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Why You Should Bump Up Costa Rica on Your Bucket List

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After months of being on lockdown, a lot of people are probably itching to get out of their homes, go on a little vacation and relieve themselves of pandemic-related stresses. However, current circumstances continue to discourage many from traveling, be it locally or internationally. Fortunately, the number of countries to have recovered from the ongoing global health crisis is increasing by the day. In fact, an article by CNN detailed how some of these countries are finally reopening their doors to foreign tourists and are actively forming ‘travel bubbles’ with neighboring nations. One of these countries is Costa Rica. Identified as the number one place in Latin America with the lowest cases of Covid-19, Costa Rica will be reopening its borders to foreign tourists this August 1.

If you are one of those people who have considered Costa Rica as a travel destination but never got around to going to this Central American nation, then this article is perfect for you. In this post, we will be talking about some of the reasons why some people might be putting off traveling to Costa Rica and why (in spite of said reasons) you should still bump up the beautiful country on your bucket list.

Reason 1: Nowhere is safe after the pandemic

Earlier this year, the world seemed to stop when the coronavirus reached pandemic status. Of course, this caused a lot of people to think that nowhere would be safe from the virus. However, in reality, there are a lot of countries that have been able to keep the pandemic’s effects to a minimum. A great example of such a country would be Costa Rica. Aside from successfully managing the pandemic, the country also has a reliable health system and a collection of great terrains and accommodations that allow for some isolation and social distancing. All these make Costa Rica ‘The Ideal Post-COVID-19 Destination’.

Reason 2: There’s too much work right now to take a vacation

During these trying times, it may seem incredibly difficult to focus on tasks and stay productive, and a lot of people tend to feel like there is way too much work to do right now to take a vacation. However, as emphasized by James Gonzales of Daydreaming in Paradise, taking time off can actually help improve productivity and prevent burnout. Now, more than ever, professionals need to engage in activities (such as traveling) that can help them cope with stress and lower their risk of different mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, which are prevalent these days.

Reason 3: Traveling will be way too expensive post-pandemic

While there is some truth to the statement that traveling can be expensive these days, there are a lot of countries out there that tourists can fully enjoy without emptying their banks. As a country blessed with all sorts of natural attractions and affordable destinations, you will never run out of budget-friendly things to do in Costa Rica. Trip Savvy’s article on Costa Rica explains how you can explore a butterfly garden, visit a zoo, enjoy a coffee tour and go on a hike in this beautiful country without spending more than USD 50 (CRC 29,000)!

Written by Bellisa Jakobe

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