Costa Rica: Sand, surf and sun!
We all know Costa Rica is one of the best preserved tropical islands in the world. Ecotourism and environmentally conscious businesses have thrived in this small paradise, turning it into one of the best destinations for nature lovers, adventure seekers and honeymooners.
You’ll find warm weather throughout the year, welcoming locals and beautiful spots that will leave you breathless. Some have come for a visit and stayed forever. Many others fall in love with the island and return for more year after year. You can plan your Costa Rica family vacations in the comfort of your home and simply enjoy your time once you arrive!
Costa Rica is for surfers
Costa Rica is one of the world’s top spots for surfers in search for the perfect wave, but this is also the case for many folks wanting to learn how to surf.
Costa Rica is a well known and well developed surfing destination – especially since featured in Endless Summer 2, that classic surf movie that enchanted the thrilled seeker adventurers. The surfing can be broken into three main areas: The Pacific North (Guanacaste-Nicoya), the Pacific South (Punta Arenas) and the Caribbean. Surf towns are developing in places such as Jaco, Tamarindo and Puerto Viejo. Year round warm water, warm air and offshore breezes (in Guanacaste) make for great conditions.
Costa Rica is for spirituality seekers
If you’re a wellness and Yoga fan, then you’re off to the right place! Costa Rica is the capital of everything spiritual and healthy. You’ll find yoga classes, personal development groups, healthy restaurants and inspiring people who will make you never want to leave this place.
Costa Rica is for the vegetarians and vegans
I have previously shared many reasons why vegans and vegetarians keep on choosing Costa Rica, on my vegan and vegetarian Costa Rica guide.
Costa Rica is a great place to find exotic tropical fruits. Many of these fruits are native to Costa Rica, but many others were introduced from Africa, Asia, Oceania, Europe, and North and South America. Almost all are regularly found in the stores and farmers’ markets of Costa Rica. Most of them are 100% organic and incredibly fresh.
Vegetables are mostly grown naturally in Costa Rica and you can feel the explosion of flavors in every meal.
Costa Rica is for family fun
For about half the price of a top-shelf Disney vacation, you can explore a whole new world with your kids. Kids can swim and splash all they want in ocean surf, swimming pools, rivers, and hot springs. Families are amazed by the tropical wildlife-butterflies, tree frogs, monkeys and toucans-and a treetop canopy tour is not to be missed by kids or grown-ups.
COSTA RICA INTERESTING FACTS
Costa Rica has 800 miles of beaches and coastline and rugged tropical mountaintops over 12,000 feet.
Costa Rica visitors can choose from San Jose International Airport (SJO) near the capital city, or Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR) near Liberia in the north.
According to Wikipedia, Costa Rica is home to more than 500,000 species, which represents nearly 4% of the total species estimated worldwide, making Costa Rica one of the 20 countries with the highest biodiversity in the world. Of these 500,000 species, a little more than 300,000 are insects
Costa Rica has no real winter period, and the sun shines here throughout the year. In general the weather can be classified as a dry or high season and a wet or green season. With over 12 hours of sunshine a day, the sun rises at about 5:45 am and sets at about 5:45 pm consistently throughout the year.