Costa Rica is a Central American country, sharing borders with Nicaragua and Panama. In Spanish, Costa Rica translates to ‘rich coast’, believed to have been named by the famous explorer Christoper Columbus. The country has almost 1,300 km of coastline, with the Caribbean Sea on one side and the Pacific Ocean. This proximity to water bodies is one of the biggest reasons that promise an exciting summer! With wet activities such as snorkelling, scuba diving, surf camps in Costa Rica etc., tourists are in for a memorable vacation in the pristine blue waters surrounding the country.
San José’s capital has world-class museums, parks, hotels, theatres, and historic buildings. The city is surrounded by majestic volcanoes and green hills – a glimpse into the natural richness this Latin American country is known for.
Read on to find out more activities to immerse yourself in and experience the best of what this magnificent country offers.
Exploring nature – natural wonders and sightseeing
Costa Rica boasts has most of the vibrant and luscious flora and fauna. The tropical climate creates the perfect environment to enjoy such unique specimens.
With many of the beaches lined with tropical forests, there is no escaping the luxury of this greenery.
The Nicoya Peninsula and the La Paz waterfall gardens are some well-known tourist spots that portray the sheer rejuvenating power of the natural wonders in Costa Rica. Apart from the saturated greenery of the forests, the numerous species of birds and reptiles are a vibrant addition to the rich green backdrop.
The Arenal Volcano and its many hot springs are also popular tourist attractions, ensuring its captivating beauty lets one fully immersed in the sanctity and purity, leaving them feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and energised.
National parks and wildlife reserves
Costa Rica is home to many nature parks that are small and protected spaces that preserve nature and the wildlife in these areas. Walks through these parks can lead you to untamed beaches, secluded coves, nature trails and thick rainforests.
If the weather permits, it is highly likely to spot some of the famous wildlife Costa Rica is known for, ranging from colourful birds and insects to majestic tapirs, jaguars and every encounter of howler monkeys swinging from tree to tree.
Many of these reserves or parks harbour exotic specimens, such as rare birds, camouflaged iguanas and orange and purple crabs!
It’s the perfect setting to bring out your inner talents. Whether it be photography, meditation, sketching, journaling, it’s a nurturing habitat not just for flora and fauna surrounding you but also for yourself.
There are many more high-intensity or physically exerting activities to indulge in for the more daring and adventurous tourists. With the pure air and serene sea welcoming you, there is nowhere better to make some memories of a lifetime.
From skydiving to bungee jumping (Costa Rica has one of the tallest jumps in the Americas!) or more mellow activities such as snorkelling and surfing, every person is bound to find an exhilarating experience in Rica.
Don’t know how to surf? No worries! Many resorts offer surf camps in Costa Rica aimed at beginners or amateurs who want to improve their skills. The beautiful and calm waters of Costa Rican beaches offer the perfect opportunity to explore surfing and develop skills in their vast tranquillity fully.
It shouldn’t take much else to convince thrill-seekers, and people who want to expand their horizons and explore one of the most naturally diverse, rich cultures and sensational countries in the world, so get ready for a Pura Vida summer like no other.