Simply Picture Perfect | Visit Costa Rica

What can you say about Costa Rica? Well, lots! The Central American country has a diverse landscape, flora & fauna to spare, and is a haven for nature lovers. It is so treasured and pristine, that travelers and natives of Costa Rica adopt a Pura Vida philosophy. An idea whose literal meaning is pure life concerning the person, nature, and relaxation. There is so much to love here from the Caribbean coast on one side and the Pacific Ocean along the opposite coast, the Ticos, (native people) volcanoes, waterfalls, and exotic animals too. If these things intrigue you, we have put together a few things for you to enjoy while you are there.

To start living the relaxed way of life, we suggest finding the perfect place to lay your head, and more than a few hotels in Costa Rica fit the bill. Consider the Gaia Hotel & Reserve for adults only, Nayara Hotel Spa & Gardens for the nearby Arenal Volcano, or Hotel Parador Resort & Spa. Each of these resorts offer the comfy accommodations you can expect from 4 to 5 Star Hotels with activities and natural attractions nearby.

Perhaps one of the most interesting natural thing to see is the Arenal Volcano. The awesome volcano is set in the town of La Fortuna and juts above all of Costa Rica. The timid, yet active volcano welcomes guests to hike along its trail system, then relax their muscle tension with a dip in the nearby Tabacón Hot Springs that range in temperature from 77° to 102° F, and have the best tropical backdrop. Other attractions include Costa the capital city of San Jose for food, and culture, jungle tours, and up close looks at exotic animals at the wildlife preserves there.

Costa Rica also has some of the best beaches for sunbathing and water activities. We recommend Punta Uva Beach where people like to pack and lunch to stay all day. Playa Manuel Antonio, Playa Hermosa, and Nosara Beach are also popular to come and sink your feet in the sand. The best times to visit Costa Rica are summer and fall to miss rainy seasons, and choppy waters at the beach. Whatever you choose to do in Costa Rica, remember to adopt the Pura Vida philosophy and just enjoy yourself in this dazzling landscape.

Written by LeVar Thomas

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