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Why Costa Rica Should Be Your New Winter Destination

Did you know that winter is one of the best times to travel to Costa Rica? With a diverse climate which has a year-round warm climate summer is just beginning in this tropical oasis. Known for its dense jungles and fascinating wildlife, Costa Rica may only be a small country in Central America, but it’s one of the most intriguing.

So, if you’re looking for a new travel spot this winter here’s why you should try Costa Rica.

Miles of adventure

Ziplining

If you love to stay active on holiday you won’t run out of things to do in Costa Rica. From zip lining through the jungle to tackling whitewater rapids and hiking through diverse terrain, there’s an adventure on every inch of this pure landscape.

Regardless of your age, size or ability there will be an activity for you. So, whether you’re an adrenaline junkie who is looking for the ultimate challenge or a first-timer who needs guidance there will be an adventure to suit your needs.

Tropical beaches

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Aside from rainforests and volcanoes, there are around 300 beaches to relax on in Costa Rica. So, whether your hotel sits on a private shoreline or you visit a public one there’s nothing quite like a Costa Rican Beach. Picture curved coastlines backed by miles of jungle and just inches away from the Pacific Ocean – now can you see the appeal?

Some of our favourite sand spots are Puerto Viejo because of its stunning white sand beaches and Manuel Antonio National Park, which is home to four stunning unspoilt beaches.

Year-round spring temperatures

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Costa Rica has an extremely diverse climate, which comes down to a combination of two things – it’s close to the equator location and its mountainous topography.

December through to April is the best time to travel as it is classed as ‘dry season’ so you’re less likely to see rainfall, while May through to November are the wettest months. But Costa Rica actually has no real winter and enjoys spring temperatures all year.

Fascinating wildlife

White-faced monkey, Costa Rica

With 615 species, Costa Rica has the most diverse wildlife in the world, making it a great travel spot for nature lovers. Travellers will be able to  get up close and personal with a wide variety of wildlife including sloths, white-faced monkeys, red-eyed tree frogs, coatis, and king vultures.

These can all be found in its array of national parks such as Manuel Antonio National Park, where you’ll be able to observe wildlife in their natural habitats.

Breathtaking natural wonders

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Jungles, mountains, volcanoes, rainforests, waterfalls, and beaches make Costa Rica one of the most dramatic landscapes in the world – so as we’re sure you can imagine it has a number of natural wonders.

The most famous natural wonder has to be Arenal Volcano, which sits in Arenal Volcano National Park, and is one of the most viewed sights in the whole of Costa Rica. But don’t worry this volcano entered into a resting phase in 2010, meaning its eruptive cycle has been paused.

Alternatively, you can always relax in hot springs, observe majestic waterfalls, and walk across the famous hanging bridge in Monteverde Cloud Forest – one of Costa Rica’s most impressive sights with its thick cloud coverage.

With a range of fantastic deals and great savings, your Costa Rican adventure is just a click away here at Holiday Hypermarket.

Riu Guanacaste Hotel

Playa de Matapalo, Costa Rica

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*Prices correct as of November 19th 2015.

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