Insider Tips and Activities Guide for Costa Rica.
Pennsville, NJ (PRWEB) May 12, 2008
Publisher Joe Farinaccio still loves taking his wife and children to the Jersey shore, where he spent many summer days as a kid. But he discovered booking a Caribbean trip to Costa Rica would likely result in more family fun for his vacation dollars.
"Although adventurers and snow birds usually fly south to tropical Costa Rica when it's cold up north, the best time to vacation here is during summer months in North America and Europe," he said. "In reality, it's warm all the time in Costa Rica. So the best travel deals exist when the official tourist season ends … and large crowds disappear in June, July and August."
Even though Costa Rica's "rainy" season covers the same months North Americans are enjoying summer, many people don't realize it typically rains there just a couple of hours every afternoon -- that's it. Mornings in Costa Rica are usually sunny, evenings are generally clear, and pleasant temperatures abound throughout the day.
"There's so much to see and do in Costa Rica," Farinaccio said. "But you have to plan carefully. Working out an itinerary on the fly is a very bad idea."
To help others see what Costa Rica offers, Farinaccio created a free ebook entitled, "Insider Tips and Activities Guide for Costa Rica." It contains valuable information for anyone who'd like to know more about experiencing a unique, fun-filled tropical adventure in the Caribbean this summer … including:
1. Visiting beaches world-renown for their breathtaking beauty -- minus the large crowds. Hollywood stars and other famous personalities enjoy these quiet havens all the time because most beaches in Costa Rica let you carve out a little slice of "private paradise" along the shore.
2. Cruising on a chartered boat ride for world-class sport fishing. Booking half-day and multi-day charters is possible. And Costa Rica's shores are teeming with sailfish, blue marlins, striped marlins, sea bass, yellow fin tuna, wahu, roosterfish, mackerel, dorado and red snapper.
3. Hiking up a mountainside to see an active volcano early in the day, and then relaxing in natural hot springs (while sipping a favorite tropical drink) all afternoon. Most people assume they have to fly to Hawaii to enjoy this sort of thing. Instead of traveling halfway around the world to watch lava and sip cocktails, an adventurer only needs to fly 2 hours south of Miami.
4. Sliding down a famous "zipline" ride. A series of cables takes riders along the canopy of Costa Rica's rain forest. This exhilarating ride above the trees gives gliders the sensation they're flying in the air over wild jungles beneath.
5. Rappelling down jungle waterfalls. A huge number of small, yet spectacular waterfalls exist throughout Costa Rica. And skilled guides take participants down the inclines of many of them, using secure ropes so vacationers can play in tranquil pools when they reach the bottom. These are ideal spots for private lunches and romantic swims.
6. Shooting pictures throughout an exotic "river safari" -- without going all the way to Africa. Highly skilled naturalists and guides host exclusive riverboat tours. And the diversity of animal life, including monkeys, toucans, iguanas, crocodiles or any of the hundreds of other wildlife species frequently encountered on these trips, amazes most travelers.
7. Sipping Java at an authentic coffee plantation. Coffee lovers get a real-world look at how coffee beans go from field to supermarket shelf. The whole process is covered -- including how beans are grown, harvested and then finally processed. Of course, fresh cups of "brew" are naturally a part of such tours -- along with other savory treats, like chocolate-covered coffee beans.
8. Riding world-renown river rapids. Bi-lingual guides assist thrill seekers along journeys down any of a wide variety of fast-moving Costa Rican rivers. The biggest challenge can be deciding which whitewater-rafting trip you're going to book ahead of time.
More information on these activities, plus other insider vacation tips, is inside the free ebook, which is available for download at http://www.CostaRicaTravelBook.com
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