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Costa Rica Girl’s Trip June 2016

Costa Rica Toucan

I received a phone call from Jennifer one day asking if I knew anything about Costa Rica.  My response, “Yes!  Of course!  It’s one of my favorite Central America destinations!”

Jennifer tells me that she wants to go to Costa Rica with a friend of hers, Julie.  Both of their daughters are in Girl Scouts and the troop was going to Costa Rica, but none of the parents could go with the troop on this trip.  So, Jennifer and Julie wanted to be in the country in case an emergency happened, and they also wanted to visit because Costa Rica is simply amazing 🙂

They needed to go on specific dates and stay in specific areas that would mirror the Girl Scout trip.  Perfect!  They also had a list of tours they wanted to do:  Julie really wanted to go to a coffee plantation and Jennifer wanted to go ziplining in the jungle.

First, I contacted one of my go-to travel suppliers for Costa Rica (Way to Go) to set up their custom itinerary.  Staying in Costa Rica and moving around to different parts of the country can be difficult.  The roads are not always in the best shape, the roads are not clearly marked, and it can take awhile to get around.  Costa Rica prides itself on having several UNESCO World Heritage sites and is extremely environmentally conscious.  Roads cannot cut through parks and the rainforest.  There are very few straight-shot roads.  It takes someone that knows that country to get around from place to place over long distances.  I wanted to make sure that they had private transportation and would not be on a bus of several people with different drop-offs to hotels.  Jennifer and Julie also wanted an air-conditioned hotel room and to be near the cities for easy access to restaurants and entertainment in the evening.  Sure!  Not a problem!

After several back and forth calls and emails their itinerary was complete, full of daily tours and activities, and they made their deposit.  Another positive aspect about working with a travel agent is that you can make payments over time.  If you can’t afford to pay for your trip in one transaction you don’t have to.  We can work with you on a payment plan.

Finally, the time to leave is here!  With Jennifer’s permission here are some photos she took on their big adventure into Costa Rica:

Monkeys in Costa Verde
Monkeys in Costa Verde
Doka Coffee Plantation Tour
Doka Coffee Plantation Tour
Local cuisine in Costa Rica
Local cuisine in Costa Rica
Hanging Bridges
Hanging Bridges
Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano
Hot Springs Tour
Hot Springs Tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let me say how fun it was working with these two ladies!  Sending someone to Costa Rica for the first time is exciting.  Sure, travelers are excited, but once they arrive it does not compare to any other place.  The country truly comes alive!

I enjoyed receiving their texts, seeing posts on Facebook, hearing about the fears they conquered (heights!), the new foods that were tried, and all the wildlife stories.  Large bugs were a major concern before they left 😉

Costa Rica is a country we specialize in.  Let us get you to this beautiful country so you can share your own stories!  Contact us here with your next big adventure idea!

-Leah D.

 

 

 

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