Dreams of going somewhere warm and tropical fill our minds as the snow takes over our lawns and lives. Beautiful Costa Rica is a top destination recommendation to travelers looking for an unforgettable warm getaway.
Located in Central America, Costa Rica is home to lush rainforests, impressive volcanoes, inviting hot-springs, and breathtaking beaches. A six-hour direct flight from Montreal, Costa Rica is ranked by the Global Peace Index as the second most peaceful country in Latin America. If nature, adventure, relaxation or a combination of all three appeals to you Costa Rica’s many diverse areas can cater to your travel desires.
The quaint town of Tortuguero (translated as the region of turtles) located on the Caribbean coast is a popular area for nature lovers. Eco-friendly tropical lodges nestled in the rainforest are accessible only by boat in this road-free village. Visitors spend the mornings enjoying exciting boat rides through the canals of the National Park with sightings of Capuchin monkeys, colorful butterflies and tropical birds. July to October promises views of Green Sea and Hawksbill turtles’ nesting on the beaches.
La Fortuna is home of the popular and majestic Arenal Volcano. With the choice of small rustic cabins to 5 star spa resorts there are accommodations to fit every budget. The charming town attracts adventurous visitors to explore and enjoy its offerings. Walks on hanging bridges through the canopy of lush rainforest promise incredible views of sleepy sloths and colorful humming birds. Thrilling laughs echo from the young and old as they zip-line through the forest. Soaking in the popular hot-springs, heated by volcanic lava, leave you feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and ready for another day of excitement.
When looking for some tropical relaxation one heads to the Guanacaste coast with an endless choice of pristine beaches and lively fishing towns. The vibrant town of Tamarindo is a perfect escape with an incredible beach, wonderful beachfront restaurants, and memorable sunsets. Surfing is a favorite pastime and locals are always on hand to give the willing person a private lesson. If lounging is your thing drinks are always close by with endless views of the ocean and fishing boats gently swaying in the Pacific Ocean. Life in Tamarindo is all about ease and please and encompasses the national saying of Pura Vida (pure life).
There is much to explore in Costa Rica and its many diverse areas provide unique experiences that are perfect for every type of traveler from families to couples. If Costa Rica is on your bucket list, talk to one of our Costa Rica specialists at Grand Escapades or any other qualified travel specialist who can help you plan your next unforgettable trip.
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