Winter has begun across most of the United States, Canada and northern Europe. As chilly winter weather freezes the north heading into Christmas, you are not alone if you have started dreaming about a sunny tropical holiday.
Escape this winter to the land of summer in Costa Rica – the “happiest country in the world”. It’s hard not to be happy with blue skies, warm sunshine, tropical breezes, rainforest, warm surf and soft sand. Sounds pretty good if you are looking out the window at freezing rain, ice, snow and a dark gray sky, doesn’t it?
Costa Rica was named “Best Destination in Central/South America” this year in the Readers’ Choice Awards by Travel Weekly magazine. U.S. News & World Report called Costa Rica “the ultimate destination to enjoy a family holiday.” And British newspaper The Guardian named Costa Rica “one of the destinations to visit in 2015”.
Costa Rica’s famous stunning landscapes of rainforest and gorgeous tropical beaches, along with the country’s culture and relaxed enjoyment of life, feature prominently in the romantic feature film “After Words,” released in the U.S. in August 2015 and starring Academy Award Winner, Marcia Gay Harden, and Goya Award Winner, Oscar Jaenada.
Costa Rica’s Central Pacific Coast is one popular area to visit. Stretching from the port town of Puntarenas to the surf town of Dominical, the area is known for long sunny beaches, colorful sunsets, national parks, great surf, and excellent tourism services. The Central Pacific also has some of the best beaches in Costa Rica. Manuel Antonio Beach was listed No. 2 of the Top 10 Beaches in Central America, and No. 17 of the 25 Top Beaches in the World in the 2015 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards.
Costa Rica eco-development Portasol Rainforest & Ocean View Living is exactly where you want to be in Costa Rica’s Central Pacific region – right between the busy Manuel Antonio National Park and beaches, and the popular surf town of Dominical. Enjoying these attractions is easy from Portasol, and you can retreat back to your private paradise at the end of the day. Three miles away are the beautiful uncrowded beaches of Playa Linda and Playa Matapalo.
Luxury Costa Rica vacation rentals in the exclusive 1,335-acre eco-development are comfortable and affordable – ideal for families, groups of friends and couples. The private community is crisscrossed by rivers, streams, waterfalls, and lush rainforest abundant with a wide variety of wildlife. You can enjoy unique wildlife tours, mountain biking, hiking and waterfall swimming at Portasol.
There are dozens of daily flights to Costa Rica from the USA and Europe, making Costa Rica a top vacation destination. Contact Portasol Rainforest & Ocean View Living eco-community for an unforgettable vacation in one of their Costa Rica vacation rentals.
From San José to Portasol, the driving distance is 131 miles (211 kilometers) via Jaco and Quepos (approximately 2.5 hours). You can fly from San José to Quepos (20-minute flight) on either Nature Air or Sansa Airlines; from there, it is 18 miles (29 kilometers) to Portasol. Dominical is only 11 miles (18 kilometers) from Portasol.
Article by Shannon Farley