Big Island of Hawaii! Hike, Dive, Snorkel and Explore

The Big Island of Hawaii is vast and full of excitement. From quaint towns and villages to 5-star luxury resorts there is something here for all vacation goers. This article will go over some hidden treasures and not miss excursions if you ever make it to this mystical place in the middle of the Pacific.

For the adventure lovers out there the Big Island will not disappoint. There are lava tubes, canyons, valleys, beaches, and hidden trails that offer beauty not found anywhere else in the world. Lava tubes are narrow underground tube caves that from as underground lava flows empty out into the ocean or some other exit point. After they cool large and small tube caves make for awesome hikes and pictures. Some of the best lava tubes are very hidden and a knowledgeable guide is needed to get you there in addition to safety.

If high-end luxury resorts is your thing there are a few on the Big Island you can’t miss! The Kona Village Resort and Four Seasons are true 5 star accommodations with high end ammenities and first class service. These hotels are situated 20 minutes north of Kona airport in the Waikoloa region. This area gets the most sun all year round and the beaches are stunning. Two other quality resorts of interest are the Mauna Lani Resort and Hilton in the same area. The Hilton is like Disney World for adults with a monorail and boat service that transfers guests throughout the vast resort.

Scuba divers love the vast reefs and diversity of fish found on the Big Island. Aside from the traditional reef dives around the island, there are two very unique scuba experiences that attract divers from all over the world. Manta Rays are found all over the shallow waters of the Big Island and the famous night dives do not disappoint. These massive creatures glide through the water and give divers an awe-inspiring experience. Black sea diving can ONLY be done off the coast of Hawaii. This unique experience brings alien like creatures from the deep right in front of your eyes as you wade under water in the pitch black of the night.

Another must-see activity is Waipio Valley. Famous for its role in movies like Jurassic Park and Water World, this huge valley has a 200-foot waterfall at one end and a river that flows into the vast Pacific on the other. The black sand beach and huge valley cliffs make it a truly unbelievable site. During the rainy season, more waterfalls from around the surrounding cliff walls of the beach. Often there are wild horses roaming the beach and forest of the valley.

These Hawaii hot spots are just a few out of hundreds on the Big Island alone. Few tour operators offer excursions to many of these “off the beaten path” explorations so travel clubs and small tour operators are the only options.

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Exclusive Visitor’s Guide – Official travel guide

North of the country of Panama and south of Nicaragua, lies tropical Costa Rica, a country of amazing beauty and a rather notable and peaceful history in comparison to its non-democratic neighbors.

Before making plans to visit, know that entry requirement may vary depending on your country of origin. You will not need a vaccination for diseases like malaria before visiting the country, but other things like passports and visas will be needed from some travelers. Others will only need a passport such as those coming from the U.S.

The maximum stay allowed is 90 consecutive days, however, extensions can be added with the help of immigration or a travel agency.

Sightseeing in Costa Rica

From hot air ballooning to white water rafting, and just about every exciting activity you could ever think of in between. For starters, the country is home to incredible variety of rainforests as well as hundreds of breathtaking waterfalls, lagoons, winding rivers, and mangrove swamps.

Surfing in Costa Rica

The country boasts some of the best surfing spots in all of the Pacific Ocean, but most especially near the northern and southern borders and off of the country’s central beaches. To the south of Jaco is Playa Hermosa, the place to go if you are on the lookout for a few big swells, but if nothing exciting is happening here, just a short drive in either direction will bring about a collection of impressive waves.

While the Atlantic Ocean side has suffered some damage thanks to strong storms and flooding in the area, Salsa Brava at Puerto Viejo boasts a legendary break during January and February in particular.

Some other activities you may be interested while visiting Costa Rica include snorkeling and scuba diving, kayaking, biking, hiking, backpacking, bird watching, fishing, and swimming.

Trips Are Affordable

The very thought of wonderful destinations like Nicaragua, New Zealand, Botswana, Australia, Vietnam, and the United Kingdom is enough to make anyone want to hop on a plane. However, the one problem that always arises is that of cost. In order to spend a year in one of those countries takes some very careful fiscal planning. For many of us, no matter how careful we are, this kind of trip always seems to be just out of reach. If this is your situation then it’s time to use brains rather than cost alone to get what you want.

The answer to your dilemma is tripped. Find a company that specializes in arranging travel for the year. Use the plan already in place to give you the opportunity of a lifetime. This is a plan or system that works. so well that many young travelers find they can afford to extend their year to a second year. An example of a good system is one that allows well-established boarding schools around the world to employ young travelers as assistants. This is all there is to it. You get accommodation, meals. In other words, you get all you need to maintain yourself while experiencing another culture.

Trips are meant to be fun but it’s also hard work for assistants. The boarding schools have high expectations and it is expected that assistants will arrive with all the details like visas and airfares taken care of. A specialty travel company takes care of all the paperwork. All fees are paid up by assistants before departure so there are no hidden costs. Not only are they able to leave with a budget in place but they are also provided with a two-day induction on arrival in their host country. The induction is carried out before they arrive at the relevant boarding school.

The greatest benefit of organizing year-long trips before departure is that everything is paid for. The boarding school does not have to contribute to fees. All they have to is provide you with employment and accommodation. You have the peace of mind knowing you are able to pay your way and this makes travel affordable.

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