Are you looking for a magical place to spend your next vacation? Well, you’ve come to the right place.
Costa Rica is a jewel of Central America with coasts of the Pacific and the Caribbean Sea and beaches that will leave you speechless.
But this beautiful country is not only famous for its beaches but also has a lot of tourist attractions that will make your trip unforgettable.
10 reasons to visit Costa Rica
- The locals
The people of Costa Rica are called Ticos. They have a marvelous life motto, the well-known “Pura vida” which literally means “Pure life” but refers to enjoying the pleasures of life. And the truth is that it’s easy to enjoy life in Costa Rica.
- Respect for the planet
Did you know that 99% of Costa Rica’s energy comes from renewable sources? A true example of how we can develop our society without mistreating the planet. It’s something really worth experiencing.
This environmental awareness has also influenced the care they take with their biodiversity. Which brings us to the next point…
Did you know that Costa Rica is home to 5% of all the biodiversity on the planet? Here you can find an incredible variety of animal species, such as whales, turtles, sloths, armadillos, jaguars, several species of monkeys, hummingbirds, toucans and macaws. Only to name a few.
Costa Rica is also home to more than 2,000 species of trees, and has a wide variety of flora. Being the most celebrated, the orchid.
Costa Rica is located in the Pacific Ring of Fire, so it has numerous volcanoes in its territory, many of them are still active.
Visiting the volcanoes of Costa Rica is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Its most famous volcanoes are:
- Arenal Volcano.
- Poas Volcano.
- Irazu Volcano.
- Rincón de la Vieja Volcano.
Which volcano would you visit first?
- Cloud forests
Have you ever wanted to be in those typical fairy tale forests? Well, the cloud forests of Costa Rica look like that.
These forests are located between mountains. Therefore, the cloudiness is trapped above them, and gives them that magical look. They are humid places with gigantic trees, mist, streams, moss and exuberant vegetation.
The cloud forest of Monteverde and the Braulio Carrillo National Park are the most famous.
- It’s easy to get around
Costa Rica’s a small country, for which it’s absolutely possible to do several tours in the same day. In fact, you can see the sunrise on the Pacific Coast and then watch the sunset on the Caribbean Coast.
Surely you have already heard that the beaches of Costa Rica are spectacular. But we could not fail to mention them anyway.
Both the beaches of the Caribbean coast and the ones of the Pacific coast will leave you speechless. In addition, they are not usually full of tourists, so you can enjoy a calm sea breeze with crystal clear water beaches.
- Ideal for practicing extreme sports
If you are an adventurous person, you will love this. Costa Rica has invested a lot of effort offering different ecotourism plans. You can practice surfing, canopy, trekking, snorkeling and diving to enjoy the natural wonders of Costa Rica.
- Beautiful cities
Yes, beyond doubt, the main attractions of Costa Rica are its natural beauty and the activities you can do outdoors. However, it also has beautiful cities with incredible tourist attractions, cultural proposals and nightlife. Some of the cities in Costa Rica that we recommend you visit are:
- Santa Teresa.
- San José.
Which of these Costa Rican cities would you like to visit?
- It’s safe to travel to Costa Rica
Costa Rica is one of the most advanced and safest countries in central America. As in all countries, in some areas there are some security problems. But most places are safe and quiet. Tourist areas have security, and you can always find police officers.
And as a bonus reason, there’s Budget Car Rental Costa Rica: your trusted car rental company. You can choose between the Toyota models that we have available for you, according to your needs.
Choose your vehicle now and come tour Costa Rica with Budget.