Why Costa Rica is a Dream Vacation

Have you been daydreaming about a tropical vacation? Time away from the daily grind? An escape from the random April (or May) snowstorm?!

Forget the to-do lists, winter coats and laundry piles, and start planning your next dream vacation.


We talk a lot about how much we LOVE Costa Rica (from our blog to our social media, and to just about anyone who will listen.) But what is it about this Central American country that has us so captivated?

Well for one, it is one of the happiest countries in the world. “In the 2018 Gallup World Poll, a standard for measuring self-reported happiness – people all over the world were asked to rank their life satisfaction from 0 to 10. Costa Rica’s average score was 7.07… 13th in the world and the highest in Latin America.”

Besides that, Costa Rica has almost 100% access to healthcare, and direct their focus on love and prosperity in relationships instead of focusing primarily on financial goals.

Not only are people in Costa Rica happy with their living situations, consistent access to electricity and a lower cost of living, but they find happiness in any and all situations because of their “Pura Vida” (translated to Pure Life) lifestyle. Once you land in Costa Rica, you’ll find some of the kindest, happiest people you’ve ever met, no matter where you’re from, what language you speak or what you look like, Costa Ricans welcome you like a long lost friend.

In addition to these incredible habits, they live in one of the most beautiful places in the world.

The incredible views, stunning waterfalls, beaches and beautiful culture you are surrounded by each day definitely makes it a dream vacation. Even better… The average annual temperature in Costa Rica is between 70° and 81° Fahrenheit (12° and 27° Celsius). Nearly everyday is the perfect day for a lounge by the pool, a surf in the ocean, or a stroll into town.

The best part? With the slow pace of life found in Costa Rica, you won’t have to worry about rushing to your next appointment or activity, because the casual way of life is jokingly referred to as “Costa Rica Time,” meaning no one will stress if you’re a little late and take some time to enjoy the journey to your next destination.

But it isn’t all lazy hammocks and leisurely poolside days (unless you want it to be), Costa Rica is an incredible place to experience adventure and fun in exciting ways.

Just at Anamaya alone you can access the famous montezuma waterfalls, scale a wall to walk into town, enjoy a surf session or two, take a deep dive with scuba diving lessons, fly through the air over the lush, Costa Rican jungle on a zipline, or go on boat  or horseback tours.

You can also take salsa classes, cooking classes, experience a circus like performance inclusive of fire breathers, aerialists and dancers or spend an afternoon drinking a beer in a butterfly garden. At Anamaya we also take a group beach trip, can’t you just see yourself relaxing on oversized towels, munching on sweet, local fruit and sipping coconut water out of a coconut before walking out to where the crystal clear, blue water meets the white sand? Or maybe catching the waves with our trained surf instructors?

Whether you’re looking for fun or relaxation, or perhaps a little of both, Costa Rica is the perfect place to find it.

Ready to visit?

Don’t just dream about a vacation of a lifetime, make it a reality with a trip to Anamaya Resort and Retreat Center.

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What do others have to say about their trips to Anamaya?
“I was physically unable to stop smiling for the first two days while I processed how amazing and beautiful this intimate resort was.

What I would give to start every single day by waking up to the sunrise and the sounds of nature, eating fresh fruit, and doing yoga on the most beautiful sundeck ever created overlooking the ocean and jungle.

The schedule is the perfect balance of yoga, rest, relaxation, and activities.

The staff is extremely charming, attentive, and helpful. The warmth and comfort they provide make it feel like you’ve known them for years.

Every meal I would say this is the best meal I have ever had, just mind-boggling.

Chef Jeff slays and the farm is also very cool. The ultimate kicker was the Lomi Lomi Four Handed massage, a must do here.

One of the craziest experiences of my life.

Anamaya is heaven on earth.”

Our latest review on TripAdvisor is leaving us smiling… we love each and every family member who comes through our sacred space.

Thank you so much for the never-ending love and we can’t WAIT to see you in the near future.

Will you be one of our new family members? We can’t wait to welcome you to your dream vacation soon! Book your stay here