Vacationing in Costa Rica
Updated: Oct 28
When you're seeking an exotic spot to vacation or honeymoon, Costa Rica is a beautiful country in Central America nestled between Nicaragua and Panama. It is just a few square miles smaller than West Virginia. The people of Costa Rica are very welcoming, and you can find beauty and tranquility in a tiny place with a huge appreciation for life and the pursuit of relaxation.
The above picture is Dream Planner Mandy on our trip to Costa Rica and Panama in 2020.
No matter your adventure level, there's something for everyone in Costa Rica. There are also lots of ways to experience this amazing location. You can cruise the coastline on a small expedition ship or take a large ocean liner. Maybe a land adventure is more your thing, and you want to experience more off-the-beaten-path options. The options are endless, and we have the experience to help.
Covering just less than 0.1% of the Earth's landmass, and is home to 5% of the world's biodiversity. There are 26 national parks and protected areas spread out across the country. Costa Rica offers many great ocean views since it's got the Pacific Ocean to the West and the Caribbean Sea to the East, so those who want to catch a wave can stay along with the Pacific Oceanside. Those who want that tranquil island breeze can stay on the Caribbean Seaside.
There's so much you can do while on a Costa Rican vacation. The activities are endless, like looking at rare wildlife like macaws, leatherback turtles, morpho butterflies, and the Central American squirrel monkey. They offer tours of the rainforests there and even jungle safaris. You can also get an opportunity to see migrating whales, various dolphin species, sea turtles, and manatees when they migrate through the area at specific times of the year.
There are 3 volcanoes in the country, and you can view one of them that's currently active, and that's the Arenal, which is located in the northern part of the country. The other two are just to the midpoint and southern end of the country. Many people also love to soak in the hot springs near the volcano.
Much of the lushest and beautiful plant life is near the volcanoes because of the ashes it gives off. It works as a fertilizer since the lava had burned away old plants, giving new nutrient-rich soil to grow from. Many people come from far and wide to spend a few days basking in the sun and taking in some of the culture and language since Costa Rica's national language is Spanish. The best time to visit Costa Rica is between December and April, which is the dry season, and May through November when they go through the rainy season.
Usually, it's best to visit when the weather isn't sweltering and humid since Central America is only mere miles from the equator and borders the northern end of South America.
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