Having a bucket list of holiday destinations is a great way to fuel your passion for adventure. That way, when it comes to choosing where to go on your next adventure, you’ve already got a great list to choose from. Costa Rica might not be the first place that springs to mind as a must-visit destination, but it should be.
Here are five reasons why Costa Rica should be on your travel bucket list.
If you’re a bit of a beach bum, you’ll be spoiled for choice with the range of beaches in Costa Rica. Extending over both the Pacific and Atlantic coastlines, you’ll get to enjoy the incredible range that Costa Rica has to offer. Puerto Viejo is famous for its black sand, while the southern coast of Costa Rica has beautiful white sand that looks and feels like sheer paradise.
As with most Central American countries, the Costa Rican climate is mild and balmy. In the early part of the year from December to April, the country is at its hottest and driest, so if you want to enjoy the best of the Costa Rican weather, book your getaway for then. To escape the heat, you can venture up into the mountains where it’s cooler, and a trip to the Arenal Volcano or Costa Rica’s other must-visit volcanoes makes a great day out.
Costa Rica’s rainforests offer some amazing opportunities to witness some of the world’s most fascinating wildlife. While out at sea you can enjoy a spot of whale watching, but it’s in the rainforests themselves where things get interesting. When booking Costa Rica holidays, make sure that you ask about the wildlife tours taking place so that you can visit the sloths, toucans, tapirs and more in their incredible natural habitat.
If it’s a warm welcome you’re looking for, you’ll get it in Costa Rica. Costa Ricans call themselves ‘Ticos’, and are well-known for being generous and welcoming. Spanish is the official language of the country, and you’ll come across many people who speak English as a second language – so get practising your Español and enjoy meeting some of the incredible locals during your visit.
Couldn’t survive the day without your morning coffee fix? You’ll be in good company in Costa Rica. Costa Rica is known for producing some of the world’s best coffee, and you can be sure of some amazing taste experiences during your stay. From coffee tours to tastings, you’ll be able to indulge your coffee habit right from where the coffee is grown for the perfect brew you’ll be sure to want to take back with you.
Costa Rica is a destination with so many possibilities for adventures. If you’re thinking about booking your next incredible adventure, why not consider a break to Costa Rica? Ideal for a multi-destination holiday with Caribbean countries or US destinations, you can plan the trip of a lifetime. Need more travel inspiration? Take a look at some other adventure and travel pieces to help you plan your next escape.