A visit to Costa Rica will take you to a world of natural beauty blended within a peaceful community. With a range of exotic and lively flora and fauna in the forests, endless sandy beaches and the local volcano that can splutter to live at any moment, visitors have ample amount of opportunities to explore and seek out an adventure here!
Begin your journey at the sunny city of Liberia where visitors can experience the local rich culture of the country. Next, visit the harbors of the Puntarenas city and get captivated by the local sea culture and work life. Move onto the second largest city of the country: Alajuela and experience the local agricultural farming. Next on the itinerary is the city of Heredia, known for its history of coffee production and its contemporary society. Move onto the capital city of San Jose for its wonderful downtown mix of populace. Visit the iconic colonial architecture of Cartago, before you move onto the city of Puerto Limon.
Like any other country, Costa Rica has its own set of iconic and breathtaking natural attractions. Known for its several volcanic mountains, the Arenal Volcano is one of the most active and popular volcanoes that is located here. The national parks of the Corcovado National Park and the Las Baulas National Marine Park are known for its beautiful and local marina flora and fauna ecosystems. Visitors looking for a quick dip in a waterfall or hot spring pool can visit the Celeste River, known for its pristine turquoise colouration. The isolated island of Isla Quiribri or Uvita Island is one of the most popular destinations for a quick weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of the over populated cities and busy harbors. The San Jose Costa Rica Temple, is one of the most popular temples with its beautiful ornate work and architectural structure apart from being one of the first temples to be built in this country.
With a delightful blend of the local cultures, visitors have a large variety of cuisines to choose from that are a reflection of this exotic blend. The local cuisine of the Gallo Pinto is a must have along with the Casado. While the Salsa Lizano is a delightful blend of the local vegetables along with a hint of sweet curry, it goes best with the Plato del dia, a casado along with fish or meat. To get a perfect taste of the local cuisine, visitors should try the “Cacique”, most commonly accompanied with a mixture of lemon water.
Costa Rica is not without its exciting activities and adventure sports. Apart from a variety of water sports, one can surf, hike, snorkel, windsurf and experience the local wildlife. Visitors can also go rafting over the several rivers that are scattered across the country, for an adrenaline rush Or go fishing at the local spots and selected harbors. Canopy tours and zip lines are a popular attraction over forests canopies and gushing rivers.
However you plan your trip, there are certain factors that need to be kept in mind, especially when it comes to protecting yourself and family. With the distinct possibility of mayhem and mishaps occurring, an ideal safety net will provide a welcoming relief. Flexicover, with its range of single trip travel insurance, multi-trip travel insurance, gap-year travel insurance and many other covers, ensures that you are well equipped for every eventuality.
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