Costa Rica has a strikingly diverse terrain that includes tropical beaches, wild reserves, and wildlife reserves. In simple words, it has something exciting for every traveler. With so much to explore and enjoy, you need to plan your Costa Rica vacation meticulously to get most out of it. Here are some tips for planning your trip to Costa Rica.
Decide the Places You Want to Visit
When going for a vacation to Costa Rica, you need to ensure you do not miss any happening places in Costa Rica. Costa Rica has three provinces. The Northern Province includes Heredia, Alajuela, and Guanacaste. The Caribbean coast region consists of the Limon while the Puntarenas spans the central and southern region.
If you are beach lover, you need to head to Guanacaste, and Nicoya Peninsula's coastline lined up with palm trees. These regions offer travelers ample space and opportunity to surf and bask in the sun.If you are a Nature seeker, you should book a hotel in the Northern Plains or along the Caribbean coast.
The Puerto Viejo de Talamanca town on the Caribbean coast is famous for Salsa Brava surf break and black sand beaches. When you visit this region, you also get an opportunity to visit Gandoca-Manzanillo National Wildlife that is famous for mangroves, wetlands, and rainforest.
You don’t have to limit yourself to exploring one region or province in yoiur Costa Rica vacation. Depending on the length ofyour trip, you can plan your trip way up, down, or through Costa Rica.
Book Your Flight
Booking a flight is the next step in planning your vacation in Costa Rica. There are two international airports in Costa Rica- one is in Liberia on the northwestern corner of the county and the second airport is just outside San Jose.
Most travelers fly into San Jose because it is centrally located and it is easier to go most places you plan to visit.If you are planning to visit Guanacaste region, flying into Liberia airport would be more convenient.
Book Your Accommodation
Most hotels in Costa Rica allow you to book online and many hotels also offer free cancellation up to a few days before your stay. Booking your accommodation in advance will ensure you will have a cozy place to stay when you visit Costa Rica on vacation.
Participate in Adventure Tours
Adventure Tours gives you the best way to experience Costa Rica. The natural landscape of Costa Rica presents you with diverse opportunities to get closer to nature. You can indulge in sports fishing or enjoy scuba diving, rafting, and surfing. If you are not a water person, you can enjoy Zipline or Canopy tours which take you to the wild habitat. Canopy tours offer you a great way to safely see and experience the wilderness of rainforests in Costa Rica.
Find Good Local Restaurants
When you travel to a new place, you would like to enjoy fab food. Costa Rica’s cuisine is ever evolving due to the influence of other cultures. The country’s traditional flare changes from region to region. After you have planned your travel itinerary, you can find good local restaurants where you plan to stay.
You can either try traditional dishes like Arroz Con Leche (rice pudding) or Olla De Carne (soup of carrot, beef, yucca, plantain).Look for local restaurants that serve traditional cuisine along with other popular Caribbean dishes.
Take Precautionary Measures
Before you take a flight to Costa Rica, visit your doctor and get the necessary shots and vaccines. Also, get yourself checked for medical conditions and get clearance to participate in activities that you have planned.
Besides following these tips, visit different traveler’s blog to find out more about Costa Rica and the fun activities that you can participate in making your holiday more exciting.