Approximately 1.7 million tourists travel to Costa Rica each year.
Why? Because Costa Rica is one of the most magical places on earth. It pretty much defines the ideal vacation.
Whether you’re looking to find relaxation, peace, and quiet, adventure through the rainforest and volcanic mountains, or experience exotic wildlife, Costa Rica has something for everyone.
Here are just 10 reasons why you definitely need to take a luxury Costa Rica vacation.
1. Eco-Friendly Tourism
If you want to really indulge in nature, serenity, and relaxation, there is no better place to travel than Costa Rica.
Costa Rica prides itself on being one of the world’s top ecotourism destination. It is a country that considers the environment first and foremost.
An estimated 26% of Costa Rica’s cloud forests, rainforests, beaches, and lands are either government protected, national parks, or wildlife reserves. What does this mean for tourists?
The air is as fresh and clean as it gets. Picture yourself taking a deep breath and relaxing.
It also means you get to see vasts amounts of nature including wildlife (monkeys, birds, etc.) and marine life, relax on serene gorgeous beaches, and witness rare un-developed parts of Central America. There is truly nothing like it.
2. The Food: Fresh and Yum
Conservation and sustainable local agriculture make the food and water in Costa Rica top notch.
Many hotels have their own gardens or purchase foods locally, ensuring your meals as fresh as they come.
You can almost guarantee all the food you’re eating is organic, too. Organic agriculture is extremely important to Costa Ricans.
Oh, and the drinks? Luxury Costa Rica hotels and bars use fresh local ingredients for those, too! Trust me– you won’t have to worry if you’re getting our vitamins for the day and you’ll be asking for another in no time.
3. Coffee-Lovers Paradise
Costa Rica is one of the largest coffee exports in the world. Why? Because they grow amazing coffee.
The high altitudes and volcanic soils make Costa Rica the perfect place for growing Arabica coffee beans.
Plus, much of the coffee beans in Costa Rica are grown sustainably, organically, and on small family farms. This makes the coffee fair trade and all the more flavorful and unique.
Whether you want to sip your five-star coffee while lounging by the beach or pool or adventure out to coffee plantations for a tour, Costa Rica has it all.
Costa Rica has something for every type of adventurer.
If you like to seek adventure in nature, then there is zip-lining, canopy tours, hiking, volcano touring and mud baths, waterfalls, and relaxing hot springs.
How about recreation? Horseback riding, mountain biking, ATVs, and more await.
And of course, there are wildlife adventures, too. You can explore butterfly gardens, marine life, and rainforest conservations anywhere in Costa Rica.
Horseback riding, waterfalls, mountain biking, coffee tours, hot springs, butterfly gardens, you name it.
Costa Rica is surrounded by water which means watersports are second nature.
With most luxury Costa Rica vacations, you have options to book water adventures.
Snorkeling, scuba diving, or fishing will show you some of Costa Rica’s amazing marine life up close and personal.
Surfing, white water rafting, jet skiing, and waterfall rappelling are options for the extremists out there.
For those of you who prefer more calm water adventures, you can find kayaks, paddle boards, hot springs, and of course swimming at your fingertips.
Costa Rica is home to many retreats for every type of hobbyist.
While there are specific luxury Costa Rica yoga retreats, you can actually find yoga included with almost all luxury hotels in Costa Rica. Yoga has become a large part of Costa Rican culture.
Other retreats you can find include surfing, Spanish immersion, sustainability, photography, wellness, detox, and even paddle boarding.
7. Pura Vida Culture
“Pura vida” in Spanish means “pure life” in English. This phrase is the theme of Costa Rica.
What it really means is to live life to the fullest; to live your best, truest life.
Pura Vida reins throughout Costa Rica, not just in the speech. It is a way of life that results in a slower pace, a laid-back atmosphere, friendliest, gratitude, and compassion for one other.
Oh, and it also means that Costa Ricans love to have fun and live life up!
8. Wildlife and Nature
All the many reserves in Costa Rica protect wildlife. But, you don’t have to visit a reserve or conservation garden to see exotic animals. They are everywhere in Costa Rica in their natural habitats.
You can visit a butterfly reserve, dine surrounded by bats, and explore thousands of bird species in Costa Rica.
Almost anywhere in the country, you’re bound to see monos (monkeys). And they are adorable, by the way.
The month I lived in Costa Rica, I fed white-faced monkeys out of my hand, saw toucans, butterflies galore, a red snake, wild chickens, many iguanas and lizards, and more.
Plus, there are 9 different volcanos to see in Costa Rica, as well as gorgeous lakes and pristine beaches.
9. The People
Costa Ricans, or “Ticos” as the locals say, are some of the happiest and nicest people in the world. It could be because their country is ranked one of the happiest places to live on earth.
Costa Ricans enjoy universal healthcare, have no military, and never take life for granted. They are proud people who are willing and happy to share their country and history with you.
They are also some of the friendliest people you’ll meet. Don’t be surprised if a Tico asks you to come home for dinner, to meet his/her family, offers you a tour, or offers to take you fishing. Seriously.
10. Happy Hour
Happy hour in Costa Rica is pretty much all day.
Obviously, if you stay at an all-inclusive resort, your drinks and food will be provided without additional charge. But for those of you who like to venture away from the resort and get a taste of the local culture, cuisine, and experience, you won’t be disappointed.
Some places are more expensive than others, sure. The price of food and drinks in Monteverde, for example, will cost more than those in Guanacaste. However, despite where you travel to in Costa Rica, you’ll find great happy hour deals.
Whether it’s 2 for 1 or$2 margaritas (and Costa Rica makes some of the best and freshest margaritas), you can’t go wrong. It’s likely you’ll meet other travelers, too.
Book your Luxury Costa Rica Vacation Today
So, what are you waiting for?
As you can see, Costa Rica has something for every type of traveler. The common core is that it is a relaxing, enjoyable, and peaceful place.
Los Altos result is the perfect place to enjoy a luxury Costa Rica vacation. It includes luxury amenities surrounded by unbelievable views and tropical nature.
Our accommodations include rainforest suites, treetop bungalows, ocean views, and more. We also offer vacation packages to suit your desires.
Get in touch today and let’s help you plan your next dream vacation.