COSTA RICA

10 Reasons Why Costa Rica

WHY COSTA RICA?

I booked a ticket to San jose. After the lost of my mother, I had to go somewhere far away from Milan. The first time I was a solo traveller looking for waves and deep blue ocean to dive in. I found both. I dove in the blue of the Pacific Ocean surrounded by Manta-rays, marlins. tunas and barracudas, sharks and I immediately felt in love with the Pura Vida lifestyle.

I came back to Italy for a year and then I started working as a receptionist in a small boutique hotel in Gunacaste. I studied spanish during the night and worked all day, I learned to surf during the week-end. I was happy!

By the Pacific Ocean you feel part of the nature, in a beautiful planet full of energy where the waves are big,the earth sometimes shakes and the food is colourful.

One evening after a long day in the water I went out to have a drink and the impossible happened. I was involved in a big car crash, I almost lost my life. That was 13 years ago. After many surgeries, 45 days in the hospistal in San jose and a lot of months of phisical therapy; I was able to travel back to Italy. But Costa Rica and all my friends called me back for and incredible job in Playa del Cocco.

I started practicing yoga on the beach to gain full mobility of my right arm, day after day I was able to swim, dive, surf, run work and have baby!

Me and my kid today.

According to my own experience, here the 10 Reasons Why Costa Rica Is One of the Best Vacation Destinations in the World.

1- National Parks – Costa Rica is home to 27 national parks and five percent of the world’s biodiversity. But it’s not all just jungles. It’s also cloud forests, swamps, coral reefs, dry forests, and rainforests.

2- Volcanoes – There are currently six active and over 60 dormant or extinct volcanoes in this relatively small, Central American country. Arenal Volcano is one of Costa Rica’s most popular attractions. There are lots of spas and resorts in the area that take advantage of the natural hot waters.

3- Biodiverse Wildlife – There are over 500,000 species of animals, including colorful butterflies, humpback whales, iguanas, sea turtles, and sloths to meet.

4- Adventures –  No matter what kind of adventure you’re into, you can probably find it in Costa Rica.

5- Food – Costa Rica is one of those forgotten foodie destinations that people often overlook. Some of the most popular dishes include pejibayes (peach palm fruits), tropical fruits and veggies are the best; you can eat great pizza, too.

6- Beaches – It’s been established that Costa Rica cares about its environment and makes big efforts to protect its national parklands. The same goes for the beaches, too. Because of this, the country has more than 800 miles of pristine, beautiful shoreline on both the Pacific and Caribbean sides of the country. That means Surf up!

7- Coffee – Some of the best coffee in the world comes from Costa Rica, so it’s a java lovers paradise.

8. Being immersed in nature.

9- Happiness – One of the best-known Costa Rican mottos is “Pura Vida,” which means “pure life.” And Costa Ricans really take this to heart. The  country is considered the happiest, according to the Happy Planet Index.”

10- Yoga – You can find a lot of places dedicated to yoga and its practices, which makes me feel that I’m not alone on that path.

So, if you have the opportunity, do not think twice and enroll with me in a yoga retreat in Costa Rica. you can find all the details here :RETREAT PAGE

Now, you can undestand why I choose Costa Rica!

Namaste, Viviana

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