August 23, 2017 billbeard

National Geographic has described Isla del Caño, Drake Bay & Corcovado National Park as “the most biologically intense area on Earth”. The scuba diving and snorkeling is at Isla del Caño Biological Reserve situated 20 km offshore from Drake Bay on the Osa Peninsula – is an important island for Costa Rica, both archeologically and environmentally. The waters surrounding this biological reserve are swarming with marine creatures, while the island itself protects several artifacts that date back to pre-Columbian times. Scientists theorize that this 741-acre (300-hectare) island was formed over 50 million years ago during a shift in the Earth’s…

February 21, 2015 billbeard 1Comment

Northwest Pacific Diving Report: The diving in January was nothing short of unbelievable . 3 whale sharks at Bat Islands, 5 manta rays at Argentime Point, 3 Orcas at Catalina Islands, humpback whales everywhere including Bahia Culebra. We have reports and photos of a rare albino manta ray and another of 22 feet (7 meters) & Spotted eagle rays at Surprise Dive Site. Thinking about Costa Rica, please talk to us and we’ll give you all the advice you need. We have packages for individuals, groups, dive shops, dive clubs, families and honeymoon couples. When IS The Best Time To…

December 17, 2016 billbeard

Costa Rica is an angler’s dream destination with countless fishing venues and an incredible mix of trophy game fish and exotic species to tangle with. Giant marlin, sailfish beyond number, high-jumping tarpon, record-class snook and a dozen or more hard hitting fresh water species… Costa Rica has them all! Fishing just doesn’t get any better than you will find in friendly, peaceful Costa Rica, and because this is a small nation, it’s possible to enjoy it all on a single visit, perhaps with a day of white water river rafting and a volcano and rain forest tour thrown in. On…

July 27, 2017 billbeard

Costa Rica is small but incredibly diverse. Rainforests and beaches, rivers and cloud forests, volcanoes and mountain ranges, all in a country smaller than West Virginia! With so many choices, planning a trip can be overwhelming. We have put together a number of Costa Rica vacation packages that are examples of our most popular travel itineraries. These include hotels, tours, and transportation. Don’t forget — All of these sample trips can be customized for your needs. Our most popular Costa Rica vacation packages are typically 7 to 10 nights and offer a combination stay at several destinations. One of the…

November 30, 2015 billbeard

Costa Rica Scuba Diving Costa Rica Land Based Pacific Ocean Scuba Diving: All of the dive centers we offer in Costa Rica are either PADI, NAUI, or SSI Certified Dive Masters and both Spanish and English is spoken on all boats. You will be required to show your certification card, so don’t forget to pack it! There are four main areas for land-based scuba diving in Costa Rica and live aboard dive trips to Cocos Islands. See some of the dive packages and prices available. Nitrox is available in the Northwest Pacific area. Cocos Islands Liveaboard Diving: Thanks to the breathtaking…

January 7, 2017 billbeard

While you might put travel agent right up there with VCR repair man and video store clerk on the list of jobs that have gone the way of the Yellow Pages, there’s a reason you still see them wedged into strip malls between your dry cleaner and the new VaporZone. Turns out that — even in a world where everybody coordinates their own vacation plans — travel agents account for about one-third of the travel industry’s revenue in 2016. Who knew?  You Ask? Do You Still Need a Travel Agent? Travel agents aren’t obsolete. They can still save you a…

January 7, 2017 billbeard

One of the best parts about traveling is that it forces you to get out of your comfort zone and try new things. Whether it’s sampling a foreign food, learning a new language or diving into a new experience, traveling offers countless opportunities for expansive personal growth—if you are willing to embrace them. If you are particularly keen on experiencing new adventures that challenge you both physically and mentally, then you can’t go wrong with Costa Rica. No matter what your personal trepidations, you are bound to find an activity that will help you to face and conquer them. Ready…

February 17, 2015 billbeard

Would you like a customized vacation package in Costa Rica at “off the shelf” prices? If the answer is “Yes”, then this is for you. First, you must decide what type of vacation you want, Active, Moderate or Do Nothing. Accommodations: Five Star, Four Star or Three Star. All Inclusive or Breakfast Only. See Hotels & Resorts We Offer Throughout The Country. GO HERE Transportation: Privately Escorted, Self Drive, shuttle busses or domestic air Activities: Water Sports, High Adrenalin Adventure or Relaxing. See Tours & Activities We Offer Throughout The Country: GO HERE Have you seen our new DVD on scuba…

February 21, 2015 billbeard

Costa Rica family vacations planning advice from Bill Beard When it comes to entry level adventure vacations with kids, you really can’t beat Costa Rica family vacations.  It’s got beaches, adventure, diving, surfing, sailing, jungles, volcanoes, and abundant wildlife.  Plus, no jet lag for  North Americans! Costa Rica accounts for only 0.03 percent of the earth’s surface. However it contains nearly 6 percent of the world’s biodiversity. Its natural wealth, both in species and ecosystems, is partly explained by its geographical position. What is the best time to go to Costa Rica with kids? Costa Rica has two seasons invierno…