You can have a nice, superficial holiday anywhere. Or you can enjoy a meaningful Costa Rica vacation you’ll never forget!
The worldwide movement towards more meaningful travels has not bypassed Costa Rica. In fact, the country is regarded as the poster child for meaningful and incredibly rewarding travels. That’s because Costa Rica vacations focus very much on experiences rather than purchases; they are immersive and interactive rather than superficial. So enjoying a meaningful Costa Rica vacation is actually really easy, with the country’s eco-friendly nature and array of experiential activities offering visitors an insightful, responsible and unforgettable adventure.
Here are a few ways you can make your Costa Rica vacation even more meaningful:
Explore wilderness and seek unique wildlife
One of the best ways to connect with whichever destination you choose, is to immerse yourself in its wilderness, as only by experiencing the country’s natural treasures will you develop a kinship for its protection and preservation.
Costa Rica is one of the most bio-diverse nations on earth, a country that’s set aside a huge portion of its territory to protect its pristine nature and its unique fauna. The wilderness part of any Costa Rica vacation has the potential to literally transform you, change your views and your beliefs when it comes to Mother Nature. Visit Costa Rica and you’ll become an environmental warrior: you’ll worry about water conservation and environmental preservation, you’ll want to protect everything from the smallest tree frog to the largest jaguars, for you’ll have seen them with your own eyes and be left spellbound by their incredible beauty.
Choose eco-conscious lodges
Conservation is a buzzword nowadays but, in Costa Rica, it’s a way of life. A vacation destination that‘s becoming increasingly popular, Costa Rica is spearheading the sustainable tourism movement, ensuring establishments and agencies dealing with tourism abide by strict laws in regards to sustainability. Being a part of this incredible movement makes for guilt-free traveling AND helps the stunning environment.
Visit local farms
Agricultural tourism is huge in Costa Rica with many farms throughout the country open to the public. This is an excellent way of learning all about Costa Rica’s largest economic sector and getting a taste (often literally!) of all the amazing produce that originates from here. From cheese making to chocolate factories, coffee farms and organic produce farms, there are so many options to explore the agricultural side of the country. Families, in particular, always rate farm visits them very highly. By visiting local farms, you’re injecting an income straight into the local economy, helping farmers and small communities and enticing them to continue their organic and sustainable efforts. It’s a win-win!
Add a stint of volunteering to your Costa Rica vacation
Few activities can inject meaningfulness in a vacation like volunteering can and as this is becoming a very popular option for so many of our guests, we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide that will help you on your quest to find a reputable beneficiary of your time and money. When done right, volunteering in Costa Rica can be exceptionally beneficial and rewarding and can certainly make your vacation a very meaningful experience.
Enjoy a family vacation
Sharing an unforgettable adventure with your family is about as meaningful as any vacation can be. In this modern age of over-connectivity and busy schedules, it can be difficult to spend quality time together and that’s where Costa Rica family vacations come in. Spend a week or more with your loved ones enjoying all the exciting activities on offer, exploring jungles, rain forests and cloud forests; hiking volcanoes, soaking in hot springs and whitewater rafting, kayaking and surfing together. Shared fun, shared enlightenment, shared volunteering and shared discoveries will go a long way to ensuring your vacation is not merely a break from your everyday life but is, indeed, a life-changing experience for you and your loved ones.
At CostaRicaRios, we take our environmental impact seriously and take steps to minimize our footprint, whilst giving back to our local community. If you’re seeking a meaningful Costa Rica vacation and want to feel good about supporting local businesses in a concrete way, then join us as we take you and your loved ones on a whirlwind journey through this phenomenal country. Visit our Costa Rica tours page and come discover how much more intense and rewarding a Costa Rica vacation can be.