A few years ago I took a trip to Costa Rica to celebrate my graduation from nursing school. It was one of the most unique places I have ever been.Whether you want to relax at a spa or zip line through the rainforest, Costa Rica can meet all of your vacation needs. This Central American country’s vibrant culture and Caribbean fusion cuisine will make you consider canceling your return flight home. Costa Rica flaunts beautiful beaches, lavish rain forests, some of the world’s most exquisite hot springs and it’s cheap to boot!
If adventure is what you’re after head to the Pacific side to explore Monteverde’s Cloud Forest. Here you can zip line at 700 feet through the canopy of the rainforest, breezing past wildlife and waterfalls. This activity is sure to get your heart racing.
Hiking, horseback riding and coffee tours are also offered in this exotic, biodiverse ecosystem.
Perhaps relaxation is more your style, make your way to the Caribbean side and lounge on the beautiful beaches where the ocean meets the jungle. Bask in the sun on the beaches of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca where you can rent a beach front property starting at just $60 USD.
Venture into the vibrant, small town of Puerto Viejo to be immersed in the Costa Rican culture. Here small shops, beach bars, dancing and traditional food and drink await you.
Looking for a mix of adventure and luxury? Never fear, just head up to the northern rainforests of Costa Rica. Find beauty with an exploratory hike through Tenorio Volcano National Park to see The Rio Celeste, a river boasting an unimaginable, sparkling turquoise color that will leave you awestruck. For relaxation and stunning views take a soak in The Tabacon Hot Springs. These hot springs are centered in Tabacon’s lush botanical gardens and lie at the base of the Arenal Volcano. A visit to Tabacon Hot Springs will ensure your vacation is nothing less than divine.
With the low cost, serene landscapes and a never-ending list of activities Costa Rica is one of the hottest places to visit in 2017.