Pura Vida! 3 Reasons to Visit Costa Rica Now

This tiny Central American country may account for just 0.03 percent of the earth's surface, yet is home to six percent of the world's biodiversity. 

With the Caribbean Sea to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west, Costa Rica offers a diverse geography of beach, mountains, volcanos, and tropical forests. This tiny Central American country may account for just 0.03 percent of the earth’s surface, yet is home to six percent of the world’s biodiversity. What to expect? Three major types of tropical rain forests, and plenty of authentic cuisine, playful zip lines, yoga hot spots, and stellar surf.

Monkeying Around
With large canopy trees and heavy precipitation, Costa Rica’s rain forests are blanketed by up to 200 inches of rain fall per year. From animals to plants, species are diverse and plentiful. No need for an alarm clock here; rowdy howler monkeys signal early morning while you sip authentic Costa Rican coffee (reason enough to visit). Additionally, don’t be surprised if a few hang above you during morning beach yoga at Latitude 10 Resort. Namaste!

Zip Lines + Lazy Lunches
Next, head to the inland mountains of the Costa Rican Cloud Forest. Engage your senses in the fog and damp air while flying high through the canopy forest via a high-altitude zip line.

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PATAGONIA

Horseback ride to the Two Towers of Torres del Paine National Park, then sip a Mate (local drink with plenty of zing) and share a family barbeque (lamb, goat, pork and wild boar, or lama) at a Gaucho ranch or local rifugio. Read more ...