Spend an Exotic Christmas in the Best Central America Country
A Christmas vacation in Costa Rica is one the most memorable experiences you could ever dream. Read all about the best places to go and what to plan when you spend an exotic Christmas in the best Central American country of all.
Skipping the freezing cold of home at Christmas time for the chance to luxuriate in an idyllic tropical haven is about as good as life can get, and when you choose to spend an exotic Christmas in the best Central American country of all, you’re guaranteed a totally unforgettable adventure. Given the fact that many people have a substantial amount of vacation days from work, this is actually a very popular travel option and we’ve planned once-in-a-lifetime adventures here, at Christmas, for families and honeymooners alike.
One of the most recurring complaints we constantly hear is that once you spend a Christmas in Costa Rica, you’ll find it immensely difficult to plan a better one. We couldn’t agree more! Soaking up the sunrays on a pristine Costa Rica beach or exploring luscious jungles in search of sloths and monkeys, certainly makes this a unique destination to end a hectic year of work and school and to start a new one totally refreshed.
Moreover, Costa Rica boasts its own charming Christmas traditions and, together with new and delectable foods, you’ll have the chance to experience an eclectic mix of exotic nature, cuisine and culture. December is the most festive month in Costa Rica and planning your adventure vacation to coincide with Christmas really gives you the best of both worlds. All of this makes Costa Rica a particularly wonderful family Christmas vacation destination.
Travel Ideas for Costa Rica Christmas Vacations
We believe that the most rewarding Costa Rica vacations are ones which include a little of everything that makes this place so very unique. This is particularly true of Christmas vacation, as you’ll undoubtedly be craving some downtime.
Tamarindo – for Luxury Beach Time (and more)
Tamarindo is Costa Rica’s seaside gem, the one with the highest concentration of luxury beach hotels and resorts that cater to families and couples alike. In Tamarindo, you’ll find scrumptious restaurants for special Christmas meals and lots of indulgences that make a stint of R&R all the more special. The fabulous aspect of Tamarindo is that it makes a great base for some epic Costa Rica activities like surfing, zip lining, sailing, trekking and wildlife-watching tours to nearby national parks, so when you’re feeling revitalized and wish to explore, you can do that without moving anywhere else.
Samara Beach – for Family Beach Days
A great little town geared for families and a lovely beach to frolic and sunbake in with shallow surf and plenty of space: Samara is just perfect for families. This idyllic resort town is one of the lesser-known destinations on the Pacific Coast and retains that laid-back fishing village vibe many visitors simply love. There’s a small treasure trove of accommodation options and plenty of restaurants and cafés to boot, with a host of fun activities on offer for young and old alike, like beginner surfing lessons, yoga and fishing excursions. Found in the Guanacaste Province, on the southwestern coast of the Nicoya Peninsula, Samara is harder to get to than Tamarindo, but if you have more time and energy we trust you’ll find it immensely worthwhile to visit, especially if you prefer to skip the all-inclusive resorts and experience a more authentic and laid-back Christmas vacation in Costa Rica.
Ostional Beach– for turtle nesting
Ostional Beach in the Nicoya Peninsula is one of the world’s most sought-after turtle nesting destinations and December is the last month when amazing arribadas occur. These mass nesting rituals of threatened Olive Ridley turtles count among the most mesmerizing natural spectacles in the world and if you can manage a visit during your adventure vacation in Costa Rica, it will make your experience all the more unforgettable.
Monteverde – for mystical cloud forest & adventure tours
Nothing screams exotic Christmas vacation like a few days spent in the magical cloud forests of Monteverde, a wonderland of nature home to over 400 species of birds, more than 100 mammals and thousands of unique plants and insects. Almost 3% of the world’s biodiversity is found right here and what makes this place so special is that it also offers interactive tours, where you can zipline and take canopy and canyoneering tours to explore the forests from every angle and dizzying height. Check out the Monteverde Lodge if you’re looking for a special accommodation option immersed in pristine nature.
December is the height of tourist season in Costa Rica and although last-minute bookings are hard to find, we’ll do our best to fulfill your most fervent desires!
Here at Costa Rica Rios, we won’t stop for a minute in December as this is our busiest month of the year. Our fabulous tours – which run the gamut from week of adventures to adventure honeymoons and sensational custom-made and family vacations run right through the Christmas period, offering you an array of experiences no matter your budget and time constraint.
Is an exotic Christmas in the best Central America country the most appreciated gift you can give yourself and your loved ones this year?