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Caravan Costa Rica Tourism Packages are All Inclusive
The ideal vacation is what Caravan Tours offers with our fully guided, all inclusive Costa Rica tourism packages to a place that many refer to as the “Jewel of Central America.”
Thankfully, Costa Rica has made the preservation of its natural heritage a top priority mainly because Costa Rica is home to an impressive 5% of the world’s total biodiversity.
The Costa Rica tourism industry is the number one industry in this tiny country of fewer than 5 million people.
Eco tours and Costa Rica tourism are flourishing and no wonder considering the abundance of tropical beaches, virgin rainforests, cloud forests, national parks, biological reserves and wildlife refuges!
Call Caravan Tours at 1-800-CARAVAN (227-2826)
to find out more about our Costa Rica Tourism Packages!
Costa Rica Tourism History
There’s a reason why Istmo Magazine listed Costa Rica as one of the world’s highest ranked international vacation destinations.
In fact, the World Economical Forum recently awarded the Costa Rica tourism industry first place in tourism competitiveness for all of Latin America. As well, Yale University ranked Costa Rica #1 in Latin America and #3 worldwide (out of 163 countries) for environmental performance in 2010.
Since the 1940s, Costa Rica’s conservation agenda has included a “green” policy, creating a system of protected areas that includes natural wildlife refuges, forestry and biological reserves, plus numerous protected national parks including Leatherback Turtles National Park (with its famous turtle nesting beaches).
Considered a safe country with a love for democracy and peace, the Costa Rican culture reflects a strong Spanish and European influence, and Caravan tour guests are always greeted with great people and great hospitality.
Thanks to the efforts of the Costa Rica tourism board and the steady growth of tourism in Costa Rica, this tiny country is recognized internationally for having made continual progress in the area of ecotourism travel.
Costa Rica Tourism Facts
Given the reputation that Costa Rica has gained as a priority destination in the tourism sector, the success of Costa Rica tourism is not surprising when you consider that nearly 25% of Costa Rica’s natural Pacific and Caribbean shorelines, plus mountains and valleys are now protected and preserved for all to enjoy.
The Costa Rican government has prioritized the development of management and conservation measures aimed at achieving sustainable growth for the future of tourism in Costa Rica.
The distance between the Caribbean Sea and Costa Rica’s Pacific Ocean beaches is less than 200 miles yet Costa Rica’s landscape offers an impressive variety in terrain and climate between its 7 provinces.
From pristine sandy white beaches to the rolling hills of coffee and pineapple plantations, plus tropical rainforests, impressive mountain ranges, and majestic volcanoes - the scenery in Costa Rica is truly quite spectacular.
Costa Rica is a natural haven for environmentally conscious tourists looking for Costa Rica tourism packages. In Costa Rica there are:
- Over 8,000 species of tropical plants
- More than 1500 varieties of orchids
- Over 850 types of birds (more than all of North America)
- More butterfly species than in all of Africa (over 3000)
- Nesting beaches for giant leatherback turtles and hawksbill turtles
Costa Rica Tourism Statistics
Costa Rica tourism has enjoyed a 7.1% annual growth rate in recent years. Because of this some of the biggest hotel chains have set up world class tourism operations in Costa Rica including the Barceló and Sol Meliá, Holiday Inn, Four Seasons and Marriott, among others.
In fact, the annual growth rate for hotel rooms in Costa Rica is 4.5%, which is fueled by the fact that almost half of the Costa Rica tour guests come from the United States.
Caravan Tours has had a large influence on the development of several high-end, luxury Costa Rica hotels including the J.W. Marriot Resort and Spa in Guanacaste.
Book Your Guided Costa Rica Tourism Package Today!
Since 1952, Caravan Tours have been under the same family ownership and management offering fully guided tours throughout North and Central America including Canada, the USA, Panama, Guatemala and Costa Rica.
Costa Rica’s ecological awareness and cultural education programs have helped boost the Costa Rica tourism industry substantially. The availability of year round all inclusive Costa Rica tourism packages is testimony that Costa Rica is fast becoming a destination of choice for:
- Luxury travel tours
- Senior travel tours
- Family travel vacations
- And the honeymoon vacation market
For more information about Caravan’s fully guided, all inclusive Costa Rica tourism packages or any of the tour activities, please visit our tour page or:
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 is a member of ASTA (American Society of Travel Advisors), NTA (National Tour Association), ABA (American Bus Association), CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association), and ACMA (American Catalog Association).