Pristine Beaches Will Leave You Breathless
Costa Rica has nearly 300 different beaches along its stunning Pacific and Caribbean coastlines, some tucked away from the crowd and others more populated with active sports activities. Variations in sand colors range from white, black, or brown coloration.
Considered the birthplace of ecotourism, Costa Rica’s coast is home to dozens of important nesting beaches for four turtle species—leatherback, green, hawksbill, and olive ridley. Sloths the slowest mammals in the world can be found all around the country, in trees along the road, on hiking trails or along the river shores. Costa Rica is a place where monkeys, lizards, geckos and iguanas abound, and a country also known as a great bird-watching destination, with over 812 recorded species.
It is One of the Happiest & Healthiest Countries in the World
The Nicoya Peninsula is known as one of the 5 Blue Zones in the world, places identified as the healthiest and happiest, were its’ citizen have an average life expectancy of 79.3 years. It is an environmentally conscious, eco- friendly country with an emphasis on clean air, water and land. The country’s foundations are peace, neutrality and freedom, and hence have been an army free and zoo free country for decades. Costa Rica is known as a “happy place “, where people live in joy, in simplicity and with a grateful heart. Pura Vida” is a local saying here, meaning “life is good” or, literally, “pure life”.
Farm to Table Food & Dining
Costa Rica has its own delicious national cuisine, with meals consisting of a high level of fresh vegetables, fruits and beans. Fish and poultry are more commonly served than beef. Coffee, banana and chocolate plantations are scattered throughout the country, and are places where tourism thrives.
You’ll Feel Welcomed by the Costa Ricans (Ticos)
"Ticos", as Costa Ricans are also known, are well-known for being hospitable people who like to keep up their reputation. They are respectful and hardworking, and they like to greet others with a smile and a handshake. The ‘ticos’ are very relaxed and easygoing people, and are welcoming of visitors. You can expect a kind and friendly stay and great service when spending your vacations here.