Costa Rica Countdown
Pura Vida!!! This phrase, meaning pure life, perfectly sums up all that is great about Costa Rica. From the pristine beaches to the luxury hotels, there’s something for everyone in this beautiful Central American country. You know you’ve felt the urge to hop on a plane and spend the next week there, but in case you’re still not convinced, below is a Top 10 Countdown of why you should indulge yourself and your team in the pure life.
10. Croc Bridge
Like Crocs? I’m referring to the animal, not the comfortable half shoe/half sandal that employees of the medical field like to sport around hospitals. If you do like the animal, take a drive from San Jose down towards Herradura and stop at the iconic “Croc Bridge” for about fifteen minutes. The river below is full of crocodiles of all sizes. They gather below the bridge because people used to throw food to them there. The locals have stopped doing that, but the crocs still call the area home. You would be hard-pressed to find another location anywhere with more crocodiles in one place. Selfie time!
Whether you’re a surfer girl or a feet-in-the-sand kind of guy, Costa Rica’s beaches are for you. All beaches in Costa Rica are public, and some of the best are at Manuel Antonio National Park and Jaco Beach. Manuel Antonio’s beaches are extremely beautiful and very relaxing, while Jaco Beach is surfer central. Both are great locations to spend the day.
No waves, no glory. Costa Rica is home to some of the greatest waves in the world! Surfers from across the globe come to Costa Rica to experience its epic surf. If you’ve never surfed before but would like to give it a shot, there are lots of guides who will teach you at an affordable price. It doesn’t matter if you’re on the Caribbean or the Pacific side, there are a ton of great spots to catch a wave.