Why Costa Rica Should Be Your Next Trip
Hi readers and welcome to another great Travel Tuesday! I’m Christine and I blog over at A Keane Sense of Adventure (http://www.akeanesenseofadventure.com/). I was born and raised in Texas and I blog about travel, photography with some lifestyle mixed in, so hop on over and say hi!
Today, I’m going to talk about “Pura Vida” and the country that perfected it. Costa Rica is located in Central America and is bordered by the Caribbean Sea to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. While I have never been to the Caribbean side, I can say that central and western Costa Rica is pretty awesome. So here are five reasons why you should book a plane ticket to this beautiful country.
1. Beautiful Beaches
The Caribbean and Pacific coasts of Costa Rica are very different from each other. The Caribbean beaches are exactly what you would think of when you think “Caribbean”. The sand is white and the water is a perfect combination of blue and turquoise. The Pacific coast has rugged and beautiful shorelines as well as beaches right next to lush rainforests. It’s also home to some awesome surfing and activities like horseback riding, fishing, golfing and everything in between.
2. Great Food
Fresh and local. Gallo pinto is a national dish that consists of chicken and rice and trust me, it’s on point. I would have a picture of it but my time at Costa Rica precedes Instagram and taking picture of food. You can walk around town and along the beaches and pick up some great street food as well. Best part, it’s cheap!
3. Gorgeous Resorts
Resorts in Costa Rica are the perfect spot to just relax. You can find exotic plant life, crazy looking animals and swimming pools for days while walking around the beautiful grounds. There are a lot of resort options and a little something for everybody.
4. Affordable Everything
A great thing about Costa Rica is that everything is very affordable. From lodging, shopping and food, your dollar/euro/pound will go a long way. While I was there, I “splurged” and got an hour massage on the beach for $20.00! That’s right, only $20… I took advantage of that steal and got a massage almost every day I was there.
5. Amazing Sunsets
No explanation needed. Amazing, right?
Who’s ready to hit the beach now? I’m hoping to go back one day since the last time I was there, Jimmy had to work. “Pura Vida” (which translates to “Pure Life”) is not only a Costa Rican saying but it’s also a way of life. And as you can see, they definitely know how to live life to the fullest.