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Costa Rica Vacation Packages

Costa Rica vacation packages are great for those who want a hands free approach to planning their vacation or holiday. It can be a hassle to arrange acccomodations and transportation to and from the Costa Rica's various attractions. What's more, you can sometimes save money by purchasing these things ahead of time.

There are some considerations to be made though regarding the relative trade-offs of a package deal. I have almost always traveled independently, which has allowed me the flexibility to change my schedule whenever I want. If one attraction, be it a town, or beautiful park like Manuel Antonio, really grabs my attention, then I can easily delay or skip another place on my itinerary. Best of all, I haven't sunk any money into transportation or entrance fees so I can make such changes without reluctance.

However, if you are bound and determined to knock off a set list of itinerary items in your one or two weeks traveling around the country, then vacation packages aren't so bad. You will probably save money over me.

When you're choosing your vacation package, pay attention to the time of year you'll be in Costa Rica. The dry season is from around mid-December through April. Outside of this time you'll probably be encountering afternoon rain showers at the beach and remote locales like Tortuguero and the Osa Peninsula can be difficult to reach if roads get washed out. The month or two between the dry season and rainy season, aka shoulder season, may be quite a bit cheaper as the number of tourists traveling drops, and the weather during this time really isn't that bad.

There are numerous travel companies to chose from. A couple of popular ones are Swiss Travel Costa Rica and Costa Rican Vacations. Some thoughts about choosing a company are whether they are a member of the Costa Rican Tourism Board, or whether they promote sustainable tourism, depending on your values. The major online travel portals like Expedia, Orbitz, and Travelocity also offer Costa Rica vacation packages. Shop around, but remember that cheapest and best are not usually synonymous. Happy travels!

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