Don’t wait! The most popular destinations are already selling fast! Belize and Costa Rica are among the most popular destinations for a short Christmas family vacation. If you haven’t made your travel plans by now, it may prove difficult to find spaces, especially in the most popular places such as Placencia or Ambergris Caye in Belize, or in Arenal, Monteverde or Quepos in Costa Rica.
To get around this issue of overcrowding, choose more out of the way places, or, try an alternative, like Nicaragua, which has a lot to offer and so far, is much less crowded than its hugely popular neighbor.
Need help finding the perfect spot? Don’t be shy, just ask!
Oh, oh, where to go? The world is big and there is so much to see - and so little time. Besides, there are only a few weeks left before Christmas. If you want to get away and brighten up the dark season with a short, sweet break in the sun, don't leave it too late to make your booking. Others are already snapping up the best spots. But, don't fret. Where there is a will, there is always a way. If you don't know where to start, firstly, consider what is most important to you. Do you want to...
Costa Rica has just approved a new tourist tax plan which will be implemented over a 4 year period, to replace the current 13% sales tax with a new Value Added Tax applicable to most goods and services. This means that services such as transfers, car rental, tours,...
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I am Kat Morgenstern, your personal travel consultant. I am a passionate adventurer and I love creating unique, bespoke travel experiences for my clients. My heart beats for eco-travel, which I see as a great force for good in the world.
When I am not at my desk, you’ll likely find me roaming the woods or hills, somewhere.
Christmas get-away inspiration
Not decided yet, where you want to go? Here are our favorite Christmas destination picks.
Reef & Rainforest
Belize is just a tiny country, yet it is one of the most colourful and varied ones. Home to the second-largest barrier reef in the world, it is a fabulous spot for aquatic fun. The Cayes, the little coral formed islands that rim the coast like emerald beads, are a perfect base for snorkeling, diving or sea-kayaking adventures – or if you just want to absorb the laidback atmosphere, try hammock surfing! To get the best of both worlds, spend a few days on the mainland as well. The jungle-covered limestone mountains are riddled with caves and half-forgotten Maya temples, sure to awaken your inner ‘Indiana Jones’ ready to heed to call to adventure.
Perfect Family Vacation
Costa Rica is a true pioneer when it comes to eco-travel. Long before any of its neighbors, this little country recognized its huge potential and put its efforts into preserving its beautiful environment by attracting visitors and inviting them to love it too. And they do! Despite its small size, Costa Rica is incredibly varied in terms of its landscapes – from the volcanic highlands to the lowland jungle, the wild rain forest of the Osa peninsula or the geothermal fields of the northern lowlands – and of course, its endless beautiful beaches. Costa Rica has something to offer for everyone, which is why it makes such a great place for a family vacation.
Torres del Paine
The top hiking destination in Chile and the crown jewel of southern Patagonia, the Torres del Paine National Park, with its iconic spires and rugged landscape at the end of the world, is on every outdoor enthusiast’s bucket list. Since it is a national park, the accommodations in the park are limited and don’t come cheap – even if you are camping or staying at a refuge. There are a few more options available just outside the park, some of which are slightly more reasonably priced, but also some that are in the luxury range, offering exclusive services and exquisite comforts in this remote wilderness.
Due to its location, far away from civilization and the convergence of several eco-systems within its close range, an unusually broad range of species can be observed here.
Walking in the Pyrenees
There is no better way to explore a place than on your own two feet. Walking puts you in touch with the scents and sights, the scenery beyond the highway and affords you a ‘sneak peek’ into a place and the culture that has shaped it. Walking in the Pyrenees is such an adventure. Close to nature and to the heart of the region’s culture.
Trekking the W-Trek
The W-Trek is one of South-America’s most iconic treks. In the far reaches of Patagonia, Torres del Paine rises abruptly from the pampas, with the pinnacles of Los Cuernos towering above. The famous trek takes just 5 days but takes in all the views and sights. A longer version can be extended to 7 or 8 days or, for those who want to explore beyond the well-trodden path, there is also a route that takes you all the way around the massif.
The classic Inca Trail remains one of the most popular routes in South America. Because of its popularity, visitor numbers had to be restricted which makes it crucial to secure a trekking license as early as possible. Alternatively, you can take the Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu, which is equally beautiful, but a little bit harder and a day or two longer. This route is available as a classic camping trip or as a lodge to lodge trek.