If you wish to spend a holiday caught between the sea and the sky, basking in the tropical sun or exploring lush forests, look no further than the resplendent country of Costa Rica in South America. With a name that roughly translates to ‘rich coast,’ its offerings can please anyone’s need for a luxury vacation.
Bordering the Caribbean Sea to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the West, Costa Rica has no shortage of beaches. Choose from any of the Guanacaste beaches on the Pacific side of the country and start working on your tan. This 200 km sandy stretch boasts clear waters perfect for surfing, diving, swimming, and fishing. Tamarindo Beach in Santa Cruz, Guanacaste is another popular destination for surfers and divers. Montezuma, another beach town, offers a variety of luxury villas and luxury beach resorts for those who simply wish to relax without a single care in the world.
Costa Rica treats its rich natural environment with the respect it deserves. The country is known for its progressive environmental policies and meets the 5-point criteria that measure environmental sustainability. As such, it can only be expected that the country features many lovely parks that benefit and excite tourists and scientists alike. Among the popular environment-friendly attractions in Costa Rica are Corcovado National Park in the Osa Peninsula, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Rincon de la Vieja National Park, and Tortuguero National Park. This environmentalist approach gives Costa Rican resorts a leg up among other luxury Caribbean resorts.
Be sure to take the time to hit the streets and go on a historically relevant tour with your taste buds. Costa Rican cuisine features a mix of recipes that trace their origins to Native American, Spanish, and African dishes. Must-tries include the Gallo Pinto—the country’s national dish, Casado, and Bocas.
Begin planning your holiday today and book any of Villaway’s luxury Caribbean villas for a truly rich stay in Costa Rica.