You might know you want to go to Costa Rica. Who doesn’t? You don’t need me to tell you how beautiful the place looks. Of course, that doesn’t mean you know what on earth you should be doing when you get there. It’s a big country, and you can’t see the whole thing in two weeks, believe it or not. Nevertheless, seeing all the important things isn’t as hard as you think. Whether it’s a romantic or a family holiday, there’s something for everyone. Here’s some advice on what you should be seeing when you head to Costa Rica.
La Fortuna Waterfall.
Maybe you thought you were going to read about beautiful beaches, but, I’ll be honest with you, you don’t need my help with that. The entire Costa Rican coastline is lined with bountiful beaches, all equally as beautiful and transfixing as the last. You’ll have no trouble finding a stunning place to relax at the beginning or end of a long, exciting day in Costa Rica.
So, let’s talk about the La Fortuna Waterwall. This beautiful work of art formed by nature is nearby numerous local hotels, but, given the way waterfalls are often situated within forests, it’s best to come prepared with hiking boots and gear for such an outing. If you’re more of the laid-back, or perhaps physically-impaired traveller who prefers to admire beauty from a safe, comfortable distance, then this may not be the expedition for you.
I would highly recommend using your time in Costa Rica well, however. Seeing beauty natural sights such as this waterfall is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and I wouldn’t pass it up for anything. In fact, it’s probably a twice-in-a-lifetime experience, because I’d definitely go back again to see it.
You could give back to this beautiful country.
If you’ve ever wanted to work in the sun, rather than cooped in some dull office back home performing menial tasks, then maybe you’d find it an enriching experience to volunteer in Costa Rica. You wouldn’t just be getting to meet people and make experiences in a warm, exotic and friendly environment, but you’d be giving back to those same people. Visiting Costa Rica doesn’t just have to be a holiday, if you don’t want it to be. It can become so much more than that.
Do your research, because accommodation matters.
You might be so focused on booking the perfect holiday in the perfect place that you think only of accommodation as somewhere to crash in the evenings. I completely understand the sentiment, because that’s how I often planned holidays in the past. Yet, I think sometimes the accommodation can make the holiday.
For example, if you’re intrigued by the coastline in Costa Rica and you fancy surfing with your friends, given how popular it is to do so on crisp blue waves, alongside gloriously-golden Costa Rican beaches, accommodation is obviously an important factor here. You don’t want to be travelling hours to catch a few waves and then travel hours back. Even if you’d rather enjoy the sea from the safety of a boat, certain locations along the coastline are better for this than others.
Your time is important on a vacation such as this, because there’s just so many opportunities for things to do, and this is why certain hotels offer immediate access to the best surfing spots in the country. There’ll be plenty of time to do other things during the day that way.