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5 Reasons Why You Should Travel to Costa Rica

5 Reasons Why You Should Travel to Costa Rica

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5 Reasons Why You Should Travel to Costa Rica

The Central American country of Costa Rica sometimes flies under the radar for travelers to Latin America, who prefer the larger heavy hitters such as Peru, Brazil, and Mexico. But in many ways, Costa Rica offers even more than these destinations for travelers. Pristine natural environments, active volcanoes, and blissful beaches are just some of the reasons you should make your next big adventure to Costa Rica. In this article, we’ll talk you through some of the main reasons why you should travel to Costa Rica.

Volcanoes

Costa Rica is a land dominated by volcanoes, making it perfect for an adventurous traveler. There are currently six active volcanoes in the country, as well as around 60 dormant ones. Many of these volcanoes are popular with travelers, who come to hike up to the craters and explore the surrounding scenery. Arenal volcano in the north of Costa Rica is probably the most popular, with natural hot springs and picturesque scenery to admire.

Beaches

The coastal areas of Costa Rica are as beautiful as inland. Guanacaste province in the north-west of the country is nicknamed the “Golden coast”, due to the sheer number of stunning sandy beaches that are on offer to travelers. Flamingo Beach, Playa Tamarindo and Playas del Coco are just some of the beaches on offer in the region, perfect for sunbathing, surfing and relaxing with your family. If you’re planning a beach break in Guanacaste, then why not rent out an all-inclusive villa with your friends or family? All the amenities of a luxury resort are included, with the added bonus of your privacy. Check out Villa de la Luna for more information.

Wildlife

Whilst many Latin American countries have sadly been desecrating their national environments, Costa Rica has long taken a different approach. The country is one of the most environmentally minded in the world, with protected forests, clean beaches, and strong wildlife laws. This makes it one of the best places in the world for spotting wildlife in its natural environment. Sloths laze about, toucans fly in colorful flocks from forest to forest, and howler monkeys swing through the trees. Meanwhile, at the coast, sea turtles lay their eggs on the beaches, humpback whales breach the surface of the water, and saltwater crocodiles divide their time between the rivers and the sea. There is something remarkable to see at every turn.

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National Parks

As mentioned, the Costa Rican authorities have protected much of their natural environment, and this is done mainly in the form of the creation of protected national parks. The cloud forest of Monteverde is home to 2.5% of the world’s biodiversity, a staggering amount when noting its tiny size. The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is a wonderful place to visit, protecting this life for future generations. 

Coffee

It’s fair to say that the modern world thrives on coffee, most of us can’t function in the morning without our first cup. You may not know then that Costa Rica produces some of the best coffee in the world – in fact, it is one of the country’s main exports and some estimates suggest that the average Costa Rican drinks six cups per day! If on vacation in Costa Rica, you’ll want to take a visit to one of the country’s coffee plantations and make sure to grab a bag of Costa Rica’s finest to bring home with you.

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If you care about the environment and love getting out and about with nature, then you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better vacation destination in the world than Costa Rica. The amazing wildlife, stunning scenery, and towering volcanoes combine to make it one of the most appealing travel destinations in the world. There are plenty of great hotels and resorts in the country, but for something extra special, and with an added dose of privacy, why not rent a private villa in Guanacaste province? Prices start at just $189 per person per night, and this price is all-inclusive, meaning you get every amenity you would expect from a luxury hotel, without having to share the pool with strangers! Villa de la Luna also overlooks the Pacific Ocean, giving you the most incredible morning view when savoring your first cup of Costa Rican coffee.

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Why Costa Rica is the Perfect Family Vacation Destination

Why Costa Rica is the Perfect Family Vacation Destination

Why Costa Rica is the Perfect Family Vacation Destination

While it can sometimes seem stressful, traveling to Costa Rica allows families of all ages the chance to step out of their comfort zone and experience things they never have before. When choosing to vacation in Costa Rica, children will be exposed to a new culture and experience sights they’ve never seen before, and adults will have the opportunity to truly appreciate what’s around them by relaxing and being in the moment.

Traveling the world gives families the chance to connect in ways that aren’t possible at home.

Family Bonding

When on vacation, families fully dedicate all of their time to each other, creating a bonding experience like no other. Being away from the demands of the day-to-day, fast-paced life grants an opportunity for the family to spend time doing nothing but relaxing and enjoying each other’s company.

Whether deciding to enjoy a day at the Villa or out exploring Costa Rica on an excursion, any and every day of your trip provides an opportunity to make life-long memories both you, your kids and grandkids will treasure. Even the simplest experiences, such as sitting around the dinner table and sharing a meal together, can become cherished moments. Vacations are the time when parents can bond with their children and siblings can also spend quality time together.

New Cultures and Experiences

Traveling to Costa Rica will give you a unique chance to experience the people, food, and culture. Children tend to absorb knowledge more through experiential learning, like embracing new cultures and customs first hand, tasting new cuisines and being exposed to new languages. By choosing to travel to Costa Rica with younger children, it will not only broaden their sense of reality but will set them up for different experiences in the future.

World Appreciation

Taking a vacation is not just about taking pictures of beautiful sunsets and seeing different landmarks, it also encompasses an understanding of humanity and the world in general. Seeing the world will make travelers of all ages explore a new environment or meet interesting people who can offer a fresh perspective to life. Children are naturally more inquisitive than adults, so having them around makes the family as a whole see what they otherwise might not have noticed. And seeing children’s reactions to the world’s most extraordinary sights and scenery can remind an adult to feel that appreciation, too. Children also have a tendency to ask more questions, so by trying to provide an answer, the whole family can learn something new.

Life Enriching

One of the greatest benefits in traveling to Costa Rica is the way it enriches each person’s life. For a family, this can simply stem from enjoying a day spent relaxing at the Villa, having the time to spend with one another. Even short trips can encourage children to focus on accumulating memories and experiences, rather than possessions. Family adventures promote independence, self-confidence and interpersonal skills, and the more families travel together, the more their curiosity, sense of adventure, ideas grow.

Traveling to Costa Rica with family holds many benefits that will create life-long memories. From the moment you get to Costa Rica to long after arriving home, a vacation can be one of the most rewarding adventures a family can have together.

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All-inclusive Dining at Villa de la Luna

All-inclusive Dining at Villa de la Luna

One of the best parts of traveling to another country is experiencing the flavors that belong to that country and culture. As part of the all-inclusive amenities, you’ll get to experience some of the best Latin cuisine prepared daily by our on-site chef. Meals include breakfast, lunch, dinner, as well as snacks and desserts. To see some of our favorites, click the menu below!


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What to Pack When Traveling to Costa Rica

What to Pack When Traveling to Costa Rica

We have been receiving many questions lately on what exactly you will need to pack when visiting Villa de la Luna in Costa Rica, so we decided to put together a very quick, and easy “Costa Rica Checklist” for you!

What you will need does sometimes depend on the time of the year you choose to join us in paradise. Costa Rica has “rainy seasons” that marvel the rainy season experienced in Florida, United Stated: Sunshine almost all day, shower mid-day, followed by a clear and beautiful night afterwards. This predictability lets our guests pack as they would any other time of year, but it is recommended to bring a rain jacket or rain boots!

Here is a general understanding of what you will need to prepare for your trip to Costa Rica! If you have any additional questions about what you will need and what we recommend to leave home, please contact us here or on FacebookTo print our Checklist, please just click on the photo!

 

What Makes Costa Rica So Unique

What Makes Costa Rica So Unique

Taking a trip to a foreign country offers a world of unknown and differences from where you currently reside. Costa Rica is especially one of the most fascinating countries to visit for the unique experience you’ll receive.

Costa Rica is not over the top with sky-rise buildings and huge shopping malls. Instead, Costa Rica is full of wildlife, a rich and thriving Rainforest, and cities that will allow you to forget your big-world worries and get more in touch with people and nature.

Wondering what some of the differences of Costa Rica may be? Here are a few things that set Costa Rica apart from many other countries!

 

Costa Rica Runs on Renewable Energy

Throughout 2016, Costa Rica has developed a running streak where the entire country runs strictly on renewable energy. This has been in the works since 2014 but was not until recently that other sources of energy have been derived. This allows us to use our resources for energy without harming our beautiful and delicate ecosystem.

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Tropical Rainforests

Costa Rica is made up of 51% tropical rainforests. Besides providing tons of exciting tours and activities for tourists, rainforests benefit the country and the world in many ways. By absorbing carbon dioxide, rainforests help to reduce the effects of worldwide climate change. In addition to the important role rainforests play in Earth’s climate, they also are an important home to about half of the species of plants and wildlife on the planet. Because who doesn’t love reducing carbon dioxide and providing a home for plants and wildlife?

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Perfect Weather All Year

The average temperature year-round in Costa Rica is 76 °F. Verano, or summer, is known as the “dry season” and lasts from December to the beginning of April. There is usually little to no rain during the dry season, allowing optimal activities for everyone. Invierno, or the rainy season, is also known as the “green season.” The rainy season lasts from April until the middle of December and brings a predictable rain schedule that can be comparable to that of Florida in the United States. Those traveling to Costa Rica are suggested to plan their trips to be active in the mornings and evenings, while resting and relaxing in the afternoon. The rainy season feeds the Rainforest and brings about a new color and wildlife experience that is unlike any other. The rich ecosystem is thriving and in its prime during this time of year.

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Costa Rica is a one-of-a-kind country and offers much more than the mind could ever imagine. Visit Costa Rica and see just how incredible this beautiful country is!

 

 

Pura Vida!

Why Costa Rica Is The Perfect Spring Break Destination

Why Costa Rica Is The Perfect Spring Break Destination

There is no break more desirable than Spring Break! What better way to finally escape the lingering winter months than by escaping to a tropical paradise? Whether a girl’s (or guy’s) week away from college or a family trip that the kids will never forget, there is something in Costa Rica for everyone to enjoy! Villa de la Luna is a great place to stay if you want to be pampered, but also want to enjoy some quiet time.

See what’s waiting for you in Costa Rica for Spring Break!

  • There’s nothing better than a day spent by the pool, with only a quick 5-minute walk to the beach

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  • Everyone will have their own space to unwind… with a view!

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  • There are excursions and activities for everyone to enjoy

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  • All-inclusive amenities will save money on food and beverages

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  • Costa Rica is experiencing it’s “dry” season, so weather will be gorgeous and ecosystem thriving

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Convinced that Costa Rica would be the perfect getaway for Spring Break? Check our availability and click here to request dates!