June 6, 2017 billbeard

SPECIAL PROMOTION PAY 5 NIGHTS / GET 2 NIGHTS FREE – Perfect for couples and families. Jr. Suite overlooking the Pacific Ocean with Monkeys in the trees, adventure tours and Relaxation in the “Pura Vida” lifestyle . 8 Days / 7 Nights Fly into Liberia (LIR) (Airfare Not Included) Playa Hermosa is a great un-crowded beach with gentle surf and lots of monkeys in the trees. Family and couple-friendly Guanacaste beach along Northwest Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast, and one of the closest properties to the Liberia international airport. Amazing scuba diving sites are only 10-15 mins by boat. Niight dives…

February 20, 2015 billbeard

See you in Orlando, Florida for DEMA Show 2017 taking place Nov. 1-4th! Bill Beard’s Booth # 2629 Costa Rica is a small democratic republic on the Central America isthmus. The Pacific Ocean lies off its west coast, and the Caribbean Sea is to the east. With more than 1200 miles of coastline, as well as offshore island chains, Costa Rica offers excellent scuba-diving opportunities. The Pacific Coast has a number of world-class diving facilities, with PADI-training courses and dive shops, but the Caribbean coast is less developed. Weather Costa Rica’s climate is tropical, and water temperatures are suitable for…

February 13, 2015 billbeard

Other than the gorgeous, secluded, un-crowded beaches. Though not one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your life, choosing whether to visit Costa Rica or Hawaii can still be a major decision. If you’re reading this article, you’re probably trying to make that decision right now. That or you’re just trolling the Internet to avoid doing something else like work or laundry. I’m ok with that too. Anyway, here are my top reasons to choose Costa Rica over Hawaii, every time. 1.) Wildlife The animals in Costa Rica are exotic, fascinating and vast. Most of the animals you’ll…

February 10, 2015 billbeard

Whitewater rafting along the Pacuare River in Costa Rica is a fun and challenging experience. The river is rated in world’s top five for rafting. By Mark Chesnut The first thing I need to declare is that I’m a wimp. Even though I traverse the Americas as a travel writer and I am a scuba diver that loves the diving in Costa Rica, I’m not the type of person that you normally see enjoying the most exotic and breathtaking forms of adventure travel. So I was naturally hesitant about going whitewater rafting in Costa Rica, where the Pacuare River offers…

January 7, 2017 billbeard

I found myself strapped into a harness coasting above the canopy among the clouds in beautiful Costa Rica. I couldn’t help but think that this was one of the best experiences of my life. It was in that moment, suspended in the jungle, that I realized I want to see the world! I believe everyone deserves to have that moment. By Luann Hilderbrand I visited Costa Rica for 16 days in January with my boyfriend’s family. We only saw a part of this magnificent country but I have memories and experiences that will last a lifetime, not to mention thousands…

December 26, 2016 billbeard

Don’t get the rainy season blues – make the most of Costa Rica’s downpours. Our favorite season in Costa Rica is from June through November, the rainy season. We love it as everything is green, lush and beautiful. Costa Rica converts from a sunny tropical paradise to a an overcast, grey sky, and though the 2016 rainy season was uncharacteristically dry, this sunny weather is unlikely to last. However, while much of the country may be slowly descending into the green season there are plenty of things to do in Costa Rica during the rainy season so don’t let a little rain dampen…