Richelle Mann in Costa Rica

This month’s Passionate Traveller is Rainbow High Vacations and Thomas Cook Rainbow Travel’s own Richelle Mann. Richelle just recently returned from her first trip to Costa Rica.

Richelle Mann in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is Central America’s special jewel with natural attractions, wildlife and unmatched eco-tourism. 

I had the privilege of travelling to the Guanacaste region located along the Northwest Pacific Coast.  Guanacaste is a perfect central point from which to explore Costa Rica’s diversity. The beaches are as different as the nearby eco-tourism and range from crushed pink shells to black volcano sand.

I stayed at the Riu Guanacaste, a 5 star resort located approximately 30 minutes from Liberia airport.  One of the unique features of this hotel is that the Black Sea Turtles nest on the resort beach in the evenings.  Wow, what an amazing experience to be so close to the enormous creatures and witness such an event. 

Bird watching, exhilarating zip-line canopy tours, surfing and wildlife from monkeys to alligators combine to make Guanacaste a perfect choice for visitors. 


A zip-line canopy tour is a sure way to get the adrenalin pumping.  Strapped into a harness and connected to a horizontal cable 260 feet or so above ground and up to 1900 feet long, you cross your legs (and maybe your fingers as well) and off you go zipping through the tree tops and over wide expanses of Costa Rican countryside.  

For the more modest traveler, book a Hanging Bridge tour.  Trek along suspension bridges built atop the cloud forests or jungle accompanied by an experienced nature guide.   

Take a day and visit the popular resort town of Tamarindo, with its great surf and white-sand beaches, for browsing and souvenir shopping.

Tamarindo is the perfect place for those wishing to learn to surf.  The waves are modest size and break close to the shore.  Surfing lessons can be purchased from the multiple surf shops that line the main street.

If you’re like me, travel means adventure.  Hop on a plane, venture to a destination never-before experienced and partake in activities only dreamed about previously.  Costa Rica as a travel destination is one that guarantees adventure in numerous forms.”

I want to go to Costa Rica



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