Here are some recommendations for high season

A report on tourist occupancies Wednesday did not point out that the impact of the world’s financial crisis falls disproportionately on smaller firms.

Wednesday some of those tourism operators said that for them conditions are far worse than the so-so report from the tourism industry in general. Among other findings of the Cámara Nacional de Turismo was that Christmas reservations in the Central Valley were below 40 percent of capacity.

Large hotel chains have deep pockets that can see them through rough times. Small operators
frequently lose their investment in such times. There are hotels and other tourism locations that have dismissed their employees and closed their doors.

In Costa Rica it is the mom-and-pop tourism operations that brings A.M. Costa Rica readers the news each morning. Consequently we wanted to take this opportunity to recommend to our thousands of daily readers those firms that are offering short-term lodging for the high season. They represent different emphases and locations, but each has demonstrationed concern for providing quality experiences for tourists.

We encourage our readers to consider them.

Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat

Steve and Debbie Legg
Toll Free: 1-888-828-9245
In Costa Rica: (506)-2478-0023 or 8333-6863

Our Vision at Leaves and Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat is to create the perfect blend of Adventure, Discovery and Tranquility for each guest. Plan an Adventure zooming along a zip line high in the canopy or horseback riding though forests, farms and rivers. Discover the magical wonders of the flora and
fauna of Costa Rica. Experience Tranquility in one of our cabins tucked in our 26 acres. Located in Monterrey, San Carlos, in the mountains above Fortuna, we enjoy spectacular, panoramic views of the Arenal Volcano and its lava flow. Please see our Web site for more information. or e-mail us at

Do you come to San José a lot and are sick of paying high nightly rates?

Ask about our frequent client discount program . . . you will be happy you did. We offer a Cozy

Boutique Hotel and a Vacation Rental with Great Views, Free Breakfast, Free Wifi, and Free calls to Canada and the States. Through our full-operating tour company, we can take care of every little detail of your trip for you.

Just 20 minutes from the airport located in a great area in Escazú, we have the ideal location. We believe in warm hospitality and excellent customer care, we speak English, Spanish and Italian. +506-2288-6762 or 786-467-6354. E-mail

Costa Rica Fishing Vacations

Customized, upscale Costa Rica fishing trips. Designed by 100% local experts. Call Toll Free: 1-800-606-1860

Costa Rica Timeshares for Sale

Exponentially more flexible than outright ownership.
Available at a fraction of the cost of a vacation home.

Wish you could own real estate in Costa Rica, but can’t justify the expense of a second home? Buy timeshare weeks, instead. Enjoy the comforts of home, the amenities of resort-living and the convenience of never having to make reservations. Contact Timeshare-Resale-Rental today to save up to 65% off the price of a Costa Rica timeshare property.
Toll Free: 1-866-430-4391

Affordable and Authentic

Costa Rica Vacation Packages!

Nature Vacations offers anything from short visa runs to Nicaragua or Panama to full length personalized travel itineraries.Visit our Web site to learn more about this beautiful country or chat live with one of our travel designers for expert advice for your next vacation to Costa Rica, Panama or Nicaragua. 1-888-280-9734 (506) 2299-6000

Costa Rica Vacations

Let us plan your next trip to tropical paradise! My Costa Rica is a travel agency that specializes in Costa Rica Vacation Packages including the country’s best hotels, transportation and tours. Planning your vacation is easier than ever before with our expert travel coordinators.

Contact My Costa Rica Today!
Toll Free: 1-866-498-0824
San Jose, Costa Rica: +506-2253-6497
We’re your Costa Rica Travel Experts!

Luxury Panama Vacations

Custom, all-inclusive vacations to Panama by 100% locally based experts in Panama. See “the new Costa Rica” before the secret gets out! Visit our site or call 1-866-393-4192 if from the U.S. or 00 (507)-264-1279 if calling from Costa Rica.

Posada Mimosa, a Country Bed & Breakfast

NEAR GRECIA, 20 mins. West of airport, charming B&B accommodations PLUS fully furnished one, two and three bedroom units, telephone/tv, maid service, panoramic pool, secure gated entrance, stunning views over the Central Valley.

Live in the world’s best climate (National Geographic), only 80 minutes from Pacific beaches, perfect location for day tours. AN ADDED BONUS our bestselling book “Potholes to Paradise” ( tells about our personal experiences living in Costa Rica. For more information and prices tel/fax (506) 2494-5868, (506) 2494-2295 or e-mail us at Check our Web site at

Vacation Rentals

It’s time for you to enjoy the Costa Rican vacation experience of a lifetime in the most beautiful destination in the tropics. Let our team of vacation specialists plan the ideal itinerary for your next escape, take advantage of Green Season Specials for July to November or start planning the ultimate holiday escape and join us Christmas and New Year’s.

The new highway from the San Jose International airport to the Central Pacific Coast is finally open making the drive just one hour from the airport to Los Suenos Resort & Marina. Come join in the fun and experience the ultimate destination for Sport Fishing, Adventure Tours, River Rafting, Relaxation, and more.
Visit us at to find out more
Free Call from USA : 1.888.409.4581
Inside Costa Rica : +506 2637.8484

Welcome to Hotel Sabana B&B

Where all guests are VIPs
Our cozy Bed & Breakfast will help you make the best of your trip to Costa Rica, tropical paradise with No Artificial Ingredients. Our family-operated eco and community friendly facility is conveniently located near La Sabana Park. Comfortable and clean rooms. Terrace dining at our Rainforest Cafe and access to everything. Free airport transfers, car and tour
bookings, laundry and room service. Please visit our Web site or contact us via e-mail or call us at 011 (506) 2232-2876 or 011 (506) 2296-3751. Skype: hotel.sabana.b.b Also see us on Facebook.

Ready For a Vacation to Costa Rica?

Customized vacation packages to Costa Rica planned by our team of in-country travel experts. Call us Toll Free: 1-800-606-1860 or locally in San Jose: 2296-7715. You can sit back and relax while we plan your dream Costa Rica Vacation.

New hotel with rooms from $30 a night

We are a new, boutique type hotel located in the center of San Jose near the National Theatre. We have large Jr. suites, standard rooms, single rooms and a handicap room. All are comfortable with new orthopedic mattresses, private bathrooms, wireless internet, and with a familiar atmosphere and personalized service. Singles from $30/night plus tax. MC/VISA. (506) 2233-1805 or (506) 8866-0572 E-mail Web site:

Spend Christmas-New Years+ in Rancho Cascades of Paradise

Double Rooms or luxury home rental for 2 days, weekly, monthly thru April 1st. 3 Waterfalls on our own river, very private, secure — 24 hour guard, free parking Orosi Valley, the #1 Tourist Area. View of Cachi Lake nearby: rafting, trout fishing, 3 national parks, hot springs for swimming or soaking, massages, restaurants, lots to do and see or just relax in our natural beauty. Transportation available. 35 minutes to San José, 20 minutes to Terra Mall — the biggest and best. For prices and details call 506-2574-7893 or e-mail us at

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