The people of Costa Rica use the term ‘Pura Vida’ in greeting. When translated ‘Pura Vida’ means ‘full of life’ ‘this is great’ or ‘going great’. This is a term that can sum up the way of living for Costa Ricans. Why would it not be ‘going great’ living in such a stunning place?
A country in Central America, Costa Rica is bordered by Nicaragua to the north and the charming Panama to the southeast. With the Pacific Ocean on its west and the Caribbean Sea to its east there is no better destination for yachting the open waters.
Costa Rica has unfailingly been among the top Latin American countries in the Human Development Index (HDI). In 2011 it ranked 69th in the world.
Costa Rica is full of fascinations including dense jungles, active volcanoes, exotic wildlife including over 1,000 butterfly species and stunning white sanded beaches that have become well-known tourist attractions over the years.
For those that enjoy thrills and excitement the surfing, rafting and deep sea fishing is amongst the greatest in the world.
The Top Must-Sees when Yachting the Costa Rican Shoreline
Golfito, Costa Rica
Located on the South Pacific Coast the small port city of Golfito is backed against a pristine reinforest. The beautiful beaches of Golfita including the Playa Zancudo beach have stunning greenery lining the sands. Golfito is home to the gorgeous Wilson Botanical Gardens and the natural reserve and wildlife refuge of Piedras Blancas National Park.
Drake Bay, Costa Rica
Drake Bay is a must-see for anyone visiting or yachting the coast of Costa Rica. Lined with remarkable lagoons and coves Drake Bay is ideal for water sports including scuba and snorkelling.
Isla del Cano, Costa Rica
Isla del Cano is an amazing marine reserve in Costa Rica where the underwater visibility is astounding. If you are a fan of underwater wildlife then Isla del Cano is a must see when yachting the Costa Rican coastline for sea turtles, dolphins, stingrays, manta rays, moray eels and more.
Quepos, Costa Rica
Quepos is surrounded by primary rainforest and its six block square is packed with bars, hotels, restaurants and gift shops, a perfect place to visit when yachting Costa Rica. Quepeños are great celebrators of life that come out to dance in the streets. Quepos is known as one of the greatest places in the world for big game sport fishing.
Tortuga Islands, Costa Rica
Tortuga Islands are lined with whitesandy beaches and emerald waters that offer complete tranquillity, the best place to kick back, relax and take in the surroundings. Adventure seekers can enjoy the canopy tour where you will get a bird’s eye view of the forest via zip line.
Kimberly Brook is a travel journalist that loves to yacht around the world and delivers her findings through her articles. If you are looking to charter a yacht take a look at http://www.osyachting.com