Monday, November 2, 2009

Spend Thanksgiving Day in Costa Rica

November is here! An there is still time to book your vacation or honeymoon in Costa Rica for Thanksgiving Day. It is certainly the best time to come to Costa Rica. The rainy season is almost over and the hotel rates and tours are at its lowest. At The Costa Rican Connection you can find many discounts that range from 10% off up to 20% off on selected vacation and honeymoon packages. So what are you waiting for! Just go to or and book your vacation or honeymoon on our secure server. We are also having our new optimizable vacation packages where you can choose your hotels and activities at any of the destinations and be able to optimize your vacation according to your special interests. This is ONLY available through The Costa Rican Connection, the smart and easy way to have a hassle-free vacation that you will remember for years!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Rainy Season in Costa Rica... not quite this year!

This year, due to the global warming that has been occuring around the world, Costa Rica's rainy season has not been so rainy. Normally, Costa Rica's rainy season will start by the end of april and will go on until the end of november. However, this year it has rained very little compared with previous years. May and June were quite rainy but since July, Costa Rica has not experienced that much rain. In fact, the days are looking more like dry season days with beautiful sunshine, cool breeze and amazing sunsets! These are not really good news when it comes to our global weather and what this might represent for Costa Rica and all the world in the coming years. But for tourists, it is certainly good news. The Costa Rican Forecast Institute is predicting that October and November are going to be quite dry and are not going to be the rainiest months of the year. This means that for tourists, October and November are going to be the best months to come to Costa Rica since the airline tickets are at its lowest for this season and also for all hotels in Costa Rica. If you were planning to come to Costa Rica, you should replan your time to come since next month and november will sure be the best time to come and save money! You just need to contact us at or if you are having your honeymoon you should check and book online any of our packages. You can also customize your vacation or honeymoon in Costa Rica at no extra cost! Just give us a call or e-mail us and we will gladly help you plan your trip to Costa Rica.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

New Costa Rican bills for 2010

For 2010, there are many changes coming to Costa Rica. But one that was released yesterday, was the new emission of Costa Rican bills. It will start on March next year and it will affect the 1000, 2000, 5000 colones bills. There are going to be new ones like the 10000 and 20000 colones bills. The changes will be in shape, size and colors of the bills and it will be easier for blind people to know what are they paying with and also what are they getting back as change.
So, remember that next year there are going to be new bills on the market and do not be surprised that you are receiving different bills for the same amount. The change is going to take some time until all the old bills are removed from the market.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Costa Rica Medical Tourism

Costa Rica has been know for its beautiful beaches, amazing volcanoes and relaxing rainforests. But it has been recently know for its medical tourism. Medical tourism is whenever a pacient travels to have any health-related problem treated and taken care of in another country. It has become more popular in developed countries like the USA because of the increasing prices in healthcare in this nation. And also because there are more and more physicians that are trained in the USA and other developed countries that have come back to Costa Rica and, therefore, healthcare in Costa Rica is with american standards that many patients are willing to take a trip to Costa Rica and pay less for many procedures that can be done in Costa Rica with the same quality of care found in the USA.

Coming to Costa Rica for any surgical procedure or dental surgery is very affordable. The prices vary according to the special needs of every patient but it is estimated that prices are 60 to 80% less than in the USA. And all these is including airfare and travel expenses in Costa Rica. Therefore, it is very understandable that more and more patients are coming to a country like Costa Rica where medical treatments are available and physicians are very professional and caring about the patients needs and demands. And with all the touristic infrastructure available in Costa Rica, every patient can have a pleasant recovery and even have a vacation in the meantime. And lets remember that it is at a fraction of the cost that they will have to pay in the USA.

Insurance is not a problem because most of the surgeries that people come to have in Costa Rica are not covered in the USA or abroad. But this might be changing in the coming years when the insurance companies in Costa Rica might start offering some options for the many patients interested in coming to Costa Rica and regularly visit their doctors in Costa Rica for their healthcare check-up. This is certainly a very attractive option and it will definitely increase the medical tourism in Costa Rica substantially.

At The Costa Rican Connection, we have been working with one of the best hospitals in Costa Rica, Hospital Clinica Biblica, and we have helped many patients come and have their health improved at state-of-the-art facilities available at this magnificent private hospital. The Hospital Clinica Biblica is among the best in Costa Rica and Central America and it is internationally certified in the field of medical tourism. Many patients have come for plastic surgery, dental procedures, orthopedics and ophthalmologic surgery that will never have been able to afford in the USA.

The Costa Rican Connection has more than 6 years in the travel industry and medical tourism is also part of our many options for travelers wanting to come to Costa Rica. If you are interested in coming to Costa Rica for vacations or for medical tourism, you can visit us at or also you can check this website where there is plenty of information about medical tourism.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Travel to Costa Rica and shop at our Travel Store!

Whenever you go on vacations you always have to get ready, pack your things and get all the items that will come in handy while on vacations. This is the reason we have partnered with Amazon and made our virtual travel store. At our Travel Store, you will find all those things that you might need before, during and after coming from Costa Rica. You will find excellent books and maps about Costa Rica, where you can find great information that you might want to know about Costa Rica. There are also DVDs that you can choose from, in a variety of topics, all related to Costa Rica and that you will certainly will want to make part of your DVD collection. If you have gone to Costa Rica, you can also find great coffee products that can be purchased at our Travel Store, and be able to enjoy the great coffee available in Costa Rica and delivered right at your door! And we also offer our "before you come" items, which you should purchase if you are traveling to Costa Rica and be always prepared for any inconveniences. Here you can buy from motion sickness pills, to first aid kits, to electronics like cameras and other items necessary for a great vacation in Costa Rica.
So what are you waiting for. Just logon to and start buying all your travel items needed for a great vacation. Delivery is available for all the US states and provided by Amazon, so you can rest assure that you will have no problems with delivery!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Earthquake, Global Economy crisis and more...

2009 has started very difficult for Costa Rica. A global economy that is getting worse each day, an earthquake that has left one of our volcanoes with practically no tourism business and Costa Rica is still facing more down the road. But we are coming strong and we all believe that we will be able to face all these adversities. The good thing about all these is that travelers can definitely benefit from these economically tough times and get great prices in airfare and also at vacation packages. This is why you should take advantage of the great promotions we are having at the Costa Rican Connection. And for February we are going to have a sale up to a 15% off in selected vacation and honeymoon packages. These are definitely good news and more than ever, this is the perfect time to visit Costa Rica. So you can go to or and make your reservations or put on hold and pay later. At The Costa Rican Connection you can find the best online solution to your vacation plans in Costa Rica. Guaranteed!

Monday, January 12, 2009

The Aftermath and Relief Funds.

Costa Rica is trying to recover from the devastation that thurdays's earthquake produced in the Poas Volcano region. International aid has come and also costa ricans are uniting forces to help all the people that are living in shelters and had lost everything they had. The Costa Rican Connection is also trying to help all the people that need help immediately and if you want to contribute with the rescue aid you can make your donation through our website. Any help is welcomed as The Costa Rican Connection will make sure that your contribution will get to victims of this natural disaster. Also, if you book your Costa Rica Vacation this month, The Costa Rican Connection will donate $50 per booking to help in the relief of our fellow costa ricans. We thank you in advance for your contribution.