Nestled between Nicaragua and Panama, everything slows down a bit when you’re in Costa Rica. The pura vida lifestyle and vistas straight from the pages of National Geographic are what give this small Central American country its unique charm. With tourism on the rise, you won’t have any trouble getting around any luxury hot spot as soon as you land your private charter jet…even if your Español is a bit rusty.
A Word about Getting Around
Unless you’re familiar with the country, it can be a nightmare to drive yourself around Costa Rica after you land in your private charter jet. While the conditions of the roads have greatly improved (hence all the tollbooths along the major highways), the lack of street signs still exist. Plus, Ticos (the nickname for Costa Ricans) still don’t use formal addresses with house numbers and street names. Instead, addresses are, in essence, a set of directions. The best thing to do is to hire a car service to pick you up at the private charter jet airport. Then all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the scenery.
Costa Rica has a handful of volcanoes, but the youngest and most active is Volcán Arenal (Arenal Volcano). It’s not uncommon to see steam spewing from the mountain and the red glow of lava at night. The volcanic activity produces several hot springs that will do wonders on your muscles after a day of hiking, whitewater rafting, zip lining, waterfall rappelling or horseback riding. For a luxurious treat, take a private charter jet to Costa Rica and stay at the Nayara Hotel & Gardens. The Nayara Suite overlooks the rainforest,has an amazing view of the volcano and was voted as one of the top hotels in the world by Travel & Leisure. (http://arenalnayara.com/home.php)
At one of the most northwestern parts of the country, Tamarindo attracts surfers from all over the globe. Take a private charter jet to Costa Rica and go here for surfing lessons from expert wave wranglers, go whale watching, see the endangered Tortuga Negra (Black Sea Turtle) lay eggs during a nighttime excursion and tour the land on an ATV. To get away from the tourist scene, stay at the Cala Luna Resort, which is nestled on the almost-secluded beach of Playa Langosta. Accommodations include villas that include a private chef service upon request. (http://calaluna.com/)
Named a “Top Place to Remember Before it Disappears” by Newsweek, the “jewel in the crown of cloud forest reserves” by National Geographic and one of the Seven Wonders of Costa Rica, modern Monteverde was founded by U.S. Quakers in the 1950s. The beauty of the area prompted the formation of the Reserva Biológica Bosque Nuboso Monteverde (Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve) in 1972. If you love nature, Monteverde is a must for its over 2,500 plant species, 100 mammal species, 400 species of birds, 120 reptile and amphibian species and thousands of insects. It’s not uncommon to see clusters of wild orchids and large hummingbirds zipping past your head. Hire a guide for a chance to glimpse at wild cats, a brilliant quetzal a bright blue morpho butterfly and more. During your private charter jet trip to Costa Rica, book a loft suite with a view at the El Establo Mountain Hotel, one of the few luxury hotel in the area. (http://www.elestablo.com/)
About Solairus Aviation:
Solairus is a full-service aviation asset management company that provides clients with expertise in acquiring and operating a wide range of private aircraft.
Solairus Aviation is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area and has over twenty-five base locations across the United States and Europe. Solairus is an Aviation Research Group/US Platinum-rated charter operator with a fleet of over 50 managed aircraft. After completion of an intense operations and safety systems audit, the ARG/US Platinum rating has only been awarded to 5% of the world’s charter operators that have demonstrated that their procedures meet or exceed industry “Best Practices” in all phases. Solairus has also received the NBAA Commercial Business Flying Safety Award and is an IS-BAO certified company. Solairus offers a full range of services in addition to aircraft management, which includes aircraft charter sales, aviation support services, and consulting. For more information about Solairus Aviation, visit www.solairusaviation.com or call 800-359-7861.