Costa Rica is an ideal vacation spot. Its diverse and varied climate makes it easy for travelers and families wishing to have quality and relaxing time together all year round. We’ve actually touch this on our past article “Family Quality-Time Is Easy In Costa Rica” where we highlighted how an escape in Costa Rica could provide a digital detox for families with limited WIFI access in the rainforest, thrilling adventures and exciting cultural experiences suitable for kids of all ages.
Classified as a tropical country, because of its proximity to equator, Costa Rica has no real winter. The sun is always shining and wherever you go you have a feeling that magical wonders are waiting for you in every corner.
Every day is a holiday in Central Valley
Travelers interested in enjoying cultural and natural attractions find it easy to experience both in the Central Valley region—home to the capital city of San Jose. Nestled between highlands, Central Valley buzzes with constant activity. Attractions like national parks and museums are open yearlong and a flurry of events provide visitors with many options to pack an itinerary. Also found here are large coffee plantations, sugar mills and dairy farms, where visitors can participate in agritourism.
All seasons are in-season on the Caribbean Coast
In this region, travelers will find stunning beaches and picturesque parks, complemented by Costa Rica’s inviting culture. The region features a unique blend of natural wonders and Afro-Caribbean traditions. A wide range of activities allow travelers to mix adventure with natural history, present-day culture, gastronomy and music. In Sarapiqui, for example, organic pineapple farm tours provide visitors with an entertaining firsthand look at the growing process and production history. While down the Sarapiqui River, adventure lovers can take exciting whitewater rafting trips.
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Adventure waits for no one in the Northern Plains
This area is recognized as the home of Arenal Volcano National Park, which boasts 75 percent of Costa Rica’s bird population and presents endless adventure activities for visitors. Excursions range from hiking and waterfall rappelling, to canopying and exploring via a hanging bridge tour. Lake Arenal is also an ideal location for fishing, canoeing and kayaking. Visitors can take in the spectacular La Fortuna Waterfall as it plummets 200 feet out of the dense forest into a tranquil pool below and end the day with a soak in one of the natural hot springs.
The time to visit Guanacaste is now
This region combines breathtaking white, tan and black sand beaches with biodiverse parkland. Nature lovers will find two of the biggest wildlife centerpieces here: Rincon de la Vieja and Orosi. Complete with hot springs, waterfalls and a large variety of wildlife and birds, the Rincon de la Vieja National park is a must-see for its constant lush and verdant landscape. Orosi is home to the transitional cloud forest, where wildlife migrates between the Pacific coast and inland highlands.
It’s always Hump Day in the South Pacific Region
This is the perfect spot for almost year-round humpback whale sightings. Due to the seasons being reversed in North and South America, humpback whale migration to Costa Rica is nearly constant. At any given time you’ll see either Northern or Southern hemisphere pods making their way towards the warmer Tico waters. California and North Atlantic groups travel from December-April. Antarctic pods make the trek from July-November. There’s no greater instance of nature in its most beautiful manifestation.
Costa Rica is famous for the Pura Vida wellness lifestyle concept that translates to “pure life,” but means much more. It’s a lifestyle in which you choose to live to the fullest, while nurturing the mind, body and soul. According to an article from Virtuoso wellness tourism is hot and even the most dedicated sun-and-sand travelers often seek a little exertion alongside their relaxation. In fact the best physical options combine activity and nature. The two keys of wellness tourism. Both options are present in abundance in Costa Rica.
From mountain ranges and rain forests, to active volcanoes and breathtaking beaches Costa Rica provides visitors with unlimited experiences at any given time. Our past article “48 Hours In Costa Rica” about how to make the most out of 48 hours in Costa Rica and experience the cultural richness of the country’s capital, the majestic Arenal Volcano National Park and the colorful town of Sarchí, offers an interesting itinerary to follow.
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