(ARA) - Whether you're traveling with a group of friends or your family, it's pretty much guaranteed that each person will think of the trip in slightly different terms. Some might want to lay back and relax, others will be keen for non-stop adventure. That's why it's important to select a destination that will offer a little bit of everything so that everyone has a great time. More and more travelers are finding that a Costa Rica vacation
is a great way to cater to everyone's passions.
However, to make sure that you get the most out of your trip, it can help to turn to the planning pros. There is so much to see and do on a Costa Rica vacation that it can be a challenge to narrow it all down - particularly when everyone wants a say in the matter. Relying on expertise from a company like Tauck simplifies the process. Tauck's itineraries aim to please travelers of all ages and interests, and they have the added benefit of saving you up to 40 percent over the cost of planning it all on your own. With a well-planned trip, all you need to do is enjoy yourself.
Here are just a few of the activities and experiences that will keep everyone happy on your Costa Rica vacation.
* For the beach lover: Costa Rica is blessed with beautiful beaches on both the Atlantic and the Pacific, so you're guaranteed to find a sunny, sandy spot that's perfect for kicking back. Whether you want to lay out in the sun, go for a shell-collecting stroll or take a dip in the ocean, a visit to the beach is a key part of any Costa Rica vacation.
* For the foodie: The tropical climate that Costa Rica enjoys makes it a great place to visit, but also a food-producing powerhouse. Indulge in fresh fruits and delectable seafood, but don't miss the chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at how Costa Rica produces some of its tastiest offerings. See how chocolate is made or visit a coffee plantation on one of the tours offered by Tauck.
* For nature lovers: Nature is the main attraction in Costa Rica, and you'll have plenty of opportunity to see birds, butterflies and other animals. In and around Tortuguero National Park, there are 11 different kinds of habitats, which are home to as many as 60 species of mammals, 111 varieties of reptiles and 309 kinds of birds. While it can be a challenge to see some of the more bashful creatures, going on a tour led by an expert naturalist - as is offered by Tauck - can help you see more.
* For adventurers: If you want to see it all in Costa Rica, you can - from the ground, from the air and on the water. Zip lining through the tropical cloud forest canopy gives you a whole new perspective on Costa Rica's natural beauty and shouldn't be missed by travelers with thrill-seeking spirits. And for yet another different look at your surroundings, a rafting experience is a must-do on any Costa Rica vacation. But those who just want a little taste of adventure don't need to worry - there are plenty of gentle trips that can be taken if you're not eager to head through hard currents and rapids.
A Costa Rica vacation is unique in that it really can be all things to all people. For more information about planning a trip, visit Tauck online.