Monday, December 13, 2010

Discover: Costa Rica & Belize

There are so many great airfare and vacation deals out there to Central America including both Costa Rica and Belize. The countries have much to offer for a variety of vacationers including resort goers, eco-tours, nature and water lovers.

American Airlines is offering Costa Rica and Belize Vacation Deals, including flight & hotel from only $533 per person! Let's take a quick look at what each country has to offer.

Belize:
A small country in Central America with a population of approximately 330,000 people, Belize is neighbors with Mexico to the north, Guatemala to the south, and is located on the beautiful Caribbean Sea. With average year round temperatures of up to 80 degrees F, Belize can be very hot and humid especially during it's rainy season from June to November.

Just over two hours from Miami, Belize is known for it's fantastic scuba diving off the Belize Barrier Reef, kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, wild life reserves, bird watching, and even their exquisite Mayan Ruins. A popular destination for first time visitors to Belize is the island of Ambergris Caye where accommodations are available to fit almost any budget.

Costa Rica:
With a population of just over 4 million people, this Central American country is bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the south, and spans to both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Average year round temperatures run approximately 80 degrees F with their main rainy season running from May to November.

Just under three hours flying time from Miami, Costa Rica is known for it's fantastic beaches (both black and white sand) and it's amazing eco-tourism opportunities including rafting, surfing, biking, golfing, plus opportunities for wildlife viewing (especially birds) and volcano watching. The majority of visitors fly into the capital city of San Jose but then disperse into the beach areas like Manuel Antonio and Tamarindo.

Be sure to take advantage of this great American Airlines sale that ends December 16, 2010!

Flickr.com Photo Credits: Kat Cure Guide in Belize 2008 Ocean Society by MikeBaird
Costa Rica...No Artificial Ingredients! by Wha'ppen

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