5 Unique Reasons to Pick Costa Rica


It’s not that easy bein’ green

Ever feel a little down in your own skin? We’ve all been there – wishing you could be “something much more colorful” as our friend Kermit the Frog laments in his classic song, “It’s not that easy bein’ green.”

Let’s associate this “green” feeling with the idea of being an underdog or “unique”. When it comes to underdogs & quirks, oftentimes the discovery of one’s best assets creates the opportunity to brag on your underrated, hip, coolness as a hidden gem among ordinary folks.

In the travel world, the Caribbean and Mexico classics stand out among the top destinations to visit.

However the lush tropics of Costa Rica or its “green-ness”  has become the next cool hotspot to visit creating a need that you can’t live without.

Since we’re all about dismissing F.O.M.O (fear of missing out) here at BSV, we believe in positive associations with the color green.

To give our resort friends in Costa Rica a little spotlight action,
and to highlight real photos taken on resort property by our own BeachMasters…

here’s 7 unique reasons why Costa Rica makes it totally easy to be green:
1. Green-friendly



Costa Rica is THE green nation when it comes to modeling sustainability. Environmentally friendly resorts through Costa Rica make you appreciate the beauty and nature around you.

secrets collageNot only are they “green” as in environmentally-friendly, Costa Rica is also green everywhere! The landscape at Secrets Papagayo Resort & Spa is phenomenal. Due to its greenness, the beauty of the tropics at Secrets Papagayo is surrounded by tropical rainforests and mountains.

The pool areas give you a spectacular view of some ocean action as you sip on your Costa Rican rum cocktail and gaze at sailboats passing by. The spas at Secrets are clutch here with amazing views as well. Enjoy a classic Secrets‘ wine tasting with walls lined with a variety of bottles to try.

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I mean come on, who wouldn’t want to look at this view as the sun sets every night?


2. Some fiiiiiiiine quality green beaches



The Westin Golf Resort & Spa Playa Conchal in Costa Rica is not only the only Westin resort that is All Inclusive, but it resides on one of the nicest beaches in Costa Rica, known for its eco-friendliness. This gorgeous property can be enjoyed with pools streaming throughout the resort glistening as you walk past. Not to mention, the rooms include incredibly plush beds with amazing perks on the deck. Check out that modern nest of a hammock & outdoor jacuzzi. If you want some green, lush, quality, the Westin is your best man.



3. Excursion City



At Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica, experience adventuring like never before.


There are SO MUCH ADVENTURE tucked away in Costa Rica that can be embraced while staying at this Dreams resort.

Ziplining through the jungle terrain,
horseback riding through the forest to Rio Negro,
white water rafting,
areal volcano tours…This is the excursion junkies Dreamland.

AND for those wanting to be secluded on resort property, stay away from the hustle and bustle of the city at Dreams Las Mareas for a plush experience. With private walk-out rooms straight from the porch to the pool. Also little cabanas to chill and lounge for the perfect afternoon nap, nature-on-nature-on-nature to discover (hence the cute little monkey), romantic sunsets and then breakfast on resort, and lastly those spontaneous jungle excursions with your travel buddy.

It literally is a dream.

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4. The Royal Flush treatment



Enter into the land of green luxury…

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Riu Palace Costa Rica, is fully prepared to provide the royal service to its guests. You’ll feel like royalty walking throughout the grounds of the resorts with pools on every side, with some baller bar scenes, Jacuzzis and spa steam baths, exceptional dining and gardens to explore on resort…

Dive and fish off the Pacific by day with amazing entertainment by night. Or tempt your palate with Italian, Fusion, Japanese, and Grill Steakhouse choices.

It’s no wonder they call it a Palace.

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5. Green $$ are appreciated here

Villas Sol is super green with its budget-friendliness.
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Nestled off the cliff, Villas Sol  overlooks the deep green forests for spectacular views to curl up by a window and enjoy, not far from Hermosa Beach. This is the perfect destination if you’re looking for something simple, easy on the greens ($$$ – these types of greens), and relaxing away from the hustle and bustle of life in the big city.


Did we convince you of Costa Rica yet? See…Never underestimate an underdog.

Hit up our BeachMasters for more inside scoop on Costa Rica’s resorts, excursions, & lifestyle.