Costa Rica - The Pure Breaks Top Picks
For any adventure seeking and wildlife lover, Costa Rica is a must. Leading the way with its biodiversity, holidays to this country will not disappoint. Their coffee is not bad either.
Pure Breaks specialise in responsible holidays to Costa Rica that immerse travellers into wonderful natural surroundings allowing the senses to really explore all things wild. If you are a bit more adventure seeking but still want a holiday with great comfort and luxurious places to stay, then Costa Rica will not disappoint. Perfect for family holidays, special occasions and those seeking mind blowing wildlife encounters.
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Why Costa Rica?
Pure in wildlife, pure in culture, and one of the happiest countries in the world, nestled between the Caribbean and the Pacific Oceans, Costa Rica’s range of landscapes are a never-before-seen bio-diverse environment. Meaning ‘rich coast’ in Spanish, Costa Rica inspires travellers to reconnect to nature, and immerse themselves in all it has to offer. While relatively small, Costa Rica is a megadiverse country, holding 5% of the world’s species, which are under fierce protection of the government. Money previously used on the army is being used to protect the environment, and improve health and education – an unusual move for a country, but one that is demonstrably having positive impacts, such as curbing deforestation.
30 National Parks are spread throughout the country, covering 25% of the land, as well as three UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, La Amistad Reserve and National Park, and Cocos Island National Park. From one day to the next you could be trekking through cloud forest on the trail of indigenous birds, white water rafting down the iconic Pacuare river, lazing on a paradise beach, ziplining through tree-tops, cruising along the shallows at sunset, canyoning, or hiking around one of the 200 volcanic formations.
The diversity of wildlife here is something out of National Geographic – with over 500,000 types of species in total, and over 900 species of bird. We’re talking bright toucans, howler monkeys, vibrant poison-dart frogs, resplendent quetzals, rainbow-coloured macaws, mighty crocodiles, three-toed sloths, over 50 species of hummingbird, and plenty more. A mixture of cultures has led to a vibrant and blended country, with many holidays centering around religion. Costa Ricans – locally known as ‘Ticos’ – are some of the friendliest people, and are polite and laid-back – creating an atmosphere of happiness and relaxation.
Never go hungry, with sodas serving delicious food such as casado, gallo pinto, arroz con pollo, and freshly prepared ceviche, created with fresh ingredients and showcasing Costa Rica’s rich culture through mouth-watering flavours and ingredients. Eco and responsible travel has a firm footing here, which is why it is a destination we at Pure Breaks feel so passionate about. Let us show you this priceless jewel so that you too fall in love with the Pura Vida way.
Where is Costa Rica?
Useful Costa Rica Country Information
Planning for your Costa Rica holiday is essential, whether that be official government details or general travel advice and what to pack.
The following Costa Rica travel resources should be useful:
Health & Safety
Plugs & Adapters
BBC Travel on Costa Rica