Vacations in Costa Rica
Costa Rica is one of the most rewarding vacation destinations in Central America. With its lush tropical beaches, natural wonders and lively culture, Costa Rica is a tropical dream come true. Right now, several travel companies are offering incredible all-inclusive Costa Rica vacations. Its active tourist culture is just as perfect for people who enjoy relaxation as it is for adventurers who enjoy rafting, zip-lining, kayaking and surfing. For those who enjoy the outdoors, Costa Rica has something for everyone. Couples, families or anyone who wants to get away will be sure to find solace. If you’ve been considering a vacation spot in Costa Rica or any vacation at all for that matter, our list of the Top 5 vacations spots in Costa Rica may help you find the perfect place.
Luxury Costa Rica Vacations
If you are looking for something a bit more secluded, away from other tourists, San Gerardo de Dota is one of our favorite Costa Rica luxury vacation destinations. Since it hasn’t quite developed as a tourist spot just yet, you can fully enjoy nature and all of its wonder while hiking or birdwatching. Over 200 species of birds live among the forest including dozens upon dozens of hummingbirds and woodpeckers. At Rio Savegre, fishing is an exceedingly relaxing and popular activity. Furthermore, family owned lodges will allow you to stay put and hide out, which could be just the thing you need before you return to civilization.
Last but not least, Tamarindo is ideal for surfing, sailing, swimming and diving, or tanning and fishing. It’s a place of fun or relaxation with plenty of places for drinking, dining and shopping. A plethora of accommodation options such as hotels, beach house rentals and bed & breakfasts are designed to make your stay as pleasant and serene as possible. If you are taking the whole family, Tamarindo has a little something for everyone.
You can also book Caribbean luxury vacations for several other islands.
Explore Costa Rica Nature Destinations
The first Costa Rican vacation spot on our list is Monteverde, a cloud forest located above the shoreline. Its green mountainous terrain is perfect for adventurers who prefer hiking, climbing and zip-lining. Monteverde’s diverse ecosystem consists of many types of butterflies, birds, mammals (including monkeys) and insects, as well as thousands of different plants like you’ve never seen before. You can also visit various museums and coffee plantations, and stay at one of many lodges in the area.
Next on our list of Costa Rican vacation destinations is the Arenal Volcano, located in the Northern Lowlands region of Costa Rica. The Arenal Volcano National Park is composed almost entirely of a lush, beautiful rainforest and is inhabited by various snakes, monkeys, deer and sloths. The magnificent volcano stands at a remarkable 3,740 feet with a crater filled with crystal blue water, and has been inactive for 3,500 years, so there’s no cause for concern. Close by, the small town of La Fortuna, offers activities such as white-water rafting and horseback riding.
For those who love the beach, Santa Teresa offers crystal clear waters and white sand beaches that surfers and snorkelers will especially enjoy. For relaxation, Yoga and Spa treatments are popular amongst tourists. There are a number of restaurants and bars also available, in addition to various hotels appropriate for any budget, but a nice luxury hotel will make you feel right at home.