Costa Rica Tour and Beach Tours
Are you in search of Costa Rica tours and beach activities? Costa Rica, situated between Panama and Nicaragua in Central America, has a long tropical coastal line that includes the shores of several oceanic basins. Costa Rica’s geography features varied landscape from extremely arid and barren to lush and diverse jungle. For visitors interested in touring and beach activities, Costa Rica can offer more than just the ideal location for beach holidays. It offers beautiful places for nature tourism as well as more active options such as scuba diving, kayaking, white water rafting and hiking.
One of the most popular Costa Rica tour attractions is its extensive network of white sandy beaches, which stretch for over 300 miles along the Pacific Ocean. This coastline is also home to several unique and beautiful cultures. In fact, majority of the indigenous Ticas (Tectona Indians) reside in the dry interior highlands of the western portion of the country while the rest are situated along the coast in the coastal regions of Vera Cruz, Laguna de Las Micas and Manuel Antonio. The Ticas are primarily agricultural communities, making art, culture, music, dance and other expression of their culture a vital aspect of their lives. Some of the most popular Costa Rica beaches are located in and around Calle 12 de Arenal, Playa del Carmen, Playa Grande, Miraflores, Maras, Tarifa and Santa Ana.
An extensive network of coral reefs and other marine life supports the richness of Costa Rica’s marine ecosystem, making it a perfect place for snorkeling, diving and other forms of marine exploration. Some of the more popular tours include visits to the numerous marine reserves around the country. Other popular Costa Rica beach destinations include Montezuma, which is well-known for its temperate weather, lush tropical forests and unique animal life. Other beach destinations include Riviera Nayarit, Belem, Los Micos, Majorda, El Chaparral, Popoyo and Tarifa.
While touring Costa Rica, our travelers can also visit the rainforest areas of the country. Tourists can get an up-close look at the birds and insects of this area by joining a Costa Rica tour group, which also offers extensive information about the indigenous culture and wildlife of the region. Costa Rica tour travelers can also go whale watching or scuba diving for an encounter with some of the world’s unique marine life. Other water activities that are popular among Costa Rica tour groups include snorkeling, windsurfing, rafting, kayaking and parasailing. Other beach-related activities that can be enjoyed by individuals include beach volleyball and football (soccer for Americans).
As a result of the country’s climate and topography, there are many different types of beaches in Costa Rica. Two of the most popular Costa Rica beaches that are regarded as top tourist attractions are Quepos and Las Marietas. These two beaches are located on the Pacific Ocean side of the country near the international airport of Puerto Plata. In the last few years, more extensive renovations have been conducted on these two Costa Rica beaches to improve their appeal and provide more amenities. For example, a wide and continuous strip of sand was installed on Quepos to make it more attractive; hotels, resorts and other amenities have also been added on Las Marietas to cater to tourists’ needs.
An alternative Costa Rica beach is Catullan Beach, which is located on the Pacific Ocean side near the town of Alajuela. Although it is not as developed as Quepos or Las Marietas, Catullan Beach nonetheless features clean white sand beaches and clear blue water. Tourists can spend some time enjoying the gentle waves of the surf as they swim along the shores. While most tourists tend to flock to this particular Costa Rica beach during the dry months of May to September, there is still a lot of water activity to be found at this particular beach between February and March.
Furthermore, there are also a number of Costa Rica beach tours that tourists can take. Beach tours are characterized by activities like hiking, snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming, boating, surfing and more. Of course, all of these activities would not only be possible if you do not have to worry about bringing your own equipment or clothing with you because you will be accompanied by an expert guide to all throughout the trip. There is also a variety of different activities to enjoy both on land and in the water including horseback riding, deep sea fishing, jet skiing, kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, swimming and so much more.
One of the most popular tours to enjoy is the Sea to Sky Tour and Beach Tour. This tour allows tourists to view the best of the Costa Rican beaches. The tour takes place over two weeks as the plane circles overhead and visits seven beaches in total. This tour also allows the visitor to enjoy the rainforests and other natural attractions in the area. It is certainly one of the most incredible ways to see Costa Rica and its many remarkable attractions.