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Planning Your Winter Vacation In Costa Rica

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National Theatre of Costa Rica in San Jose

Winter Vacation In Costa Rica: There’s no better time to get away and enjoy some sun and sand then when you’re feeling the winter blues during the cold winter months. While summer is a popular vacation season due to the fact the kids are off from school, there are actually various benefits of a winter getaway aside from escaping the harsh winter weather, including lower prices and less crowds. Costa Rica is a popular destination all year-round due to its warm climate and the fact that various activities like Costa Rica sportfishing, sightseeing, and of course, enjoying the beach. Whether it’s tropical beaches, wildlife reserves, or lush forests that you’re looking for, Costa Rica’s diverse terrain offers something in this paradise for every traveler during the winter season.

Beach Bums

Beach Jaco - pacific coast of Costa Rica

Those who love a good day at the beach will absolutely adore the sparking 80-mile coastlines of the Nicoya Peninsula. This spot, as well as the Nicoya Peninsula is ideal for beach bums, surfers, and those just looking to escape the cold winter climate. Costa Rica’s beaches are known for being pristine and the water crystal-clear, as well as an ideal place for fisherman interested in Costa Rica sportfishing.

Nature Lovers

Rainforest by Arenal Volcano

Costa Rica is the ideal place for nature lovers, as the island is chock-full of national parks, unique wildlife, and various sites like volcanoes. Whether you’re visiting the Arenal Volcano or Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, you are sure to run into unique sites and sounds to photograph and record. A few Costa Rica national parks to look into including Corcovado National Park, Manuel Antonio National Park, and Tortuguero National Park. La Paz Waterfall Gardens and the Tabacón Hot Springs are also other must-sees for nature lovers.

Adventure Seekers

Costa Rica hiking

Are you more of an adventurer? Costa Rica is the ideal place for exploring, hiking, and even zip-lining above Monteverde’s Cloud Rainforest. Hike Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano or fly through the sky and answer the call of the wild going at lightning speed on a zip line. Whatever your preference, Costa Rica offers a variety of adventure, regardless of age.



If you’re a shop-a-holic, you won’t be disappointed with Costa Rica’s various assortments of street malls and markets. Aside from selling premium Costa Rican coffee, vendors also make a good business of selling handcrafted items like clothing and souvenirs imported from Guatemala, Panama, and Ecuador. If you’re looking for a great gift to bring back to family and friends, then coffee is the answer. At a steal for only $3 to $6 per pound, it makes for an ideal gift at a fantastic price.

Whether you’re looking to relax on the beach all day, take in the nature around you, find adventure, or do some great local shopping, Costa Rica offers something for everyone, no matter if you’re planning a vacation with friends and family, particularly in the winter months. As a great escape from the daily mundane life of work and chores, it also provides the perfect getaway from the freezing cold temperatures and offers memories that will last a lifetime.

Carolyn T. is a journalist who enjoys traveling and adventure. Share your view on “Planning Your Winter Vacation In Costa Rica” in the comment section below.

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