When it comes to adventure travel, Costa Rica has become the go-to destination over the years. This tropical locale is full of excitement for the active traveller but also offers a relaxing beach atmosphere. With so much to see and do Costa Rica should be top of the list for your next getaway with family or friends.
When to go
Costa Rica’s location in Central America means temperatures can vary dramatically. Visiting during mid-November to April during the dry season is a great option for experiencing very little rain and nice, warm temperatures. The wet season begins in May and runs until November so be wary of visiting during this window.
Where to stay
There are many beautiful areas to stay in Costa Rica, most of which feature luxurious private villas for rent. Guanacaste is a popular option for travellers, as it offers pristine beaches, tropical rainforests, and incredible scenery. Luxury villas in Costa Rica often feature a modern design inspired by the surrounding nature. Some spectacular options include Tierra Magnifica, Villa del Sol and Luna Nueva.
What to do
Eco-tourism thrives in Costa Rica. There are so many activities to try that range from adrenaline pumping to relaxing. Surfing is one of the main water activities to try, while zip lining in the jungle is a popular land experience. There are plenty of guided tours through the rainforest where travellers can observe wildlife and some breathtaking panoramic views.
Where to dine
There’s no shortage of incredible dining experiences to have in Costa Rica. No matter what area you’re in you’ll find a range of rustic eateries to upscale restaurants. Head to Manuel Antonio to try El Mirador Bar & Restaurant or Arenas Del Mar. Head to the capital of San Jose for a gourmet meal at Grano de Oro in the Grano de Oro Hotel.
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