Destination of the Month: Costa Rica
Date Posted: 24/09/2019
Home to rugged rainforests, volcanic landscapes, sensational beaches, and a host of spectacular jungle wildlife, including spider monkeys and quetzal birds…
Costa Rica is the perfect place for your next getaway. Enjoy hiking in cloud and rain forests, rest on the golden sandy shores, and discover active volcanoes while you try out yoga, white water rafting, zip-lining, surfing, diving, and snorkelling. A destination with so much to do, experience, and taste,
Costa Rica is guaranteed to be at the top of your wish-list for a sunshine-filled break from everyday life.
Costa Rica usually has no real summer or winter due to its proximity to the earth’s equator. It has its dry season between December to April and the rainy ‘green season’ which runs from May to November. Average temperatures range between 21°C and 27°C generally.
Journey along the Tortuguero Canals to spot manatees, caimans, crocodiles, and sloths or relax on the Osa Peninsula blanketed in rainforest and fringed with endless beaches. For the ultimate Costa Rica experience swim in a waterfall or kick back with a picnic.
Start your mornings in Costa Rica with a delicious breakfast of rice and beans, known as Gallo Pinto. Sample the flavours of a nutrient-rich home-cooked stew made from chunks of beef, sweet potatoes, green plantains, chayote, and carrots – the ultimate hearty meal.
Stop off at the island designated as a national park – The Cocos Island. Scuba dive and discover an array of sea life including hammerhead sharks, dolphins, and rays. Arenal Volcano also awaits your arrival or hike Costa Rica’s tallest mountain Cerro Chirripo.