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Ecotourism Costa Rica Holiday Packages
Why are so many Americans enjoying Costa Rica holidays?
More people enjoy a holiday in Costa Rica each year than in any other Central American country, including Panama. In fact, Costa Rica welcomes over 2 million visitors yearly with nearly a million visitors coming from the United States.
Bordered by the tropical Pacific Ocean to the west and the Caribbean Sea of the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and located within 10 degrees north of the equator, Costa Rica is truly a tropical holiday paradise that has so much to offer ecotourism travelers who come here to enjoy “pura vida,” the pure life.
From stunning Costa Rica beaches up to the majestic volcanic mountain peaks of Poas and Arenal volcanoes, the diversity of Costa Rica is truly amazing. Coffee and pineapple plantations, mangrove forests, cloud forests, virgin rainforests, and numerous wildlife refuges and biological reserves have helped make ecotourism Costa Rica’s biggest industry.
Caravan’s all inclusive Costa Rica holiday packages are fully guided ecotourism packages that include many of Costa Rica’s major attractions.
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History of Costa Rica Ecotourism
Caravan Costa Rica holidays are centered on introducing our tour guests to Costa Rica’s diverse landscape, wildlife species, and flora and fauna.
Compared to the rest of the world Costa Rica’s land mass makes up less than 0.1% yet Costa Rica is home to over 5% of all the world’s biodiversity and nearly 25% of the country (the largest percentage worldwide) is now protected in numerous wildlife refuges, biological reserves and national parks including Leatherback Turtle National Park.
Sustainable tourism has been an important part of Costa Rica’s history since the late 1940s when Costa Rica abolished the military and allocated most of its military budget to the preservation of this country’s natural resources.
Since then, this peaceful country of fewer than 5 million people has aggressively implemented numerous policies geared towards environmental sustainability and earned a well deserved reputation as the world’s “greenest” country and premier ecotourism holiday destination.
Costa Rica Wildlife
The diversity of wildlife in Costa Rica is truly astounding.
Guests on Caravan Costa Rica holiday packages might see everything from pig-like tapirs and large jaguars to monkeys, caimans, water walking lizards, giant Leatherback turtles, sloths, and over 840 species of birds.
Caravan’s fully guided Costa Rica tour includes two low impact rainforest canopy aerial tram rides that bring you up close and face to face with many of the canopy’s indigenous wildlife species including the endangered Central American squirrel monkey plus mantle howler monkeys, capuchins, and the Geoffroy spider monkey, another endangered species.
Costa Rica Holiday Season
Local Costa Ricans consider December to April to be the dry “summer” season and May to November to be their wet “winter” season but due to its close proximity to the equator, Costa Rica enjoys a mean annual temperature of 81 degrees near the coastal lowlands.
Caravan Costa Rica holiday packages are hugely popular during Christmas holiday breaks and spring break so we recommend booking early to secure your preferred tour dates.
Book Your Costa Rica Holiday with Caravan
Caravan has been operating as all inclusive tour operators since 1952 under the same family ownership and management.
Come travel all inclusive with Caravan and enjoy a Costa Rica holiday package that is also fully guided by knowledgeable Caravan tour guides. Some of our Costa Rica holiday tours also feature local naturalist guides.
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Why Travel with Caravan?
Why Travel with Caravan?
Excellence Since 1952
You can trust our years of experience with tours of superb quality and excellent value. Caravan has enjoyed the same family management and ownership since 1952.
Caravan's Proud History
In 1965, Roger Mudd hosted a two-hour CBS TV special on Caravan Tours. This TV production took about one month to make and was so successful it inspired the 1968 romantic comedy movie “If it’s Tuesday this must be Belgium.” In the early 50’s the Mayor of Dublin presented Caravan with the Key to Dublin for bringing the first American tour to the city after WWII. Since then, Caravan has been recognized as a pioneer in travel. You can trust in our stability, experience and dedication to quality.
Stay at park lodges, scenic resorts, and excellent hotels in great locations. See hotel descriptions on each tour page.
In Costa Rica, Panama, and Guatemala, Caravan includes all meals. For USA and Canada tours, included meals are listed on each itinerary page. In Latin America, bottled water is provided free on the motorcoach and purified water is provided at the meals.
Enjoy complete sightseeing with more visits, extra features, and local guides.
Fully Guided by Tour Directors
All tours conducted from start to finish by professional tour directors, who are fluent in English, experienced, and fun.
Caravan includes all activities listed in the tour itinerary page. Caravan does not sell any optional activities which can add hundreds of dollars to your tour price. Your free time is scheduled in great settings where there is no need to buy additional expensive activities.
Caravan will not bring you to overpriced shops in exchange for payments. Caravan gives you ample opportunity and time for great shopping, and the freedom to choose where and when to shop.
Great Value, Book Early
Caravan’s strong buying power gives you great vacations at prices much lower than you can find anywhere. In a typical year, most of our tours sell out quickly. Book early for the date you prefer and the best air fare.
How does Caravan Tours sell these tours for such a low cost?
Caravan delivers volume to our suppliers, who in turn reward us with their very best prices. We in turn pass these savings on to you, and you reward us by buying our tours. As volume continues to rise, we then receive even better prices from our suppliers, and we pass even greater savings on to you. This year our tours are better than ever.
Trade Association Memberships
Caravan Tours is a member of ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents), NTA (National Tour Association), CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association), and an allied member of ACTA (Alliance of Canadian Travel Agencies).