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Ready for the island? Isla Chiquita, Costa Rica

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Blog, Product

Ready for the island? Isla Chiquita, Costa Rica

Isla Chiquita offers island life at its best – with the known quality offered by the Boutique Hotel Group “Grupo Islita”. The Gulf of Nicoya separates the Nicoya Peninsula from mainland Costa Rica and  you can find a big amount of inhabitat and uninhabitat islands. A ferry connects the two ports of Puntarenas (mainland) and Paquera (on the Nicoya Peninsula) several times a day. The ferry experience is pretty efficient, but sometimes with some queueing if you’re on your way with a car. The crossings duration is a little more than an hour and the landscape is...

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Savegre Natural Reserve & Spa

Posted by on Jun 13, 2017 in Blog, Product

Savegre Natural Reserve & Spa

The hotel is located in the village of San Gerardo de Dota in a region that is called Zona de Los Santos (Region of the Holy). Take into account that the access might be a little tricky, especially if driving in a small car. Learn more about our tips for rental cars. The Region The Cerro de la Muerte with its altitude of nearly 3’500 m is one of the highest mountain passes and one of the most popular destinations for birders and people who take nature seriously. The tropical cloud forest is dramatically growing and apart from the great number of birds that can be observed in the...

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Active volcanoes Costa Rica

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017 in Blog, Tips for Experts

Active volcanoes Costa Rica

Costa Rica offers you different climates, a rich biodiversity, and also active volcanoes. Active volcanoes The most active volcanoes in Costa Rica are, at the same time, the most interesting for tourists to visit, some of them are the Rincón de la Vieja, the Irazú, the Turrialba, the Arenal and last but not least the Poás volcano. There are more than 200 volcanic formations in Costa Rica according to the information of OVSICORI that monitores seismological and volcanological activity in the country. Youngest activity Arenal The most active volcano in Costa Rica is the Arenal, it had an...

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Voluntarily work: Cleaning up Playa Guacalillo

Posted by on May 29, 2017 in Blog, About ARA Tours

Voluntarily work: Cleaning up Playa Guacalillo

A heart for nature Is there a better way to conmemmorate the Recycling Day than cleaning up a beach in Costa Rica? This is what volunteers from the staff at ARA Tours along with relatives did a week ago in Guacalillo. There was no time for a sunbath on that sunny day, instead we collected everything possible to recycle, as well as garbage that affects the environment: everything you can imagine was there: straws, bottle caps, glass, plastic bottles, foam and even car tires! Mangrove Tour After a delicious lunch for energy recovery, we got to see how beautiful the mangroves in this region...

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Costa Rica: Good to know

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in Blog

Costa Rica: Good to know

There are some things you probably don’t know about Costa Rica, if so, keep reading and we’ll tell you some of them. Ticos The Costa Ricans call themselves with pride “Ticos” (men) or “Ticas” (women). This applies to Costa Ricans of all ages. Family names The wife is not taking over the husband’s family name after the wedding, both will keep their two last names. Children at birth will take over the two first family names of each of their parents respectively – the first last name will be the one of the father followed by the last name of the...

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Latinconnect – New bonus program

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Blog, News

Latinconnect – New bonus program

ARA Tours is part of the destination managment alliance Latinconnect that unites local incoming tour operators from Latinamerica and the Caribbean. New bonus program for sellers Latinconnect as an umbrella brand to different DMC is happy to fulfill the wish of numerous clients by continuing to offer its distribution partners a joint bonus program. If you cooperate with at least four of our seven DMC partners from Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Cuba, you’re already half-way there. You’ll find all the detailed criteria here. Also, it includes...

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