35 Reasons to visit Costa Rica
Costa Rica is a rugged, rainforested Central American country with coastlines on the Caribbean and Pacific. Though its capital, San Jose, is home to cultural institutions like the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, Costa Rica is known for its beaches, volcanoes and immense biodiversity. Here are 35 Reasons to visit Costa Rica.
You will never get tired with all the adventure activities you can do there
If you are a thrill-seeker and someone that craves adventure, then Costa Rica is definitely the place for you.
The people in Costa Rica are often referred to as “Ticos” for men, and “ Ticas” for women. They are known as some of the happiest people in the world, probably due to their relaxed and “pura vida” (pure life) lifestyle.
The weather is always something we consider when choosing our vacation. Beautiful weather is definitely one of the reasons to go to Costa Rica if you’re heading for a beach vacation.
The rains keep the jungles lush, green and teaming with life. The savvy traveler will plan their itinerary around traditional weather patterns, which can vary significantly across the country.
Suspension bridge in Monteverde Cloud Forest
It has an amazing biodiversity
Costa Rica has its own tastes, and its main staple tends to be rice and beans aka Gallo Pinto.
The Best Value for Your Travel Dollar
Costa Rica is famous for its waves and is one of the top three surfing destinations in the world. The water is warm year round and the waves are great any time of the year as well.
So Much Chocolate
The country is one of the top eco-tourism destinations in the world, and it’s easy to see why: over a quarter of Costa Rica is protected land, the government is very active in conservation efforts and the country plans to become the first carbon neutral nation by 2021.
The slowest mammals in the world, sloths are so ugly they’re cute and they can be found all around the country.
Arenal Volcano, in Spanish Volcán Arenal, is an active andesitic stratovolcano in north-western Costa Rica around 90 km northwest of San José, in the province of Alajuela, canton of San Carlos, and district of La Fortuna.
Manuel Antonio National Park
Manuel Antonio National Park, on Costa Rica’s central Pacific coast, encompasses rugged rainforest, white-sand beaches and coral reefs. It’s renowned for its vast diversity of tropical plants and wildlife, from three-toed sloths and endangered white-faced capuchin monkeys to hundreds of bird species.
Tortuguero National Park
Tortuguero National Park is a National Park in the Limon Province.
The Poás Volcano, is an active 2,708-metre stratovolcano in central Costa Rica. It has erupted 39 times since 1828.
Corcovado National Park
Corcovado National Park is a National Park on the Osa Peninsula in Osa, southwestern Costa Rica, which is part of the Osa Conservation Area.
Celeste River is a river in Tenorio Volcano National Park of Costa Rica. It is notable for its distinctive turquoise coloration.
La Fortuna Waterfall
Pre-Columbian Gold Museum
The Pre-Columbian Gold Museum is a museum in San José. It is located in a subterranean building underneath the Plaza de la cultura and is managed by the Banco Central de Costa Rica.
National Theatre of Costa Rica
Chirripó National Park
Chirripó National Park is a national park encompassing parts of three provinces: San José, Limón and Cartago.
Museo Nacional de Costa Rica
Chato Volcano, sometimes called "Cerro Chato", is an inactive volcano in north-western Costa Rica north-west of San José, in the province of Alajuela, canton of San Carlos, and district of La Fortuna.
Cerro Chirripó is the highest mountain in Costa Rica, with an elevation of 3,820 metres. It is located in the Chirripó National Park and is noted for its ecological wealth.
Las Baulas National Marine Park
Museum of Contemporary Art and Design
Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels
Situated along the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica's Guanacaste Province, Puerto Carrilo is a jewel among Costa Rica's Pacific beaches.
Uvita Island, or Isla Uvita, officially Isla Quiribrí, is a small island 885 metres offshore of the port at Limón on the Caribbean coast.
Cerros de Escazú
The Cerros de Escazú is a mountain range in San José Province, central Costa Rica.
Iglesia de San Bartolomé de Barva
San José Costa Rica Temple
The San José Costa Rica Temple is the 87th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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