Thinking of going on a vacation? Want to be relaxed and have some fresh air? Want to have a different view aside from the tall buildings around the city? Costa Rica, a tropical country, is the perfect destination.
You’ll find Costa Rica famous for its beaches, whether you’re on the Pacific Ocean west side or the Caribbean Sea on its eastern shores. This tiny democracy is also part of the Pacific Ring Fire Circle, and has over 200 identifiable volcanic formations dating back over 65 million years. Inland, you’ll also find pristine jungles where you can experience everything from rainforests to cloud forests to tropical dry forests along with all the birds and wildlife you can imagine!
While there are thousands of scenic views in other parts of Central America, Costa Rica is one of a kind because it gives you a taste of a different country where most of the people speak English. Its rich biodiversity provides a more relaxed vibe to the tourist and the people living in the area. Good news is that there is not only one, two, but five spectacular places to stay that are highly recommended when you plan to visit Costa Rica.
Lapa Rios Ecolodge & Wildlife Reserve
Lapa Rios Ecolodge & Wildlife Reserve is situated in Central America’s last lowland rainforest. Staying in this place will make you closer to the environment. One of the many things you can enjoy in this place is over 300 bird species as well as a Noah’s Ark range of wildlife. Delicious cuisine can also be enjoyed here and tourists are treated with rustic-themed rooms and vibe.
Arenal Kioro Suites and Spa
Arenal Kioro Suites and Spa is a place almost as relaxed as the clouds. This place offers its visitors an amazing view of one of Costa Rica’s volcanoes, the Arenal Volcano. Complete natural experience is what you get when you visit this place because the rooms, the pool and the restaurants face the stunning view of the volcano. It is also not that developed so you can expect a more laid back setting in this site.
Asclepios Wellness and Healing Retreat
If you are after self-development and care, then Asclepios Wellness and Healing Retreat is the place for you. Aside from the fact that you can actually reflect in this place, you can also feel pampered because it offers hotel-like facilities like pool, restaurants and other services.
Buena Vista Luxury Villas
If you want to keep that city lifestyle, then try staying in Buena Vista Luxury Villas in Costa Rica. Drinks and bars are at your fingertips when you choose this site because it’s a lot fancier than the previous places listed. The only disadvantage in staying in a place like this is the fact that you must have a lot of money when you visit it.
Nepenthe B & B
If you’re used to checking in hotels, then try a modernly remote area like Nepenthe B & B for a change of pace. The place is outside the El-Castillo town and is close to the south lake and the volcano. Treatments are also available in its spa while enjoying the great volcano view.
If you have the time and money, might as well see the beauty of all these places to feed your soul. Just remember to have precautionary measures such as travel vaccinations when visiting Costa Rica. This goes for every country or place that you visit as well. You’ll never know what you’ll encounter when you travel so better safe than sorry, right? If you’re ready, see you in Costa Rica then!
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The header photo is of the beach at sunset in Costa Rica, Central America. The photographer was ambarry1975, and it’s reused under a Creative Commons license.
About the Author
Aaron Watts, an Internet travel writer, wrote this article and provided the accommodation photos. All opinions expressed are those of the author.