It’s no accident that Costa Rica always tops the list as the happiest country in the world. It is one of the most desirable destinations for travelers coming from every corner of the globe because there is something for everyone to enjoy. Not only is the list of things to do here endless but the culture and locals are unforgettable.
If you’ve been lucky enough to visit the country, this information would come as no surprise to you. The Happy Planet Index shows that the people who live in Costa Rica have higher well-being than the residents of many rich nations, including the USA and the UK. 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 fulfilling life. Costa Rica also focuses on sustainability and has achieved a per capita Ecological Footprint that’s just one-third of the size of the USA’s. We don’t know about you.. but saving the planet makes us pretty happy!
Being surrounded by nature and some of the most incredible unique species will humble and excite you. Explore tropical beaches, lush rainforests, and numerous waterfalls throughout this paradise. 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. Visiting paradise will have you taking a deeper look into yourself, your lifestyle, and how you contribute to the world.
Looking for more reasons to visit paradise? Check out our Top 10 Things to do in Costa Rica