While moving to a new country or a new place, what do you expect from that particular place? Well, I don’t know about your priorities but I always make sure that I should get a lot of new things to try out there, be it their culture, food, and dance, music, art, museums etc. Costa Rica was one of the places I found really interesting because the place has something for everyone and is surely a traveler’s paradise. Whether it is about the country’s national park or volcanoes, coffee plantations, sleepy beach towns, long walks through dense rainforests, or maybe soaking yourself in relaxing hot springs, Costa Rica gives you the opportunity to live a pure life out there. Just pack your bags for Costa Rica and check out some of those really interesting things you should not miss trying when in Costa Rica.
Want to have some coffee? Or maybe chocolates
If you think that you’re one of the biggest coffee aficionados or if you love having chocolates, do not leave Costa Rica because the place if popular for both these delicious ones. Costa Rica is responsible for growing only best-quality Arabica beans to grown on coffee plantations. Well, lucky you because you can give yourself a chance to taste and learn about the whole process i.e. coffee growing, roasting, and brewing. And not just this, the country is also famous for its cocoa beans rich chocolates all covered with nuts and coffee beans are just worth spending money.
What about visiting a market or farm?
Do you know what is the coolest thing you can do in Costa Rica? Visit a local farm or market, shop and eat whatever you want to have. You are definitely going to love the country’s ecotourism. The best part is you’re not just going to meet some amazing and friendly vendors at San Jose’s Central Market. You’ll surely taste some of the amazing fruits you’ve never even heard of and don’t forget to try cas, soursop, water apple, and mamon. Did you ever actually heard about that? Hey, you can even take some fresh bananas, mangoes, and papayas on your way back home.
Explore a cloud forest
If you haven’t ever heard about the fog-shrouded rainforest, let me first tell you about the country’s very popular ecosystem, cloud forest. Elevation and humidity are two things that make this cloud forest special because it creates a low cloud cover. If you really want to experience this beauty, try Monteverde region where visitors visit frequently for bird-watch, get insta-worthy pictures of canopy footbridges, zip-line, wildlife like ocelots and jaguars, and the amazing slow-moving sloths.
Thanks to the incredible wildlife, there are quite a few places where you can see sloths in Costa Rica.
Let’s hike a volcano
You would be amazed to know that the country is home to 6 active volcanoes where some of them are safe enough to go for a hike. You can trek to Poas Volcano’s steaming blue carter pool that can be seen from the lookout station at its namesake national park. There’s another volcano Arsenal Volcano whose foothills are formed by lava flows. Talking about the most approachable volcano Irazu that is encircled in a cloud forest where you can even go by your car and also, the national park is one of the most visited parks in the country.
Anyone up for the spa treatment?
Exploring a new country can be really exciting but what if you can make it more exciting with the help of natural and cost-effective spa treatments? Some of the best and most used treatments for body massage, facial, and body wrap you’ll find at eco-lodges and hotels are coffee, chocolate and mud volcano treatment. And if you really want to get the best for yourself, try spa at Finca Rosa Blanca inn or coffee plantation in Heredia. They are the best in the profession that gives you a multi-treatment session, which includes a chocolate and coffee scrub followed by the fantastic chocolate or coffee-based cocktail. I mean what else you need after a long and tiring day?
About the author: Hi, I am Sydney! I have travelled more than 17 countries from 2015 till now. Nature fascinates me the most and I just live to give my eyes a perfect shot. Follow her journey at Routeprints.