Experience Nature In Costa Rica

Published on March 27, 2017 by IBMT

Costa Rica is more than just a tourist destination – it’s an exploratory adventure and a personal experience with nature. This country has a vast array of environmental settings, with volcanoes, forests, and beaches that span both the Pacific and Caribbean coastlines. Beyond nature, Costa Rica also has a fascinating history and an equally captivating culture.


Costa Rica is small in geographical size, but with the most diverse plant and animal species in the world. For real nature enthusiasts, this is a treasure-trove of a country. But everyone will marvel equally at the mountains, coastal plains and valleys. In general, Costa Rica is considered rainy, although the winter months are usually referred to as the “dry season”.

Travellers soon discover that Costa Rica is peaceful and cultured – a nation with high standards of living and a well educated populace. The government and people are noticeably conscious of the direct relationship between tourism and environment. In fact, tourist hotels and tour operators are greatly encouraged to adopt eco-oriented business practices.

For the adventure-seeker, Costa Rica is an ideal destination. With an amazing range of activities, and many new things to discover, there is something for everyone, and at every age. This is not a typical vacation getaway, and everyone can enjoy the country at a personal pace. Best of all, it’s a learning experience, from the natural habitats to the living culture.

For many, guided excursions are the best option for exploring and discovering Costa Rica. In fact, an organized tour package can offer much in a short period of time. In some cases, the focus is on   nature and wildlife. In other cases, touring comprises highly popular destinations, along with some best-kept secrets. Overall, every tour is a lifetime experience.

With a well-organized tour, it’s also possible to explore the rich culture of the country. From San Jose, to Guanacaste, to Monteverde, this is a nation filled with warm people and an incredible cultural history. There are even coffee plantation tours to visit coffee fields and local roasters – the perfect education in coffee production and being a connoisseur.

For a destination like Costa Rica, an organized tour is ideal because a lot of activity is packed into each day. This is an advantage for those who want to experience the most in a fixed time period. It’s also a plus when there are experienced, knowledgeable guides – tour experts who understand the environment, the culture, and the long history of the land.


Still traveling but wanted to thank you for planning a marvelous trip.  It is truly a trip of a lifetime.


Susan Lachtman


The IBMT Bar Mitzvah tour was fantastic! It was the perfect blend of family time and peer group time, of sites with religious/historic significance and just plain fun. The guide was personable and informative, and even the bus driver was great. All the details were attended to and you didn’t have to concern yourself with or worry about a thing. It was a true vacation. We would highly recommend it to anyone. If you are going to Eilat, Petra is a must!

We went on a church group to the Holyland with IBMT Tours and had a great trip, everything was planned for us perfectly. There was over 123 people in four different bus groups and things went smoothly, I thought it was going to be hectic with that many people in the group but IBMT did a wonderful job and made sure the buses did not go convoy, every bus had its own time table and itinerary for the day, our guide Dani was so knowledgeable and loving. We love you IBMT and we will recommend you guys. Thanks for everything you have done for us.

We just returned from Israel on an IBMT Bar Mitzvah Tour for our three grandsons.  We had enough family members to warrant our own bus.  After checking out many tour companies we went with IBMT and all of us were glad we did.  The hotels were fabulous and the rooms allotted even more so.  From the INBAL in Jerusalem, KFAR BLUM in the Galilee, the SHERATON in Tel Aviv, to the ROYAL BEACH in Eilat we couldn’t have asked for more.  Our meals were equally excellent.  Beginning with a welcome reception at the INBAL to the closing dinner at the CANAAN restaurant in Tel Aviv one and all loved them.

It was a busy tour made even more so by my husband who was determined the grandchildren see “everything”.  Fortunately for us, we had the best guide when Ornan (from IBMT) gave us GADI.  All of the groups loved their guides but Gadi was  special.  He was able to reach the kids (ages 7-13) as well as the adults.  His knowledge, willingness to adjust the schedule, and good nature gave him a soft spot in all of our hearts.  He filled in at Yad Vashem when the guide droned on a bit too much for some of us.  He searched out a cemetery where a father, grandfather and great grandfather was buried and proceeded to enlighten us on the rituals and customs of a military cemetery.  He adjusted our times to include those little extras.  When weather precluded the camels, we visited Qumran.  After the Bar Mitzvahs, some wanted to walk down Masada - again, no problem. 

We loved everything.  Friday night dinner with an Israeli family (coincidentally the husband was from Toronto), meeting the soldiers on the kibbutz, the Druze lunch, sampling different foods at the shuk, the bullet factory and on and on.  Although the weather was precarious in December, it didn’t stop us and we were able to celebrate Chanukah in Israel...menorahs  everywhere, sufganiyot of every kind, celebrations in the street galore.

Would we recommend this tour...without a moments hesitation.  We had a family trip of a lifetime.  Thank you also to our bus driver Louie, whom we all loved and who got us around safely. 

“Gadi” - what else can we say ... g double o - d, j-o-b. Good job, good job.  V-e-r-y-n-i-c-e, very nice, very nice.💕



I cannot imagine a better, more organized, more perfect experience! IBMT went above and beyond all expectations!

Loved the trip! The itinerary was fantastic and really kept us moving. We were able to see and do so much. Best of all was our tour guide Natalie. She was very kind, patient and extremely knowledgeable on every aspect of Israel.

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