Eco Blog Fly-and-stay packages solve Costa Rica vacation planning challenges

Published on March 1st, 2012 | by csaylor


Fly-and-stay packages solve Costa Rica vacation planning challenges

Even the most experienced travelers often stumble over the travel logistics of getting from point A to B in Costa Rica – a country relative to the size of West Virginia. When steep cloud-encrusted mountain highways, frequent river-crossings and narrow one lane roads mix with hard rains and harder sunshine, they create less than favorable conditions for first-time drivers in the country.

While most independent travelers welcome an adventure, fitting a handful of Costa Rica’s most beautiful landscapes into today’s week-long vacations takes a bit of magic. That is why the team at Nature Air, the world’s first carbon-neutral airline, decided to release a collection of fly-and-stay packages for Central American travelers. You focus on where you want to go, by selecting two or three of our 3-night “paquetes”, and we promise to get you from point A to B in the most logical and time-efficient way possible.

By working with some of the top names in ecotourism, our goal is to educate tourists about sustainability and show that comfort and quality don’t have to be sacrificed when it comes to traveling with a smaller carbon footprint. We hand-selected hotels that display superior social and environmental consciousness – as noted by both the Rainforest Alliance and Costa Rica’s Certificate for Sustainable Tourism.

“Bringing sustainable travel options to clients is one of our priorities at the Rainforest Alliance, and what better way to do it than together with an airline that is committed to sustainability,” said Ronald Sanabria, vice president of sustainable tourism at the Rainforest Alliance.

Each of the new Nature Air packages includes round-trip airfare from San José, Costa Rica, ground transportation from the airport to the hotel, a three-night stay in a deluxe and sustainable accommodation, breakfast each day and applicable taxes. You choose the date, the destination and preferred hotel from our list of green accommodations, and then leave the hard part to us. Destinations include hotspots like Arenal, Manuel Antonio, the Osa Peninsula and Guanacaste – and off-the-beaten-track gems like Bocas del Toro, Nicaragua, the Nicoya Peninsula and the Caribbean coast.

For complete details of Nature Air’s new, combinable fly-and-stay sustainable packages, including destinations and prices, view their vacation packages page.

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