Monday, June 25, 2007

Delta announces non-stop New York to Costa Rica flights

Delta Airlines announced the addition of direct flights to San Jose, Costa Rica from John F. Kennedy International airport starting on February 15, 2008.

Delta will also fly to the Daniel Oduber International airport in Liberia, Costa Rica from John F. Kennedy International beginning on February 16, 2008.

The added flights are part of Delta's expansion of nonstop flights to Central America and the Caribbean, that include Panama City, Guatemala and Port of Spain in Trinidad and Tobago.

"New York-JFK is Delta’s leading international gateway, and these new flights will serve the almost five million Latin Americans who have made this city their second home,” said Glen Hauenstein, executive vice president and chief of Network and Revenue Management.

To celebrate these new flights from JFK, Delta is offering special one-way fares (round-trip purchase is required). Customers should act fast, however, as tickets must be purchased by July 12, 2007, with travel completed by April 30, 2008.

Guatemala City, Guatemala - $159
Liberia, Costa Rica - $179
Panama City, Panama - $179
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago - $199
San José, Costa Rica - $159

Delta already operates three direct flights from Atlanta, Georgia, to Costa Rica's Juan Santamaria International airport.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Beach in Puerto Viejo, Limon

Beautiful picture of Puerto Viejo, Limon in the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. The picture was taken on July 15, 2006 by Samiq, a Costa Rican flickr user with a Canon PowerShot A510. To watch more photos taken by this guy click here.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Villa Caletas: a jewel above the crashing sea

Villa Caletas is located near the tourist town of Jaco, in the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica, on a jungle hilltop.

Villa Calletas combines the truly unique concept of both mountain and seaside resort. Its location and design offer seaside breezes along with the mountains air freshness.

Its exceptional hilltop location more than 1150 feet above the ocean, combined with turn-of-the century style, gives Villa Calletas a unique position among the resorts, hotels and restaurants of Costa Rica. A jewel above the crashing sea.

From each side of the mountain, rain forests spread to the sandy, quiet beaches below. The dark, emerald green of the vegetation contrasts with the blues of the Pacific Ocean. Views of lush tropical rainforests complement some of the most breathtaking sunsets you will witness. At the bottom of the mountain, Villa Caletas offers its own private beach.

The tropical setting receives constant, cooling breezes from the Pacific. The spectacular 360 degree panoramic view offers an unsurpassed vista of the Nicoya Peninsula, gulf islands, the crescent beaches of Jaco, Herradura and Punta Leona as well as the mountains.

Its vast, deep-blue pool with an “infinity” edge creates the illusion of being one with the ocean. Adding to its splendor are a miniature waterfall, an island of tropical plants, and natural-rock facing. Serenity reigns at this magnificent pool area, in keeping with the atmosphere all around the hotel.

Villa Caletas has two restaurants with bars: the open-air EL MIRADOR, and the enclosed Amphi Theater. In both restaurants, the chefs prepare international dishes. Views of the coastline complete the dining experience, changing to memorable sunsets with the evening meal.

Relax over your favorite drink and enjoy the most incredible 360-degree vista of the Nicoya Gulf. Seating 150 people, the Greek-style structure with Ionic columns schedules classical concerts at certain times of the year.

Activities:
Caletas Beach
Caletas Horseback riding
Carara Biological Reserve
Manuel Antonio National Park, Quepos
Volcanoes
Mangrove and Crocodile Adventure
Canopy Tour
Sea Kayaking
Rainmaker Private Reserve

For prices and more visit the hotel's Web site