Why Costa Rica Needs To Be On Your Bucket List

I recently took an amazing, whirlwind trip to Costa Rica and fell in love with the country. There is so much to see, to do and to eat. I’m always up for any destination with great coffee, but I now want Costa Rica on the top of everyone’s bucket list.

1)    Activities

Costa Rica is on every adventure lover’s bucket list, but it really offers something for everyone not just thrill seekers and backpackers. While in Costa Rica, I went hiking, zip-lining, took both a mixology class and coffee class and got one of the best massages I’ve ever had. Beyond the activities that I experienced, there is surfing, kayaking, white water rafting, canyoning and bird watching (just to name a few). If you’re a sun seeker, there are tons of amazing beaches to relax on.

 Zip-lining at the Congo Trails Adventure Center

Zip-lining at the Congo Trails Adventure Center

 Sloth in La Fortuna

Sloth in La Fortuna

 Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park

Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park

2)    Hotels

I stayed at two amazing hotels during my trip. The first, Nayara Springs, made me wonder why I traveled half way across the world to Bora Bora for my honeymoon. Each villa has a private plunge pooled filled with untouched water from the volcanic hot springs. The views are stunning, and the service is impeccable. The second, Andaz Peninsula Papagayo, is sleek and modern yet rustic and charming. The pools are gorgeous and were more than enough, but a brand-new beach house is opening in December!

 Villa at Nayara Springs Resort

Villa at Nayara Springs Resort

 Pools at Andaz Peninsula Papagayo

Pools at Andaz Peninsula Papagayo

1)    Food

Everything I ate on this trip was delicious. Costa Rica is becoming a serious foody destination! Everything is fresh and prepared with considerable care. Both hotels offered mixology classes and coffee classes. From the local cuisine to the sushi at Nayara Springs, everything was top notch!

 Desert at Andaz's restaurant, Ostra

Desert at Andaz's restaurant, Ostra

 Coffee class at Nayara Springs

Coffee class at Nayara Springs

 Mixology class at Andaz's restaurant, Chao Pescao

Mixology class at Andaz's restaurant, Chao Pescao

 Ceviche class at Andaz's Ostra

Ceviche class at Andaz's Ostra

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