From its smoking volcanoes, palm fringed beaches and white water rapids, to its lush rainforests, friendly locals, and easy-going vibe, Costa Rica truly embodies its motto, ‘Pura Vida’, the pure life.

A bit of everything you could possibly want….

In my opinion, if you’re deciding where to vacation, then look no further; this diminutive country sums up all the best that Central America has to offer. Whether you’re looking for an adventure filled time, with world-class surfing and diving, and amazing treks through breath taking scenery, or lazy days spent basking on the beach, you’ll find your holiday paradise in Cost Rica. With the highest quality of living in Central America, it really is the jewel in the crown.

But where should I stay?

Choosing where to stay isn’t always the easiest of tasks, but it needn’t be difficult. The options are boundless: there are hotels, eco-lodges, camp sites, and hostels galore. But if you really want to experience the beauty of this country and its way of life, plump for a villa or a condo. You’ll be able to experience what’s on offer in the privacy of your own space.

Enjoy Your Own Space

These villas and condos offer all you could need in accommodation, be it for business or pleasure, long or short-term. What could be better than to wake up to an azure sky, have a leisurely breakfast on your private balcony in the morning sun, and enjoy the splendid view across a private golf course. Follow this up with a day spent exploring the exciting and beautiful sights on offer, and return to your room to spruce up for a dinner at a local restaurant, just minutes’ walk from your villa.

A word of warning…

Who knows, you might even want to stay! A friend of mine visited Costa Rica a few months ago, and decided to do just that. Luckily, he was staying with a really helpful local company, Costa Rica villa rentals by, whose comfortable, affordable accommodation and idyllic surroundings persuaded him not to return home. They also offered him great advice on his relocation, and put him in touch with local banks and real estate agents, and fixed him up in no time at all.

So for what it’s worth, here’s my advice: don’t hesitate. Leave behind the bustle of the city and dip into turquoise sea, wiggle your toes in the white sand and sit in splendid peace with a backdrop of crimson sunsets and verdant rainforests.