Explore The Beauty of Costa Rica
Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast mixes the natural beauty of it’s famous beaches with the dazzling history of the country’s capital, San Jose. Don’t let “capital” intimidate you – Costa Rica’s enchanting city is small enough to navigate by foot and grand enough to keep you entertained all day. With impressive 19th century architecture, independently owned coffee shops brewing local beans, and the late night rhythm of salsa, there’s no chance you’ll miss an opportunity to enjoy authentic Costa Rican culture. Follow up your urban adventure with a visit to Cahuita National park, where 600 acres of protected crystal waters offer visitors the chance to snorkel, sail, and unwind amidst 35 different species of coral and over 123 different species of fish. The park’s beach, revered as one of Costa Rica’s least developed, is easily accessible and well worth the short drive in.
Lined by low hanging tropical forests and dewy, rugged shores, Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast is the perfect place for unbelievable relaxation. Find yourself soaking in Tamarindo’s breathtaking sunsets along a never-ending stretch of golden sand, or kayaking through the Mangrove Wildlife Reserve, front-row to precious endangered animals like the Leatherback turtle. Whether it’s surfing, horseback riding, or catching your dinner with the help of laid-back locals that draws you to the calming Pacific, the stretch from Panama to the very end of Nicaragua is sure to put you at ease.
Costa Rica’s Central highlands are the answer for everything from honeymooning to a family vacation. The verdant, vine-draped rainforests, are a welcome departure from the country’s famous shores and are a must while you’re in Costa Rica. Explore an intimate hiking path to the active Arenal volcano, decompress in any of the Park’s naturally occurring hot springs, or fly through the canopy on a zipline – regardless of what you chose, the majesty and wonder of Costa Rica‘s Central Highlands will send you home smiling.