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Tips to Travel to Costa Rica

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Costa Rica is a traveller’s paradise. With stunning golden beaches and sprawling rainforests, there is something for all kinds of travellers.

If you are planning to visit Costa Rica anytime soon, then these travel tips will help you plan your trip seamlessly.

Book Ahead

The Best Time of Year To Go To Costa Rica is travel in the months of October to March when the weather is pleasant. However, this is also a peak travel season. Therefore, you should book your trip in advance to avoid being stranded. Rooms and travel options may sell out quickly if you do not plan it ahead. This is especially true during long weekends when everyone wants to fly out to Costa Rica for a short, relaxing holiday by the beach.

Book it with a Tour Operator

Many independent travellers may advise against booking tours but going the old school way is really not that bad. You can remove planning woes out of the equation and have someone else do it for you. A group tour is not only a great opportunity to meet different travellers from all over the world but also get a confirmed seat at all the popular activities. You don’t even have to worry about the logistics or standing in long queues to get the tickets. Your tour operator will handle all of that for you while you enjoy your trip in peace.

Money Saving Tricks

Believe it or not, Costa Rica is an incredibly expensive country in Latin America. Some travellers even say that their prices are comparable to that of USA and UK. While you must have an open budget, you can still save money but eating at hole-in-the-wall restaurants, shop for groceries with local currency, travel during the low season to get cheaper rooms and flights, and try to be more local than a tourist.

Choose Your Activities Carefully

If you are looking for adventure activities, then the best place for you in Costa Rica is La Fortuna and Montverde. However, it is not possible to travel between these locations easily. But the good thing is that both places offer similar activities so you can visit one and skip the other. Don’t try to fit both the locations into your itinerary if you don’t have time for it. Most importantly, if you have to choose between the two, then go for Montverde as it offers stunning views from the hilltop and a much better climate.

Prepare for the Weather

The weather in Costa Rica can be unpredictable, even during drier months between December and April. Therefore, be prepared for some unexpected downpours that may prevent you from doing the things you planned. Even if the skies look clear, be sure to keep a rain jacket handy, especially if you are visiting the rainforests.

These are some expert tips that will help you plan your trip like a pro and ensure that you come back with tons of good memories!