Seniors Tour Costa Rica

Costa Rica has many sites well worth a visit that include without saying the rain forests.  Senior travelers, let’s go on a short tour around the country starting in San José and then exploring  some of the most popular sites along our route.

San José, the capital city, has a population of about 5 million… quite large, however Costa Rica is a small country located just south of Guatemala and north of Panama. You probably knew that already.  Lonely Planet notes that Costa Rica is sometimes referred to as the “Switzerland of Central America” because of its comfortable lifestyle, peaceful democracy and overwhelming natural beauty.

A classic tourist route includes Costa Rica’s popular highlights like Arenal’s Active Volcano, unique fauna and adrenaline filled excursions most often surrounded by exotic vegetation. So lets “wander around” a bit and enjoy some of the “must see and do” sites.

Costa Rica encompasses just 0.03% of the world’s land mass. With over 500,000 plant and animal species this makes it one of the planets most biologically dense countries. According to Costa Rica’s National Biodiversity Institute (INBio), the biodiversity in Costa Rica represents close to 4% of the total species on Earth.

The  top destinations offer seniors a wide range of activities and accommodations that have attracted folks  from all over the world. Costa Rica will captivate senior visitors with its unique natural landscape and habitat. Parts have a rain forest, other areas are tropical, and some have volcanoes, and always a wide variety of captivating scenery.

Many tourists arrive in San José but only stay in the city long enough to catch a shuttle bus out for some classical sightseeing. Those visitors who stick around will find the bustling city is full of life and activity, such as Mercado Central, an open-air market where handmade merchandise is sold by local vendors.

A Complete Senior Citizen Vacation

Senior travelers can enjoy tropical beaches, adventures into the wild, the wonders of nature, and a local culture that all make up the components of an ideal vacation. It’s no wonder that thousands have made Costa Rica a top travel destination.

Tourism in Costa Rica is one of the fastest growing economic sectors of the country and by 1995 became the largest foreign exchange earner. Since 1999, tourism earns more foreign exchange than bananas, pineapples and coffee exports combined.

Manuel Antonio is one of Costa Rica’s most famous destinations, offering world-class beaches, a fantastic national park with amazing views of the Pacific Ocean. There are dozens of local and international dining options and a wide range of accommodations – everything from 5-star luxury suites to simple budget hotels. A trip to Costa Rica is on my wife’s bucket list.  jeb

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