I just returned from 8 days in Costa and had a wonderful time. I spent 2 days in San Jose, 3 days in Manual Antonio and 3 days in Arenal. In this small area of firm land, there are 762 miles of coastlines, distributed on the Pacific and the Caribbean which translates into fantastic beaches!!!!
About Costa Rica
Costa Rica is a country located in Central America that has unlimited tourist potential and is ranked as one of the most visited international destinations. One of Costa Rica’s main sources of income is tourism. Costa Rica is a democratic and peaceful country, and it has not had an army since the year 1949.
Although the country is small and it covers only 0.03 % of the surface of the globe, it proudly shelters a 6% of the existing biodiversity in the entire world. 25.58 % of the country is composed of conservation and natural protected territory.
Costa Rica Beaches
Costa Rica’s beaches are surrounded by forests, and have great natural diversity. In many of them there are beautiful coral reefs, where you may dive and explore. In addition, depending on the place visited, you have a series of complementary activities, such as: hikes to mangroves, diving, surfing, sport fishing, hiking on trails or horseback rides.
Thanks to the easy access to many beaches, you can make the most out of both coasts. Most of them have warm water throughout the year, so you may come and enjoy the country any season you prefer. If it’s diversity you’re interested in, each coast offers different shades and textures of sand, white, yellow, gray and black, product of the constant crashing of seashells on coral reefs.
Costa Rica is the perfect place for a honeymoon! Every couple has dreamed of walking hand in hand, along a paradisiacal beach, feeling the softness of the sand while the water wets their feet. Costa Rica’s multicolored beaches are waiting for you. Come and enjoy their beauty and spend a perfect honeymoon under the sun!
There are many beach hotels in North and South Guanacaste, Puntarenas and nearby islands, Central and South Pacific, and South Caribbean Regions. Several local companies operate flight services to and from Liberia, Central Pacific, and Golfito. You can also travel by road.
Explore the underwater world in an amazing diving experience, go sailing around the coast, play with the waves in a kayak, go fishing, play some golf, visit the nearby natural reserves where you will be amazed by the lush greenery. Feel the passion and romance hidden in the beautiful sunsets, while you walk along the beach hand in hand, listening to the soft, rippling sounds of the waves. These are some of the options that, together with Costa Rica’s natural beauty will always be part of the memories you will have of a fantastic honeymoon.
Costa Rican Culture
The richness of Costa Rica stems from the cultural diversity of its people. Throughout its history, waves of immigrants have added to the pre-Hispanic native populations, settling on this land and making it their home.
Presently, in addition to the majority Mestizo demographic, there are several colonial and national immigrant ethnicities that have restored their unique cultural heritage like African descendants, Chinese, Hebrews, Libanese, Italians, etc., as well as native people of Bribri, Cabécar, Maleku, Teribe, Boruca, Ngöbe, Huetar and Chorotega.
Costa Ricans are proud to have had more than a century of democratic tradition and more than 50 years without a military. This was abolished in 1948, and the money that the country saves from not having armed forces is invested in improving the quality of life of its citizens. This contributes to the social peace that makes Costa Rica a welcoming place to visit.
Costa Ricans, also known as “Ticos,” are famous for being very hospitable people and they would like to keep this reputation. They are well-mannered and hard working, always willing to offer a smile and a handshake to people.
They know that their country is unique, and they are generally willing to offer help to those visitors that are lost, at times even explaining cultural aspects that a foreigner might find strange, making their stay as pleasant as possible. It is said that “Ticos” are the best asset that the nation has, and once you have experienced their friendliness and spontaneity, you will be convinced.
This was truly a great vacation and a very rewarding experience. Costa Rica has beaches, culture, eco-tourism, adventure, great food and great people. If you are looking for someplace different to go on your next vacation, consider Costa Rica. Call Colesville Travel, we will make your Costa Rican Dream come true.