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What to expect from your visit to Costa Rica

Added: Nov 28, 2023
Category: Things to do

What to expect from your visit to Costa Rica?

You’re about to explore Costa Rica, a place where nature is abundant and its name is honored with the richness of its people's culture. But what does it really mean when it comes to visiting this beautiful country? As you eagerly await your travel date, we're here to share important details about your upcoming trip.

Your adventure in Costa Rica begins as you land and make your way to the Zindis offices for check-in, where your House Manager will be ready to accompany you to your Zindis Vacation Rental.  Zindis offers beautiful homes in Playas del Coco, Playa Hermosa, Playa Panamá, or Playa Ocotal. So let’s begin!

Guanacaste's Natural Beauty:

Beach Hopping: Costa Rica is world wide renowned for its natural beauty, and Guanacaste doesn't disappoint. It spotlights an array of stunning beaches, each with its unique charm. Whether you're a fan of surfing, sunbathing, or beachcombing, there's a beach for you. Don't miss Playas del Coco for a vibrant atmosphere, Playa Hermosa for  calm and serenity, Playa Panamá for breathtaking views, and Playa Ocotal for its peaceful ambiance. They’re also conveniently close by car to other beaches such as: Playa Penca, Playa Matapalo, Playa Flamingo, Playa Grande… and so many other gems.

Adventure Tours: Everybody knows Costa Rica is a synonym for Adventure, Ziplining, Exploring, and Relaxing. Whether you’re hiking volcanic landscapes, going scuba diving, taking a boat day tour, or horseback riding along the beach, the region offers a plethora of thrilling activities all in a lush, green, environment. Try canopy tours, volcano hikes, or ATV adventures, these offer the best perspectives to really get to know the country!

Wildlife Encounters: Costa Rica is a biodiversity hotspot. Take a guided tour through one of the many national parks or authorized and monitored animal sanctuaries in the area to spot diverse wildlife, including howler monkeys, sloths, and a wide variety of tropical birds. 

Vandará at Rincon de la Vieja National Park and Diamante Eco Adventure Park's Animal Sanctuary are some of the best choices to see animals that are indigenous to Costa Rica.
Water Activities: The warm Pacific ocean is perfect for snorkeling, scuba diving, and deep-sea fishing. Explore the underwater wonders by boat.  You'll see colorful coral reefs, and exotic sea life like whales, dolphins, turtles, bat rays, and more!  Also, this is a great option for beach hopping, since taking the tour by boat allows you to see several spots in one day.
 

If planning your vacation starts to feel like a not-so-relaxing experience, make sure to contact our Activities Specialists, we’ll be happy to do the work based on our expertise.

Embracing Local Customs:

Costa Ricans, or "Ticos" are known for their friendly and welcoming nature. To experience their culture yourself, consider these customs and traditions:

Pura Vida: The national motto, "Pura Vida," embodies the Costa Rican way of life. It translates to "pure life" and represents a laid-back and happy outlook. Embrace this philosophy during your stay.

Tico Cuisine: Savor traditional dishes like gallo pinto (rice and beans), casados (typical Costa Rican meals), and ceviche. Don't forget to try the local coffee, which is among the best in the world.

Dance and Music: Join in the local dance culture by learning the steps to salsa, merengue, and cumbia. You'll find that Ticos are always ready to teach a few moves.

The Most Enriching Experiences:

Aside from the incredible natural beauty and customs, your visit to Guanacaste promises several enriching experiences:

Sunset Watching: Guanacaste is famous for its spectacular sunsets. Make it a daily ritual to find a picturesque spot on the beach and watch the sun dip below the horizon.

Relaxation and Wellness: Costa Rica is one of the few places in the world where relaxation and wellness are truly embedded within the country’s environment and nature. Take advantage of the tranquil atmosphere to enjoy spa treatments, yoga, and meditation.

Support Local Communities: Engage in eco-friendly and sustainable tourism by supporting local businesses and artisans. Purchase souvenirs and products from local markets to contribute to the community. And if you’re visiting during social events, make sure to stop by and get a glimpse of life and culture in Costa Rica.

Your visit to Costa Rica, particularly Guanacaste, promises a memorable experience for everyone. Embrace the local customs, enjoy enriching experiences, and create memories that will last a lifetime. So, get ready for a journey that will undoubtedly leave you with a deep appreciation for the "Pura Vida" way of life in this extraordinary country.



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