Thinking a trip to Costa Rica is in order? Well, you should! A relatively cheap travel destination, Costa Rica has beautiful rainforests, white sand beaches, waterfall hikes, and an abundance of wild life. Use your visit to explore, check out the biodiversity and perhaps do some service work (our Evolve Costa Rica trip includes the opportunity to plant gardens to help provide food to local children). Plus, you can improve your Spanish skills and take amazing pictures. Here’s a little know-how to get you going:
Pura Vida- Costa Ricans have been using the term Pura Vida (“pure life”) since the 1950’s as a greeting, farewell, and everything in between. It reflects the vibe of the country.
Rain Forest- Costa Rica’s forests fit primarily into three groups—rainforests, cloud forests and topical dry forests—and they’re all freakin’ unbelievable. In some parts, where roads have to cut through places with dense forest populations, they’ll string a line across overhead for monkey crossing!
Volcano- People are constantly visiting Arenal Volcano, even though it’s one of the most active in the world! See lava flowing and enjoy the natural hot springs. You can hike, bike, and zip-line to see the views.
Surfing- With 700 miles of coastline, 50 famous surf breaks, and some of the longest rides in the world, surfing is key to the tico lifestyle. Make sure to grab a board while their and check out skill-appropriate breaks.