In 2015, Costa Rica set a new record for tourism getting 2.6 million visitors.

Costa Rica vacation packages can be difficult to navigate, but what if we told you that you could customize your own, perfect adventure?

Well, you can! A custom package would allow you to have the vacation of a lifetime, so why haven’t you gone on that Costa Rican adventure?

Here are a few things to remember when booking that Costa Rica vacation!

Vacation Packages in Costa Rica – What You Need to Know

Vacation packages are the way to travel. But deciding what package to get is where things tend to get tricky. That’s when a custom package can be a lifesaver.

Not sure how to start customizing? Lucky for you, we have put together a list of things to remember when choosing your perfect Costa Rica vacation packages so you can make an easy, well-informed decision!


What is the most you want to spend on your vacation?

Be sure you set your limits and note the important amenities for your travel. Are there items you are willing to compromise on? Are there amenities you know you need?

High-end travelers may find themselves looking at 5-star hotels and first class tickets while those on a strict budget will need to remember to go for the more economical approach.

It’s always a good idea to try and plan out your expenses. Is there a limit to how much you will spend on souvenirs? How much are you willing to spend on rooms and plane tickets?

Another thing to make note of is the currency exchange rate. Knowing the exchange rate will help you calculate how much money you should budget! Of course, opting for an all-inclusive package can help put the budget-conscious mind at ease.

Either way, custom Costa Rica vacation packages are your ticket to an amazing adventure!

Duration and Time Frame

Be sure you keep in mind how long you want your vacation to be as well as what time of the year you are looking to go.

If you’re traveling with children, you’ll need to work around their school schedules. But if you are all adults, make sure you note a few things when considering your vacation’s time frame:

Best Times to Visit

The best time to visit Costa Rica (other than all the time) is during the dry season which is from mid-December to April. With

With plenty of sunshine to spare, the dry season is great for rainforest explorations, relaxing and tanning on beaches, and taking a boat out to sea!

Tourist Seasons

Because of the excess sunshine, the dry season tends to double as peak tourism season.

Some people are fine with tourist seasons. Others, on the other hand, would rather have a vacation free from the extra expenses and the hustle and bustle that tourists tend to bring.

But, if you need to adhere to a schedule, tourist season may be your only choice. And if that’s the case, don’t worry too much! Just focus on enjoying your time in Costa Rica, after all, Costa Rica is great all year round!


The weather will vary depending on the region. If you’re traveling to the forests of the Caribbean Sea and Northern Plains, expect temperatures between 70 and high 80s with lots of humidity.

If you’re going to the North Pacific, prepare your travels for the lower humidity levels and temperatures soaring into the 90s during the dry months.

No matter what, be sure you look into the average weather conditions and temperatures for the time you’re planning to go. You don’t want to be caught unprepared!


Make sure you cater to your interests. Here are a few ideas to get you started!

  • Want to bask in the beauty nature has to offer? Be sure you check out some national parks! You’ll be enamored with the beauty that surrounds you as you hike!
  • The Teatro Nacional Costa Rica in San Jose is a must see for any theater geek!
  • Coffee lover? Make sure you have time to go on a coffee tour!
  • Love the water? Take advantage of the open ocean and go snorkeling or scuba diving! For a more relaxing option, get out your camera and binoculars and go dolphin and whale watching!
  • Looking for adventure? Test your courage with zip lining. Or you can test your balance by learning to surf!
  • Want to relax? There are plenty of locations for you to go golfing, or you can just lay out and enjoy the beaches.

Choosing to do things you aren’t interested in is a waste of time and your money.

Other Travelers

If you are planning to travel with other people, make sure you include them in the planning process. Talk about any interests that need to be satisfied, and be sure you go over whether every activity will be done together.

Plus, it would be good to note the times you want to stop activities. Some activities can be planned later in the evening and early in the morning. Be sure you get everyone’s opinions on when the day should begin and when it should end.

Plan it!

Well, you’ve thought of all the basics, jotted down any pertinent information, and talked to everyone going on the vacation, now all that is left for you to do is plan it!

We have all you need to help you with the planning process. Our web site has been designed with travelers in mind, letting you know the best places to eat, the best times to visit, and how to make the most of your Costa Rica vacation!

Plus, our travel agency (Best Tour Operator & DMC) will gladly help you by offering various Costa Rica vacation packages and helping you customize your own!

So, what are you waiting for? Get started on your custom Costa Rican adventure!

Still need help? We’re here to make sure you get the adventure of your dreams! Don’t wait, contact us now!

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