Costa Rica has become known as one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Tourists from around the globe travel year-round to visit its two coasts, Pacific and Caribbean, as well as the mainland, which has active volcanoes, white-water rafting, scores of gorgeous rainforest areas, and a plethora of jungle animals, birds, bats, insects, and all types of living creatures.
The tourism infrastructure is well developed, with everything from $10/night budget beachfront hostels in towns like Montezuma, to $1000/night five star resorts like the Four Seasons Papagayo. Eco and adventure travel is very popular here as well. Zip lining (canopy tours), guided night hikes, serpentariums, and biological gardens abound in many areas throughout Costa Rica.
The beaches of Costa Rica are a big draw, with surfing as the most popular activity, but Costa Rica also has one of the world’s top ten scuba diving sites at Cocos Island (Isla de Coco) which is also listed as an International Heritage site. Newer water sports such as Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) are quickly becoming popular as well, and most beach areas have at least one instructor or school that teaches it.
The Osa Peninsula get particular attention from lovers and protectors of wildlife, due to its many high end eco-lodges, many of which are run by solar power and nestled within forests of huge ancient trees. The Osa is said to be the world’s most biologically intense place on earth, with a greater diversity of species, per area, than any other place in the world.
CostaRicaJourneys.com – Costa Rica travel and tourism website – hotels, real estate, activities, surfing, yoga, all-inclusive resorts
Costa Rica Rental Cars by Service Car Rentals – Service Car Rentals offers good value on quality cars and 4 wheel drive
utility vehicles with many drop off points within Costa Rica. Deal with a trusted local dealer whose emphasis is on service.
Costa Rica Hot Springs – The Blue River Resort / Hotel features hot springs – four spectacular natural mineral “green” hot spring pools and a large fresh water pool, a spa, botanical gardens, butterfly farm and more.
Discount Flights to Costa Rica – If you’re coming to Costa Rica on vacation or business, check out www.flightscostarica.org for the best airfare prices among different air carriers.
Move, Live & Retire in Costa Rica Video – Live and Retire in Costa Rica and learn how from this video which includes four interviews with people who have made the decision and successfully made the move to a tropical lifestyle.
My new favorite restaurant, Clandestina is not to be missed by food lovers staying anywhere near to Montezuma. Established in March 2015, Clandestina is the new kid on the block. The Oregon/Tico collaboration is a winner among locals and travelers alike, with artisan craft beers, made onsite by Butterfly Brewing Co. and delicious, exciting […]