As Costa Ricans, we love our country, but we don’t love this country as our visitors do. When a tourist comes to Costa Rica it discovers the abundant amount of culture, fauna, flora, people, beautiful beaches, gorgeous forests, and, well, volcanoes! Costa Rica is paradise for travelers, it has so much to do in such small space.
So, what to expect from such a country? Here are some of the highlights that you can get if you are willing to relax, get some adventures, and gain knowledge about the biodiversity of the world.
Why our Beaches are so awesome?
Let’s start with the beaches, ah! The beaches! Costa Rica has some of the greatest beaches in the world, actually, we just won a place in the TripAdvisor Traveler choice best beaches for 2016 with Manuel Antonio. You can click here to check it in the original TripAdvisor website.
Manuel Antonio is a beautiful place, not only for its wonder location, and fantastic people, but because is a national park that you can visit in order to see the great amount of wildlife that lives inside, plus you will be able to visit some of the greatest beaches in the whole country. And this is just one of the examples, Guanacaste, the province, have some of the cleanest and gorgeous beaches in all of Costa Rica, with great location even greater places to eat, drink, and party!
Costarricans: Humans that matter.
We are known for our popular saying “Pura Vida” and there is no exception on this one, we really live by the “Pura Vida” mode of life (literally translated to “pure life”). Everywhere you go; beaches, forest, little towns, cities, everyone will greet you with a smile and great attitude! Is just part of us! We welcome everyone who would like to have some vacations on out peaceful country.
Back in 1948, and this may not be new for you, Costa Rica’s president José Figures Ferrer abolish our army, a fantastic decision that has brought peace and tranquility to our beautiful land. Now, this doesn’t mean that our country is without defense.
We have a great police force that takes care of the street and the security of all the country habitats, and they do an excellent job at it.
Wildlife sightings are almost granted
Because of its small size and a great number of national parks, Costa Rica has at least 5% of the world biodiversity it is hands. Amazing, huh? But not just that, you can go and visit the places where you are going to find all of this biodiversity, and no, it’s not on a Zoo, it’s right where they live in the very forest. When you travel to any of the coasts, most likely you will be able to see an Iguana or even a howler Monkey, and if the sun is just placed right and your eyes are paying attention you may find a sloth, trying to hide in the shadow by taking one of its beauty naps (which are a lot).
As of 2016 Costa Rica has almost 3 million tourists a year, this means that we do have to have the accomodations suitable for all this people. From the backpackers to the highend gorgeous resorts, and some of the best tours that you can find anywhere. You can find all type of hotels, from family ones, til self-sustaining.
You can read; National Geographic features in their section “unique lodges of the world” two Costa Rican hotels
Wow! There a lot to talk about here, Costa Rica has some of the most diverse number of activities that you can find, you can go kayaking in the sea, doing rafting in a river, there also zip lining, or just a naturalist tour. There are also volcanoes that you can visit by making a stop in a beautiful church, there are spas, beauty center, malls for shopping, horseback riding, ATV, etc. There is really a lot, and well, 2Costa Rica can offer you some of the best hotels, as well as all of its activities, you can click here to contact us and speak with one of our travel consultants for you to begin your adventure, here in Costa Rica.
Blog post by Carlos S. Sáenz