Spotlight: Costa Rica Vacation Packages

Beginning in late May, take advantage of the charter flights from Dallas to Liberia Costa Rica (the Pacific Coast). Spend a week on the beach, enjoying the beauty of Guanacaste Beach. Or split your visit between the jungle and the Arenal Volanco area and the beach. Prices are incredibly tempting! Note: Effective May 2003, Costa Rica requires all US citizens to have a valid passport. No exceptions. Occidental Allegro Papagayo Resort pictured here, courtesy of Adventure Tours USA.


Vacation packages combine special airfare, hotel rates, and transportation inclusions (optional) and are available for all popular honeymoon destinations, including cruises. Tours can be added to vacation packages, as well as a variety of custom touches (such as wedding ceremonies, limo service, and more).

All-inclusive resorts are those resort hotels that include all meals, snacks, beverages, non motorized watersports, and entertainment in one price. Some resorts may charge for their premium foods (the lobster dish, for instance) and premium alcohol, but you can enjoy a full stay without ever having to open your wallet. Of course, you will want some spending money to enjoy the sites away from the property and to buy souvenirs.

Inclusive vacations include additional amenities and features, but are not as emcompassing as all-inclusive vacations. For example, cruises are considered inclusive in that meals are included, as well as coffee and tea. Soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, and are additional on all but the most luxury cruises.