Why You Should Add Costa Rica to Your Bucket List

Costa Rica is a small country in Central America known for its lush jungles and surfing.

It is quickly becoming a top tourist destination for those who have an adventurous heart. Often called “choose your own adventure land”, anyone who comes here won’t find a shortage of things to do.

This is why you should add it to the top of your Bucket List.

Adventure

If you’re a thrill seeker then this is the place for you.

Costa Rica offers canopy tours, zip lining, white water rafting, kayaking, scuba, cliff diving, sky diving and my personal favorite horseback riding to an active volcano. Yes — active (!!!).

This tiny country can offer you almost any activity to get your blood pumping.

Eco Tourism

If you aren’t familiar with this term, it simply means tourism that is focused on supporting the conservation efforts and observing wildlife rather than leaving a large carbon footprint.

Costa Rica is known as the eco-tourism capital of the world. In fact, this country is the most environmentally friendly nation on the plane. According to anywherecostarica.com, this stunning country is leading the way in fighting climate change.

For the first 75 days of last year, Costa Rica used only renewable energy for all of its electricity. Talk about leading by example!

Surfing

Costa Rica is one of the top three surfing destinations in the world!

If you are new to surfing they offer two hour classes to get you hanging 10 in no time… or at least up long enough to say you did it.

It is blissfully less crowded that Sydney, Hawaii and Southern California, but still offers plenty of swells and surf shops.

Beaches

As you may have gathered, Costa Rica is a great place for the adventurous spirit — but it’s perfect for the less adventurous as well.

Need a break from life or just some downtime before your next adventure? The beaches will not disappoint. Being roughly the size of West Virginia, this country has 1,000 miles of coastline.

If you are looking for a day to relax on the beach just be sure to avoid rainy season which comes September and October.

Volcanoes

Costa Rica has five active volcanoes and at least 200 volcanic formations.

They are all aligned like pearls on a chain. Because of these volcanoes, Costa Rica has very rich and fertile soil which makes the whole country green and full of vegetation.

You can hike, camp or mountain bike to and around the volcanoes.

All Inclusive Resorts

The selection of world-renowned All Inclusive properties in the country is growing every year.

Below is an amazing family-friendly resort we offer in Guancaste — Dreams Las Mareas.

And this is the adults-only Secrets Papagayo.

Want to travel to Costa Rica? We would love to hear from you!