Did you know that The Happy Planet Index shows that the people who live in Costa Rica are the happiest in the world?
If you’ve been lucky enough to visit the country, this information would come as no surprise to you. It’s no accident that Costa Rica always tops the list and is one of the most desirable destinations for travelers coming from every corner of the globe.
Almost forty years ago, the people of Costa Rica made an unprecedented decision to declare a significant portion of their territory as protected land, which would preserve the incredible ecology therein. Today, this decision affords you the ability to experience natural wonders found nowhere else in the world. You have the opportunity to come face-to-face with wildlife you’ve only seen in a zoo, experience year round sunshine, perfectly complimenting pristine beaches, with crystal clear water and legendary surf, as well as jungles full of intrigue as far as the eye can see. If you’re brave, you may even find yourself rappelling down a gorgeous waterfall or ziplining over the breathtaking forest canopy!
Although it’s no secret that Costa Rica is an amazing place to enjoy a getaway, there is an unexpected — but incredibly important aspect to the country that you may not find at a resort or even out in the wilderness. The people who call this beautiful country home are truly the national treasure–and their focus on well-being, the warmth they radiate and their appreciation for life, the Earth, and family are infectious. If you take any time at all to immerse yourself in the culture, you will quickly understand why they report the highest levels of life satisfaction of any society on Earth. There is much to learn from this way of life; if only we could all focus more on “pura vida”, there’s no doubt the world would be an exponentially better place. This phrase is commonly used in Costa Rica, and roughly translates to “pure life,” truly representing the soul of this wonderful country — the people who make it their home.
It’s quite likely that when you come to visit that this eternal optimism will rub off on you. Many who experience life here return home with a desire to live a simpler, more peaceful, yet more focused and fulfilling life.
This makes Costa Rica an amazing place to start the next chapter of your life with the one that you love. We want to invite you to experience Costa Rica. Step outside of the box, and have a true carpe diem adventure. Leave the details to us.