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10 Reasons to Visit Costa Rica this Summer

10 Reasons to Visit Costa Rica this Summer 8

Costa Rica is an amazing place to get in touch with nature, participate in action-adventure activities, complete rewarding community service, and totally decompress from daily life.


  1. The beaches are pristine. There really is #nofilter on that bright turquoise water
  2. Ziplining through the Cloud Forest. Located at a higher elevation than a typical rainforest, the cloud forest in Monteverde has a cool, foggy mist, making you feel like you’re flying through the sky!
  3. Pura Vida. Costa Rica’s motto is “pura vida” Spanish for “pure life,” which is emulated through the friendly and relaxed vibe throughout the whole country.
  4. The sunsets. The Costa Rican sunsets are a VIBRANT pink, purple and orange. It’s no wonder people sit on the beach to watch the sunset nightly.
  5. The flora. There are gorgeous flowers everywhere you look. Golden trumpets, pink gingers, heliconia and bogenvila are just a few beautiful flowers you can see at every corner.

  6. The local food. “Casdo,” which is beans and rice with fried plantains are a staple. Mmmmmm

  7. The surfing. With the perfect waves for beginners, Costa Rica has a wide range of surf schools across the country to help you hang 10!
  8. The volcanoes. There are 61 volcanoes across the country, with the most famous one in Arenal being visible from all angles of the city!
  9. The hot springs. Because of the geothermal activity in Arenal from the volcanoes, there are tons of hot springs around that contain healing minerals for you to relax in (seriously, your skin will never be smoother than after a hot spring chill session.)
  10. The waterfalls. There is no lack of magical waterfalls throughout the country. Hike past, swim in or canyon down one!

Want to experience it for yourself? Join us there for 10, 14, 21 or 28 days this summer! Pura Vida!