You’ve had a long year, and it’s time to get back out there catching a flight, safely, of course! That first trip outside the country will feel extra special, a celebratory antidote to the months of staying at home.
But where do you want to go? To a beach? A city? A rainforest? A cultural hotspot? The possibility is endless, and Costa Rica offers them all. With miles of untouched tropical rainforests, endless strips of stunning beaches, an abundance of wildlife and waterfalls, cultural hubs scattered throughout the country, incredibly fresh and local food, and more, the land of Pura Vida truly has something for everyone!
What’s more, the country is also completely dedicated to sustainability, with a program that encourages travel companies to build sustainable business models. If you choose to travel next, here are the top 5 reasons why you won’t regret making Costa Rica your first trip after a very travel-less and oh-so-trying year.
Let’s get on a fun ride and read on to know more!
- A wildlife lover’s paradise
Costa Rica’s protected land is covered with 5% of the world’s biodiversity. Spot sloths, monkeys, and birds in Manuel Antonio National Park, observe the sea turtles hatching in Tortuguero, and watch out for the quetzal in Monteverde’s cloud forest. Whether you take a safari float, go on a night tour, or simply take a good old-fashioned hike through the forest, you’ll surely spot animals wherever you go!
- Immerse yourself in the natural beauty
One of the greenest countries in the world, this country has lots of microclimates and environments that are yet to be experienced. The landscape seamlessly transitions from cloud forest, rainforest, dense jungle, pristine beaches to massive mountains and everything in between. As your trip progresses, your pictures will look like you visited way more than just one country!
- Good Food, Good Mood
Costa Ricans know how to make rice and beans tasty. Traditional restaurants are called Soda, and one thing common on every menu will be Casado, a plate of Gallo Pinto, choice of protein, fried plantains, a salad, and a drink. The fresh fruits here are unbeatable, right from farmer’s market and local produce, and get your hands on the best of avocados, mangos, passionfruit, and more. And, this Latin American country has the perfect elevation for growing coffee and the perfect climate for growing chocolate, so be sure to sample some freshly-made brews and bars!
- Come for the fantastic weather
Just like how our moods change a thousand times in a minute, the weather in Costa Rica can change dramatically based on elevation and season. But in general, you will enjoy fairly warm weather throughout the year, the dry season from December to April, and the rainy season from May to November. Explore the best of Costa Rica in both seasons, you won’t regret it!
- Hands down, the best active destination
Looking to get that adrenaline rush? Fly down to the best place for an active holiday!
From mountains to hike, rivers to raft down to waves to surf, and so much more, you can have the time of your life in this eco-tourism hotspot. Go snorkeling, take a boat ride, walk miles trekking, have a fun ride in biking, put your heart out in zip-lining, roar roar in kayaking, and enjoy the free sea fall in stand-up paddleboarding. There are endless ways to enjoy your stay in this beautiful country, but don’t forget to relax on the golden sand of the stunning beaches at Costa Rica!
Have a tropical paradise on your mind? We have listed out 5 solid reasons for you to plan your next getaway to Costa Rica. All this and so much more awaits you in this magical land. Contact our team today for all the information you need to organize this perfect adventure of a lifetime. At Jaco Royale, we make sure you enjoy every moment of your vacation, at your home away from home. So book your tickets and pack your bags right away for an ultimate luxury escape!