Named “Rich Coast” by early Spanish explorers, this small section of the Central American isthmus was originally thought to hold great treasures. Although they found little gold, the conquistadors encountered a land of verdant forests, smoking volcanoes, and beautiful beaches. Today the country’s natural wealth can be fully appreciated; Costa Rica is a model of natural resource preservation. Over the past thirty-five years, this thoughtful country has created dozens of national parks, more than 50 wildlife refuges, and over 20 biological reserves. Many of these special areas are accessible to visitors. Star attractions include the beautiful beaches and forests of Manuel Antonio National Park, the cloud forest of Monteverde and the amazing geological zone surrounding Arenal Volcano.
Costa Rica is also famous for its temperate climate. The country’s sunnier High Season (December-April) enjoys average temperatures ranging from the mid-70’s to the low 90’s. Evenings are usually cool and comfortable. The wetter Low Season (May-November) is also an excellent time to visit, with similar temperatures and an even greener landscape. For those who enjoy surfing, scuba, and swimming, ocean water temperatures average 74 degrees off both coasts.
This friendly country has something for everyone: fun family resorts, boutique honeymoon retreats and eco-friendly lodges. We travel regularly to Costa Rica, and are constantly updating our catalog of hotels and activities.