Do you love white sandy beaches and exotic wildlife? Costa Rica is calling your name! 1.7 million people visit Costa Rica each year for its smoking volcanoes and abundance of beautiful wildlife.
With delicious food and glorious weather, there are so many reasons why you should make Costa Rica your next vacation destination. So what are the main reasons why you should explore Costa Rica? Costa Rica is known for its biodiversity, breathtaking waterfalls, and adventure tourism.
So what are you waiting for? Here are the reasons why you need to visit Costa Rica this year.
If you enjoy a warmer climate then Costa Rica is the perfect destination for you. The weather is warm all year round with an average temperature of 80-90 degrees Fahrenheit. The best time to visit is in the dry season between December and April.
The little rainfall that does occur is very beneficial to the greenery and wildlife in the countryside. June is a particularly peaceful time to visit with plenty of places to relax and unwind.
Costa Rican Food
There are so many delicious dishes for you to try during your visit to Costa Rica. Costa Rican food is soul food with a Latin flair. Dishes feature locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables alongside rice and beans.
Don’t be surprised to see rice and beans on the breakfast menu (Gallo Pinto). This is a household favorite across the country and translates to ‘spotted hen’ due to the black and white colors.
Are you a coffee lover? Costa Rica is famous for its aromatic coffee and cacao tours. You can indulge in the antioxidant-rich chocolate and coffee to your heart’s content.
Stews and soups are also featured on Costa Rican menus with black bean soup and beef stew prepared in many family households across Costa Rica. Make sure you sample the delicious, fresh ingredients during your stay!
Costa Rican Culture
Costa Rica has a vibrant culture and history that is influenced by Spanish and many other immigrant cultures. Everyone who visits Costa Rica will experience the ‘Pura Vida’ (pure life) way of living. Costa Ricans live their lives to the fullest and cherish their loved ones.
Costa Ricans are known for being a welcoming and happy community. They will be more than happy to teach you their language if you ask. Their positive attitude is infectious and will make it hard for you to leave!
The official language is Spanish with many Mandarin, Bribri, and Creole Mekatelyu-speaking residents. Catholicism is the official religion of Costa Rica and is taught in schools.
Costa Rica is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. With 800 miles of coastline, there are plenty of beaches to choose from. The crystal clear waters and powdery white sand beaches are the perfect places to worship the sun and forget about your troubles.
The conditions are perfect for surfers and swimmers. If you’re more interested in wildlife then take a trip to the Northern Caribbean coast where you can witness thousands of sea turtles lay their eggs from March through to October.
Costa Rica beaches are easy to reach by car although guided tours are recommended. You can drive from coast to coast in a matter of hours which makes beach hopping much easier for visitors.
Costa Rica is known as the perfect destination for eco tourism. The jungles and beaches are teeming with monkeys, turtles, and exotic birds. Costa Rica is home to 5% of the world’s animal population with 30 national parks and 50 animal refuges.
Make sure you book a guided tour to make the most of your time in Costa Rica. It is best to see many of the animals at night in their natural habitat. Your guide will help you get close and personal with Costa Rica’s most amazing wildlife.
Costa Rica is one of the greenest countries in the world and is committed to preserving its ecology. There is a large emphasis on sustainability and environmentalism.
Rest and Relax
You can rest and recuperate at one of the many retreats in Costa Rica. From yoga to permaculture, there are lots of laid-back activities for you to enjoy. Many of the restorative treatments use locally-sourced tropical fruits, oils, and spring water to help bring your body and mind back to a state of harmony.
Fill your body with nutritious food and revitalize your body by joining a yoga and wellness retreat. Retreats are the perfect place to hit the reset button and de-stress. Enjoy the natural beauty of Costa Rica while you relax in a swimming pool with delicious, fresh fruit juice.
Action and Adventure
If you’re seeking adrenaline-filled adventures then why not book an exciting outdoor excursion? Costa Rica is popular for its adventure tourism and plays host to thousands of adrenaline junkies each year. Take part in snorkeling, scuba diving, or surfing to enjoy the sensational underwater wildlife that Costa Rica has to offer.
If you’d prefer to stay on land then you can explore the Costa Rican rainforests via zipline or on horseback. There are 60 dormant (and 6 active) volcanoes in Costa Rica with accessible hot springs beneath them just waiting to be explored and enjoyed.
Start Planning Your Visit to Explore Costa Rica Today
There are hundreds of reasons why you should explore Costa Rica. There is something for everyone to enjoy in this exciting and beautiful country. Whether you want to relax or get your next adrenaline fix, Costa Rica is the place to be.
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