Why Costa Rica? Is it the chance to explore its natural rainforest and encounter the wildlife who call its jungles home? Is it the country’s sandy shores that entice more and more vacationers? Or perhaps it’s the idea of Pura Vida, or pure life, that speaks to us?
With recent resort additions to its coasts, a year-round warm climate, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences awaiting visitors, there are plenty of reasons to travel to Costa Rica this year!
GET TO KNOW COSTA RICA
Costa Rica is in Central America, south of Nicaragua and north of Panama. To its east is the Caribbean Sea and to its west is the Pacific Ocean. Though this small country is only 170 miles wide, it has beaches, mountains, volcanoes, and rainforests. The residents of Costa Rica are dedicated to preserving these diverse landscapes, and through their dedication have become a leading country in sustainable practices.
EXPLORING AND ACTIVITIES
For many travelers, Costa Rica’s pristine nature is one of its most enticing aspects. The natural landscape also provides travelers with exciting activities. Ziplines through the forest canopy at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Preserve are a highlight of many Costa Rica trips. Active vacationers may also enjoy hiking the forest trails, like those at Manuel Antonio National Park and Corcovado National Park.
Whether travelers opt to follow the map or participate in a guided hike, the park trails are one of the best chances to spot local wildlife, like monkeys and sloths. But don’t forget to look up! The forest is full of colorful birds like macaws that are sure to catch the eye hikers. And speaking of sights, Costa Rica’s waterfalls and animal sanctuaries are some of the country’s most Insta-worthy destinations, giving travelers the chance to interact and experience nature up close.
There are several all-inclusive options for travelers to Costa Rica, with most of the resorts situated along the western coast. With views of the Pacific Ocean, these resorts provide guests with beachfront experiences and sunsets they’ve dreamed of.
The Guanacaste province alone includes over 400 miles of coastline where vacationers can kick back, relax and watch the sun set into the sea. Many popular resort brands have also established properties in this region, including Margaritaville, Secrets, RIU, and Hard Rock Hotels. These resorts not only boast stellar service and accommodations, but many also offer excursions that allow guests to explore the region’s natural and cultural wonders.
GETTING TO COSTA RICA
For travelers looking to stay in the Guanacaste province, Liberia’s airport is likely the best option. This city and its airport are located within the province and will save a great deal of driving time. Visitors also often fly into Juan Santamaria (SJO), which is the larger of the country’s two major international airports and can offer more flight options.
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