For solo vacation spots, it’s hard to beat Costa Rica. It has something for everyone and at an affordable price. If you choose the off-season, it’s even better to buy, given the surcharges that are regularly added to solo travel packages, making it a difficult travel option for luxury travel for single travelers. These price drops happen soon after the summer crowd headed home, so I took the opportunity to visit in September. Although it was the rainy season, I don’t remember having to wash the umbrella even once. Autumn offerings may also reflect smaller crowds of people, where some tourists may escape the entire Caribbean due to the roar of hurricanes. In fact Costa Rica is rarely exposed to direct hurricanes and, despite its size, has several different climatic zones. All in all, it was one of my best solo travel destinations.
Hotels are rich in value: from high-end global networks to smaller local properties. TripAdvisor lists 120 hotels in 20 different locations within Costa Rica. The local site listed 61 5-star hotels with nightly rates ranging from a modest $ 113 to $ 1,240, providing virtually unlimited luxury travel options for single travelers. Seven of these 5-star hotels were in the $ 200-299 range, and although inexpensive, they compare favorably with resort prices around the world.
Costa Rica is one of the best resorts for singles as it offers 4 different types of the best holidays for those traveling alone: 1. historical and cultural travel packages that reflect both the heritage of the Caribbean and Latin America, 2. ecotourism or green travel packages, 3 4. Deals from the adventure tour and 4. beach holidays not only for the young.
I started my trip to the capital, San Jose, collecting my own cultural travel package when walking together. The country’s colonial history in Spain began in the early 16th century when Christopher Columbus in his travels was credited with naming it Costa Rica. After the first Spanish settlers arrived in 1522, about 300 years passed after independence.
The city has a number of museums to explore, such as the National Museum of Costa Rica. However, the Museo de Oro (Museum of Gold) really intrigued me. Not only were they filled with glittering gold artifacts, they represented much earlier pre-Columbian figures even before the arrival of the Spaniards. (Also, a nearby gift shop sells copies of these unique items that are great for the home as gifts for friends and family.)
Historians and lovers of architecture may be disappointed to find that most of the pristine buildings in the capital date back only to the 1800s and not to the colonial period. The impressive metropolitan cathedral of San Jose was built in the late 19th century, replacing the original structure destroyed by the earthquake. The National Theater of Costa Rica is also a modern, but considered the most beautiful historic building in San Jose, which also dates back to the late 19th century. Currently celebrating its 117th anniversary, it is known for its ornate interiors of pink marble and gilding, and also houses an elegant Viennese café. Opposite the two notable statues: Ludwig van Beethoven and 17th-century Spanish playwright Calderon de Barca closely watch 21st-century visitors as they enter.
After leaving San Jose and traveling to the countryside, it is easy to see that Costa Rica is one of the most popular ecotourism destinations around the world, providing affordable travel for single travelers. Rainforests, parks and wildlife reserves make up 25% of the country. Costa Rica, though small per square mile, has some of the richest biodiversity in the world. In line with its green focus, the government has embarked on a program over time to voluntarily achieve 2007 carbon neutrality. The highly photogenic red-eyed tree-frog is usually depicted to represent Costa Rican wildlife. As I’ve found, you don’t need to go very far to see colorful examples. From my backyard hotel until the morning I was joined by breakfast every morning, one of 26 local species. The rainforest with its 3-4 clear levels makes it possible to see lazy people lying on trees and screaming at the tops of monkeys; however, dense growth may make it difficult to detect them.
A third option exists for single travelers who want to pick up the pace. In addition to poster bird watching and wildlife photography, Costa Rica offers ample adventure vacation opportunities for the lonely with clasps on clasps high above the treetops or the approaching waterfalls in Lafortuna / Arenal. Six to seven rivers have white water rafting, while both coasts have snorkeling and scuba diving. Although Arenal Volcano no longer attracts evening crowds after its night eruptions, which ended in 2010, six major volcanoes remain for hiking. The resulting hot springs are still the perfect venue for the “Happy Hour” watching the sunset. Without preparing, I was glad to see that the gift shop sells attractive bathing suits in bright tropical colors, although a little lacking in fabric!
Finally, no trip to Costa Rica is complete without visiting the nearly 300 beaches off the Pacific coast in the west and the calmer Caribbean in the east. I recommend trying both sides.
For me, when I have a local home base in San Jose in the Central Valley, it was perfect as it was an easy day trip to the rainforest, but with beaches and boating still easy. The quality and prices were definitely very good even for solo travelers. If you can’t decide whether you want to go to the Caribbean or Latin America, Costa Rica gives you “2 for the price-1” rather than how lone travelers often consider “1 for“ price-2 ”! booming travel or millennial adventures, go ahead and add Costa Rica to your bucket list.