Why You Should Go to Costa Rica

By October 20, 2016Travel
Among other things, seeing a beautiful waterfall is why you should go to Costa Rica!

Spring Break is approaching fast and if you haven’t booked your trip yet, don’t worry, there’s still time to make airline reservations and other travel arrangements. Naturally, Mexico seems like a great idea for Spring Break. But it’s crowded and rowdy drunk people can get annoying really fast. If you want that warm weather destination with all the scenic landscapes, and the proximity to the US, then forget Mexico and check out Costa Rica.

Things to Do in Costa Rica

Most likely you already know someone who’s been to this Central America country and raved about it. This increasingly popular vacation destination has anything a Spring Breaker could ask for and much, much more. Whether you want to relax under the sun or go on an adventure, or both, Costa Rica is a breathtaking place to see. Smaller than the state of Ohio, you’ll find it easy to get around and explore.

Waterfall in Costa Rica

Take a stroll along a waterfall when you visit Costa Rica!

Arenal Volcano

The Arenal Volcano is located within the properly named Arenal Volcano National Park.  Aside from the scenic views of waterfalls, rivers, and the active Arenal Volcano itself, adventure awaits! Take a guided hike to explore the lush green jungle or rappel down a waterfall for a more in-depth look of the waters rushing toward Lake Arenal. Adventure-seekers can whitewater raft, zip-line throughout the trees or mountain bike across various terrain. For those looking for more laid-back options there’s horseback riding, a canopy tour on a tram and the hot springs where you can soak in the minerals and let your cares melt away.

Arenal Volcano - Costa Rica

Take a guided tour around Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano

The Hanging Bridges are a marvelous way to experience the rainforest and all its beautiful flora and fauna. See wildlife and take plenty of pictures of the sun peeking through the canopy of trees and the gorgeous views looking down to the forest floor. Guided tours are available to ensure you get the most out of this excursion.

Cloud Forest

The diverse ecology is both exciting and calming at the same time. You’ll find lush, green jungle ripe for exploration. Suspension bridges or hanging bridges are also popular because most of the wildlife clings to the higher trees where the sun is able to poke through and provide them with food.  Give your senses the trip of the lifetime and embrace the sights and sounds of this magical place.

Why are they called Cloud Forests? The nature of these rainforests encourage low-level clouds near the tops of the trees.  Imagine walking through clouds and experiencing the natural beauty of the Costa Rican forests.


Of course you’ll want to spend time at the beach but in Costa Rica, there isn’t just one kind of beach. You’ll be able to check out white sands, black sands, pebble coastlines and rocky shores; many within walking distance of the others. From laying out in the sun to romantic walks along the edge of the water, Costa Rica has over 300 beaches for you to access on both the Pacific Ocean side and the Caribbean coast.

Parque Nacional Manuel Antonia

So, why head to this national park while on vacation? The wildlife is a must-see. Playful monkeys like howlers, capuchins and squirrel monkeys are vibrant and friendly. You’re sure to take a picture close to these active creatures as they swing among the trees. The majestic birds that soar above will take your breath away and the iguanas and sloths are all always getting their pictures taken by tourists. With its white sandy beaches, coral reefs and beautiful hiking locations, once you see this slice of paradise you’ll see why the Manuel Antonio National Park is one of the highest rated attractions in all of Costa Rica.

Manuel Antonio National Park - Costa Rica

Experience the lush jungles of Costa Rica in Manuel Antonio National Park.


The most famous spot for partying is Jaco. It’s a bustling beach town that is increasingly becoming THE place for all of Costa Rica. And Spring Breakers will find a lot of company here. Its improving reputation and safety have only enhanced its appeal and they offer quite a few options for having fun once the sun begins its descent. Other spots in San Jose, Puerto Viejo, Tortuguero and Tamarindo are other localized hot spots you’ll want to check out.

Costa Rica Spring Break Temps: 80 Degrees!


If you’re looking to book a flight for Spring Break and create your own customized land and tour packages to make the most out of your vacation to Costa Rica then call Jaya Travel today.

You’ll love experiencing the wonders of Costa Rica. Relax by the pool or the beach,  feel the wind rush through your hair as you zip-line through the rainforest.

Traveling with a group? We have great group rates available too!

Call Jaya Travel today to book your Spring Break!

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