Costa Rica Vacations
The main attractions of Costa Rica are amazingly diverse natural beauty, wildlife, bird-watching, black- and white-sand beaches, deep-sea and river fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, casinos, surfing, white-water rafting, volcanoes, horseback riding, good restaurants, world-class resorts and spas, and its friendly, well-educated people
(often known simply as Ticos).
Those who enjoy exotic plants and animals and those who participate in outdoor activities will get the most out of Costa Rica.
To observe the country's varied forests, visitors need to be moderately fit and comfortable with the claustrophobic, often damp jungle environment, or with the hot, dry conditions of the forests in the province of Guanacaste as far south as the northern Nicoya Peninsula.
La Fortuna de San Carlos
Vara Blanca, Alajuela
Team Romance in Costa Rica
Team I Do! Romance had the luxury of visiting two of Costa Rica's most beautiful resorts last October, The Springs Resort and Spa at Arenal and The Peace Lodge and La Paz Waterfall Gardens.
The Springs Resort and Spa was voted one of the seven resorts with the most spectacular views in the world according to CNN, and we have to agree.
Every room has a view of the Arenal Volcano.
We enjoyed ziplining, horseback riding, water-repelling, rock wall climbing, white water rafting, and two private zoos along with mud baths, dozens of natural hot springs spas, spa treatments, and 5-star dining! Please browse through our photo gallery below for images of our stay.
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What to wear
Dress in Costa Rica is conservatively casual. Bathing suits and short shorts are for the beach or river rafting.
You'll feel comfortable during the day in casual sports clothes, but in a good restaurant or at the theater at night, you should adhere to local customs. In San Jose, Tico men wear collared shirts and slacks and women wear skirts, jeans, or dresses, though young adults are prone to adopt a sexier look, with skin-tight jeans de rigueur for women. Dress conservatively in the countryside.
For hiking, wear comfortable shoes (which will most likely get muddy) or lightweight hiking boots, along with lightweight pants and
long-sleeved shirts to guard against thorns and biting insects.
Take along a hat, not only as protection against the sun but also to keep leaves and other rainforest debris out of your hair.
Carry a light raincoat or poncho in the wet season (and stick a couple of sealable plastic bags in your pocket to protect your camera).
We also recommend a change of socks (especially on long-day tours) to help prevent blisters.
You will need warm, waterproof wear for hiking Chirripo and other extreme upland areas.