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Let’s go to Costa Rica!

With its verdant rainforests, active volcanoes, hot springs, abundant wildlife, and beaches Costa Rica packs an incredible diversity in such a small country.

There are essentially three different types of Costa Rica vacations we offer.

  • Guanacaste Beach Stay.  Fly into Liberia airport and stay at one of the beachfront resorts on the Guanacaste area along Costa Rica’s Pacific coast line.  Resorts range from moderate to luxury, some being all-inclusive resorts. Ideal for families, couples, and friends who are looking for a beach vacation with a few day excursions to explore.
  • Custom Itinerary.  Fly into either San Jose or Liberia and visit multiple areas tailor-made to fit you best.  Rainforest + Volcano + Beach is the most popular combination.  You can concentrate your interests (such as canopy tour, hiking, and white water rafting for soft adventure; cloud forest, rain forest, and turtle time for an eco adventure).  Included in your itinerary is transportation so you don’t have to rent a car.  We can also arrange your day tours. Great for a honeymoon or a family with older kids.  Custom designed for groups.
  • Guided Vacation.  We offer several great escorted tour options in the moderate to upscale range.  This is by far the easiest way to explore Costa Rica and all its marvels. We even have a speical Family Experiences tour for families with kids ages 5 and up.

Happy Travels! ~Cindy Grant, travel consultant with Expert Family Travel located in Frisco/The Colony Texas (in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex).  Contact at 972-625-6200 or cindy@expertfamilytravel.com

Travel Trends: Costa Rica

Guanacaste on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast has been growing with 4 and 5 star resorts in the last few years, and flights have increased into the area’s airport (Liberia).  The result is a nice selection of upscale and luxury beachfront resorts offering wonderful on-site amenities and activities combined with offsite excursions into Costa Rica’s rainforests, waterways, and volcanoes.

Resorts in the Guanacaste area:

  • Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica (5 star luxury)
  • Westin Resort & Spa Playa Conchal (5 star luxury)
  • JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort (4 1/2 star upscale-luxury)
  • Reserva Conchal (4 star upscale)
  • Hilton Papagayo Resort & Spa (4 star upscale)
  • Riu Guanacaste (4 star upscale)
  • Punta Islita Hotel (4 star upscale)
  • Occidental Grand Papagayo (3 star moderate)
Now, while resorts are sprouting up, the road conditions in Costa Rica continue to be…well, annoying.  So I don’t recommend renting a car in Costa Rica (unless you’re the kind that thinks driving in Rome is a slice of pie).  Good news, though, is that you don’t need a car to enjoy Costa Rica.  Airport transfers are easy to book with your package, as are day excurions that include hotel pickup and drop off.
One thing I will mention about Costa Rica, is that the beaches here are the rocky Pacific Ocean variety.  If you’re dreaming about a white Caribbean beach, this won’t cut it.
~Happy Travels!  Cindy Grant, Travel Consultant at ReconnectTravel.com 972-625-6200