Escape to Adventurous Costa Rica
The United Nations says that Northern America, the Caribbean, and Central America form the geographic continent of North America. By that definition, Costa Rica is undoubtedly part of North America, and what a beautiful part it is. This little country has both a Pacific and Caribbean coast, but our favorite sections are the mountains in the middle.
The Costa Rican highlands, especially around the town of Arenal, are the epitome of an adventurous couple’s getaway. During the day, you can order off the adventure menu from local guide agencies with activities like zip-lining, canyoneering, mountain biking, caving, and white water rafting. There are also adventures you’ll only find in Costa Rica, like hiking to the incredibly blue waterfalls of Rio Celeste. All these activities make Costa Rica vacations an ideal solution for the adventurous traveler.
Costa Rican cuisine is jokingly called a choice of beans and rice or rice and beans, but that said, it is pretty darn delicious! The food may be good, but the accommodations will rock your world. The Arenal Volcano creates abundant hot springs and corresponding resorts. Baldi Hot Springs, the area’s largest, is a mixture of waterslides, splash pools, romantic grottos, and swim-up bars, all fed by the geothermal water. If you’re looking for a more secluded couple’s experience, check out the Arenal Springs Resort and Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa, which are tucked away in the jungle with pools in a natural setting.