Travel and Leisure is a travel magazine based in New York City that publishes 12 times a year and has 4.8 million readers. Some years ago, specifically in 2009, Costa Rica was chosen by them as one of the most romantic destinations in the world! Now, National Geographic is the one that includes Costa Rica within the nine most romantic places to visit in Spring!
The ranking follows the following order:
8) Bruges (Belgium)
7) London (England)
6) Kyoto (Japan)
5) Charleston (South Carolina)
4) Osa Peninsula (Costa Rica)
3) Marrakech (Morocco)
2) The Moselle (Western Europe)
1) Paris (France)
Peninsula de Osa, selected by National Geographic gives a different view of romance, especially when it’s compared to Paris, an idea of romance with completely different ingredients.
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The publication states, abut Osa, the following; “The two most important words on any trip to Costa Rica: “pura vida” translating literally to “pure life” – and figuratively to “life sure is good in the insanely beautiful earthly paradise.”
The president of the Osa Tourism Chamber, Luis Centeno, stated; “Some years ago, National Geographic had described Osa as “The Most Biologically Intense Place on Earth,” and it was an incredible promotion for the area. For us, it is really a combination of elements; some people come here for their honeymoon, others with their children to enjoy nature. We have a great respect for nature, everything here is romanticism, love for nature”.
“When a tourist comes, we don’t promote the beaches, that is secondary, we promote nature, eco-tourism, the birds singing, the whales, the dolphins… That’s our philosophy, small hotels, that allow a personalized attention; for us that is romance, nature at its best”, was added by him.
Newscocr. (2017, 5 April 2017). Osa, Costa Rica is one of 9 Most Romantic Places to Visit in Spring – according to National Geographic – Costa Rica Star News. [Weblog]. Retrieved 12 May 2017, from http://news.co.cr/osa-costa-rica-one-9-romantic-places-visit-spring-according-national-geographic/58859/