Las Vegas is known as the party capital of the world, but in a recent article and Press Release by Bachelor Party Bay, their reservations for booking bachelor parties to the tropical paradise of Costa Rica for the first quarter of 2012, tripled than that of the first quarter of 2011.
Does it surprise me? No, it doesn't. We have seen a major increase in emails in the last two years asking about bachelor/bachelorette parties and in in places like Yahoo Answers and other travel blogs and chats.
Why is this? The answer is, “Elementary my dear Dr. Watson” … times have changed!
The "traditional" bachelor/bachelorette party has now become a less raucous and geared towards spending more quality time with friends. Many grooms/brides now prefer to spend those last days with fishing or hunting trips, spa parties, sports events and other male/female bonding oriented activities.
The biggest drawbacks about Vegas, it’s redundant, expensive, lacks recreational activities (unless you like golf) and with its sometimes overbearing heat and very colorless desert environment it forces the partiers to stay indoors. It is a very limited on what one can do. Even at some of the resort pools, space is limited or it cost you a pretty penny to reserve a space.
However, in Costa Rica the party becomes a friendship bonding atmosphere with its array of adventure, sun, tropical environment, and an unlimited amount of Costa Rica Tours, like sport fishing, golfing, surfing, zip lining and Costa Rica white water rafting. And yes, Costa Rica does offer the same adult atmosphere as Vegas does, drinking, gambling and many strip clubs. So it is understandable why Costa Rica is becoming the Ultimate Destination for a Costa Rica Bachelor Party. Okay, so the big question is, “How Expensive?” - it all depends on, “What do you want for your dollar?” And, “How memorable do you want it?” Let’s put this in perspective, Las Vegas vs. Costa Rica.