You’ve done it. You have booked that trip that you have always wanted to Costa Rica. That’s great! You probably have a lot of questions on what to do, what to pack, etc. Listed below are some tips that will help you get started with your traveling plans.
When planning to travel to Costa Rica that uses a very different language in this case Spanish, it’s a good idea to get precise, up to date information about exactly how to travel to hotel bookings or sites of interest ahead of time. Often, maps or travel guides won’t go into the amount of detail necessary, so make sure to have a custom map which shows everything you’ll need.
Making a friend of the concierge will make your stay at any hotel a much safer and smarter experience. The “ticos” as the locals are called an extremely friendly group that will make you feel at home. This person should be greeted and tipped like your life depends on it. The concierge has a wealth of information on where to eat, play, relax, shop, and can also; get you out of any bind you might find yourself in while far from home.
Before one is about to travel they should consider how they are going to pack. When packing one should always think about leaving one bag, suitcase, or other luggage partially empty. By leaving extra space there will always be room for more things that one may pick up while traveling such as souvenirs. Whether you visit San Jose, Guanacaste, Puntarenas, Arenal or Manuel Antonio you WILL buy something.
When you arrive at your hotel location, check out the local brochures. A lot of brochures offer fun and affordable activities within the area. Some travel pamphlets even offer coupons for more than one person and have little maps to guide you in the right direction. Local brochures can be a fun way to explore a new area.
It’s easy to get bored while waiting in airports or at bus stations. One of the best items you can carry along is a small hand held computer or a smart phone. Before the trip you can pack it with games and even books so that you will always have something to do while waiting on your ride. Internet and cell phone service is readily available from the local carrier ICE, Claro or Movistar.
To save money you want to plan your trip as far in advanced as you can. Both plane and hotel tickets will most likely be cheaper if you purchase them months before your trip takes place rather then a couple of weeks before. You can use the money you saved to enjoy yourself better on your vacation, or you can save it to go on another.
There are lots and lots of cruise lines offering fine travel packages in the Costa Rica. Some are more memorable than others, though: Consider a barefoot windjammer cruise as an exciting alternative to a more modern, conventional cruise ship. Visiting the islands of the pacific coast powered along by wind and the tides is more romantic than steaming around them on a massive cruise liner.
Now you should be much more prepared when it comes to traveling. You should now be an expert on what to do and what to pack for all of your trips! The tips that were given should help you travel smarter and have a much more enjoyable time.