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Beaches Posts - Page 4 in Javi the Frog's Travel Blog

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I can tell you that one of the greatest places to view Costa Rica is from high up in the sky! While you can't sit up in the canopy with me, you can go high up into the air with a gyrocopter. Have you ever heard of a gyrocopter? Also known as a gyroplane or autogryo, these open-air planes are small helicopters that fly high above some of Costa Rica's most beautiful attractions, like Manual Antonio National Park and the Arenal Volcano. What's really neat is that you can also fly just above these places for a view that no one else can experience. Only two people can fit in a gyroplane (and maybe a frog), making for an intimate and unforgettable ride...[More]
The pristine white sands and calm waters of Playa Samara may be among the top reasons why it is a travelers' hub (I know I love hanging out here), but the eclectic and local cuisine offered in this region is just as attractive. There are plenty of Costa Rican all-inclusive resorts in the region where you can just walk to and from your hotel room. From fresh exotic fruits and organic farms to carefully crafted dishes served beach side, Playa Samara is just as much a foodie's paradise as it is a beach dweller's dream. I may only be a tree frog, but I've hoped my way through Playa Samara quite a few times and noticed the sights and smells of a few popular restaurants. Although I couldn't indulge myself, that doesn't mean you shouldn't!...[More]
When you're going on a trip with your sweetie, there's virtually nothing else you need but one another. If you're planning on staying in Costa Rica all inclusive resorts for a special occasion, anniversary or birthday, you may want to consider a trip to the stunning Osa Peninsula. This is one of my favorite places in Costa Rica! It's filled with so much wildlife, you may just feel like it's just you and nature. Carate is a pristine Pacific coastline town with a stunning backdrop of the mountains and an abundance of outdoor recreation available. If you're looking for a vacation spot away from the hustle of big cities like San Jose, Carate may be the perfect place for you. Imagine waking up to the sound of howler monkeys, living off the grid with minimal phone service and being one-on-one with nature. Sounds pretty good to me! OK, so I may be a bit biased, but from what I hear, a lot of people spend their time on the computer and on their cell phones. If you're on a romantic getaway, there's no need for those things anyway...[More]
As any traveler will tell you, Costa Rica is a tropical paradise that boasts a scenic beauty and biodiversity unlike anywhere else in the world. No matter where in the country their adventure may take them, visitors will find plenty to see, do and explore throughout the Central American nation. Guests will get more out of their trip if they plan to visit an entire region rather than spend all of their time in urban centers like San Jose, and a journey across the Caribbean coast is a great place to start....[More]
Extending from south from Guanacaste, Nicoya Peninsula is heavily forested and mountainous on the inland, but the shoreline is one of the country's finest. Each village'slong stretchof beachfrontboasts a distinctive character which is one of the most charming aspects of this region. You'll find endless aquatic attractions to suit your the needs, whether you're an adventurous spirit like me or a true novice. I love Nicoya Peninsula because of the diverse ecosystems and extremely different seasons. I've never lived in this region, but I've come here to visit during the dry season - which starts at the end of November and lasts into May - and always found it quite charming...[More]
Sea shells are so tiny - well, not compared to me sometimes - but one of my favorite things about beaches! You can imagine my excitement when I hop to Playa Conchal - its name came from the millions of crushed shells that make up the shoreline. Boasting crystal clear waters where you can see your toes wiggling in the sand and the fishes swimming nearby, Playa Conchal is one of the most famous beaches in Costa Rica! This pristine waters are a highlight along the Caribbean Coast, and because weather in Costa Rica is typically sunny in this region, you can enjoy the beach on almost any day...[More]
It's no secret that there are many different species of animals in Costa Rica - and I've met quite a few of them! One of my favorite animals is the manatee. They are such nice creatures and are incredibly gentle. One time, I hopped on the back of one in Tortuguero National Park and I saw the park like never before! But you don't have to be a small tree frog to swim with the manatees; humans can just as easily go diving or snorkeling alongside these fragile mammals. Even if you're staying in Costa Rica all inclusive resorts, you may want to take a side trip to view these majestic creatures...[More]
After landing at the San Jose Costa Rica airport, you may want to quickly take a dip in the crystal clear waters. Playa Jaco is the closest beach to San Jose, so you can imagine it is one of the most visited places in Costa Rica. Stretching 2.5 miles, the beach allows visitors to experience one-of-a-kind swimming, boating and of course surfing in Jaco. Most people come here for the sandy retreat, but the town of Jaco is something that's surely worth the experience. Even I enjoy hanging out here once in a while, and I'm not even a beach-loving amphibian!. Considered a party town, Jaco has outstanding nightlife and long stretches of beach side restaurants. Whether you're on a family adventure or you're looking for a Latin-fused experience - Jaco's late night scene has a little something to offer everyone...[More]
Costa Rica has a reputation for its natural beauty, its diverse animal population (including yours truly) and its wealth of opportunities for fun and adventure. For many visitors of the Central American paradise, that fun and adventure includes 18 holes of golf. While my homeland has plenty of beautiful courses where old pros can work on their short game, there are also plenty of places for beginners like myself to learn the Gentleman's Game when they visit Costa Rica. Let's get hopping and check out some of the best places to learn golf in the country...[More]
Have you always wanted to learn how to sail? I don't think I could ever hold the ropes, but I've hopped aboard a few yachts in my day. I might be biased, but is there a better place to experience life at sea than along the stunning coastline of Costa Rica? One of the greatest things about my homeland is the pristine waters that surround and weave through it! Some of Costa Rica's top sights are accessible only by boat, and sailing skills can sure come in handy if you decide to explore coral reefs, deserted beaches and so much more...[More]
Nested along the crystal waters of the Caribbean, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in Limon is notably a large tourist destination in Costa Rica. It's not surprising either. The laid-back, tropical lifestyle and diverse residents of this area make any trip one to remember. Even as a frog, I enjoy watching humans frolic along the shorelines - everyone just seems to let their worries fly away here! A lot of people seem to enjoy lying on the beach all afternoon, but when I visit I'm usually up in the trees or near small ponds where I see humans enjoying the plethora of flora and fauna of the area. Just like most areas in Costa Rica, there is almost too much to do, with local activities including horseback riding, jungle adventures, canyoning or zip lining, but most people come here just to kick back and let loose...[More]
Nothing beats lounging on a secluded beach when it comes to getting away from it all. Fortunately, Costa Rica has two coastlines boasting miles of unspoilt sands, isolated coves and crystal-clear waters. If you're looking for the ultimate relaxing getaway during your vacation to Costa Rica, come with me to explore the most tranquil beaches in the country! ...[More]
Isla del Caño, located around 12 miles from Drake Bay, is one of the best places to snorkel and scuba dive in the world. Known for the clarity of its waters and abundance of exotic marine life, the memories of a snorkeling trip here are sure to last a lifetime. Many tour companies offer guided trips to the area, and after taking a short boat ride to the island, you'll be free to take the plunge and explore the stunningly beautiful depths.... [More]