Costa Rica holidays take you one of the most stable and prosperous of the Central American countries. Bordering Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south, it has the Caribbean to the east and the Pacific to the west. It is a scenically beautiful country with high mountain peaks, several volcanoes, rivers and lakes, national parks, coffee and banana plantations, and of course, wonderful sandy beaches. With a wide range of habitats, for such a small country, it has an amazing diversity of flora and fauna. As an important element in the economy of the country, tourism is embraced. Visitors are warmly welcomed and standards of facilities are high. Three popular areas on the Pacific coast are Tamarindo, Matapola and Papagayo Bay. However, wherever you go in the counry, you'll find plenty to see and do. Holidays here can be as active or as relaxed as you wish.
The beach resorts can offer a perfect escape for those looking for a retreat from busy lives. Lie in the shade of palm trees on soft, sugary sand and bathe in the warm, clear ocean. Those who are interested can participate in water sporting activities. Sea fishing is an exciting experience when there is a possibility of catching large species such as marlin and swordfish. Those seeking adventure can trek into the rain forests of the Parque Nacional Corcovado; try white water rafting; explore the forest canopy from the rope bridge in the Monteverde Cloudforest; visit the active volcano Poas and much more.
Holiday accommodation comes in many forms, from grand hotels to eco lodges. All provides good amenities and service is excellent. Since restaurants cater for tourists, they serve a wide variety of international cuisine. Local fare is not highly spiced and fresh fruits and vegetables are major ingredients. The staple foods are rice and black beans. Nightlife in all but the capital, San Jose, is fairly low key.
Costa Rica holiday bargains can be taken at any time of year as the temperatures vary little. It has a tropical climate with a wet and dry season. The former lasts from May to November which coincides with the Atlantic hurricane season. The latter is from December until April. The drier side of the country, and therefore the less humid, is on the Pacific coast.
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