October 1, 2016 billbeard

Bat Islands & The Friendly Bull Sharks Of Costa Rica. Islas Murcielagos known as The Bat Islands are located about 30 miles to the North of Playa del Coco, Costa Rica at the southern tip of Santa Rosa National Park. The boat ride itself is a great experience with the chance to see single and mating olive ridley turtles, marlin, humpback whales, orcas, mobula rays, and much more. You will see beaches and islands that are only accessible by boat. The big draw at The Bats is the bull shark and the dive site is known as “The Big Scare”…

November 9, 2016 billbeard

Parque Nacional Tortuguero is a protected wilderness area on Costa Rica’s northern Caribbean coast. Its beaches are famous nesting grounds for sea turtles, including endangered green turtles. The park’s freshwater creeks and lagoons, which can be navigated by boat or canoe, shelter spectacled caimans and river turtles. The surrounding dense rainforest is also rich with wildlife, from monkeys to many bird species. This is the real jungle just like the movies. Most of the park is low alluvial floodplain (sea level to 20m) which extends far inland, and is occasionally interrupted by isolated volcanic hills of 100-300 m. An intricate…

March 8, 2016 billbeard

Looking for the adventure capitol of Costa Rica? If Yes!! Then Arenal is the place for you. La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano  are widely known as the hubs for adventure. Your vacation in Costa Rica will not be complete without visiting La Fortuna area with its active volcano and its Humid Forest & world famous hot springs One of the most amazing places to visit while traveling in Costa Rica is the Arenal Volcano, where Sky Adventures Arenal Park is practically located. It is one of the most, and if not, the most impressive and breathtaking Volcano of Costa Rica. The…

November 11, 2016 billbeard

Diving the warm Pacific waters in the Gulf of Papagayo is anything but your “average” diving. There is an enormous amount of fish activity to be found among the volcanic rock islets and undersea pinnacles off this coastline. Familiar Caribbean fish species mingle with Pacific Coast and Tropical Pacific varieties unique to the area. The cooler nutrient-rich waters attract enormous schools of fish. Big animal encounters with large pelagics – giant Manta Rays, Eagle Rays and Bull Rays, several species of Sharks and Turtles and Whale Sharks are considered routine. Anyone who been diving in these waters would agree that 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…

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…

March 10, 2018 billbeard

  Adventure In Costa Rica: Pick your level of exertion, low, medium or extreme, we have it all in Costa Rica! Costa Rica is a natural beauty: its coastline looks out on to two oceans with over 1250 miles of beaches which 780 miles are on the Pacific Ocean and between these oceans are 32 national parks, over 60 volcanoes, 15 wildlife refuges and hundreds of protected reserves but don’t let all this information overwhelm you, Bill Beard’s experts are here to help you get the vacation you have always dreamed about with no down time and the lowest possible…

October 12, 2015 billbeard

Thanksgiving-Christmas And New Year In Costa Rica – Looking for a great deal for a vacation in Costa Rica? One call to Bill Beard’s is all you need For reservations or more information, Contact Bill Beard’s today 954 453-5044 Thanksgiving In Costa Rica – Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to be in Costa Rica. The rainy season is over, the sun is bright, the ocean is warm and everything is still green and lush. November is a transition month and we enjoy the lowest prices of the year and there are no crowds anywhere. Diving is great, water is warm,…

March 4, 2016 billbeard

Most travel stories of Costa Rica consist of young, adventurous backpackers excited to discover the natural beauty of the one of the world’s most eco-friendly travel destinations. What is not often talked about is how much this Central American country has to offer outdoor-loving traveling families as well, and what an enriching experience it can be for little ones. So don’t be afraid to take the kids. There are a lot of ways to experience Costa Rica. It can be as active or as relaxed as you want it be. But if you are looking for a unique family adventure, the…

July 28, 2017 billbeard

Best Family-Friendly Eco-Tours in Costa Rica For families with a healthy sense of adventure and an appreciation of nature, Costa Rica may well be the world’s top destination. There are sprawling rain forests, turtle nesting beaches, and thriving coral reef communities. This tiny, conservation-minded country is one of the most bio-diverse in the world, with monkeys swinging, sloths lazily dangling, and toucans hopping around in the treetops. No matter what your itinerary looks like in Costa Rica, you can explore a variety of habitats and encounter plant and animal species found almost nowhere else on the planet. Hikes, snorkeling trips,…