Costa Rica is a country that we have yet to visit, but we can’t help but look forward at our future travels and think about all that the country has to offer a traveler. Whether you are just on vacation, planning to move there or are backpacking from one end to the other, the country offers a wide variety of attractions that will have you coming back for more.
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1. Beaches & Luxury
It goes without saying that Costa Rica provides some fantastic coastlines lines with quiet beaches and swaying palm trees. These places not only give you a chance to relax and recharge but also offer some of Costa Rica best places for family vacations. Of course, if you are looking for something upscale, luxury abounds with spotless resorts and world-class restaurants.
When you’ve had enough of the beach, no worries, head inland and experience some of Costa Rica’s lush rainforests. The abundance of flora and fauna affords you opportunities to observe creatures you may not see in any other destination in the World. The variety of landscapes, mountains, volcanos, rainforests and beaches give a tangible meaning to the loving use of Pura Vida. Be sure to do your research ahead of time to find the best locations to experience the natural wonders of Costa Rica.
If you like adrenaline then you’ve come to the right place. One of the top activities in Costa Rica is whitewater rafting down class 5 rapids. There are many licensed guides that can accommodate even beginner rafters on some of the slower parts of the river. When you’ve had enough in the water, head into the rainforest for some hiking but be sure to bring adequate amounts of water with you.
If you want to take the adrenaline to the next level, step into one of the local dive shops, gear up and jump into the ocean for a closer look at the beautiful marine life that calls the coasts of Costa Rica home. You’ll be blown away by the varieties of coral and fish that frequent these waters. If you’re lucky, you may even see a shark or two. If diving isn’t your thing, the snorkeling spots along the coast also offer you a milder approach to viewing the beautiful underwater life of Costa Rica.
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Since most flights will land and originate in San Jose, plan in a day to see the historical city and soak up some of the culture of the capital city. The historical center of the city will give you an up close look at the local life and you may even stumble upon a market or two during your wanders. If you like something slower, the villages that you find near the beaches and away from the big cities will afford you a slower pace and more chances to interact with locals and children alike. Bring a, English/Spanish dictionary and a smile.
No matter how you choose to spend your time in Costa Rica, you will be guaranteed a memorable vacation.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]