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Subject: Be Sure To Contact Your Bank While Planning A Costa Rica Vacation
(Posted on Feb 3, 2014 at 03:03PM ) Tags:

costa rica vacation tipsThe exchange rate can destroy a vacation budget, forcing travelers to face endless transactions fees and penalties, reducing the value of every coin. Funds can quickly become limited.

When planning a Costa Rica vacation, therefore, you should verify what your bank will charge for each transaction and how this will impact your trip.

Contact your bank before arriving in Los Suenos, Jaco or Manuel Antonio. Discover what its transaction rates are or if it even has any (some institutions don’t charge for foreign purchases). Ask if any local branches are available in the area. This can make cash conversion far easier and reduce fees.

Be sure to also tell staffers that your debit or credit cards will be used on this vacation to avoid your accounts being frozen. Identity theft is a major concern and many travelers are unable to access their money, simply because they didn't inform their banks.

Remember these suggestions to streamline the vacation process and avoid hefty fines.

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Subject: Create A Checklist Of Phone Numbers While In Costa Rica
(Posted on Feb 2, 2014 at 06:07PM ) Tags:

phone numbers for costa ricaA Costa Rica vacation promises relaxation. Travelers seek out the Central Pacific, fishing rods in one hand and powered-down phones in the other. They want to disconnect from the outside world, sparing no thoughts for apps, texts or cell chats.

Having access to certain phone numbers, however, is important - even if it seems to defy the resort atmosphere of Los Suenos, Jaco and Manuel Antonio.

When visiting the Central Pacific be certain to keep a list of important phone numbers tucked safely in a bag or wallet. This list should include contact information for:

The Foreign Embassy (Embassies for the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia and other countries are found in Costa Rica's capital, San Jose)

Police Services

Hospital Services

Hotels or Hostels

Chosen Attractions (specifically ones that have been reserved, like charter trips or eco-tours)

Directory Assistance

Should an emergency occur, tourists must be able to react quickly. A phone list allows them to do so, promoting efficient communication and reducing panic.

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Subject: Create A Document Checklist While Planning A Costa Rica Vacation
(Posted on Feb 1, 2014 at 04:00PM ) Tags:

travel documents costa ricaCrossing the Costa Rican border requires more than a love of Pacific views and exhilarating attractions. There are instead specific documents that every traveler must present to officials, verifying both their plans and their intentions.

While preparing for a Costa Rica vacation be certain to have these documents readily available:

Travel visa
Passport
Insurance Card
Driver’s License
Fishing License (if applicable)
Vaccination Certifications
Veterinary Certifications (when flying with pets)

These documents should be presented to airline officials, customs agents or other authority figures if requested. They should all be current and confirmed. Keep track of expiration dates, and update information as needed.

Visiting the Central Pacific - areas like Los Suenos, Jaco or Manuel Antonio - requires extensive documentation. Prepare with a checklist.

Contact Costa Rica Vacation to learn more about which documents to bring while traveling. Ask us also about our accommodations, charter tours and family packages.
Subject: Always Ask About Cancellation Policies While Planning A Trip To Costa Rica
(Posted on Jan 31, 2014 at 03:58PM ) Tags:

cancel reservation costa ricaPlanning a Costa Rica vacation often proves easy. There is much to see and more to experience, allowing travelers to create exciting itineraries.

A sudden emergency, however, can derail those itineraries and tourists may find themselves scrambling to cancel their reservations to get their money back.

This isn’t always possible.

Some attractions will not refund deposits (whether in full or just partially). It’s imperative, therefore, to verify the policies of every charter tour or outdoor adventure. Understand how quickly reservations must be canceled, how much money will be returned and if there are ways to shift bookings to other dates without incurring penalties. Get these answers in advance and act immediately if a problem occurs.

Understand every policy before reserving tours. This will help to save time, money and patience.

Contact Costa Rica Vacation to learn more about cancelations. Ask us also about our accommodations, charter tours and family packages.

costa rica trip itineraryCosta Rica is a country shaped by activities. Every mile seems to yield a new experience - surfing, hiking, ATV tours and more. There is always something to do.

And this can prove overwhelming for many travelers.

A Central Pacific trip - visiting areas like Los Suenos, Jaco and Manuel Antonio - requires an itinerary. These locales boast many adventure tours, and trying to sample them all can turn a perfect vacation into an exhaustive experience.

Create a travel plan. Identify which attractions most appeal and then build a schedule that accommodates them. Map out locations, grouping tours together in a logical (and easily accomplished) order; and don’t hesitate to ask for help should the process seem too difficult. Utilize the Costa Rica Vacation booking system to find centralized options, earning the most out of every day.

There are many things to do in Costa Rica. An itinerary, therefore, is essential. Don’t try to wander through the country without specific goals. This will result in missed activities and wasted time.

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Subject: Is A Travel Agent Necessary While Planning A Trip To Costa Rica?
(Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 03:26PM ) Tags:

booking trip to costa ricaTravel agents are often cited as the saviors of vacations. They work tirelessly to procure budget-respecting rates. They navigate a complicated world of hotels and flight plans, and they value customer satisfaction over commissions.

They’re not, however, necessary when planning a trip to the Central Pacific - not if individuals turn to Costa Rica Vacation.

Our unique booking platform allows tourists to secure lodgings, adventure tours, sport fishing charters and more without the use of travel agents. We provide a comprehensive collection of packages and discounts, and we eliminate third-party interference. Our users can instead choose the options they want directly from our site. There are no tedious phone calls or emails, just instantaneous reservations.

A travel agent is undeniably useful when planning most vacations. Those wanting to explore Los Suenos, Manuel Antonio and Jaco, however, can receive more personalized attention.

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budgeting costa rica vacaciónBudget is an ugly word.

It’s also, however, an unavoidable one in most travelers’ vocabularies.

Saving money while on vacation is essential. No adventurer wants to return home to an empty bank account, after all. Knowing how to reduce costs can prove difficult, however, and many tourists don’t know where to start.

Costa Rica Vacation recommends creating a budget.

Ask these questions when planning a trip to Los Suenos, Jaco or Manuel Antonio:

What forms of transportation will be needed?
What types of lodgings will be used?
How many meals will be scheduled?
What attractions appeal the most?
What items will be purchased to prepare for the trip (clothing, luggage, gear, etc.)?
Are any fees required to enter or exit the country?
How much will a passport or visa cost?
What season will the trip take place in and how does that impact prices?

Answer these questions and then tally their totals, creating a tentative Costa Rica budget. Increase that amount by, at least, fifteen percent to cover any emergency costs or unexpected purchases. This should provide an accurate estimate and help travelers better prepare.

Budgeting is the first step in planning a perfect sport fishing or family trip.

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Subject: Clear Out Your Cache For Better Costa Rica Deals
(Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 03:29PM ) Tags:

travel tips costa ricaThe cache is a marvelous invention, effortlessly storing data, retrieving past searches with the press of a button. Tourists rely on this computer component to keep track of their favorite resort sites, FAQ pages and more.

They may need to clear it out, however, when trying to book a flight to Costa Rica.

The cache is undeniably useful for day to day browsing. It can, however, prove disastrous for travelers who need to plan a Central Pacific trip. This is because it will often remember past prices, leading users to fares that are no longer viable. Missed opportunities are common and money can be wasted.

It’s recommended, therefore, to clear out the cache while booking flights to Los Suenos, Jaco or Manuel Antonio. Start fresh to see any new deals and never rely on stored information. This will ensure better results and better savings.

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ticket to costa ricaAIr travel is rarely cheap. A series of surcharges, fees and hidden taxes can easily dent even the most sizable budgets.

Costa Rica Vacation knows that all tourists want to save as much money as they can - and this is why we offer this simple, but effective, suggestion: purchase plane tickets at midnight.

Airlines tend to restart their systems at midnight, updating their computers with unpaid fares and ignored reservations. This creates a new wave of seats and discounts, allowing travelers to choose the routes that best suit their needs. Potential savings are considerable, and competition tends to be limited.

When planning a trip to the Central Pacific - Los Suenos, Jaco, Manuel Antonio and other Costa Rica towns - take advantage of early morning savings. Schedule flights at midnight.

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Subject: Be Willing To Change Your Costa Rica Travel Route
(Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 03:11PM ) Tags:

flight to costa ricaEvery vacation is carefully planned - a destination is chosen; activities are scheduled; and a travel route is painstakingly detailed.

Occasionally, however, those details need to change.

When considering a trip to Costa Rica remember the value of flexibility. Let savings dictate your route instead of a timeline. Don’t stick to one airline and one plan. Compare all options instead, seeing if non-direct flights, early morning flights or even red-eye flights will be less costly.

Those venturing to the Central Pacific - areas like Los Suenos, Manuel Antonio and Jaco - will often find themselves emptying their bank accounts to pay for tickets. A willingness to change routes, however, can stop this from happening. See what is available before making a decision.

Be flexible with flight paths and reap the rewards.

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