Best Places to Visit in May 

If you are looking for adventure and still haven’t decided which destination to visit this month. We offer you our best travel recommendations during the month of May with Economy.

You can take advantage of the ideal climate and temperature of the following destinations to discover those attractions that you have always wanted to visit.

Cancún-Quintana Roo

This season is quite sunny, excellent for days on the beach and outdoor walks. In Cancun you can enjoy:

  • Beaches

It is one of its main attractions, these are some of the most famous:

Dolphin Beach

Snail Beaches

Turtle Beach

Beautiful beach

  • Archaeological zones of Cancun

In Cancun there are three archaeological zones: San Miguelito, El Rey and the Temple of the Scorpion Yamil Lu’um.

In addition to other Mayan ruins such as Chichén Itzá or Cobá and Tulum.

  • Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres is a neighboring island and it is a perfect activity to do while  in Cancun, it is just 8km long, this island is perfect for cycling and you can quickly get from one side to the other where you can enjoy its beaches with turquoise water and crystal clear sand.

To get there, you can take a tourist ferry, which leaves from the hotel area of Cancun.

  • Cenotes Route

Among the most popular are the Boca del Puma, the so-called Lucero Verde, the Siete Bocas or the Mojarras.

In addition, you can do a zip line to see the cenotes from the air or even kayak in these impressive natural spaces.

Cyprus – Paphos

Paphos is known as the city of Aphrodite, since mythology places on its coast the place where the Greek goddess of love was born between the waves

The best time to visit Cyprus is from May to September where you make sure you have good weather and can visit the beach.

In addition to this you can visit these attractions

  • Kato Paphos Archaeological Park

The ruins range from the Middle Ages to the Roman Empire and include the remains of sun-bleached buildings, still magnificent despite the passage of time, mosaics, murals and ancient statues.

To see the House of Aion or the Ancient Odeon here is to see the remnants of Cyprus’s noble past.

  • Paphos castle

This is a key monument to its military past which was built as a Byzantine fort to protect the harbor and has had many uses throughout history such as a prison, a fortress and the castle even stored salt during the British occupation.

  • Coral Bay

The popular tourist destination of Coral Bay is located north of the city of Paphos.

This clean and picturesque stretch of coastline became popular thanks to its white sand beaches, lapped by the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

The bay has sea caves, home to indigenous animals, flora and fauna.

You can seek adventure, relax in the sun, and explore the organic ecosystems of Cyprus, this is an essential stop.

Portugal – Lisbon

Lisbon, the capital of Portugal is one of those cities that simply captivates you.

Fall in love with its bohemian air, its tiled facades, its scenery and its people.

Also, May has the ideal weather to visit Lisbon’s beaches, due to its warm temperature.

Take the opportunity to discover these historical attractions

  • Belem’s Tower

It is one of the most important symbols of Lisbon, this tower was built in the 16th century on a small island on one side of the Tagus to protect this area from possible attacks from the Ocean.

  • Rua Augusta

Rua Augusta is one of the oldest pedestrian streets of the city.

Where you will have to cross the Arc de Triomphe, an imposing arch decorated with several statues, which can also be visited inside.

Inside there is an exhibition on the history of the arch, and you can climb to the top to have beautiful views.

  • Saint George Castle

Saint George Castle is one of the most memorable monuments in Lisbon.

Located on the hill of San Jorge, it was built in the 5th century and later reformed by the Arabs in the 9th century.

Hawaii – Honolulu

Honolulu, apart from being the capital of Hawaii, is also the largest town on the islands.

During this time of the year is when summer begins in the archipelago, so you can travel with calm, tranquility and privacy.

In Honolulu there are endless activities that you can do, among them are:

  • Snorkel and sighting of marine fauna

If you want to enjoy the marine fauna of Hawaii, you should know that the island is full of interesting places to practice this exciting sport.

  • Experience Hawaii from the air

At the Hilo airport you can find the only company that offers this type of helicopter excursions where you can enjoy aerial views of the islands and enjoy the most of the still active Hawaiian volcanoes

  • Iolani Palace

 Iolani Palace was the last palace where the last two monarchs of Hawaii lived (King Kalakaua and Queen Liliuokalani) and is usually one of the most visited places by tourists

  • Aloha Tower

To the west of Honolulu you will find the port where the Aloha Tower is located, which is an emblematic building built in 1926 that for many years was the tallest building in the city with the largest clock in the USA.

Orlando, Florida

The climate in Orlando in the month of May is very mild and balanced, the weather is relatively warm most of the day.

So don’t forget to bring sun protection, a cap or hat, light clothing and comfortable shoes.

  • Orlando Water Parks in May

Due to the warm weather, the month of May is one of the best months to enjoy the water parks in Orlando.

You can visit Discovery Cove, Typhoon Lagoon and Aquatica.

Remember to arrive early, since many people choose to do this type of tour during the month of May.

  • Go shopping in Orlando

The month of May is good for shopping, especially on Memorial Day weekend, where the biggest sales of the entire month take place.

The second Sunday in May is Mother’s Day, which also attracts some bargains for consumers.

  • Disney’s Flower and Garden Festival

This festival takes place at Epcot in Orlando and usually lasts from the beginning of March to the first half of May.

During this period, several gardens are installed in the park. Famous florists make arrangements and there are even themed gardens shaped like Disney characters or other objects.

So you no longer have an excuse not to travel this month, choose your favorite destination and explore it with Economy Rent a Car.

Tell us in the comments what your next adventure will be!

 

COVID 19 PROTOCOLS IN OUR OFFICES

We want you to have the best travel and safety experience with Economy Rent a Car right now. That is why we are proactively implementing our safety protocols. These protocols are updated based on the provisions of the Health authorities, always seeking to contain the virus.

Our primary focus is to maintain your safety, that of our collaborators and all the people who are currently in the country. Always giving you the best car rental experience.

What we’re doing
  • Our cleaning staff at all our offices are applying a strict cleaning protocol using the products recommended by the national and international health authorities.
  • Our customer service staff complies with the protocol in which they will use facemasks during each customer service process. They will also monitor your health, in case you have flu symptoms you should go to a health center.
  • We place plexiglass barriers at the customer service counters.
  • We avoid the exchange of documents. Whenever possible, we send all documentation via email.
  • All of our offices have hand sanitizer for customers to use immediately upon entering.
  • To allow entry to our offices, visitors and customers must wear a facemask. In addition to keeping the distance established with other people.
  • The vehicle is washed with water, soap and disinfectant on all external surfaces. All parts of the vehicle, both internal and external, with which people may have had contact, are also disinfected. We use hospital-grade technology to disinfect the interior of vehicles.
Recommendations for our clients to minimize risks
  • Enter one person per family.
  • Avoid touching your face: particularly eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Healthy Distance: keep at least 1.5 meters distance between each person.
  • Mandatory use of face masks.
  • Avoid physical greetings (hugs, kisses, shaking hands).

 

Get to know these historical monuments

On World Monuments and Sites Day we invite you to discover which are some of the most important monuments in the world and learn a part of their history

Acrópolis

Walking through the ruins of the Acropoilis manages to make us aware of the origin of man, the importance of preserving our classical culture and historical heritage.

Located on top of an Athenian hill, this city built in the 5th century BC still attracts the eyes of visitors, in buildings such as the Parthenon, the Erechtheion or the temple of Athena Nike.

Along with the places of worship we can find the Parthenon, the Temple of Athena Parthenos and the Theater of Dionysus located in the open air.

Notre-dame

This cathedral impresses with its majesty, its magnificent stained glass windows and the beautiful gargoyles that dot its exterior and that can be admired from the upper terrace.

Dedicated to the Virgin Mary, Notre Dame Cathedral was officially completed in the year 1345, although it would be reformed and restored over the centuries, surviving the French Revolution and two great fires.

Sydney Opera House

It was designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon in 1957 and opened October 20, 1973, and soon became one of Australia’s greatest cultural icons.

Its lines, in the form of sailboat sails, have been very influential in subsequent cultural architecture, and have become an emblem of the country and practically of the entire continent.

It is in the center of Sydney Harbor and stands out for its modern design, with shell-shaped vaults and has 2,200 access doors and access depends on theatrical and operatic programming.

Chichen Itza

Chichén Itzá still houses the ruins of a glorious past that attest to its importance: the Castle, the Caracol observatory and the sacbé, will be some of them.

But there are also markets, playing fields, temples and government buildings that, together with the natural formations of the cenotes, have a lot to tell us.

Christ the Redeemer

Christ the Redeemer is a statue of no less than 30.1 meters and was inaugurated in 1931. It is located in Rio de Janeiro on Mount Corcovado, 700 meters high. From there you can see the entire city.

It is inspiring during the day, when the landscape from above is breathtaking, and at night, when it is illuminated and the figure seems to fly over the city.

Get to know these and more historical monuments around the world with Economy.

 

Tips To Take Care Of Your Pets

Easter is here and if your plans include taking your pet for a walk, it is important that you take into account these cares that you must have during the trip, we also leave you tips so that you do not miss anything

  1. Visit the vet before starting the trip.
  2. Verify that the destination is pet friendly
  3. Never leave your pet in the car without the windows open.
  4. The last meal should be at least two hours before the trip to avoid dizziness or vomiting.
  5. It is important that the air circulates in the vehicle but that the windows are not completely open to avoid accidents.
  6. It is important that you make a stop every 2 or 3 hours, so that your pet drinks water, walks and spends a little energy.

We give you a list with ideas of what you cannot miss when your dog is on vacation:

  • Necklace of use and extra necklaces
  • Enough dog food for the days of the holidays
  • Fresh and clean water in case there is not in the place to which they are going
  • Food and water dishes
  • Vaccination card
  • Bring emergency contact of the dog’s Veterinarian and have a list of veterinary centers to go to at the destination in case of an emergency
  • In case your dog needs special medications, take them with you
  • Bags to collect your waste
  • Cleaning accessories
  • Toys for him to relax and toys for when you take him to play
  • Awards
  • Bring a blanket, especially if you are going to allow him to lie on the hotel bed, or if you want to put something on the floor for him to rest on.

If your pet stays at home

  • Do not leave him alone at home, because an accident can happen.
  • If you leave him with a friend or neighbor, make sure he knows him and his pets to avoid fights.
  • Find a care center that has grassy areas for him to run around in.
  • Make sure that the shelter areas are their size and allow them to go for a walk and live with other dogs.
  • Try to leave enough food for shelter.
  • Call periodically to see how he is. There are already centers where you can see it online.
  • With these tips, you will be able to enjoy the holidays more and that your dog is safe and healthy these days.

Discover Easter destinations with Economy

Easter is the last season of renewal. Whether you’re looking forward to spending time with family, worshiping at church, or decorating eggs for the little ones.

For hundreds of years, followers of the Christian faith have closed out Lent by attending church services and gathering with friends and family for spring-inspired celebrations.

Here we leave you our recommendations of places and information about the activities that will be carried out: 

Orlando

The Easter Bunny Garden Experience at ICON Park on International Drive features the lovable brown bunny you’ve come to know and love alongside candid spring photos. Each child who visits the bunny will also receive a gold token for a free ride on The Wheel, with 50% off admission for additional riders!

Easter weekend celebration at The Morse on April 15-17 

The annual Easter weekend celebration at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park invites you to view the collection free of charge.

Easter Bunny Hop and Stops on April 16

During Easter Bunny Hop and Stops, the Easter Bunny will travel throughout Winter Park, stopping at parks along the way.

New Orleans

The Chris Owens Easter Parade also launches on Sunday. The celebration begins in the Astor Crowne Hotel Ballroom at 11:00 AM.

Easter is celebrated in restaurants throughout the city with special brunch menus. Menus range from Creole-themed to more traditional Easter dining experiences. Check out NewOrleansRestaurants.com for a list of Easter brunch dining options.

Oahu 

Easter takes place in Hawaii on the first weekend of April 2022 from April 15 to April 17 

Good Friday is the Friday before Easter, a holy day that commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ

On Easter weekend on Oahu you can attend a local Easter church service, participate in an Easter egg hunt, enjoy Easter Sunday brunch, or shop until you drop at the Easter sales.

You can say Happy Easter in Hawaiian in two different ways.

One form is «Hauʻoli Lā Pakoa», which means «Happy Easter». You can also say: «Hau’oli Lā I Ala Hou Ai Ka Haku», which translates to «Happy Resurrection Day of the Lord». Most people tend to use the former, while Protestants will use the latter.

North Carolina

The 2022 North Carolina Easter Festival is packed with festivities like face painting, games, dance performances, crafts, vendors and mor.

There will also be a free Easter Egg Hunt and photos of the Easter Bunny. It will be on April 16, 2022 in Sala Dorada 2

Easter Sunday is April 17, and whether you’re celebrating the resurrection of Jesus, the end of Lent, or the arrival of the Easter bunny, restaurants along the Front Range are ready to serve you brunch, a meal which has become synonymous with the party.

In addition there are many classic Easter traditions that you can implement this year, these are some of the most famous

  • Send Easter Lilies
  • easter egg hunt
  • Give away chocolate eggs
  • Gather ‘Around the Table…
  • Attend an Easter Parade
  • visit the rabbit

You already have our recommendations now go ahead and explore Costa Rica with Economy.

 

Terms and conditions of ´´Pick-up Liberia International Airport´´

Terms and conditions of ´´Pick-up  Liberia International Airport Costa Rica ´´

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Economy Rent a Car – Costa Rica

Description

The car delivery service directly at the Liberia Airport will be provided to customers who make their reservations directly through the Economy call center phone number: (506)  2299-2000 or via WhatsApp (506) 6311-1610. The rental car will be delivered at Liberia Airport for an additional cost of $30.00.

Once the reservation is made, the client must provide the scheduled arrival time and flight number to our team in order to deliver the vehicle to you on time.  The Economy Rent a Car team member who delivers the car will be in charge of providing you the rental contract and collecting the payment.

Eligibility to obtain the benefit

Customers who make a reservation for the car drop off service, either through the call center or WhatsApp, must be physically present when picking up and returning the vehicle.

Benefit

Save time and the hassles by receiving your car rental right at Liberia Airport for an additional cost of $30.

Requirements and conditions

    • Applies only to reservations at the Liberia International Airport in Costa Rica.
    • Make the reservation through the Economy Rent a Car call center or WhatsApp
    • Have your passport, driver’s license, and credit card handy.
    • Provide flight information (time and flight number)
    • Be older than 21 years
    • The person who makes the reservation must physically be present at pick up and return of the vehicle.
    • Subject to availability
    • Accept these Terms and Conditions

Cancellation policies

If you do not need the car drop off service and have a prepaid reservation, it is necessary to inform us at least 48 hours in advance.

Information and inquiries

For more information or inquiries, those interested can write WhatsApp: https://wa.me/50663111610 or call our call center (506) 2299-2000 on a 24/7 schedule

Modification of the terms and conditions

Economy Rent a Car reserves the right to expand and/or clarify the scope of these Terms and Conditions, and/or any of the procedures, which will be communicated through our social networks. 

 

Discover Vancouver, the place that offers you sun, mountains, snow and more all in one place.

Vancouver is one of the destinations that has a wide variety of activities in one place for you and your family, from the smallest to the most adventurous, here you can visit the beach, zoos, see whales, practice snowboarding and more.

It is also one of the 5 safest cities in the world. 

Here are our recommendations for you to visit this destination which full of different activities:

Kitsilano Beach

It is one of the most famous beaches in Vancouver, also called Kits

This beach has an outdoor heated saltwater pool, which is one of its best attractions for young and old.

From here you can see the city, the mountains and the ocean

Wild Whales Vancouver

Vancouver Island is characterized as one of the best places in the world for whale watching, in addition to its variety of marine species that can be found here such as otters, dolphins, sea lions.

From March to October you should take the opportunity to visit this destination as  thousands of whales are passing through this point such as humpback, killer whales and minke whales.

Granville Island

This cultural destination offers you various activities for you to visit in one day. Here you can visit the Vancouver Museum, the local Grand Island Public Market, Vanier Park, the Granville Island Brewery and dine at Edible Canada at the market.

Canada Place

This architectural monument is shaped like a sailboat with five sails, it is located on the docks of Vancouver, where you can take a boat ride to watch the seaplanes land, there is also the CN Imax Theater, where you can watch documentaries or movies.

Chinatown

Can you imagine feeling like you’re in China when you’re actually in Vancouver?

It is one of the places that you should definitely visit, here you will experience the authentic Chinese culture, gastronomy, customs and without a doubt visit the Yat-Sen Chinese garden that has flowers throughout the site, green areas and artifacts.

Capilano Bridge

One of the best experiences to see Capilano Park from above is to see the trees from the top of this bridge, which is 70 meters high.

Greater Vancouver Zoo 

For the little ones, without a doubt, it is one of the activities that they will not be able to miss, in the zoo you will be able to observe endless animals, this zoo has a length of 120 acres and also more than 140 species of animals.

Here you can see lions, tigers, zebras, flamingos, pandas, and many more.

The cost of their tickets ranges from $25 to $33

Grouse Mountain

If you are a fan of skiing and snowboarding, just 15 minutes from the city center you will be able to find this adventure, also known as the Peak of Vancouver, this mountain has a wildlife refuge, different options for eating, and different activities to do outdoors.

 

Without a doubt, Vancouver is a destination that offers activities for all tastes. Remember Economy has 4 offices in Vancouver so you can enjoy these and many more activities. 

Feel the adrenaline of extreme sports

If you are passionate about adventure and extreme sports, this guide is for you.

Extreme sports require good physical condition, discipline, a taste for adrenaline and risk.

Here are our recommendations for extreme sports and the caution you should have when doing them.

It is important that you prepare and do your research before doing any extreme sports.

DIVING

This sport is also part of the extremes and consists of diving to significant depths of the sea in order to explore the different species.

To dive, it is essential to be trained, since it is necessary to learn to use the equipment and the techniques to breathe underwater. You can visit Costa Rica to live this experience. 

RAFTING

This sport consists of descending rivers, in the direction of the current, with an inflatable boat, kayak or canoe. Of course, for it to be an extreme sport, those rivers that contain a risky channel are chosen. We recommend that you visit Salmon River, United States.

RAPPELLING

This extreme sport involves going up and down very high walls and at a very right angle.

This sport can be practiced in both warm and cold areas, even where snow or ice is observed. In some cases, the athletes are tied with ropes to avoid accidents and to be able to help each other, while in other cases, this is not practiced. Barrancas del Cobre, in Chihuahua Mexico, are incredible to practice this sport

BUNGEE JUMP 

It is one of the first extreme sports to be practiced. It is a practice in which the athlete must jump into the void but tied with an elastic rope, which is placed around the ankles.

It is important to take all precautions and ensuring that certain safety standards are met is key, as it is such a risky sport. you can visit the Bloukrans bridge in South Africa to do it. 

SNOWBOARDING 

This sport is one of those that is practiced in the snow, it is the combination of skateboarding and skiing.

To practice snowboarding, in addition to the board, you must have appropriate clothing for snow and sunglasses. A good place to practice is New Zealand

SURF

It has to be done on beaches that have powerful and high waves.

This is why there are beaches and cities that have become a great attraction for surfers, such as Hawaii.

Follow these cares and recommendations that you should have when doing any of these extreme sports:

Be determined

Be 100% sure you want to practice them and not do it without your own conviction.

Find out

Plan and find out about safety measures, the equipment you need and how the sport you have chosen is practiced.

Get ready

You must have physical preparation according to the demands of the sport you have chosen. Do not improvise because it can affect your health.

Don’t venture alone

It is advisable to have an expert guide or that one of your companions be knowledgeable. Being alone is very risky.

Be wise and cautious

These sports require some precautions, do not expose yourself to unnecessary risks.

Check the weather

Check the weather forecast for the trip in advance.

Eat well

Have a good breakfast, remember that you are going to expend a lot of energy, get  hydrated and eat healthy foods that help you regain strength.

Bring the right gear

Have the necessary protection and adequate equipment in good condition.

Follow the instructions to the letter

If it is not clear to you, ask. In this kind of activity your safety is most important. 

You already have the guide and the recommendations, you just have to leave your fear and venture with Economy 

 

Trips are more fun with our four-legged friends!

We know that many here are pet lovers and take great pleasure traveling with them, which is why we wanted to create this guide for you! 

Although we know that pets are a member of the family and their company is very important, many times we must consider the convenience of taking them for a walk. The issue of health is essential, so it is best to obtain the endorsement of a veterinarian before deciding. Other factors to consider include: age, race and species, as well as your medical history and whether you are used to traveling by car.

Here are some tips for your next trip:

General care tips
  • Keep your pet’s vaccination and deworming schedule up to date.
  • Take with you items such as a vaccination card, collar, muzzle, toys, toiletries, emergency kit.
  • Bring enough food to the destination
  • Get your pet used to traveling beforehand.
When you travel by car
  • Most pets have difficulty changing temperatures. It is important to air-condition the car, so it will not suffocate from heat or tremble from cold.
  • Keep in mind that the air conditioning of the vehicle must be done progressively.
  • The last meal should be at least two hours before the trip to avoid dizziness and vomiting.
  • Air must always circulate. It is important that the windows are not completely open to avoid accidents.
  • It is important that you make a stop every 2 or 3 hours, so that your pet drinks water, walks and spends a little energy.
  • Never leave your pet inside the car without the windows open, even more so if the destination is a hot climate.
If you travel by plane
  • Consult the regulations of each airline regarding the transport of pets before buying the tickets.
  • Have at hand all the documents that certify that your pet can travel in the cabin of the plane: emotional support certificate, vaccination certificate, training certificate.

With these care tips for your pet you can have a safe trip, go on an adventure with Economy