5 Reasons Why You Need to Visit Costa Rica

I'm so stoked that you've got Costa Rica on your mind! This beautiful country is such a magical place, from the breathtaking sunsets, world class waves to surf, outdoor adventures, pristine beaches, to the tropical flora and fauna, I promise you will fall in love with Costa Rica just like I did not too many moons ago! Just in case you need some extra convincing, check out my top Five Reasons Why You Need to Visit Costa Rica...or book a trip to this awesome country!

1. Costa Rica has two international airports with many nonstop + inexpensive flights from the US, Canada, Latin America, and Europe.
Over the past couple of years, the airlines have opened up countless new direct routes and airfares have dropped dramatically. San Jose (SJO) tends to be cheaper to fly into, but great fares can be found direct to Liberia (LIR).

2. Costa Rica is the perfect place to learn how to surf
If surfing has been on your bucket list for a while, then now’s the time to book that ticket to Costa Rica! There are several spots in Costa Rica where the waves are perfect for beginners - - gentle waves, warm water, and sandy beach bottoms! Tamarindo, Costa Rica is a great place to learn to surf!

3. Costa Rica is an outdoor adventure lovers playground
From ten volcanoes (six of which are active!), white water rafting, waterfalls, yoga retreats, eco-lodges, pristine beaches, hiking Cerro Chirripo, and world class waves to surf, Costa Rica is the perfect tropical paradise escape for outdoor lovers.

Grab my free Adventure Guide to Northern Costa Rica!  

4. The sunsets in Costa Rica are magical
Ever since I traded in my heels in New York City for a surfboard + camera in Costa Rica almost five years ago, I’ve witnessed countless magical sunsets here in Costa Rica. Those sunsets influenced me to pursue photography full time - - every day my ‘lil Chihuahua and I can be found on the beach in Tamarindo chasing the sunsets! Yes, sunset is my favorite color! And did you know that watching sunsets are good for your health? Definitely more incentive to book your vacation to Costa Rica!

5. Costa Rica is top on the “Happiest Planet Index”!
Nope, I’m not pulling your leg - - there does exist a measure of country happiness! In fact, the national phrase in Costa Rica is ‘Pura Vida’, which literally translates as ‘pure life’.

Now what are you waiting for? Start packing your bags + book your trip to Pura Vida-dise, Costa Rica!

Pura Vida,


Kristen Brown