There are many good reasons to choose Costa Rica for a family or couples vacation Affordability, ease of travel and unforgettable sights such unspoiled rain forest, volcanic mountain peaks, and long stretches of beach make Costa Rica a once-in-a-lifetime trip.
1. Costa Rica is an Affordable Vacation Spot
A vacation to Costa Rica is very affordable compared to similar tropical vacation spots. Escorted tours are offered by Caravan Tours and other tour companies that start at around $995 per person for ten days, not including airfare. Or airfare and hotels can be purchased for an unescorted tour for even less cost.
For U.S. travelers, the plane flight is short, which makes it more affordable than Europe or other destinations. A plane flight from Dallas, Texas to San Jose, Costa Rica takes around four hours, not including any stopovers . From Miami, the flight is time is about five hours.
2. Costa Rica Has Excellent Tourist Accommodation
In Costa Rica, there are many hotels that provide comfortable budget and luxury accommodations. Hotel photos and rates can be found on Tripadvisor. The food in the hotels is good and one big advantage of traveling in Costa Rica over other Latin American destinations is that the water is drinkable. The tourist hotels have safe water which saves the hassle of buying bottled water throughout the trip.
3. Experience Costa Rica’s Breathtaking Scenery
From tropical rain forests to volcanoes to quiet beaches, Costa Rica has a variety of unforgettable scenery, One of the highlights include a trip to the Cloud Forest. A cloud forest is similar to a rain forest, but it has more humidity. A short hike through the mist-shrouded forest leads to amazing views, such as an active crater
Another wonderful Costa Rica experience is a visit to Tortuguero Park, which is home to the giant tortoise. Guided tours to their nesting beaches are available and it is an amazing experience to see one of these huge creatures lay their eggs and then return to the sea.
4. Experience Birdwatching
Costa Rica is a bird-watchers paradise. It is home to many brightly-colored exotic birds such as toucans, parrots, and green macaws. Many migratory birds are found in Costa Rica that cannot be seen other places. In the wildlife refuges there are an abundance of ducks, comorants, and other interesting birds.
5. See Monkeys and other Wildlife in their Natural Habitat
There are many rivers and canals to cruise, where visitor will want to have their cameras at the ready. Along the shores tourists will see spider monkeys in their natural habitat. Spotting a sloth hanging from a tree is also common occurrence.
The water is also full of crocodiles and caimans. The tiny, colorful water-walking lizard is also often spotted by tourists.
A trip to Costa Rica can be both fun and educational. To travel in Costa Rica, U.S. citizens need a passport, but not a Visa.