Pura Vida Costa Rica

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An unsurpassable biodiversity, incredible sceneries ranging from serenading beaches like Coyote and San Miguel or the tropical forest havens, Costa Rica is truly one of the top notch destinations to head off to. Offering a myriad of options, one could surf through its tricky waves, feel oneness with nature engage in treks to unravel splendid volcanic sites, lofty mountains or dare to brave the most brutal rapids ever.

Puerto Viejo with its pure Caribbean zest, is an ethereal blend of ever stretching picture perfect beaches spanning in both directions and amazing surfing options at Salsa Brava Playa Cocles and Punta Uvita. Manzanillo located close to 12kms from Puerto Viejo is the ideal spot to engage in some underwater expedition. The spellbinding beauty of the Finca La Isla Botanical Garden or the Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre Gandoca comprise of a tropical haven of exotic insect, animal and plant forms one could ever imagine.

San Jose has an impressive array of museums and still existent quaint colonial styled localities. One can nosh fishes while exploring the eastern styled well manicured gardens, water ponds, fountains and streams of the Japanese Friendship Garden. One can opt for a visit to the edge of a 0.75km radius green hued crater of the fascinating Poas Volcano located high up the mountains in the midst of a splendid cloud forest and the Poas Volcano National Park. A trip through the numinous La Paz waterfall gardens will transport one through a multitude of five spectacular waterfalls, a thriving huge butterfly observatory and pristine humming bird gardens.

Adrenaline seekers can raft through 16 miles of Class III-IV rapids at the top rated Pacuare River in San Jose travelling deep into the core of thick forested canyons, passing through garrulous waterfalls and tranquil pools.Rafting through Rio Toro located close to La Fortuna, proffers invigorating sights of deep ravines and waterfalls populated with sloths, unique bird forms and monkeys while bracing punishing rapids.

One can sense the imposing beauty of the twin cones of the Arenal Volcano as its spits out lava. Experience the views and sounds of the wilderness at the Tropical Rain Forest in front of the volcano or feel invigorated by a trip to the therapeutic Baldi Hot Springs. Unravel the underground world at the caves of Venado Caves trekking through waterfalls, under and through rock passage paths bustling with bats and stalagmites.

The Palo Verde National Park situated between the Bebedero and Tempisque rivers is the largest marshlands in Costa Rica with its diverse, inimitable ecology rich in flora and fauna. One can hike through Monteverde and the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve to discover the wide influx of unique birds and mammalian forms.

Those who hanker about fishing for big game fish, then Tamarindo, Manuel Antonio and Quepos are the places to head to, where perennially one can easily yank out massive Marlins or have an enjoyable barbecue session with the tuna catch of the day.

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About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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