When you think of your ideal vacation, what comes to mind? Are you into adventure sports? Do you prefer to relax on the beach? Is being pampered more your thing? Costa Rica is the place for you, no matter your preferences.
For the Adventurer
You can choose your level of adrenaline and adventure here in Costa Rica, but no matter which path you choose, you will not leave disappointed. You can choose to skydive, soaring through the sky with views of the rainforest and beaches like you have never experienced before. If you prefer to soar through the air, but in a manner a little more structured, definitely go on a ziplining tour. Experienced guides will educate you on the wonderous, local flora and fauna while getting a jolt of adrenaline along the way. There is something incredibly liberating being among the clouds, looking down on the treetops, and feeling the rush of the freshest air you have ever breathed in your lungs.
If heights don’t appeal to you, there are plenty of water sports to keep that adrenaline pumping. There are options for guided jet ski tours or individual jet ski rentals. You can get surf and stand up paddle board lessons or rent the boards and go on your own. You can take kayak tours in the manglars, ocean, or rivers and even do some snorkeling along the way. If you love an extra adventure, the rivers in Costa Rica invite you to an adventure of a lifetime. Depending on the time of year, which river, and your ability, you can go whitewater rafting with certified guides all over the country. This is certainly not for the faint of heart.
Still more of a land lover? There are treks up the volcanoes to take and ATVs waiting to take you to magical places. If you’re an experienced dirtbike rider, you can even book a ride through the mountains.
For the Social Butterfly
If you prefer more of a bacchanalian vacation, there are plenty of opportunities in Costa Rica to enjoy the pura vida here. You can head out on a catamaran for the day and enjoy unlimited drinks, music, and swimming as well as breathtaking views. Many hostels and hotels provide daily and nightly entertainment and parties. Local venues throughout the country offer nightly live music, karaoke, or dance clubs. There are plenty of casinos, large and small, to keep the night forever young. There are many places to explore on your own, but if you prefer to have an experience with those who know the hottest spots, you can sign up for a foodie tour or pub crawl. Don’t forget to take public transportation or choose from the many private chofer options to ensure that you have a worry free, awesome experience.
For Those Who Prefer to Be Pampered
If you envision yourself in a boutique hotel or five star resort, Costa Rica can offer you that as well. Maybe you prefer to sip margaritas by the pool, be pampered in a spa, get a massage on the beach or on your private balcony, or watch a movie on the big screen right from the hotel pool. Perhaps you want to watch the sunset from your private jacuzzi or have dinner to your liking from your own personal private chef. You guessed it. Costa Rica will provide.
For Those on a Budget
Costa Rica is certainly a dream destination for all types, including those on a budget. Many Air BnBs and Hostels offer affordable accommodations with kitchens, so that its residents don’t have to spend money in expensive restaurants. There are also more affordable restaurants here called “sodas.” You can get a huge meal, generally the casados, which come with a drink for under $5 USD. There are a variety of public spaces, museums, and waterfalls that do not have an entrance free. In addition, lots of local venues provide live music and entertainment without a cover fee. Hostels provide great opportunities for social gatherings and friends and many also provide some kind of event and activity (as well as breakfast) included in the nightly fee. Be on the lookout for free movies in the parks and cultural celebrations at public venues!
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