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Imagine yourself on a strong and beautiful horse galloping up the mountains and along the beach as the sun sets, or swinging through the rainforest, swinging on canopy lines that extend over an acre.
Horseback riding and zip line excursions are just a couple of the many unforgettable things to experience when traveling to the lovely land of Costa Rica. This Central American country which sits in between the Pacific and Caribbean Ocean offers a wide range of beaches and resorts.
Less than 2 hours away from the capital city San José, is Jaco, the city is known to be a popular tourist spot. It is one of the top destinations for surfing and is even sometimes called “the Hawaii of Latin-American surfing.” Playa Jaco is nearly 3 kilometers long and faces the Pacific Ocean.
There you’ll find tourists from all over who come to enjoy the warm waters, ride its large waves and be a part of surf tournaments. This beach is the most visited in the country and was even named one of Costa Rica’s top ten beaches.
Jaco is also known for being a ‘party beach’ because of its “excellent nightlife.” Tourists will find hot casinos and clubs like The Monkey Bar, Vibrations, aka Vibraciones, Ganesha all along the strip. They can party with the Costa Rican locals (Ticos) and no matter what kind of music a person might like to dance to, they’ll find a mix of everything; Reggaeton, dance-hall reggae, electronica, hip-hop, club music, and more.
There are local buses that run throughout the city making it convenient for commuters to get around without the use of a car. Hotels like Villa Estrellamar are right there on the strip, nearby to everything but still far enough that guest can still have the desired peacefulness and relaxation without the crowds.
Among some of Costa Rica’s amazing attractions is the Arenal Volcano. The Arenal had been the country’s most active volcano until recently, but still maintains an “unavoidable presence.” There are canopy and rappelling tours surrounding the Arenal National Park as well as hot springs to soak and relax in. Tourists also get the chance to explore Costa Rica’s beautiful and diverse wildlife at places like the Carara Biological Reserve and the Manuel Antonio National Park.
Though there are many sites to see and exciting activities, Costa Rica’s delicious foods can’t be excluded. Some enjoyable dishes include empanadas, gallo pinto, and the traditional national dish casado. To top of a great meal, try their desserts such as flan or tres leches. Most choose to visit Costa Rica during its dry season between January and April, September and October tend to be the rainiest months.
It is a great place to come with friends and family whether the purpose is for weddings, yoga retreats, or other special events. With an abundant amount of restaurants guaranteed to serve good food and affordable shops, visitors can revel in a luxurious vacation even while on a budget.
Costa Rica is sure to be a worthwhile adventure.