With forests sprawling with orchids, a peace-loving community, warm weather, nature, wildlife, and alluring terrains – Costa Rica is a gem. This tropical utopia is sandwiched between Nicaragua and Panama in Central America and is a breathing, living case study for sustainability. With energy projects, sustainable farms, a global sustainability movement, and much more, the country remain a leader with the dedication it has to a sustainable future.
Who isn’t into lush tropical forests with rivers that snake their way through them, a marine life that is unparalleled, and a joie de vivre unseen anywhere else? Traveling as a student to Costa Rica will shed a light on the sustainable movement in ways you could have never imagined and will have you sharing ideas with locals who are dedicated to a sustainable future. You’ll be surrounded by nature, watching your Spanish skills bloom, and experiencing a place that is so dedicated to refueling, rejuvenating, and re-energizing.
You’ll be learning all sorts of things.
Being in Costa Rica is bound to be not only an enriching experience but a truly informative one as well. Watch yourself learn about the indigenous communities in Costa Rica and about their traditional agricultural practices that were a base to the sustainability move evident now.
Learn all about the latest in renewable energy production, sustainability and regenerative culture and so much more. Whether you’ve planned it or not, you’ll find that your trip revolves around sustainability.
La Pura Vida
Who can even resist the intoxicating energy of Costa Rica? Dubbed as the happiest country on earth twice in recent years, the Ticos are renowned for their peaceful living, their relaxed lifestyles, and their utter joie de vivre towards life. The country is the ultimate melting pot of all types of cultures, ethnicities, and ages. Thriving in diversity, you’ll find that you’ll be experiencing the perfect mixture of peaceful and unique to the region.
The Best Coffee
One should never underestimate the pure bliss of a really good cup of coffee. We all know how all-nighters are fueled by coffees, mornings in class are fueled with even more coffee and the rest of the day revolves around when you’re getting that next cup of coffee. The thing about Costa Rica is the fact that they have the number one coffee in the entire world – the lifeblood of your late-night study sessions just got a lot better.
You’ll find that a huge part of your trip to Costa Rica revolves around sustainability. The government has put a ban on hunting, environmental practices that may harm nature and has focused solely on conversing the nation’s natural beauty. Over 49% of the territory is protected, while 25% of it is in national parks and reserves. It’s one of those countries that just bubble with natural parks, forests, wetlands, and a lot more. With vast ranges of altitude as well, you’ll find a lot of diversity for the things you can see. Ecotourism is unparalleled with isolated nature lodges, hotels, forests, national parks, volcanoes, reserves, botanical gardens, and everything that satisfies your enthusiasm for natural life.
Costa Rica’s marine territory surpasses the land territory by quite a lot so you’ll be blessed with over 25 different species of whales, dolphins, and hundreds of species of tropical fish. Whether you just want to explore, or you want to dive/snorkel/scuba dive, you’ll find that Costa Rica has it all.
No one can get enough of the natural wonders in Costa Rica. Some of the most spectacular natural formations and wildlife are peppered all over the country – from wildlife to the way it’s woven into day-to-day activities, the natural wonders of the city will blow your mind away.
Overall, the country of Costa Rica thrives in the way it blends in all-natural wonders, sustainability, and potential for a lot of fun together. A place where you can explore all types of terrains, eat good food, drink good coffee and get affected by the electric energy of the people there.
by Dalia Elmaghraby