As you probably have heard, if not planned correctly traveling to Costa Rica can cost an arm and a leg. Like everything else, however, there is a way around Costa Rica’s high standard of living. Before you even consider booking a flight, you need to learn as much as you can about Costa Rica’s culture. This will help you tremendously. Although the cost of living in Costa Rica is significantly high, you will be able to find and book a cheap flight.
You need to do so regardless of the class your seat is in. Once you touchdown in Costa Rica, you are going to get a big whiff of fine delicacies. Take my advice: Clog your nose and stay focus. The treats here are sweet, but their price is sour–to say the least. The cheapest way around their sour prices is to befriend as many locals as possible. While some of them might cover the cost for you, others will point you in the right direction, giving you all the ins and outs of cheap dining in Costa Rica. When it comes to finding a cheap place to stay, do not hesitate to turn to the locals you have befriended. They will either escort you to a low-priced hotel, give you advice for where to stay, or welcome you in their home. Yes, the majority of Costa Ricans are friendly enough to invite you into their home or to grant you permission to pitch a tent on their property.
When it comes to getting around, you have several cheap options. One of them, in fact, will not cost you anything except maybe a little pride–hitchhiking with your new friends or total strangers. Your other options include walking or using public transportation. Walking is the healthiest choice, for you will save a large sum of money, and you will get more than enough exercise and energy to engage in Costa Rica’s endless line of activities.
The easiest way to enjoy Costa Rica’s activities without going near or over your budget’s limit is to ignore costly attractions. Instead, focus on Costa Rica’s freebies, starting with the enormous amount of landmarks. Although Costa Rica is relatively small, there is a lot to be seen and explored. You should decide whether to take advantage of this or to go snorkeling and deep sea diving with the marine life.
One thing for certain: A budgeted jaunt to Costa Rica does not have to be low on fun. You can enjoy every second you spend in Costa Rica. All you have to do is stay aware of your expenses and do not fall for any of the tourist’s traps laid out for you. The most sensible way you can do this is to be responsible: Make a sound decision for every dilemma you face, no matter how big or small it is. Being responsible and conscious of your decisions is what separates a budgeted jaunt from others. Furthermore, it is going to help determine the outcome of your trip.
Costa Rica has a lot of high-end accommodations that offer great deals for people on a budget like you, so put them to good use. If you do the same for the deals you come across for delicacies, your well-budgeted Costa Rica vacations will be a success.