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Costa Rica - Why You Should Visit in 2024: A Traveler's Guide by Zindis Vacation Rentals

Added: Jan 06, 2024
Category: Things to do

Welcome to Costa Rica, a land of stunning rainforests and beautiful beaches.

One of the most popular Costa Rican locations is Guanacaste. Located in the northwestern province of Costa Rica, and it is a jewel waiting to be discovered. This region offers a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and adventure that sets it apart as a top destination. Zindis Vacation Rentals invites you to discover why 2024 is the perfect year to experience all that Guanacaste has to offer.

Costa Rica History

Costa Rica's history is a story of diverse cultures, Spanish arrival in the early 16th century, and a unique path to a beautiful, peaceful, nation.

Unlike its neighbors, Costa Rica experienced relative peace during colonization, which shaped its identity based on democracy and equality.

In 1821, Costa Rica declared independence from Spain, briefly joined Mexico, and later became an independent nation in 1838. A remarkable moment in its history occurred in 1948 when Costa Rica abolished its army, setting it apart as a peaceful nation in the region.

Today, Costa Rica is known for its commitment to the environment and progressive policies, making it a welcoming and peaceful destination.

Culture and Language

Costa Rica's culture is a vibrant blend of indigenous and Spanish influences, highlighted by the phrase "Pura Vida", which means Pure Life and only symbolizes a simple and joyful way of life. While Spanish is the main language, English is also commonly spoken, especially in tourist areas. The culture is rich with traditional festivals, music, and delicious food, featuring local ingredients like coffee, chocolate, and tropical fruits. It's a culture that embraces life's pleasures and the warmth of its people.

Currency and Economy

Costa Rica uses the Costa Rican Colón as its currency, reflecting the nation's natural wealth and biodiversity. Despite its small size, Costa Rica has a stable economy driven by tourism, agriculture, and technology. This economic stability has contributed to the country's reputation as a welcoming and thriving destination for both business and leisure travelers.

Costa Rica also accepts American currency. There is no need to exchange your US dollars for Colones as both American and Costa Rican currencies are accepted.

Costa Rican Cuisine- Oh The Flavors:

Costa Rican cuisine is known for its simplicity and tastiness. It includes dishes like "Gallo Pinto", a mix of rice, black beans and vegetables, and "Casado", a hearty plate with rice, beans, meat or fish, and side dishes like plantains and salad. What makes the cuisine special is the use of local spices and the freshness of the fish.

Also, Costa Rican coffee and chocolate are some of the best flavored in the world. When in Costa Rica don’t pass up the delicious tropical fruits with their sweet, sour and even savory flavors.

Facts about Costa Rica

  • Rich Biodiversity: Costa Rica is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. Despite covering only 0.03% of the Earth's surface, it is home to approximately 5% of the world's total biodiversity.

  • No Army Since 1948: Costa Rica abolished its military in 1948 and redirected military funds towards education and healthcare. It remains one of the few countries in the world without a standing army.

  • Renewable Energy: Costa Rica is a leader in renewable energy production. It often runs on 100% renewable energy, primarily from hydropower, wind, and geothermal sources.

  • Blue Zones: The Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica is one of the world's seven "Blue Zones", where people tend to live longer and healthier lives. The region's lifestyle and diet contribute to its inhabitants' longevity.

  • Environmental Conservation: Costa Rica is dedicated to conservation efforts, with nearly 25% of its land protected in national parks and reserves. It is committed to becoming the world's first carbon-neutral country.

The Best Time to Visit

The jury is out on the actual “best time to visit Costa Rica”. If you prefer dry, sunny days, then visit from December to May. If you like lush green landscapes and fewer crowds, the Green Season from June to November is a good choice, but expect occasional, warm rain. December is great for festivals, cultural experiences, and great energy!

Must-Visit Attractions and Activities

Costa Rica offers a wealth of must-visit attractions and activities that promise unforgettable experiences.

One spectacular and popular experience is to visit Diamante Eco Adventure Park. Here you can embark on thrilling adventures like riding Central America’s longest ocean view zip line over a lush canopy, encountering wildlife in a wildlife sanctuary, or even walking across a hanging suspension bridges for a unique perspective of the rainforest.

Diamante also offers an amazing Cultural Tour to include how to make Coffee, Cocoa and Sugarcane, and also a petting farm and jungle course for children.

For relaxation and rejuvenation, the Vandara Hot Springs provide a soothing retreat. Here, you can unwind in natural thermal pools surrounded by beautiful gardens, creating a tranquil and serene atmosphere.

Another favorite activity at Vandara is applying the mineral rich mud which comes directly from the volcano while enjoying a picturesque waterfall along the river. It’s truly a tropical paradise in the dry rainforest.

If you have a love of the ocean, consider a boat ride through Costa Rica's golden coast. This allows you to get up close to the country's rich biodiversity, including dolphins, sea turtles, bat rays, and all kind of marine life. Captain Zodiac’s Boat Adventures offer the best and most professional boat rides n the Guanacaste area.

Costa Rica's attractions and activities offer something for everyone, whether you're an adrenaline junkie, a nature enthusiast, or simply in search of relaxation among stunning natural beauty.

Once again - Why 2024 is Your Year for Costa Rica

The year 2024 brings with it a release from the pandemic, a new start from the past few years and NOW is the time to launch that with a trip to Costa Rica! 2024 is a great time to begin traveling, exploring a new place and enjoying new adventures.

We are here to help you plan an unforgettable trip to Costa Rica.

Why Zindis?

We make your dream vacation a reality.

  • 18 Years of Experience: We know Costa Rica inside out. Our long-standing presence ensures you get the best, most reliable advice and service.

  • Trusted Providers: We partner with the best to offer you top-notch accommodations and experiences.

  • Activities Specialist: Our team specializes in creating custom adventures, from thrilling outdoor activities to tranquil beach days.

Choose from our luxury homes, condos, and villas in prime locations. Enjoy fully equipped spaces, private pools, and services tailored to your needs.

Explore Guanacaste’s beauty at your pace and let our activities specialists craft your perfect experience.

Book now for memories that last a lifetime.

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