Why Explore Costa Rica
Costa Rica is a beautiful country populated by colorful wild birds. Ideal surfing waves breaking over rocky sand beaches. A dramatic volcano surrounded by mountains, hot springs and a lake perfect for boating or floating. It’s hard to believe Costa Rica is only one country because depending on where you visit you can get a totally different experience.
Costa Rica is sandwiched between Nicaragua and Panama in Central America, Costa Rica is bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Caribbean Sea to the east. From rain-forests, cloud forests, and tropical forest in San Jose to the undeveloped Santa Teresa. There is something for everyone no matter if you’re craving the beach, an adventure seeker or nature-lover.
The Arenal Volcano is surrounded by a national park with hiking trails, sloths, hot springs, and waterfalls. In Santa Teresa, you will find howler monkeys, frogs, and quetzals which are brightly colored blue, green, and red birds with a mohawk like crowns.
The Corcovado National Park, the largest tropical rain-forest in Pacific Central America, is home to scarlet macaws, giant anteaters, and countless lizards.
Adventure travelers can go horseback riding, zip-lining through the cloud forest canopy, hiking in the mountains or canoeing which all can be done easily with a guided tour organized through your hotel.
Another part of Costa Rica’s appeal are the welcoming people, who call themselves “Ticos” and pride themselves on the National motto Pura Vida, or “full of life.” It’s an apt description for the cultural scene here, which starts with some of the best food and drink (especially locally grown coffee) in Central America. Costa Rica’s national dishes include gallo pinto (rice and beans) and, of course, lots of fish in the beach zones.
Another must see is The ‘Croc Bridge‘ on the Tarcoles River is a top spot for eco-tourism. It’s a unique and very special place …The Tarcoles River is located along Route 34 between Orotina and Jaco. This is a route that nearly all travelers take on the way to the Central Pacific beach areas. The river is famous the enormous American Crocodiles that live in it below the bridge. On any given day, one can stop and look down to see a dozen or more of these goliaths!
Lodging can range from romantic luxury retreats to beachfront resorts ideal for families and couples alike.
Here are my top five Costa Rica Properties!!
Marriott Los Suenos
Whether its kite surfing, kayaking, snorkeling, stand-up paddle-boarding, or golf you’re after this property has everything you desire.
Florblanca has plush but rustic suites. This property exudes romance with only 11 Villas in the quaint small town of Santa Teresa.
Nature fuses with South Asian flare at this luxe love nest perched above a boho beach town on the Nicoya Peninsula.
Intimate jungle getaway with four-star dining and abundant activities, from surf to spa, on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast.
At the foot of the steaming, ash-spitting Arenal Volcano, the 102-room Tabacon Resort serves up an impressive network of natural thermal springs, rain forest views and the smiling service Costa Rica is known for.
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