A vacation is all about stepping outside of the real world for a second and simply enjoying life. It’s about relaxation, peacefulness, and finding that part of yourself that you have recently forgotten. It’s also about having fun! About switching it up a bit and experiencing things that are completely outside of your comfort zone. Choosing the right vacation destination, therefore, is not so easy!
In essence, you want somewhere you can feel all the thrills and excitement that you would want during a trip abroad but also a place that radiates tranquillity and peacefulness. If the task seems too hard, however, do not fear! Because we think we have the answer for you.
Costa Rica is the perfect mid-point between a relaxing getaway and a place where you can really experience the excitement of life again. With this in mind, here are five ways you can both relax and have fun during a Costa Rica vacation and why it is the place for you:
Watersports At Lake Arenal
There’s a weird sort of half-and-half going on when it comes to watersports. On the one hand, it is the biggest thrill of your life, riding the wake and pulling off your first few tricks. But on the other hand, there’s something strangely relaxing about it.
Cruising along the water and simply taking in the beauty of the scenery around you is a feeling that cannot be beaten. The best place to do this is in Lake Arenal, where Volcano Watersports will ensure you have the most adrenaline filled – and weirdly peace-inducing – experience possible!
Relaxing In The Tabacon Springs
If we’re talking about pure relaxation – without doing tricks in mid-air – then you can’t get much better than bathing in the Tabacon Hot Springs. These are gorgeous natural pools, streams and waterfalls where you can feel a full range of physical and mental health benefits. The perfect way to while away an afternoon and simply rejuvenate your body.
Donkey Riding In Tamarindo
Donkey riding around a volcano in Tamarindo? Come on, you can’t beat that! This is one of the most unique, peaceful and downright fun experiences you can have in Costa Rica, with expert tour guides who know how to orchestrate a trip you will never forget. Also donkeys. Donkeys!
Fruit Sampling In San Jose
If you’re in Costa Rica, it can be easy to simply enjoy the gorgeous nature around you. After all, why not? 75% of Costa Rica is covered in woodland, and it is one of the most sustainable countries in the world.
But we would recommend visiting the city of San Jose if you want to get to know the locals and really get a sense of the culture. There’s nothing better than strolling through the markets, sampling the fruit and foods, talking to locals, and simply letting life wash over you.
Discovering The Wildlife In Manuel Antonio
One last mix of adventure and relaxation; taking a guided tour throughout the rainforests of Manuel Antonio is a great way to get the blood pumping and spot as much wildlife as possible. Once again, there are many things that Costa Rica is famous for, but wildlife is right up there as the very best of them.
There’s no better way to conclude your trip than by walking through their natural habitat and simply spending your time picking out as many stunning animals as you can see. Where’s the adrenaline part of this one, you ask? Well, in the jungle of Costa Rica, you never know what you’re going to come across… that should keep you on your toes!