The Ultimate Costa Rica Bucketlist
Get Your Feet Dirty
Most of us go about our lives in boxes. The homes we live in, the cars we drive in, the cubicles we work in. Costa Rica is a country without walls. Where the boundaries between the built world and the natural world blur. Costa Rica is a country that is still wild. Faced with mosquitos and scorpions and snakes you could look for the nearest concrete resort and spray yourself in a bottle of Deet, or you could rip off your shoes, run into the wild, and get your feet dirty. Get dirty.
Surf With the Pros
What could be more quintessentially Costa Rica than surfing in the Pacific ocean under the glow of the setting sun? Absolute beginners and diehard surfers will find waves suited to their skill level at one of the dozens of beaches in Costa Rica. Playa Guiones on the Nicoya Peninsula has some of the most consistent waves in Central America, Pavones has the longest left hand break in the entire world, and the infamous Salsa Brava in Puerto Viejo brings surfers from across the globe to ride the Hawaiian style reef break.
See a Sloth in the Wild