Thursday, August 6, 2009

Costa Rica Rainforest Vacations Not Only for Celebrities - Villas Tranquilas Offer Affordable Luxury

Costa Rica Rainforest Vacations Not Only for Celebrities - Villas Tranquilas Offer Affordable Luxury

Britney Spears and Mel Gibson add to a growing list of celebs seeking luxury vacations in Costa Rican hot spots. Villas Tranquilas, a new six-acre tropical rainforest paradise, offers luxury and affordability to main street travelers for trips to Costa Rica.

Quepos, Costa Rica (PRWEB) August 26, 2009

Costa Rica is becoming a premiere hot spot for celebrities this year. Natasha Bedingfield, Britney Spears, Mel Gibson all kicked off their shoes and enjoyed vacations in Costa Rica recently. Now Villas Tranquilas, a new six-acre tropical rainforest paradise, offers luxury and affordability to all walks of life.

Villas Tranquilas Town Homes, a Costa Rican vacation rental (http://www. villastranquilas. com), launches a new all-inclusive website this month. Vacationers shopping for Costa Rica tours (http://www. villastranquilas. com/costa-rica/) in Manuel Antonio and Quepos will find rainforest excursions, fishing charters (http://www. villastranquilas. com/costa-rica/fishing-charters/), restaurants, and exotic beaches all in one location. Since 2007, Villas Tranquilas ranks #1 for insider knowledge and exemplary service on Trip Advisor's Specialty Lodging in Quepos. Now Villas Tranquilas expands their service by giving travelers an online menu of local sights, attractions, and adventure tours in Quepos Manuel Antonio.

Villas Tranquilas maintains relationships with many tour providers offering new experiences for adrenaline junkies, those preferring relaxed informative tours, and everything in between. Rainforest adventure tours (http://www. villastranquilas. com/costa-rica/rainforest/) include canyoning, waterfall rappelling, and zip lining over the forest canopy. Easier days can include relaxing plantation tours, a river float through the mangrove forest, and beach horseback riding. All trips are described in detail in one tidy online location.

Villas' past guests offer reviews and tips (via the website) to incoming travelers for hot spots, guides, and tours: "The Villas are an extraordinary blend of 5-star hotel, home-away-from-home, and splendid resort" -- Terry Jertberg, High Roller Lures. These first-hand opinions make it easy for new guests to tailor their vacation packages based on budget, adventure tolerance, and available time. Saving travelers research time and money increases the value Villas Tranquilas already delivers via their new modern, luxury accommodations (http://www. villastranquilas. com/accommodations/).

As thousands of visitors descend upon the internationally famous Manuel Antonio National Park this holiday season, the stars and everyday folks alike can escape to their home away from home in the Costa Rican rainforest.

Villas Tranquilas: a modern six-acre rainforest retreat in Quepos, Costa Rica. Villas strives for sustainable hospitality, supports local farmers, and partners with conservation groups like Mono Titi Alliance. For more information visit Villas Tranquilas (http://www. villastranquilas. com/about/) online at: http://www. villastranquilas. com (http://www. villastranquilas. com)

Media Contact:
Courtney Marchesani
206.854.8828

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Common Sense translates Russia Experience from print to Web

Common Sense translates Russia Experience from print to Web

Two new Web sites for travel firm Trans-Siberian go live

Brighton (PRWEB) January 5, 2004

Web consultancy Common Sense Design has collaborated with another Brighton-based design firm - Wild Dog Design - to produce two new Web sites for tour company Trans-Siberian, both of which launch in the New Year 2004.

The sites are for the two different types of Trans-Siberian trips to Russia and Asia. Russia Experience (www. trans-siberian. co. uk) caters to individual travelers with tours in Russia, Mongolia, Tibet and China; Beetroot Backpackers (www. beetroot. org) customers tend to be younger - mainly students - who want to travel on a tighter budget. The two different customer types are reflected in the sites' unique look and feel, although there is a 'family' resemblance.

Wild Dog - a print design specialist - created the brochures for both Beetroot Backpackers and Russia Experience. The company briefed Web designer Nigel Gordijk - trading as Common Sense Design - to translate their print designs into Web sites. This involved creating site structures and navigation that is intuitive, not slavishly following the linear content structure inherent in brochures.

Even though both sites are visually rich in terms of tour images and graphics, the pages still download quickly.

About Nigel Gordijk

Nigel Gordijk - based in Brighton - is an accomplished graphic designer with over 15 years' industry experience. His Web site designs are noted for their ability to engage users and their ease of use. He has designed sites for Thomson Holidays, Brighton and Hove Virtual Festival, LearndirectScotland and The Royal Shakespeare Company.

For additional information, contact:

Nigel Gordijk

Web: www. nigelgordijk. co. uk

Email: nigel@nigelgordijk. co. uk

Tel: 07944 170 293

Wild Dog Design

Web: www. wilddogdesign. co. uk

Email: wolfgang@wilddog. com

Tel: 01273 278 621

The Russia Experience

Web: www. trans-siberian. co. uk

Beetroot Backpackers

Web: www. beetroot. org

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