Visit Costa Rica: Rare Experiences

If you visit Costa Rica, you will capture the very essence of paradise. With her deep virginal rainforests where kaleidoscope birds dance on the branch, her pacific and Caribbean jeweled blue waters, her rumbling volcanoes and her majestic fields of fragrant cocoa beans are. Being hailed as one of the eco rich countries in the world and offering a sublime outdoor playground for intrepid travelers to explore, it’s no wonder that Costa Rica is drawing discerning travelers off the path in search of the sheer exotic wonders of Central America. From waking up in humid cloud forests to midnight treks to the top of magma spitting mountains, these rare experiences in Costa Rica will linger with you.

Sleep in the Rainforest

Costa Rica is the birthplace of the eco lodge and knows how to perfectly blend the romance of luxury with Mother Nature so that the two can live in harmony. From sleeping in tree houses perched on top of the canopies to tackling the white waters on a raft to get to your hotel, sleeping in Costa Rica is an experience in itself.

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Eco lodges are truly memorable with many offering waterfalls and streams on your doorstep, fragrant gardens and hewn wooden beams to hold up the ceilings. With every inch of your stay adorned in community spirit, natural resources and a kindness to the world we live in, this is the best way to vacation with a clear conscience.

Fall Down a Waterfall

Imagine climbing down the slippery rocks of a silver veiled waterfall surrounded by the cries of wildlife and the tropical scent of flora. Costa Rica is there to be explored and with waterfall rappelling you can embrace all the senses, shake the sleep from your mind and feel the force of being truly alive and in the midst of nature.

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You can splash through clear flowing streams, run across hanging rope bridges, cling to deep cut canyons and get soaked to the bone. This is the only way to indulge in the sheer fun and dramatic energy of the jungles landscape.

Taste the Freshest Chocolate

The dark little cocoa bean has always been considered a gift from the gods and Costa Rica is a land of plenty. The plantations across the bejeweled and fertile countryside are revered for producing world class coffee with a signature dark, bold flavor, yet the same bean makes beautiful chocolate.

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Puerto Viejo and the Caribbean soaked areas of Costa Rica are havens of chocolate heaven and you can visit the farms for tours, you can wander through the sea of plantations where sloths watch from the boughs, you can breathe in the scent of spilt vanilla pods, sweet nuts and coconut, and you can taste it all. Not only are the chocolate tours fascinating and full of flavor but they are a perfect way to converse with the locals.

Watch the Lava Flow

Nothing can compare to waking up in the moonlit night, tiptoeing out onto the rainforest trails, pushing back the palms and witnessing the fiery lava bubbling over the sides of a volcano, illuminating the dark sky with a burning glow. Night hikes around Mount Arenal are an incredible experience, not only will you get to see the fire flow and the steam hiss from the shadowy mountain but you can also see a galaxy of stars and abundant wildlife.

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Most of Costa Rica’s rainforest residents like to wake when all is quiet and at this time the deep dark forests stir with life and thrive with nocturnal activity. You can glimpse colorful painted frogs diving from branch to branch, see sloths shake their sleepy heads and hear the cries of midnight birds sounding a warning.

Conquer the Canopy

Zip lining is to Costa Rica what the Coliseum is to Rome which makes it a must experience when in the throes of jungle discovery. Standing at the tip of the tallest trees and seeing nothing but a bed of pure green shrouded in mist before you will have all your senses tingling. Feel the thrill as you fly through the air and soar above the trees.

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From the cloud forests of Monteverde to the Arenal Volcano Park there are tons of zip line opportunities across the whole of Costa Rica, some stretch on for miles, some take you by gondola to the top of the canopy and entice you to whizz back down. Whichever way you choose to zip line, this is the only way to discover the hidden side of Costa Rica.

Jodie Oakes

Jodie Oakes

Jodie Oakes is a seasoned writer and an avid surfer with continuously itchy feet and a love of the finer things in life. After traveling through the continent with a touring band, living in Paris, Amsterdam and under the Auroras Borealis, she is now in Bulgaria where she attempts to piece together her first poetry collection.
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