5 Costa Rican Travel Facts That May Surprise You

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No matter if you are a new to travel or an expert adventurer, chances are, you have probably dreamt of a tropical vacation to a stunning destination like Costa Rica before. But choosing and planning a trip that incorporates both luxury and nature-centric experiences can be challenging. Costa Rica, with its lush rainforests, pristine beaches, exotic wildlife and incredible people is sure to be a memorable experience. Now before you pack your passport, flip flops and camera, it’s time to learn some insider tips about this beautiful nation. Here’s 5 interesting Costa Rican travel facts that may surprise you…

  1. The Central American nation is bordered by Nicaragua on the north and Panama on the South. It’s actually slightly smaller than Lake Michigan, yet has a massive 801 miles of coastline!
  2. Costa Rica is such a proud and patriotic country, that each morning every radio station plays the national anthem at 7am.
  3. It’s a natural wonderland! The country is actually host to more than 10% of the worlds butterflies, 750,000 species of insects and 20,000 kinds of spiders. While its landmass only makes up .03% of the earth’s surface — it has more than 5% of the entire world’s biodiversity.
  4. The locals have one of the highest life expectancies in the world. The Nicoya Penisula (where Casa Chameleon is located) is one of the world’s seven Blue Zones — a place with a high concentration of people over age 100, and known for locals who live happier, healthier and longer lives.
  5. One of the most used phrases in Costa Rica, is ‘Pura Vida’. It’s a feel-good, expression that many locals use regularly when asked how they are, or when greeting each other hello and goodbye.

We’d love to host you for a visit soon at Hotel Casa Chameleon. Pack your sense of adventure, your new Costa Rican travel facts and come experience the ‘Pura Vida’ for yourself!

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