Costa Rica has something for just about everyone; with gorgeous beaches, breathtaking rainforests, and delicious food, you can experience all the best of Latin America in one ultimate vacation. Filled with helpful friendly locals, Costa Ricans are typically very welcoming of American tourists, and since English is widely spoken in the country, most tourist destinations are more than happy to accept American currency.
So how does a tourist on a budget make the most of this Latin paradise?
Costa Rica is a relatively small country, making traveling to your desired location as easily and cost effective as going for a scenic walk or a picturesque bike ride.
Costa Rica offers the tropical experience of other popular vacation destinations, but with a more diverse, and affordable, way of experiencing it. One of the most unique experiences you will ever enjoy, is relaxing in a shallow river under a waterfall heated by a nearby volcano. Visiting just one the country's pristine beaches will remind you that the best things in life are in fact free.
Getting a bit hungry after your day of exploring the beauty that is Costa Rica? Enjoy a Casado, or "typical meal of the day", at a small family-run restaurant or food stand called a soda, where delicious and reasonably priced authentic meals are served.
Costa Rica is also known for having some of the most affordable lodging of any tropical destinations. Saving a few dollars does not mean that you will be skimping on the accommodations, however. Cabins bungalows, and villas can be a wonderful alternative to the luxury resorts found nearby. Many include accommodations you wouldn't find in a standard room and often offer kitchens and separate living areas for the extended stay.
A wonderful Latin American vacation does not have to mean spending all your hard earned cash, instead it should represent spending a meaningful time getting yourself better acquainted with a foreign culture in a beautiful destination. Connect via Live Chat with the lovely local Latinas you have met from Costa Rica on AmoLatina, and learn all about this amazing, yet affordable paradise!