Costa Rica, which means “rich coast” in English, has definitely earned its reputation as a lush, green, semi-tropical oasis of adventure and beauty. It has enjoyed a stable democracy for over 100 years and hasn’t even had an army since 1948.
With only 2 seasons – rainy and summer – you will be able to visit and enjoy this small mountainous country that is filled with, and I quote,
“friendly people, spectacular birds and flowers whose intense colors rival those of an erupting volcano, activities ranging from white water rafting and surfing to sport fishing and golf, and more than a thousand lodging options to choose from, including everything from cozy bed-and-breakfasts to luxury five-star hotels. With so much variety, there’s guaranteed to be something to suit everyone’s taste!”
Now having led up to an awesome photo-filled blog about the stunning-ness that is Costa Rica I have to be honest. This was my last trip in South America and after spending the last couple months traveling through Venezuela, Peru and Panama I had ran out of steam. So my very worthy travel companion through Colombia, Panama and Chile and I decided to just chill in the Costa Rica’s main town of San Jose.
I will say that if you ever go to visit Costa Rica, don’t stop in San Jose. Take the next flight to the rain forest, a mountain area or any of the beautiful beaches that cover every other part of Costa Rica. San Jose does have some interesting sights for a day or two, which is all we had to spend there, but the beauty that exists in this country really lies outside of this city. We were able to visit a coffee plantation, drink wine and disfruta la vida regardless but we definitely missed some of the best of what makes this country such an amazing get-away. I hope you enjoy my relaxing and quite un-eventful visit to paradise.
A few articles that highlight the better part of Costa Rica
- 30 Day Challenge in Costa Rica (ticavida.wordpress.com)
- Costa Rica touring (swomackadventure.wordpress)
- Self-Sustainable Lifestyle in Costa Rica is Booming (prweb.com)
- A Fish out of Water, November 16th (insidecostarica.com)
- Costa Rica (sunflowerhistorian.wordpress.com)
- Learn How Costa Rica Became a Medical Device Hotspot (medcitynews.com)