Daily Moment of Zen: The Costa Rican Surf

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Daily Moment of Zen: The Four Seasons Costa Rica

Daily Moment of Zen, courtesy of The Four Seasons Costa Rica. Win a fabulous four night stay with the Get Centered in Paradise Giveaway: http://www.spaweek.com/promotions/getcentered

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Costa Rica

The weather isn’t the only amazing thing about this beautiful Central American country. Here are our top 10 reasons to book a trip to Costa Rica.

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10. Adventure 

There’s no shortage of adventure in Costa Rica! Indulge your outdoorsy side with everything from scuba diving to zip lining, cliff diving, white water rafting, rainforest tours and more.

9. Beaches 

Breathtaking views await! Beaches are aplenty in Costa Rica, a country that boasts stunning coastlines on both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts. Marvel at the luxurious white sand at the famed Nosara beach.

8. Surf 

Whether you are a surf pro or just an eager novice, Costa Rica is your perfect destination. The water is almost always warm (major plus!) and there’s no shortage of experienced surf instructors!

7. The National Parks 

Rainforests, beaches, volcanoes, wetlands…with over two dozen national parks to choose from, Costa Rica offers a way for everyone to enjoy the wilderness.

6. Volcanoes 

Costa Rica is located on the Pacific Ring of fire—there are over 60 volcanoes spread throughout this tiny country (its only about the size of West Virginia!). Up until 2010, Costa Rican volcano Arenal was one of the most active volcanoes in the world! You can tour all the beauty and wonder at one of Costa Rica’s many National Parks. 

5. Local Food

Traveling is always a great opportunity to wet your palette with something new. The most popular dish in Costa Rica is called Casado. It consists of bean, rice, bell peppers, onions, fried plantains, cabbage salad, and a choice of meat. Yum!

4. The Weather 

The average temperature is in the mid 70’s year round. Perfecto.

3. It’s Affordable 

Your US dollars will get you farther in Costa Rica than they will stateside. Souvenirs for everyone!

2. Spa 

There’s no shortage of spa in paradise, of course! And when they say luxury, they really mean it: Check out the Spa at the Four Seasons or the Tabacon Grand Spa for a truly lavish treatment.

1. It could be free! 

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Arielle Sidrane is the lip product-obsessed Media Coordinator at Spa Week.

Daily Moment of Zen: The Spa at the Four Seasons Costa Rica

Daily Moment of Zen, courtesy of The Four Seasons Costa Rica. Win a fabulous four night stay with the Get Centered in Paradise Giveaway: http://www.spaweek.com/promotions/getcentered

Daily Moment of Zen: The Four Seasons Costa Rica Resort

Daily Moment of Zen, courtesy of The Four Seasons Costa Rica. Win a fabulous four night stay with the Get Centered in Paradise Giveaway: http://www.spaweek.com/promotions/getcentered