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COSTA RICA....START THE ADVENTURE NOW!


COSTA RICA

Looking for a little EXCITEMENT and ADVENTURE? 
How about Costa Rica for your next Vacation, Honeymoon or even your Destination Wedding!
  

Costa Rica is where the Adventure awaits you!

First Choice Travel and Cruise agents have experienced quite a bit of Costa Rica.  Every time Gayle Zielke has been to Costa Rica there is always something new to see and experience.  We have studied an Experienced Costa Rica as Costa Rica Specialists.  Everyone should try a little adventure and visit this Eco friendly destination!!

CThe Costa Rica Specialists in Arenalosta Rica is great for couples, families and groups that want a bit of an adventure.  Costa Rica is the size of West Virginia and the residents are very well educated.  December-April is considered the dry season and May to November is the green season!  When you think of Costa Rica you think of very lush and tropical vegetation, zip lining through the jungle and so much activity to choose from and you would be correct!

Considered one of the most bio-diverse regions in the world, Costa Rica is divided in 20 natural parks, 8 biological reserves, and a series of protected areas that captivate ecotourism lovers. The variety of activities includes horseback riding, hiking mountainous paths in the cloud forests, and guided bird-watching tours.

Tortuguero National Park is especially famous for sea turtle nesting that takes place every year, and the natural canals that abound with protected species such as crocodiles, manatees, and otters.  The country's natural attractions, wildlife and reputation for enlightened conservation draw tourists from all over the world, and the ticos know it. Successive governments have made a real effort to preserve the country's image as an ecotourism heaven, making Costa Rica one of the best places to experience the tropics naturally and with minimal impact.

Here is a picture of some of our First Choice Travel Agents enjoying the scenery and adventure of the Arenal Volcano.  We checked out all the hotels, experienced the adventure of the destination and enjoyed the many sights of Costa Rica.  Our guide Carlos was wonderful and very knowledgeable.   All of us loved the trip and came back with so much more knowledge of the area than when we left.  Our driver Juan Carlos can drive up a mountain without any effort.  (our eyes were closed though!)  The cloud forest with the SkyWalk was a highlight for some, the arenal area with the hot springs and volcano were others favorites and of course the Guanacaste area for the beach and relaxation were wonderful.   We cannot say enough about Costa Rica.  Use a Costa Rica Specialist, someone who has been there and knows this destination. Contact us today to book your COSTA RICA ADVENTURE!!!  262-542-5955 / 800-896-4360  or email us at: info@firstchoicetravelandcruise.com


 

Man Cannot Live by Beach Alone

Hot Springs are a must see while in Costa Rica!Beaches...over 735 miles of glistening sandy beach outline lush rainforest where orchids boom, toucans primp their feathers and troops of howler monkeys prance from branch to branch. A climate which guarantees perfect sunny days and temperatures of 81 average. Costa Rica is also known as " Little Switzerland" and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Exotic ferns, flowers, butterflies and over 800 species of birds, plus sparkling waterfalls, thermal springs and majestic volcanoes are on the menu for the best vacation yet. Beaches, yes, but you'll need to bring your sneakers!

Here are a couple of tour, air and hotel packages already set up and ready to sell at a very affordable price. 

 

 

 

 
COSTA RICA UPDATE: 

Approx Exchange rate:

You will receive approx ˘457 Costa Rican colones for each US dollar you exchange. We always recommend that you change your money in a bank or in your hotel where you will receive one or two colones less.

Most businesses will accept US Dollars and are generally giving you the bank rate.

The airport departure tax for tourists is $26.00 and may be paid in U.S. dollars, VISA Credit or Debit Card, Costa Rica colones, or a combination of both currencies.

Please remember that everyone needs a passport, with at least six months remaining before expiration, (U.S. passport must be valid for at least 90 days after your arrival in Costa Rica). You may use a photo copy of your passport while traveling around in Costa Rica but you must have the original passport for entering or departing the country.


Weather:

San Jose: Mostly Sunny, Daytime High 82 Degrees F. (feels like 84) Overnight Low, 58 Degrees F. Humidity 54 %, UV 5, Moderate, Winds from the East at 13 MPH.

Playa Hermosa: Sunny, Daytime High, 91 Degrees F, (Feels like 94) Overnight Low 67 Degrees F. Humidity 51% , UV 3, Moderate, Winds from the East, 16 MPH.


You may see Monkeys in the Jungle!  Keep your eyes open!

 

 

Our winter is the dry season in Costa Rica, The landscape in Guanacaste and the beach is Golden and the beautiful flowers and trees are in bloom. The Sunsets are gorgeous and breathtaking.  The Sun is shinning every day so don’t forget your sun screen.  Bug spray if you are going in the jungle.

 

 

Average temperatures Costa Rica

MONTH
CELSIUS
FAHRENHEIT
High
Low
High
Low
January
33
21
91
69
February
35
21
95
69
March
35
22
95
71
April
36
23
96
73
May
34
26
93
79
June
32
23
89
73
July
32
23
89
73
August
32
23
89
73
September
31
22
87
71
October
31
22
87
71
November
31
21
87
69
December
31
21
88
69

Floral and Fauna

Come To Costa Rica For The Natural Beauty...
Stay For The Adventure!
Everyone should visit Costa Rica if you like Adventure!

 

SOME OPTIONAL TOURS TO CHOOSE FROM: 


Palo Verde National Park  $75

Palo Verde National Park is known for preserving some of the most extensive wetlands in Costa Rica, providing refuge for thousands of migrant and resident waterbirds, numerous land birds and many other animals. Crocodiles relax in the sun while monkeys sprint through the branches overhead as our jungle boat cruises slowly along a river. Scientists from around the world visit this unique nature sanctuary to learn more about the different species that find shelter at this wildlife refuge.

Recommended: Walking shoes, insect repellent, binoculars.
This tour is appropriate for people of all ages.
This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

This tour departs daily at approximately 8:00am and lasts approximately 10 hours.

If airport/hotel transfers are booked with Central American Tours, you will receive the necessary information on the tour upon arrival into San Jose. If transfers are not booked, the necessary information will be at your hotel upon check in.

Reservations are required upon arrival into San Jose and can be made by calling (262-542-5955)

This tour is valid for the following Guanacaste hotels:
Allegro Papagayo by Occidental
Barcelo Playa Langosta Resort & Casino
Costa Smeralda
Fiesta Premier Resort & Spa
Paradisus Playa Conchal All Suite Beach & Golf Resort
Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Resort

 

Rincon de la Vieja Volcano From Guanacaste  $61

This is one of the most impressive volcanos in Costa Rica. Two craters (one active with a hot water lake), exiting fumaroles and a large variety of vegetation and wildlife. What kind of wildlife? It is possible to see resplendent Quetzals, monkeys, sloths and maybe even a cougar. Enjoy lunch at the Rincon de la Vieja lodge. All this is part of this fantastic one day adventure.

Recommended: Walking shoes, insect repellent, binoculars.
This tour is appropriate for people of all ages.
This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

This tour departs daily at approximately 8:00am and lasts approximately 10 hours.

If airport/hotel transfers are booked with Central American Tours, you will receive the necessary information on the tour upon arrival into San Jose. If transfers are not booked, the necessary information will be at your hotel upon check in.



 

 

Arenal Volcano / Tabacon Hot Springs Day Tour  $89

This trip offers a unique diverse variety of ecosystems, some of the most scenic natural beauty in Costa Rica and the majestic Arenal Volcano with its spectacular fiery display of thundering explosions. The tour descends into the Tilaran Area where you will see the "sabanas" and some of the Costa Rican "haciendas".

Recommended: towel, swimsuit, walking shoes, sweater or light jacket, binoculars, flashlight, camera. This tour is appropriate for people of all ages. This tour is wheelchair accessible.

This tour departs daily at approximately 8:30am and lasts approximately 15 hours.
Child rates apply for children ages 3-12.

If airport/hotel transfers are booked with Central American Tours, you will receive the necessary information on the tour upon arrival into San Jose. If transfers are not booked, the necessary information will be at your hotel upon check in.

 

Corobici River Float From Guanacaste  $74

Admire nature as you float down the Corobici River on a rubber raft. Exotic sights of flora and fauna are common to this area: ospreys, mot mots, herons, egrets and a variety of iguanas and monkeys. An unforgettable adventure for all age groups.

Recommended: Rain gear, insect repellent, walking shoes, binoculars. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

This tour departs daily at approximately 7:30am and lasts approximately 9 hours.

 
 

Canopy Tour  $65

An amazing, unforgettable experience! Fly through the tree tops of the Monteverde Could Forest via steel cables. You will be able to experience the various levels of the canopy as you swing/glide from tree to tree. Expert guides and strict safety measures will allow you to fully enjoy this half day fascinating adventure!

Recommended: Long sleeved shirt, long pants, tennis shoes, and insect repellent. This tour is appropriate for people over the age of 5. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

This tour departs daily at approximately 7:00am and lasts approximately 6 hours.

 

The Botanical Orchid Garden is very close from Juan Santamaria International Airport, and perfect to visit if you are in San Jose, or in the middle of a transfer to Jaco from San Jose.  It is an amazing place good for any activity and event as well.

 

Buena Vista Hot Springs/Horseback Riding  $78

Buena Vista, located in the volcanic mountain range of Guanacaste, offers a unique opportunity to enjoy nature at its best. A short and easy horseback ride will take you to the volcanic hot springs and fumaroles. Enjoy a mud bath and mask in a relaxing sulfur hot water pool.

Recommended: Long pants, bathing suit, insect repellent, walking shoes, binoculars. This tour is appropriate for all ages. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Please note:

Prices of tours may change at any time!

CHECK OUT THIS COSTA RICA ADVENTURE VIDEO IN GUANACASTE FROM OUR GOOD FRIENDS CAT TOURS IN COSTA RICA!  WE USE CAT TOURS AS MUCH AS WE CAN WHEN SENDING OUR CLIENTS TO COSTA RICA.  THEY LIVE IN COSTA RICA AND ARE VERY RELIABLE TO WORK WITH!!! THEY ROCK!

 

SHOW AND TELL from our Adventurous COSTA RICA CLIENTS!  Check out what our clients have to say about their adventures with these Costa Rica Success Stories!

Pictured below are the First Choice Travel Agents who found a little ADVENTURE in Costa Rica.  We were busy working while we visited Costa Rica for YOU our clients!  All the First Choice Travel and Cruise Costa Rica Specialists visited Monteverde, the Volcano area, San Jose and Guanacaste.  Some have been here before and others for the first time. We checked out hotels and sightseeing!  Loved every minute of it.   

Amazing greenery

 

Gayle Zielke, president of First Choice Travel and Cruise will try anything once for the sake of her clients adventure vacations! From the smile on her face I bet you think she enjoyed herself on this zipline trip in Costa Rica.  Look closer and see she is really hugging the tree for dear life on a very tiny platform.  Take a look on the zipline guide's face as he wipes his brow.  I think she held onto him way too tightly.   

Gayle said that she was glad she did it but since she is afraid of heights she wasn't sure why she said yes to Greg Ludwig from Funjet to attempt this adventure!!  Those Funjet people can talk her into trying anything once!

Everyone should try the zip line adventure in Costa Rica at least once in their lifetime! 

Zipline started here in Costa Rica!

 Sara Batchelor  said she loved her trip to Costa Rica!

 Sara's Mud Bath in Costa Rica!

This is what happens in the Arenal hot springs in Costa Rica!

 

Please contact us for more information on COSTA RICA and our Costa Rica Destination nights.  We will be happy to put together a custom package just for you! Contact us info@firstchoicetravelandcruise.com or call and request a First Choice Travel Costa Rica Specialist:

First Choice Travel and Cruise
262-542-5955 / 800-896-4360
www.FirstChoiceTravelandCruise.com

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