Most people are pretty enthusiastic about visiting any region of the Caribbean after they’ve seen one or two photos of just how beautiful the beaches are there. But while that is a pretty big selling point, it’s far from the only one. Indeed, one of the best things about these islands is that they offer a little bit of something for everyone. Take Costa Rica, for example. There you’ll find plenty to keep you entertained and having fun. Below, we take a look at just seven of the many reasons why you might just want to consider the island for your next holiday abroad.
The People are Fantastic
There are plenty of beautiful places across the world, but there aren’t too many that combines breathtaking beauty with a hospitable and friendly local population. In Costa Rica, that’s just what you’ll find. The locals are happy and fulfilled, and how could you not be when you live in such an outstandingly gorgeous place? Their happiness is even backed by science: Studies have shown that they’re among the happiest people in the world. From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, you can expect to meet many people that remind you of the goodness of humanity.
It’s an Adventure
There’s no shortage of beach breaks that you can take from the UK. And OK, perhaps they’re not as beautiful as the beaches of the Caribbean, but you’ve still got sand and sea. But not many beach destinations can provide the level of adventure that Costa Rica can provide. Here, you’ll find plenty of ways to get your fix of adrenaline, from snorkelling to ziplining and canyoneering. Indeed, the island itself is something of an adventurous playground. This is an island that is covered in rainforests, after all. You can join a tour group to get the full experience or explore the forest by yourself.
And Super Relaxing
But it’s not as if life on the island is all go, go, go. Far from it. This is a relaxed, super chilled part of the world, and something that you’ll get to experience while you’re there. Get yourself a Costa Rica beach property, and you’ll be able to spend many hours just sitting and watching the waves come and go. In the morning, it’ll be all about breakfast with a view, while in the evening you’ll get to sit outside and unwind with a glass of wine in your hand. We’re really not too sure that life can get any more perfect than that.
You spend your whole life surrounded by fellow humans; why not try to make some non-human friends? OK, ‘making friends’ might be taking it a little too far, but you will get to enjoy the presence of other creatures. Costa Rica is home to diverse wildlife. There you could end up spotting a monkey or a sloth, or even one of the turtles that make their way to the island to lay their eggs. If you don’t have any interest in the magic and beauty of birds just yet, you will after you’ve been to the island — there are some outstandingly exotic specimens that call the island home. Take a tour with a guide to have the best experience.
You’ll Eat Well
The simple pleasures are the best ones, aren’t they? If you’re well-fed and you’re surrounded by loved ones, then you’re on the right track. Throw in a spectacular view, and happiness will be even closer in reach. When you’re in Costa Rica, you’ll have no difficulty eating well. This is an island that grows many different types of fresh fruits, including mangoes, papayas, and avocados — fruits that are considered to be a luxury back home grow freely here.
We can’t talk about Costa Rica without mentioning the weather. No matter what time of the year you go, you’ll find interesting weather! Temperatures are warm all year round, but the year is divided into wet and dry seasons. The dry months take place from December to May. From May to November, there’s a couple of almighty rain downpours — but this isn’t a bad thing, it keeps things fresh. Indeed, many people prefer the rainy season over the dry season.
The Good Life
Finally, the number one reason why you should visit Costa Rica is that you’ll be able to enjoy the good life. You spend the majority of your life taking care of your responsibilities — in Costa Rica, you can just enjoy all there is to love about being alive.