Lush forests, gorgeous beaches, high-end service, and eco-friendly accommodations await you on your next trip to Costa Rica. So when you head to this tourism powerhouse, it can be nice to get a break when it comes to your pocketbook. Here are some of the ins and outs of how to get big luxury at a smaller price during your next visit to Costa Rica.
Rainy season extends from May to mid-November in the country of Pura Vida. As the rain comes falling from the sky you can experience falling costs of up to 80% in rentals, hotels, and tour offerings. If you don't mind carrying an umbrella and a raincoat, many parks are still open for hiking and peak rafting is during September to November.
It may come as no surprise that buying packages can save you quite a bit of money. Bigger resorts and many luxury accommodations offer the opportunity for inclusive meals and tours. If you plan on some rest and relaxation around the pool, this may be a great way for you to get delicious food at local prices.
Apartment rentals are big business these days. With 5-star, multi-bedroom villas and mansions going for the same price as a 3-star hotel, many people are opting for their own personal paradise. Many rentals include maid service and have their own pools and beach access. Experience luxury in a personal and private way with your own place.
As hotels and resorts scramble to fill their rooms at times, using widely available last minute booking sites can help you save up to 70% on your next vacation. The only thing is that you do have to be a bit more flexible with your travel dates in order for it to work in your favor. With Costa Rica as a major tourism destination, many hotels are looking for clients.
Costa Rica’s landscapes are beautiful all over the country. When you are looking to have luxury on a budget, look to the smaller, lesser-known cities that are just as beautiful. If you’re looking for a good time in the Nicoya Peninsula, check out Guiones instead of Tamarindo. Explore Manuel Antonio through Quepos instead of Manuel Antonio town. There are many alternative places to stay that are equally as beautiful and you can often have the place to yourself!
These tips will get you started on saving money during yournext big luxury vacation to Costa Rica! Do you have any tips? What do you do tosave money on your luxury trips?
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Erica Kuschel is half of the duo at the adventure travel site, OverYonderlust.com. Erica traded her ‘normal’ existence in Austin, Texas for a life of new experiences around the world. Erica, who is a photographer by trade, likes to view the world through her lens.Erica started Over Yonderlust in March of 2010, showcasing couple travel while maintaining a strong focus on photography, humor, videos, and writing with a trusted voice. She has been seen in publications such as The Huffington Post, The Chicago Tribune, BBC, and The National Geographic Channel’s online blog. Erica has been a finalist two years running for the Bloggies (in both travel and photography categories) and taking home Hostelbookers Most Epic Photography Blog Award in November of 2012.Follow Erica on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Google Plus.
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