by Herb DeMars
Considering the cold is setting in quite quickly, nothing sounds better than a tropical vacation to none other than Costa Rica! Many people oftentimes mistake the country for nothing but jungle, however, there is so much more for you to enjoy.
Costa Rica is not only rich in culture and tradition but also offers some of the world’s most unique and breathtaking views of just about everything you can think of from waterfalls, volcanoes, the ocean, mountains and so much more. While there is a lot of jungle to explore, you don’t have to do it on foot!
Costa Rica offers travellers endless activities from zip-lining, suspension bridges, surfing, snorkeling and tons of other watersports. Considering the vast amount of oceans, trees, and wildlife there really is something for everyone.
Without further ado, here are 15 reasons to visit this beautiful country!
ONE WITH NATURE – CONTAINS 5% OF EARTH’S BIODIVERSITY
If you’re interested in witnessing some of the most spectacular views in the world that include gorgeous jungles, waterfalls, and pristine ecosystems, then Costa Rica is the place for you! The country makes up more than 5% of the world’s biodiversity, making it a country worth visiting before climate change takes its toll.
THRIVING ENVIRONMENT – OVER 500,000 SPECIES
Due to the increasing levels of biodiversity the country of Costa Rica has to offer, its environment allows for hundreds of thousands of species to thrive! Whether you’ve wanted to see monkeys in their natural habitat, countless numbers of birds species, or the three-toed sloth, then Costa Rica is the place to be.
BEAUTIFUL BEACHES – 800 MILES OF COASTLINE
In addition to a plethora of wildlife, Costa Rica is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world! The country itself has more than 800 miles of coastline making swimming and enjoying a beach sunset very much possible. If that isn’t enough, then perhaps the stunning palm trees ought to do the trick.
CULTURE – COUNTRY RICH IN CULTURE & TRADITIONS
Costa Rica is home to a “vibrant blend of indigenous culture”, says Vacations Costa Rica, and that’s not the end of it. The country takes pride in its culture and language. If you visit the beautiful country, read up a little on what to expect, and be prepared to get involved!
VOLCANOES – COSTA RICA HAS 5 ACTIVE VOLCANOES
If swimming just isn’t your thing, then there is no need to worry, Costa Rica truly has it all! There is really something for everyone, and if you find yourself being more of a thrill-seeker, then get ready because Costa Rica currently has 5 active volcanoes! These stunning backdrops make for the perfect excursion.
DELICIOUS & CHEAP FOOD – GET A WHOLE MEAL FOR $4
When it comes to Costa Rica you don’t have to bring loads of money to enjoy yourself! Luckily for any budget traveller, the country has meals that go for as little as $2 – $4. According to Costa Rica Vibes, you can find yourself delicious street food or family-run restaurants that serve up some of the most authentic food for a cheap price.
TURTLES GALORE – 100,000 TURTLES COME ASHORE
While 500,000 species in the country is one reason to visit, there is yet another animal fact that might get you to buy a ticket right now. Costa Rica is home to one of the biggest turtle hatchings in the world. Over 100,000 turtles come ashore to lay about 10 million eggs, and it’s incredible to witness baby turtles making their way to the ocean.
PURA VIDA – HAPPIEST CITIZENS IN THE WORLD
Costa Rica is also home to some of the happiest people in the world! Travelling can really be a struggle sometimes. But in Costa Rica, it’s different. Not only are the people nice, but their way of life embodies a term known as “pure Vida,” which translates to “pure life,” which really lets you know everything you need to about the locals.