Country Internationals Costa Rica Trail Ride Named One of the
Best Vacations of 2004 by Outside Magazine
Millbrook, NYMarch 4, 2004Outside Magazine named Cross
Country Internationals exotic Costa Rica Trail Ride vacation
as one of the Best Vacations of 2004 when it unveiled
its new list at the Adventure Travel Show in Chicago, IL, February
In the magazines first annual Best Vacation Contest, which
is featured in the March issue, the Costa Rica Trail Ride finished
fifth among the 40 finalists.
During one of the seven-day trail ride getaways, which are available
now through August and then again in November and December, vacationers
travel along the West Coast of Costa Rica, an island surrounded
by the Pacific Ocean on one side and the sparkling Caribbean Sea
on the other. After a fun day of riding on horseback, vacationers
spend their nights in beautiful hotels and guest houses. Suitable
for any level of rider, these vacations offer travelers the chance
to ride Criollo horses over the sands of fifty different beaches,
up and down mountains and ridges, and through miles of open countryside.
is such an exciting vacation because it gives people the chance
to see some of the most beautiful ocean scenery in the world in
a setting that is almost surreal, said Karen Lancaster, President
of Cross Country International.
journey also offers unique experiences such as rides through Teak
Tree plantations, where riders will see these slow growing trees
that are indigenous to the island. During certain times of the year,
riders will also have the opportunity to see wildlife such as Spanish
monkeys and giant sea turtles.
Throughout the week, there is also time to relax out of the saddle.
On the first night of the trip, participants enjoy dinner in an
open-air restaurant. Later in the week, there are opportunities
to lie on the beach, kayak through mangroves, fish, dive and much
The Costa Rica vacation is available for $1830 per person and includes
six nights accommodations and four days of trail rides.
For more information on the Costa Rica Trail ride, please contact
Cross Country International please call 800-828-8768 ext. 150 or
email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit to www.equestrianvacations.com.