Why Visit Costa Rica?

Costa Rica is a popular travel destination for many reasons, here are just a a few that keep people coming back...

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Located in Central America between Nicaragua and Panama, Costa Rica is full of ideal vacation destinations. Every traveler will discover their own reason to fall in love with Costa Rica. Here are just a few of the many reasons why people love to come here for an unforgettable Costa Rica vacations. Keep reading to find out the answer to the question “why visit Costa Rica?”

 

Costa Rica Fantastic ClimateFantastic Climate

Boasting average weather conditions around 85° F, this tropical nation enjoys balmy weather throughout the year. Due to its volcanic terrain and range of micro-climates, you can travel from sultry beaches to cool mountain cloud forests in just a few hours. Costa Rica has two seasons, the rainy season and the dry season. The peak season for visiting Costa Rica is from December to April, during the dry season. However Costa Rica has many different eco-climates so the dry and rainy seasons can vary across the country. For example, when it’s dry season in Guanacaste, it’s rainy season on the Caribbean Coast. So when planning your trip to Costa Rica, make sure you look into the weather and season of the area you are traveling to!

 

United States and Costa Rica

Proximity to the United States

Exotic as it feels, Costa Rica is a short plane ride away from home. The country is just 2.5 hours from Miami, 6 hours from Los Angeles and 5 hours from New York. And with many airlines offering non-stop flights, you can have your toes in the sand in no time!

 

 

 

 

Costa Rica Wonderful BeachesSublime Beaches

Costa Rica has more than 800 miles of gorgeous shoreline divided between the Caribbean coast and Pacific coast. Costa Rica’s picture-perfect beaches are world-renowned. Do you love to surf, swim, fish, or just enjoy the cool breezes? Or maybe you want to try scuba diving or horseback riding on the beach? Perhaps you’re hoping to spot sea turtles or even humpback whales? The options are seemingly endless. Choose from Puerto Viejo’s famous black-sand beaches on the southern Caribbean coast to the pearly-white sands of Manuel AntonioVisit Tamarindo in Guanacaste for great nightlife, Cahuita National Park for incredible scuba diving or the Nicoya Peninsula for awesome surf breaks! You can have it all in Costa Rica!

 

 

Costa Rica WildlifeIncredible Wildlife

With nearly 30% of the country dedicated as national parks and wildlife reserves, wildlife abounds in Costa Rica. Iconic species include howler monkeys, scarlet macaws, blue morpho butterflies, three-toed sloths and humpback whales. No need for binoculars here – Costa Rica’s wildlife is ubiquitous! Visit Tortuguero National Park to see nesting sea turtles, Carara National Park for scarlet macaws and Manuel Antonio for sloths, howler monkeys and iguanas! 

 

 

 

Adventure Tours Costa RicaAdventure Tours

Outdoor enthusiasts will be blown away be the sheer diversity of adrenaline-pumping tours. Go white water rafting on the Pacuare River and navigate Class IV rapids. Scale down a 200-foot waterfall at a volcano national park. Soar above the jungle on a zip-line canopy tour in Monteverde. Hike beneath the glow of active volcanoes like the Arenal Volcano. Walk above the canopy of a cloud forest on hanging bridges. Try windsurfing on Lake Arenal. With so many options, your trip to Costa Rica is bound to be full of adventure! 

 

Costa Rica CoffeeCoffee

Your favorite Starbucks brew was likely grown on the volcanic slopes of Costa Rica, home to several blends of award-winning coffee.  Even better, the beans make for a great souvenir – grocery stores sell both whole bean and ground coffee for as little as $3 a pound! Varieties sold by Café Britt and Doka Estate are especially delicious.

 

 

Costa Rica Family-friendly FunFamily-friendly Fun

Costa Rica is one of the safest countries for family travel, and kids of all ages adore the myriad activities and outdoor adventures on offer. Moreover, many hotels and resorts cater to family travelers with kid menus, onsite play areas and special activities designed for children.

 

 

Costa Rica People

The People

Known for their generosity of heart and friendly nature, the people of Costa Rica – who call themselves Ticos – are one of the country’s national treasures. Whether you’re exploring Cahuita for sloths, birding in the Chirripo National Park, relaxing in the La Fortuna hot springs, or white-water rafting in Rincon de la Vieja, you will find Ticos who live by pura vida and will be happy to make your trip to Costa Rica one to remember!

 

Costa Rica Natural WondersNatural Wonders

If you’ve ever wanted to peer into the depths of an active volcano, relax amid thermal hot springs, or swim in the crystalline waters of a tropical waterfall – Costa Rica is for you. No other country packs such diverse terrain – and amazing natural attractions – in such a small area. Explore the lush jungle of Drake Bay, get up close and personal with the active Poas Volcano, watch turtles nest in Tortuguero or creep through Monteverde Cloud Forest after dark on an ecological night walk!

 

Costa Rica Pura VidaThe Pura Vida

Once you step foot in Costa Rica, you’ll understand the meaning of this national motto. Pura Vida is much more than “pure life”, it is a state of mind – an appreciation of the simple pleasures of life. … This is best experience on the Nicoya Peninsula, one of the world’s blue zones!

 

 

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