Every once in a while a guy has to have a trip with the boys in order to either get a break or just rejuvenate bonds of friendship that was dissipate over the years of life. This can be a guy’s trip to hang out with old college buddies or even a Costa Rica bachelor party to celebrate one last hurrah before sending a fraternity brother off to a life in the hellish bond of marriage.

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The word may be new, but the idea of a “mancation” is as old as cavemen. A mancation is a male-only vacation or guy’ trip. It’s the hot word in the travel industry these days. The tourism market is already successful with girl getaways and is now shifting focus to male bonding packages. Costa Rica is opening its doors for this type of tourism as it has the activities guys are wanting to participate in all in one location.

These can include gambling, extreme sporting, golf and either girl watching or sampling.

You and the guys will not only spend time together reminiscing about old times, but also create extraordinary new memories.

Costa Rica hosts 2 million visitors a year. The nature, culture, and adventure found here draws people from all walks of life. It’s the number one bachelor party &  macation (guy’s trip) country in Latin America. Some would argue that it’s the best place in all of the America’s to host such an event.

Because flights usually get in after noon, people usually start the party in the capital, San Jose or the closest beach, Jaco. These places are full of international restaurants, upscale bars, vibrant strip clubs and hot girls. These cities also boast impressive casinos. After some time enjoying the adult nightlife scene of one of these cities people often take their group to a more private location to spend some quality time together once more before the wedding or just returning to life back home. Every one needs a break from time to time.

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For a secondary location you can choose from visiting a cloud forest, volcano, beach resort, national park, or costa-rica-guys-trip-bachelor-party-1natural hot springs. Try learning to surf, searching for giant sea turtles, or learn to sport fish. The adventure tours available, such as ATV riding or jet-skiing, are almost endless. It’s impossible to be bored in Costa Rica!

According to an online survey 34% of American men take annual mancations. These 20 million men collectively spend $11 billion on these trips! The most common group to take mancations is 30-55 year old married men. Another study showed that 42% of men would like to take a mancation in the future.

The term mancation was features in the comedy “The Break-Up,” where a character stated, “I’m excited. I look at it like I’m on a mancation.” More and more men are following the example of their wives and getting away for a little while, taking a break from family, work, and household responsibilities. They are spending time bonding with friends, trying new activities, and relaxing.

These are not usually singles trips for finding women. The purpose is about deepening friendship ties and doing activities that guys, more than women and kids, enjoy. The men recapture the closeness they had in high school or sports teams. The shift in marriage to more independence is making spouses OK with these guy or girl only getaways.

Costa Rica offers a perfect playground for men to experience both extreme sports, nightlife, culture, and of course if they desire, the beautiful Latina women.

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