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Why Costa Rica is the perfect place for an unforgettable vacation!

The temperatures are going down, and the leaves are beginning to fall. It is time to decide where to escape the winter whites and enjoy tropical blues and greens! Welcome to Costa Rica where unforgettable vacations are made!  Costa Rica is the perfect place to spend your vacations for many reasons, and while we wholeheartedly agree, the experts have said it, and we believe them! 

So, what puts Costa Rica on the perfect place to vacation radar of so many people year after year from all over the world? So, with your Poas Rent a Car reserved and ready to start exploring Costa Rica and its beautiful corners, let´s begin to create that unforgettable vacation!

1.     Well Connected to the World!

Did you know it is faster to fly from New York to Costa Rica than to Los Angeles? With more than 1000 flights entering and leaving the country from its two modern international airports, Costa Rica is perfectly positioned in the middle of the American continent.   You choose whether you fly into or out of the Liberia International Airport in Guanacaste or to the Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose.

With a wide range of daily flights from around the globe, Costa Rica is just hours away from many North American hubs, including Miami, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, New York, Toronto, and Los Angeles.   It also has direct flights to and from Europe and Latin America, so you are flying away from many possibilities coming to or going from beautiful Costa Rica.

Poas Rent a Car has offices in both airports, so picking up your rental car upon arrival is easy and efficient. Costa Rica is a small country also, so you are never far away from where you need to go.   The road systems are extensive and reach nearly all corners of the country, although it`s fun to get off the beaten track, too, sometimes!

2.     Where the sun always shines

One of the other reasons Costa Rica’s location is so fantastic is that it has excellent weather.   Not far north of the equator, Costa Rica has ideal warm weather, and the coastal areas have the perfect beach weather the whole year.   The sun always shines in Costa Rica.

Cooler weather happens during the afternoon tropical bursts of rainfall that refresh and revive, making the rainforest greener and the blue ocean water shimmer. So that afternoon coffee is richer, too, while basking in the sunset from your terrace.

The excellent year-round climate and several micro-climates result from the impressive forest-laden volcanic mountain ranges, the rich coastal lowlands, and the oceanic winds from the Pacific and the Atlantic.

These near-perfect conditions guarantee lots of wildlife and adventures that Costa Rica is famous for. It also means fresh produce in the form of fruits, vegetables, and meat sources is available anywhere and everywhere.  

3.     Nature’s Backyard

Costa Rica has decided to lead the world when it comes to affirmative action in the protection of wildlife.  An impressive 25% of the country is protected through the country’s national park system, which helps to protect the equally amazing biodiversity that calls Costa Rica home. 

It may be small in size, but Costa Rica boasts nearly 5% of the world’s biodiversity, and wherever you are, you will see and feel its presence.   Embrace activities close to nature experiences, so be prepared to admire the sleepy sloths, the cheeky monkeys, the dancing dolphins, and the beautifully loud scarlet macaws announcing their arrival.

What makes the fact that Costa Rica is full of wildlife even better is that you will have national parks and verdant rainforests, pristine rivers, and long stretches of beach just minutes away from wherever you may be.   All this nature means you will always be just steps away from great adventures and beautiful scenery.

4.     A Foodies Delight Destination

Come to Costa Rica for some fantastic food.  The culinary revolution has begun all around Costa Rica, whether you are at Jaco Beach, Santa Teresa Beach, Arenal, La Fortuna, San Jose, or Corcovado.  Wherever your Poas Rent a Car takes you, there will be a fantastic eatery for your foodie spirit.

Cooking has always been exceptional and the pride of many a Costa Rican, and with fresh fruits and vegetables all day, every day, thanks to the fantastic weather, food is hearty and feels very homemade.  The famous “Casados,” a plate with a mixture of Costa Rican staple diet elements like rice, black beans, salad, a protein, was the classic, traditional cuisine. While many kitchens have moved on, many of these dishes continue on many a menu.

Thanks to a new generation of innovative and creative chefs, you will now find twists and variations on a theme using those fresh ingredients and local produce and converting them into fantastic new culinary experiences.   The fusion of local and international flavors with the originality and curiosity of these great creators is putting Costa Rica on the foodie’s map.

This period of experimentation in the kitchen is part of an artistic and cultural evolution that the country is enjoying. So, come prepared for some great new culinary expressions in the diversity of little eateries, bars, cafes, and restaurants in all corners of the country.

5.     The Beaches are the Best!

According to our sources, let’s say that Costa Rica has over 300 beaches to choose from, and many of them are literally deserted and could only be reached in a Full Size or Premium SUV from the Poas Rent a Car fleet of modern vehicles. This is an adventure, the Costa Rican way, and what a way!

The Pacific Ocean borders Costa Rica on one side and the Caribbean Sea on the other, which translates to hundreds of miles of sand, waves, and palm trees.   Each coast is very different from the other, but you can get from one on the same day, so there are no excuses to cross the mountains to get to the other side.  

On the northern Pacific coast and along the Nicoya Peninsula, the beaches are white-sanded, and you will find lots of places to stay and things to do.  Santa Teresa, Tamarindo, Conchal, and Nosara are popular beach towns worth checking out.   This is great for surfers, too, so bring your board and request a roof rack from Poas Rent a Car when reserving your car.

Along the Pacific Coast that meets the Panama border, life is slower and greener than in the north but is just as beautiful.  This stunning coastline is where green is the color of choice, and wildlife thrives. It is a surfing paradise, with Dominical, Pavones, and Hermosa standing out as the big names.  It is also home to the famous Jaco Beach and Manuel Antonio, favorites to stay at, with excellent hotels and nightlife!

On the Caribbean side of the country, this is where fantastic flavors and rhythms mix with the spectacular, rainforest-bordered beaches that will take your breath away.  Puerto Viejo and Cahuita are popular beach destinations. So prepare yourself for some Afro-Caribbean-influenced gastronomy, music, language, and vibe while lounging on the beautiful beaches. 

So, when are you coming to the best place on earth for an unforgettable vacation!!?? Let us know, and we will help you decide which car to take you there!

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