Sun and heavenly beaches
Costa Rica is a thin strip of land that allows travellers to admire the sunrise on the Caribbean coast and its setting on the Pacific coast on the same day. Despite the country's small size, it has more than 800 kilometres of beaches on which it is possible to sunbathe almost all year round. Beaches, where terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems meet, are the scene of memorable spectacles.
Volcanoes as an energy source
Wellness tourism in Costa Rica has grown rapidly thanks to the region's impressive volcanic activity. The active volcanoes Ríncon de la Vieja, Arenal, Turrialba, Irazú and Poás feed a multitude of thermal baths in the northern half of the country. It is also possible to indulge in the atypical practice of a healing bath in volcanic mud.
Propitious for spiritual retreats
In perfect harmony with the Pura Vida lifestyle, Costa Rica is an ideal destination for travellers seeking a spiritual retreat. Isolated in the tropical jungle, at the foot of the ocean or in some unusual places, specialized establishments offer a detoxification from the stress of daily life based on yoga, joie de vivre and healthy food.
The blue zone of Nicoya
Witness to the regenerating power of the country's ecologically healthy environment, Costa Rica is home to one of the 5 blue zones on the planet. These regions are characterized by a high concentration of a population over 95 years of age. In the blue zone of Nicoya, where family ties and religious faith are very important, Costa Ricans are very physically active, under stress and generally happy.