|Costa Rica Travel Packages
by AVEL ON LINE
Located in southern Central America, Costa
Rica is surrounded by three different bodies
of water including the Panama Canal on the
southeast, the Pacific Ocean on the southwest
and west and the Caribbean Ocean on the east.
Because of Costa Rica's close proximity to
several bodies of water, the country is an
ideal stopping point for various cruise ships
carrying throngs of adventurous vacationers.
Depending on the area of Costa Rica you are
in, the climate can differ dramatically. There
are cool wet mountain ranges, rain forests,
dry tropical forests, cloud forests, the very
dry Pacific coast and the damp Caribbean coast.
Because of Costa Rica's diverse climate, the
country is home to 850 species of birds, 205
species of mammals, 9,000 species of flowering
plants, 1,200 species of orchids and 376 species
of reptiles and amphibians. For a country
that only measures 51,060 square kilometers,
this is a wide variety of natural wildlife.
Costa Rica strives to maintain the land's
natural beauty and wildlife by designating
one sixth of the country to national parks
and wildlife refuges. Costa Rica is also home
to several active volcanoes. Arenal erupts
daily every fifteen minutes or so. The locals
welcome foreigners with open arms making Costa
Rica one of the most desirable vacation and
retirement spots in the world. It is for these
and other reasons that a Costa Rica vacation
cruise should be booked today. The memories
will last a lifetime.
An Abundance of Outdoor Recreation: Costa
Rica is big on water related activities. Wave
riders travel from all over the world to test
out their expertise in Costa Rica's waters.
Both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts offer
up some notorious surfing. On the Atlantic
Coast, Puerto Viejo's Salsa Brava gets some
great breaks during the winter months although
this area is often crowded. On the Pacific
side, Playa Hermosa is the most consistent
place to catch some waves. If these areas
are flat, no need to worry, snorkeling and
kayaking are always an option. Wind surfers
have nothing but praise for Lake Arenal. It
is considered one of the world's best wind
surfing spots and on good days you can cruise
over 25 miles across the lake. There might
not be anything more romantic when you're
on vacation with the one you love than enjoying
a horseback ride. Whether its on the beach
or through a National Park, the experience
is sure to be memorable. Other popular outdoor
activities to be enjoyed while in Costa Rica
include hiking, mountain biking, deep sea
fishing, bungee jumping, sailing, bird watching
and ballooning. More adventurous activities
include repelling down through the center
of waterfalls, canopy tours through the tropical
trees and white water rafting.
A Mecca for Nature Lovers: Nature lovers should
take advantage of Costa Rica's numerous National
Parks and refuges. Crocovado is both a rain
forest and black sand beach. The Tabacon Hot
Springs is nature's equivalent to the Jacuzzi.
Unwind near cascading waterfalls in the various
pools and hot springs. A trip to the Monteverde
Cloud Forest will almost guarantee a sighting
of Costa Rica's most famous bird, the Quetzal.
The Rain Forest Aerial Tram is located out
of San Jose, the country's capital, and offers
a guided canopy tour of the rain forest. Manuel
Antonio Park is teeming with monkeys and other
wildlife. The Tortuguera is Costa Rica's most
famous protected nesting area. If you are
not a fan of outdoor activities, don't worry,
there is plenty else to do and see. The National
Museum traces Costa Rica's colorful history
and culture. The museum was founded in 1887
and is located in San Jose. Patrons of the
arts should try and catch one of the numerous
performance put on at the National Theater.
The National Theater offers classical music
and opera performances in addition to others.
Sarchi is located outside of San Jose and
is a great place to visit and admire the country's
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About The Author
Aventuras Elegantes, AVEL, S.A. We are an
american and costa rican group. Aventuras
Elegantes, AVEL, S.A., started operation in
1995 as a receptive tourism agency specialized
in promoting Costa Rica as a tourist destination