Extraordinary Landscape offers Numerous Options for Adventurous Travelers
Adventure Lovers: Consider a Vacation in Costa Rica
By Brian Major
If you’re contemplating an adventurous vacation, you may want to consider visiting Costa Rica. Adventure thrill-seekers flock to the Central American country because of its national parks and protected areas, which include active volcanoes, lush rain forests, towering waterfalls and rapid-filled rivers.
In fact, Costa Rica – also a great honeymoon destination – offers a multitude of adventure activities, and a skilled travel agent can aid vacationers in pinpointing just where to find an ideal volcano-hiking tour, the wettest and wildest river rafting journey, or the perfect snorkeling excursion explore Costa Rica’s stunning marine wildlife.
Heard often around Costa Rica, the phrase “pura vida,” which means “pure life” or “simple life,” describes the care-free lifestyle here and it also encapsulates the country’s progressive policies. The government has long emphasized respect for its natural environment and has been ranked as the top-performing country in the New Economics Foundation’s “Happy Planet Index,” which measures environmental sustainability.
In addition to its environmentally-friendly reputation, Costa Rica features a multitude of adrenaline-pumping options, including hikes along suspension bridges set high amidst tall trees in a rainforest as well as horseback riding, diving, surfing, mountain biking and sport-fishing excursions.