Other than the gorgeous, secluded, un-crowded beaches. Though not one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your life, choosing whether to visit Costa Rica or Hawaii can still be a major decision.
If you’re reading this article, you’re probably trying to make that decision right now. That or you’re just trolling the Internet to avoid doing something else like work or laundry. I’m ok with that too. Anyway, here are my top reasons to choose Costa Rica over Hawaii, every time.
The animals in Costa Rica are exotic, fascinating and vast. Most of the animals you’ll see in Costa Rica that you won’t find in Hawaii include many mammals like sloths, jaguars, ocelots, several species of turtles, hundreds of species of birds, reptiles and of course four types of monkeys.
Oh, you’re confused about this one, huh? Cause Hawaii is synonymous with water right? Well, if you think Hawaii has amazing water, then you absolutely need to come to Costa Rica to see what you’ve been missing. Costa Rica is running over with beautiful waterfalls in much higher numbers and literally hundreds of beaches much more than you will find in Hawaii. Personally, I think this one is enough to push your choice over the edge…
3.) Water Temperature
Speaking of the water, I don’t know about you but I prefer my drinking water cold and my swimming water warm. The waters in Hawaii are nice, but in Costa Rica you find warmer, welcoming waters.
If you’re not into water, that’s cool – Costa Rica has plenty of both rain and dry forests for you to explore. The unique eco systems of Costa Rica make the forests more exciting. There are 13 different eco systems in Costa Rica and so many forests and national parks that you won’t be able to see them all.
5.) Bio Diversity
The forests are only the beginning. Costa Rica is so unique in its eco systems and micro climates. You can visit rain forests, cloud forests, tropical dry forests, tropical beaches and in all of these places see unique flora, fauna and wildlife. Many places in Costa Rica are protected areas mostly because the eco system allows for life that is otherwise endangered.
6.) National Parks
Those protected areas are mainly now all national parks and reserves. There are national parks spread all across Costa Rica, and they include volcanoes, beaches and forests. Sure, Hawaii has national parks too, mostly for the volcanoes, but it lacks the bio diversity that makes Costa Rica a clear winner, again.
7.) Getting Around
If you are hoping to visit all of these amazing places in Costa Rica, you’re in luck! Though sometimes remote and difficult to get to, it is still easier than getting around in Hawaii. Rental cars are basically mandatory in Hawaii, while Costa Rica offers many busses, shuttles and taxis that allow you to travel from coast to coast with ease. You have the option to rent a car if you need to, but you don’t HAVE to.
8.) True Paradise
While Hawaii is perceptually paradise, in reality Costa Rica is more pristine and more remote. Period.
9.) Friendly People
Maybe it’s all that warm water or being surrounded by some of the finest plants and animals in nature, or maybe it’s just the cold beer, but either way you’ll find that Ticos are a friendly group. Maybe those in Hawaii are cranky about everything being overpriced…which leads me to the last reason that Costa Rica beats out Hawaii…
Costa Rica is cheaper than Hawaii. There is more to do and it will cost you less. You can spring for more luxurious accommodations once in a while in Costa Rica and you won’t break the bank, but a standard hotel in Hawaii will already be pretty expensive.
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Sublimely beautiful Costa Rica has something for everyone. The treats range from exciting adventure to leisurely relaxation, and everything in between that we can add to your vacation package. Furthermore, tourists can sample the laid-back national lifestyle that ticos (the name the Costa Ricans call themselves) refer to as ‘Pura Vida’ – ‘pure life’: no stress, no hassle. All this, combined with unsurpassed natural beauty and a developed and accommodating tourist industry, makes Costa Rica a wonderful place to visit and vacation.
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