Costa Rica Single Travel
Costa Rica is an ideal destination for you vacation. This peaceful country is visited by thousands throughout the year and because of the varied destinations, it pleases and benefits couples, families and adventuresome travelers who have found out that all their diverse needs can be met in Costa Rica. Single travel is a challenge for some: the idea of paying single supplement at many hotels, figuring out how to communicate on your own, and the thought of not having company on long road trips is daunting, but many decide that the freedom it grants a traveler is greater than the problems that may arise, and any slight discomfort takes second place to the beauty they'll find in Costa Rica. A single woman in Costa Rica can feel comfortable and secure when traveling as a member of a single tour or group, with the possibility to split costs and room expenses if they find someone along the way with whom to share expenses and thoughts on their travel. The impossibility of finding a suitable travel companion is the reason most singles decide to go out and explore on their own. Single travelers can be married, widowed, divorced, or unattached: the one thing they have in common is the wanderlust and a stronger urge than their family or friends.
"It was easier to just grab my bags and go, I'd already postponed my trip twice: the first time because my partner wasn't able to get the days off work, the second because they had second thoughts about the destination and wanted to go someplace closer." said Stephanie, a 23 year old Chicago bartender traveling alone on the bus to Monteverde. She has still 1 week to go on her 3 week stint through Central America. "I wanted to travel through several countries including Costa Rica. Single tour companies I called wanted to set an itinerary through the country, and I didn't want that kind of commitment". Through her travels she has met other singles or small groups of travelers willing to share some drinks, experiences and recommend future stops and destinations. She had second thoughts about visiting Monteverde due to the hype surrounding it, until a travel acquaintance she met in Puerto Viejo of Limon told her why she shouldn't miss it. "He mentioned how it was a single friendly location where you could find comfortable lodging without paying extra for being just myself, and how there were many activities that could be done on my own, in an incredibly beautiful location with a great community feel." Stephanie is eager to go around the art galleries in this hillside town and take some ceramic courses at the Monteverde Art Center. She doesn't know how long she'll stay in Monteverde. "It could be a couple of days, or it could be more. I guess it'll depend on how much I like it. I don't think it'll be more than 4 nights, since I do have a couple of other spots to visit before I fly out."
While Stephanie preferred to travel independently, intermittently joining with other travelers and then parting ways when their roads diverge, others feel that to see Costa Rica, single groups will give them a greater chance to enjoy themselves. They gladly trade the flexibility of a do it yourself single traveler for the certainty that they will not be stranded and that they'll have others with whom to share the experience. Single tours used to be synonymous to an exotic style of dating service, and although there are still some matchmaking single tours, others have diversified and center more on the idea of finding likeminded travel companions. All female single groups, birding singles, Jewish or Christian groups are some of the options a person has when choosing the type of single tour group they wish to join. Others have decided to join online travel forums or community organizations to meet someone they could travel with. Either finding one travel partner through networking, joining an organized tour group, or going out solo, ask our travel advisors for recommendations and advice on destinations, reservations and deals.