For solo holiday destinations, it's hard to beat Costa Rica. There is something for everyone and at an affordable price. If you choose, as I did, not to make a season, it's an even better buy considering the supplements systematically added to solo travel packages, making it difficult to search for the best price. luxury travel options at great prices for individual travelers. These price cuts come quickly after the summer crowds return home, so I took the opportunity to visit in September. Although it's still the rainy season, I do not remember dusting my umbrella once. Autumn agreements may also reflect smaller crowds where some tourists may avoid the entire Caribbean because of hurricane advertising. In reality, Costa Rica is rarely affected by hurricanes and despite its size, it has several different climate zones. Overall, it was one of my best destinations for solo travel.
Hotels are plentiful at a wide range of prices, from global premium chains to smaller, locally owned properties. TripAdvisor lists 120 hotels in 20 locations in Costa Rica. A local site lists 61 hotels rated as 5 stars with nightly rates ranging from a modest $ 113 to $ 1240, offering virtually limitless luxury travel options for individual travelers. Seven of these 5-star hotels were between $ 200 and $ 299. Although they are not cheap, they compare favorably to prices in hotels around the world.
Costa Rica is one of the best resorts for singles, offering 4 types of vacations of choice to single travelers: 1. Historical and cultural travel packages that reflect both Caribbean and Latin American heritage, 2 Ecotourism or green packages, 3 4. Adventure travel packages and 4. Beach getaways, not just for honeymooners.
I started my trip to the capital, San Jose, preparing my own cultural travel package as and when. The Spanish colonial history of the country began in the early sixteenth century, when it was attributed to Christopher Columbus, during his travels, the name of Costa Rica. After the arrival of his first Spanish settlers in 1522, about 300 years followed before independence.
The city has a number of museums to explore, such as the Museo Nacional de Costa Rica. However, it is the Museo de Oro (Gold Museum) that really intrigued me. Not only was it filled with glittering gold artifacts, but also pre-Columbian characters long before the arrival of the Spaniards. (In addition, the adjacent gift shop sold copies of these unique items, perfect to take home as gifts for friends and family.)
History specialists and architecture enthusiasts may be disappointed that most of the capital's intact buildings date back to the 19th century and not to the colonial period. The impressive metropolitan Cathedral of San José was built in the late nineteenth century to replace the original structure destroyed by an earthquake. More recent, but considered the most beautiful building in San José, the National Theater of Costa Rica also dates from the late nineteenth century. Now celebrating its 117th birthday this year, it is known for its ornate interior in pink and gold marble, but also houses an elegant Viennese-style café. In front of two imposing statues, Ludwig van Beethoven and the 17th-century Spanish playwright Calderón de La Barca keep a watchful eye on 21st-century visitors as they enter.
After leaving San Jose and entering the countryside, it is easy to see that Costa Rica is one of the world's leading ecotourism destinations, offering affordable travel to individual travelers. The tropical forest, parks and wildlife reserves make up 25% of the country. Although small in square kilometers, Costa Rica has the richest biodiversity in the world. True to its ecological goal, the government has implemented a program to voluntarily achieve carbon neutrality in 2007. The highly photogenic red-eyed tree frog is generally represented to represent Costa Rica's wildlife. As I have found, it is not necessary to go very far to see colorful examples. From the terrace of my hotel, a hummingbird flying at low altitude, one of 26 local species, accompanied me each morning for breakfast. The tropical rainforest, with its 3 or 4 distinct levels, offers the opportunity to see lazy lounging in the trees and screaming monkeys atop the canopy; However, dense growth can make it difficult to find them.
A third option exists for individual travelers seeking tempo. Beyond peaceful bird watching and pictures of wild animals, Costa Rica offers many adventure vacation opportunities for singles, starting from the zip line over the treetop or recalling the LaFortuna / Arenal waterfalls. White water rafting is practiced in six to seven rivers, while both coasts are great for snorkeling and scuba diving. Although the Arenal volcano no longer attracts crowds in the evening after the end of its nocturnal eruptions in 2010, there remain six major volcanoes for trekking. The resulting hot springs are always an ideal place for "Happy Hour" watching the sunset. Not being prepared, I was happy to see that the gift shop was selling pretty swimsuits in bright tropical colors albeit a bit short of fabric!
Finally, no trip to Costa Rica is complete without visiting the nearly 300 beaches from the Pacific coast to the west and the quieter Caribbean to the east. I recommend trying both sides.
For me, having my local home in San Jose, in the Central Valley, was ideal as it was an easy day trip into the rainforest but with the beaches and boating always at hand. The quality and prices were really good even for solo travelers. If you can not decide if you want to go to the Caribbean or Latin America, Costa Rica awards you the "2 for the price of 1" rather than what travelers both often find "1 for the trip" . price-of-2 "Whether you're looking for a trip to the baby boom or a millennial adventure, feel free to add Costa Rica to your list.
Source by Elizabeth Avery