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It is that time of the year when you should already have or should be in the look for the best Christmas gift.  As years pass by it is more difficult to choose a gift that will truly surprise that special person.  If you are in this situation or are just looking for options, today we tell you why a getaway to Costa Rica is the best Christmas gift.

 

The best Christmas gift: reviews and accolades

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Costa Rica has definitely been a successful protagonist in 2019. Receiving countless important recognitions for its beauty as a tourist destination, as well as for being a world leader in sustainability.

 

Travel + Leisure named it one of the best destinations in the world, saying: “Whether you’re looking for adventure, family-friendly activities, good food, or luxurious hotels, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Costa Rica. The beautiful country, filled with rainforests, beaches, river valleys, and biodiverse wildlife as well as restaurants, bars, and luxe hotels, has always been a great place to take a vacation, but it has gained popularity as an amazing destination in the last few years. It’s no wonder, considering that there’s literally something for everyone when you plan a getaway there”

 

On the other hand, Condé Nast Traveler crowned the country with the first place on his list The 40 Most Beautiful Countries in the World. “It’s easy to sink into the pura vida (pure life) when you’re surrounded by misty waterfalls, deserted beaches, and protected jungles. In fact, more than a quarter of Costa Rica enjoys some form of environmental protection. Cocos Island National Park, the only island in the eastern Pacific with a rainforest, is a world-class diving destination replete with hammerhead sharks, giant manta rays, sea turtles, and dolphins. La Amistad National Park is another uniquely diverse site, with cloud forests, glacial valleys, and a rare tropical alpine grassland (say that five times fast). It’s also home to Cerro Chirripó, the highest mountain in Costa Rica”

 

In the field of sustainability, the United Nations named Costa Rica as Champion of the Earth’s top prize in the world in this field. And just a few days before, the country was recognized with the Montreal Protocol Award. Learn more

 

The best Christmas gift: memories over possessions

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A recent research from San Francisco State University found that greater well-being comes from life experiences instead of material things.  The University of Colorado also recommends you invest your money better this year: “An orientation toward life experiences tends to make people happier than an orientation toward pursuing materialistic goods” said Leaf Van Boven, an assistant psychology professor at the University.

 

But, what kind of experiences can you expect from Costa Rica?  The best Christmas gift has something for everyone. From amazing nature and wildlife, to the best comfort you deserve.  You can stay in one of our luxury vacation rentals and your personal concierge will help you plan the equivalent to happiness in experiences to enjoy.

 

Costa Rica is home to more than 5% of all the biodiversity in the world.  In just one trip you could enjoy a paradisiac beach with turquoise waters, walk the slopes of an active volcano, visit the rainforest and look for the magical quetzal in the dense cloud forest, making the best Christmas gift.

 

There are also food options for everyone! From our traditional Gallo Pinto for breakfast to an international gourmet dinner in the evening.

 

The vast majority of activities offer options no matter if you would be visiting with a multi-generational family, just with your loved one, with your friends or on a solo vacation.

 

 

The best Christmas gift stays with you forever

The best Christmas gift rainforest

When visiting Costa Rica, you can expect to go back home with more than just memories.  The country´s motto Pura Vida is a life lesson that could stay with you.

 

More than just an expression, Pura Vida is how Ticos live. Ticos understand that happiness lies in the little things, little moments. No matter if you have problems (everyone does), a colorful sunset can fill your heart.  Taking the time to be fully present, to appreciate the smile of a kid, the butterfly taking the nectar from a flower or just having a nice conversation with a friend.

 

When you understand this, it is not a surprise that Costa Rica keeps ranking as the happiest place on Earth according to the Happy Planet Index. And, that it is home to the largest Blue Zone of the world. Two more reasons why a trip to Costa Rica is the best Christmas gift.

 

 

Contact us to learn more about the best Christmas gift, we help you plan the most amazing experience.