Reasons Why You Should Visit Costa Rica

In case you didn’t know, Costa Rica is the most satisfying place to live according to stats there were recently published by Happy Planet Index. It is also one of the few countries in the world that doesn’t have a standing army. The constitution of the peace-loving country forbids the formation of an army of any kind. Here are some of the reasons why you should consider visiting Costa Rica.
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The People

The people of Costa Rica are not only known to be friendliest but are also the happiest people on earth. The men are referred to as “Tico” while women “Ticas”. They are generous even to tourists. It is not uncommon to be invited for lunch even if you’re a stranger, let alone a foreigner. If you happen to make a friend during the visit, don’t be surprised when they invite you again to the country.

The Forests

It is only in Costa Rica where you get to see some of the biggest leaves in your life. The forests in the country are something that you only get to see in a Jurassic Park movie. You get to hike through the cloud forest and rainforest in the country. There are different wildlife to see through the hundreds of trails located in different parts of the country.
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Adventure Activities

There are numerous adventure activities you could try out if you’re an adrenaline junky. There is zip lining, canyoneering, ocean snorkeling, and stand-up paddling. There is always something for everyone when you visit Costa Rica.

The Beaches

Costa Rica is also home to some of the best beaches in the world. Many look like they’ve come straight of a high-end travel magazine. Speaking of traveling, it is easy to get around even when you’re flying. Aerobell Airlines goes to the majority of tourist destinations. Flights are as cheap as $65. You get to discover new beaches that you wouldn’t have imagined possible. When you’re in Costa Rica, you can get from one coast to the next in a matter of hours which is ideal if all you’re interested in is the coastline.
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The Rivers

Costa Rica is famous all over the world because of whitewater rafting. People from all walks of life visit the country just to paddle. There are rivers throughout the country offering class 1up to 5.

Prices

Costa Rica is an affordable country even for a tourist who’s on a budget. There will always be deals on flights and hotels which can reduce the prices further. If you’re coming from America, you don’t have to pay a lot in terms of airfares. You also get decent accommodation at fair rates. You shouldn’t judge quality based on prices alone as you could be missing a lot.

Food

The lush terrain and the abundance of rainfall results mean you get to sample exotic agricultural crops. There are tropical fruits like pineapples, avocados, plantains, and mangoes that are only unique to Costa Rica. Make sure you’re going for food shopping if you happen to visit Costa Rica.

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The Volcanoes

There are 14 active and inactive volcanoes that are spread across Costa Rica. They all form a ring which is known as the ring of fire. They form a beautiful scenic panorama which locals and tourists alike adore.

Safety

You might have done your research and came to the conclusion that Costa Rica is one of the safest countries in the world. Tourists always need to be careful no matter where they travel, but this shouldn’t be a reason not to visit Costa Rica. You shouldn’t be partying till morning as you’ll be making yourself the target of crime.

Location

If you happen to be in Miami, Costa Rica is just 2.5 hours away by air. This means you can travel cheaply and have a change of scenery. An average traveler from the United States will take a maximum of 8 hours for the whole duration.

Weather

When it comes to the weather, the only thing you should be worried about is the rain. Most people will visit the country from December to May when it is the dry season. There are sporadic storms that happen from May to November but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t visit at this time. The weather is favorable throughout the year compared to other tourist destinations.

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