Thursday, February 25, 2016

How to Prepare for a Trip to Costa Rica

Spring Break is coming up! One of the places I have always wanted to visit is Costa Rica. 

Considering a trip to Costa Rica? This country is not only one of the safest places to visit on vacation, it’s also one of the most beautiful, with magnificent rainforests, white sandy beaches, and tropical waters. Visiting Costa Rica isn’t an easy task as there’s so much to see and do which can be tricky in a short amount of time. Making sure that you put in a lot of preparation before you set off on your trip can help you to make the most out of your time in this stunning area of the globe.

Booking Activities

There are a number of things to do in Costa Rica, from visits to National Parks, viewing the Arenal Volcano from the Observatory, boat trips, surfing expeditions, helicopter tours and zip line adventures. However, the top tours around Manuel Antonio Costa Rica are booked up quickly, so it’s wise to make sure that you’re all booked in in advance before you set off. This will save you time and effort whilst you’re there, leaving you to enjoy your trip and get the most out of your time there.

Choosing Where to Stay

Exploring Costa Rica can take up a lot of time, so it makes sense to stay somewhere central to the areas that you’re planning to visit. San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, makes an excellent base for exploring the country, and has a range of museums, historical sites and shopping opportunities which you can visit. Manuel Antonio Bay is also an excellent choice of destination for travelers looking for a great base to explore, with stunning accommodation options such as

Health Concerns

When visiting Costa Rica, it’s important to protect your health. Make sure that you are given all of the relevant vaccinations before you set off, and take a first aid kit with creams and mosquito repellent. The heat in Costa Rica can get very intense, and visitors are prone to sun burn or even sun stroke making it essential that you take a range of protective items to shield you from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Sun screen and protective clothing are essential for exploring in Costa Rica.

What to Pack

Because you’re probably going to spend most of your time in Costa Rica wearing a swimsuit, it’s possible to pack lightly even if you’re visiting for a while. If you are planning to spend a lot of time on the Caribbean side or doing a lot of water based activities such as scuba diving or surfing, you should pack at least two swimsuits. If you’re visiting during the rainy season, you will need to pack a rain jacket – a light fold up poncho is usually enough to protect you from the tropical rain storms which can come out of nowhere. Tennis shoes are quite bulky, so pack sandals – athletic sandals work great for activities such as walking through the rain forest.

There are loads of things to do and see in Costa Rica, so make sure you’ve got your trip planned out before you go!

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