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Costa Rica Travel – Paradise on Earth

Can you imagine a world where instead of an army we have macaws, sloths, and hummingbirds? A country where nature is stronger and louder than we humans are? Paradise is already existing and it is called Costa Rica. Being home to almost 6% of the world’s biodiversity just in 51 179 km², this beautiful country has everything one can wish for.

Why visit Costa Rica?

While there are tons of tropical destinations around the world, this place is different than the others. 3 reasons to visit Costa Rica:

1.It has a perfect location
Located in Central America, the 288 miles long country is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean sea. Having a tropical climate all year round makes the country an always green, beautiful paradise.

2. Its biodiversity is one of the biggest on the earth
Covering almost 6% of the world’s biodiversity, Costa Rica is home to 29 national parks, more than 12.000 species of plants, and more than 838 types of birds.

3. The people are extremely cool!
The national motto of the country is “Pura Vida“, meaning “enjoy life” or “pure life”. This sentence represents the lifestyle of the country and tells everything about the Ticos, the native people of Costa Rica.

Map of Costa Rica

 

Weather in Costa Rica

So how is the weather in Costa Rica, a tropical country which is located 8 and 11 degrees north of the equator?

If nature was not enough, the weather would definitely win your heart. Being surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Costa Rica has perfect warm weather all day around

The country has 2 main seasons: the dry season is from December to April, and the rainy season is from May to December. While the dry season has lots of sun, the rainy months have their beauty as well. Why to visit paradise during winter?

Rainy season in Costa Rica
Rain is just an element that makes the jungle more alive – the more it rains, the more animals come out, and the greener the jungle is! And even in the rainy season, you will find a lot of fun, so don’t be afraid to visit this beautiful country even when you can get a little wetter – we are not from sugar! The rainy season in Costa Rica is beautiful and the mornings are almost always sunny. 

Costa Rica’s cuisine

If nature and the coast are not enough, the gastronomy of Costa Rica will win your heart for sure. The local cuisine is extremely colorful, using a wide range of ingredients from coconut to plantains, from rice to beans, and from special vegetables to high-quality seafood.

If you want to learn more about the typical foods of Costa Rica, check out this article!

Wildlife in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is home to a wild range of animals one can only imagine: the country has hundreds of species of birds, mammals, and reptiles. Whether you stay in a town or in the middle of the jungle, the sounds are always incredible. So here are our favorite little creations, and you know what? You will meet many of them in your private garden while staying in Casa Lujo Caletas.

1.Scarlet macaw
One of the most unique experiences in Costa Rica (and in Casa Lujo Caletas) is waking up to the sound of these amazing birds. From our balcony, you will see a couple of red macaws flying above the trees every single day. Fun fact: just like many other parrots, scarlet macaws choose their partner for a lifetime, so they always fly together. Once one of them passes away, the other leaves this earth as well. Incredible, isn’t it?

2. White-Faced Capuchin Monkeys
These little monkeys are the most common ones in the whole country. They are playful and super interested in you, but also in your values, so always pay attention to your bag when visiting a beach nearby.

3. Great Kiskadee
Little yellow bird with a loud voice – these small creatures will make your days happy every single day, just by singing, chilling on your balcony, or secretly enjoying your infinity pool. Yes, don’t be surprised: they also love your crystal clear blue water with the amazing view.

4. Whales
Did you know that almost every coast of Costa Rica has the possibility to see whales and dolphins? Pay attention every second cause these beautiful animals can pop up on the surface at any moment.

5. Sloths
One of the cutest animals on the earth has a huge community in our beloved Costa Rica. And the best is that these chilled buddies will always wait for you to take your best pictures, even while crossing the main street in front of your car.

Sounds amazing, doesn’t it? Come and visit us in paradise and get the best out of your stay by enjoying your private home, exploring the area and joining amazing excursions.

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