October 7, 2015 billbeard

Family Enjoys Adventure In Costa Rica It seems like a nice substitute for Hawaii. Laura Gibble wanted a family vacation in the Aloha State, but couldn’t get her airline points to jibe with the trip. So she “settled’’ on Costa Rica, where the average temperature in San Jose is between 68 and 72 degrees and on the beaches between 75 and 92 degrees. The sun shines throughout the year (about 12 hours of sunshine a day) and there really is no winter. Gibble, of Lititz, flew direct from Newark, N.J., to San Jose, Costa Rica, with her husband, Scott, and…

October 3, 2015 billbeard

Costa Rica HOT DEALS for 2016 – 2017 Are you planning to attend DEMA in Las Vegas Nov. 16 – 19? We will be there in Bill Beard’s booth # 4192, plan to stop by and be sure  to attend our seminar at 3PM Friday. Nov. 18 in room S208/209 with lots of give away drawings & door prizes. If you would like to make a sit down reservation with us at DEMA please call Vanessa at 877 853-0538 or 954 453-5044 we will be happy to help you set up a Costa Rica trip for 2016 or 2017. We…

October 1, 2015 billbeard

It’s not the only country in Central America to offer adventurous vacations, but it’s certainly one of the most popular. Fueled by a great tourism slogan “No Artificial Ingredients” Costa Rica was one of the first out of the gate years ago with a safe and well-organized infrastructure for then-unknown attractions like zip-lining. Fast forward to 2015,  and zip-lining, offering the ultimate bird’s-eye view of the forest with a quick zip across the treetops, by cable, is just one of many eco-adventure activities available in this tiny country. High-flying options include Sky Trek and Sky Tram, both at Arenal Volcano….

October 1, 2015 billbeard

Rio Celeste, Crown Jewel Of Northern Costa Rica Rio Celeste remains true blue Named for its celestial-blue waters, the river is the main attraction of Guanacaste’s Tenorio Volcano National Park. Los Tenideros, where the waters of two streams merge and the river takes on its unique coloration. Courtesy of Bruno Carayon In the middle of dense tropical forest lies a hidden jewel of Costa Rica. It starts with a walk through the jungle at Tenorio Volcano National Park, in the northwestern Guanacaste province. Every step in this forest is more inviting than the last. During the rainy season, the smell…

October 1, 2015 billbeard

Friends Take Fun Adventure To The Limit In Costa Rica. For those of us who enjoy active or “extreme” vacations with lots of outdoor thrills and adventure, few countries offer more options at a better price than Costa Rica. From left, Liz del Sol and Marian Galbraith. With oceans on both sides and mountainous rainforests in between, Costa Rica has diversity of landscapes and activities within relatively short distances of each other. Mountain regions offer hiking, river rafting, zip lining, volcano hiking, canyoning, waterfall rappelling, thermal hot springs and wildlife tours, while beach areas, mostly on the west coast, offer snorkeling,…

October 1, 2015 billbeard

Costa Rica Fishing Report With Bill Beard’s – This season Costa Rica saw some of the best billfishing it has seen in 20 years. Now it is a hunting game as the big numbers move into the area again in late November and December. The first part of the next season will offer lots of shots at big dorado and marlin. Costa Rica Sailfish Trip Costa Rica saw some of the best billfishing it has seen in 20 years in 2014. One fish that has been consistent all year is roosterfish. Jim and Kathy Drumm down celebrating Kathy’s retirement racked…

October 1, 2015 billbeard

11 Day 10 Night Beach And Mountain  Adventure Vacation With Scuba Diving – Boutique Beach Hotel – Five Star Mountain Resort – Four Star Cloud Forest Resort Bosque Del Mar Beach Front Hotel is a 32-room small all suite boutique hotel occupying unique beach front property in Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste directly on the Pacific Ocean.  This rustic, charming “Hemingway Type” beach hotel offers: bar – restaurant, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, lush tropical gardens with hammocks, laundry service and gated parking area. Bosque Del Mar Beach Front Hotel is a perfect ancestral trees, clear ocean and a beautiful soft sand beach.    …

October 1, 2015 billbeard

  WHY Costa Rica?  We Say WHY NOT? “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. “So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -Mark Twain Costa Rican Culture The richness of Costa Rica stems from the cultural diversity of its people. Throughout its history, waves of immigrants have added to the pre-Hispanic native populations, settling on this land and making it their home. Presently, in addition to the majority Mestizo demographic, there are…

July 30, 2015 billbeard

Hot Springs at Arenal Volcano Costa Rica With Bill Beard’s Adventure Travel: Every visitor to Costa Rica should make an effort to visit one of the hot springs in La Fortuna. Thanks to the Arenal Volcano’s geothermal activity, there is a number of natural hot springs throughout the area. Warm and soothing, these  springs offer visitors an ideal way to relax after a day spent exploring Arenal and participating in one of the many adventure activities in the area. There are several hot springs in the area that are not located within a hotel and many that are. Each hot…