Costa Rica Travel Soaring to New Heights

Grab your flip flops and sunscreen, traveling to Costa Rica will be easier than ever!

Trip Advisor's number one ranked, most popular destination in adventure travel has announced the upcoming expansion of Liberia's Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) of the beautiful Guanacaste province. Since launching as one of Costa Rica's four international airports, convenient travel to this pura vida paradise continues to skyrocket in popularity, with an unbelievable 2.6 million visitors in 2015 alone. The booming increase in tourism to the area has not gone unnoticed, bringing with it a reported $10 million dollar terminal expansion forecast for completion just in time for summer 2017. The escalating number of international travelers sparked the attention of major airlines across the western sphere, making trips to the Gold Coast accessible, accommodating, and free of dreaded connecting flights. If hassle free travel has only started to peek some interest, major airlines,

including Air Canada, Sunwing, West Jet, and Transat, offer direct flights to Guanacaste from Canada, starting as low as $128!

With cheap travel made simple, LIR airports new expansion is opening new doors for all to experience the rich and plentiful culture of one of the worlds infamous five Blue Zones, through boundless excursions, regional events, and leisure activities of beautiful Costa Rica. An oasis with something for everyone, embrace this phenomenon first-hand and plan your unforgettable path to pura vida. Surrounded by 6% of the world’s breath-taking biodiversity the moment you step off the plane, the beautiful local beaches are a perfect start for this getaway in paradise. A visit to nearby Tamarindo to relax on the beach while gazing at clear blue water and the astonishing Witch’s Rock, known famously from the movie classic ‘Endless Summer’, is sure to set any visitor's tropical vision. Ease into the paradise lifestyle or jump right into adventure, boat trips are offered daily to the Santa Rosa National Park.N of Tamarindo Have your own search for the perfect wave, and spend the day ‘Pura Vida’ style surfing the waves at Witch’s Rock and Ollie’s Point. Get lost in the thrill and ride the rush from the barrels in Playa Grande to the 20 foot waves in Little Hawaii, Costa Rica is every surfer’s paradise. Then make way just south of the beautiful Playa Marbella, to stumble into the hidden gem of Playa Ostional. At this gorgeous beach you will find more than perfect waves, it is also home to a rare natural phenomenon, the Olive Ridley Sea Turtle nesting site. An unbelievable experience for all to enjoy, and a memory made to never forget. There is no need to worry about catching a glimpse of this marvelous occurrence either, because the turtles make way to the beach year round. 

Live a dream, fulfill a fantasy; exceed expectation everyday in a new and unforgettable way. 

Enjoy a local sport-fishing charter for your chance to catch a Marlin, or experience life as a captain, deep sea fishing while navigating the vast ocean waters. Then take the plunge with world class windsurfing, snorkeling, and diving  into a coral reef utopia under the surface. Make every moment count, and don't miss a thing on your Costa Rica escape. Finally, a trip to paradise that won't break the bank either. With the current, favorable exchange rate you can do it all for a fraction of traditional vacation packages and travel prices. Now, plan big and spend small! Here are some tips to maximize without going over budget:   

Meals [3x 7 days] - $190Meals [3x 7 days @ local spots] - $63

Tip: Eat local. Treat your taste buds to authentic local cuisine for no more than $3 a meal! Enjoy generous portions of freshly prepared dishes such as ceviche, red snapper, and of course rice and beans.

Entertainment [7 days] - $190

  • Monte Verde Cloud Forest - $20
  • Zip-lining -  $30
  • Coffee Plantation Tour - $30
  • Surfboard Rental - $10
  • Deep Sea Fishing Trip - $100
  • Day at the beach - Free
  • Sunset Hike - Free
Tip: Take advantage and experience Costa Rica's natural beauty, from breath-taking sunsets to the exotic wildlife all around, for free. 

Save on more than flights, plan a Costa Rica getaway on a backpackers budget! The Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport expansion is more than an increase of nonstop flights to Guanacaste, it is the first look into a world of new opportunities that await.

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