Looking to get away for a quick fall break or Thanksgiving vacation? Maybe a romantic adventure holiday? If you are into nature and wildlife, Costa Rica is the place to go.
A good Costa Rica vacation deal for the fall is the Romance and Natural Adventure Costa Rica Vacation Package at Maquenque Eco-Lodge in the Northern Plains of Costa Rica.
Valid through Dec. 19, 2014, the package includes two nights’ accommodation in a private bungalow with a balcony overlooking a beautiful lagoon and rainforest. You will receive a welcome drink upon arrival, breakfast both mornings, a romantic dinner with a bottle of wine on your first night, lunch and dinner on the second day, a rainforest walk, and canoeing on the lagoon. You also have the option to plant a tree in Maquenque’s reserve as part of their sustainable tourism and reforestation program. The whole package costs less than $200 per person with taxes included.
This time of year, Maquenque Eco-lodge is the place to be for bird-watching in Costa Rica. It is bird migration season from North America to tropical countries like Costa Rica. It is also the time when endangered Great Green Macaws (Ara ambiguus) return to Maquenque from Nicaragua’s Indio Maiz Biological Reserve to the north.
The Costa Rica eco-lodge is located on the San Carlos River by the Maquenque National Wildlife Refuge, 15 kilometers from the Nicaraguan border. Activities at Maquenque Eco-lodge include canoeing on the lagoon, hiking in the rainforest, horseback riding, float river rafting and boating. Eight kilometers of trails wind through the lodge’s 68-acre property, through the forest past ponds and streams.
Article by Shannon Farley