Costa Rica


Plan your romantic getaway to a country that is perfect for all types of couples. With over half the country covered in forests, romance rhymes with nature in Costa Rica. Whether you want a romantic adventure exploring a volcano and zip-lining, or if you want to soak up rays on a beach and take a dip in a hot spring, Costa Rica has it all.

From rainforests to lush beaches, you’ll be hard pressed to find things to do in Costa Rica that aren’t jaw dropping. The list of what makes a Costa Rica vacation desirable is seemingly endless. The country is stable and safe. It has no army and is a world leader in preserving eco systems, with nearly three dozen conservation areas within its borders. The population has a high literacy rate of over 90%. The place teems with fascinating wildlife. For families, travel to Costa Rica is a marvelous and educational experience. (see more below)
Costa Rica weather experiences two seasons: the “dry season,” similar to summer, that runs from January through April; and the “green or rainy season,” that mimics winter and occurs from May through December. Depending on your itinerary, the “green season” may be desirable: you’ll find lower prices, fewer crowds, and sunny days on the beach, although certain regions of the county do experience heavy rainfall during these months. While Costa Rica may not be particularly expansive, be sure to investigate more about Costa Rica weather to discover which areas you want to visit ahead of time. Costa Rica has its own microclimates that offer great diversity, depending on the geographical area you visit.
You’ll find minimal access to conventional public transportation. Affordable domestic flights, safe private transfers, shuttles, ferries, and rental cars (if you don't mind getting lost on poorly marked roadways), can transport you with little to no hassle from one Costa Rica destination to the next. Of course, TravelStore can help you arrange your travel to Costa Rica in advance, and arrange your transport as part of your trip arrangements.
Costa Rica isn't known as a culinary capital, and does have its own dishes. Black beans and rice are a staple, and a casado is that served with protein as a meal. Gallitos are corn tortillas served with many different optional toppings. Pejibayes (peach palm fruit), is slightly savory, boiled and topped with some mayonnaise. Vuelve a la vida is the local shrimp cocktail, wit seafood combined with red bell pepper, citrus juices, and chiles. Gallo Pinto is a blend of rice, beans, onions, pepper, cilantro, and plantains which are stewed overnight then, warmed up and topped with a fried egg and cheese. On the sweet side, there's helados de sorbetera, a custard-style ice cream flavored with nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves.
Costa Rica: A Traveler’s Literary Companion (B. Ras, & O. Arias), Monkeys Are Made of Chocolate: Exotic and Unseen Costa Rica (J. Ewing), Green Phoenix: Restoring the Tropical Forests of Guanacaste –(W. Allen), The Ticos: Culture and Social Change in Costa Rica(K. Z. Biesanz, M. Biesanz & R. Biesanz).
Jurassic Park & The Lost World, The Happiest Place in the World, After Earth, After Words, 1492: Conquest of Paradise, Spy Kids 2, Suicide Squad.
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