site of the capital dates back to the 18th century. You may want to visit its many museums, such as the Museum of Pre-Columbian Gold, the Jade Museum, and the National Museum. Learn the tormented history of this country that goes back to the pre-Columbian era, through the Spanish conquistadors, and the struggles for independence. This trip to the capital of Costa Rica offers the opportunity to admire the churches, such as Iglesia La Merced, Iglesia La Soledad, Catedral Metropolitana, as well as La Esmeralda and the National Theatre. Nearby you will find the Simon Bolivar Zoo.
The humid forest area is everywhere, which has prompted the state to create nineteen national parks and eight biological reserves. With 13,000 plant species, including a thousand varieties of orchids, Costa Rica has a remarkable flora and fauna. You won't be able to resist hiking and exploring. Whether on foot, on horseback, or by bike, in the jungle or on the slopes of volcanoes, you will create your own memories through wonderful treks.
For those who love swimming, the beaches still have their natural appearance, making them both charming and surprising. Sea kayaking is a great way to explore the lagoons and coastlines. Other sea activities: fishing, scuba diving, boating, etc. Thanks to a favourable climate and pleasant temperatures, Costa Rica is ideal for surfing. The most experienced surfers appreciate the wave heights on the northern Pacific coastline, such as Naranjo, Langosta, Negra, Potrero, Avellanas, and Grande. Other beaches in the central and south Pacific areas are also famous for surfing, not to mention the coast of the Caribbean Sea.
The all-inclusive Costa Rica travel package also takes you to the Turrialba region where you can visit the pre-Columbian archaeological site of Guayabo, the Turrialba Volcano, and the Pacuare and Reventazon rivers, perfect for river rafting. Discover also the hot springs of the Arenal Volcano, the Rio Claro Reserve, etc.
Book your flight to Costa Rica now and discover inexpensive travel opportunities by opting for an apartment or house to rent. Draw up your own itinerary with the help of consultants able to direct you and guide you in your choices.
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