Costa Rica is a big tourist area. Have you ever been there? Do you plan to go someday?

Pacific Ocean-Costa Rica - Near Jaco, surfer's paradise.
@caribe (2465)
United States
November 28, 2006 12:49pm CST
The planes are always full of tourists when I fly there. Costa Rica has something for everybody. There is fishing for the fishermen, surfing for the serious surfers, rain forests and all kinds of exotic animals for the hikers and nature lovers, and beautiful beaches for the swimmers. There are four-wheeler excursions, whitewater rafting, and canopy tours. I am sure I have probably missed some things. It is just a really nice get-away vacation. Many people fall in love with it and make plans to retire there. I guess you can tell that I love it there. So what are your thoughts?
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• Australia
11 Dec 06
Coasta Rica haven't heard the place. To be honest with you, this is my first time to hear the place. I am from the Philippines and maybe that's the reason. Costa Rica must be in America. South I am guessing. Having said this, NO! I haven't been in Costa Rica. Well, if you will invite me to go there I'll go someday hehehe..but I hope I win the lotto first so I can afford the expenses lol.
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@caribe (2465)
• United States
11 Dec 06
Costa Rica is in Central America which is the smaller land area connecting North America and South America. I visit there once or twice a year. I also live in Central America in the country of Nicaragua, just north of Costa Rica. If you decide ever to come you can look me up. Oh yes, after you win the lotto. :o)
@funnysis (2619)
• United States
3 Dec 06
I think it is a very lovely place I have never been,and will never be able to go as I am unable to travel much so I look forward to what I learn and read and see.
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@caribe (2465)
• United States
3 Dec 06
Seeing videos or TV programs is about the next best thing except you don't get to experience the people and the culture. Last year on segment of The Amazing Race was filmed in Costa Rica and I had to those same places but I was a little jealous because they got to do some kind of local pottery painting or something like that. A couple of weeks ago I saw a show on an American TV network showing some people on a four-wheeling excursion in Costa Rica. Also Jurassic Park was filmed in the mountains of Costa Rica but I don't think the movie made it look as beautiful as it is.
@brettbum (304)
• United States
3 Dec 06
I have not been, but would love to go there. I wrote my master's thesis on Belize. I would also very much like to see Machu Pichu in Peru and visit Bolivia. I am part native american (north american native americans) but I have always felt a connection to these areas of the world that I can't quite explain.
@caribe (2465)
• United States
3 Dec 06
I have never been to Belize but we have flown over it several times flying to Costa Rica and Nicaragua and the plane was low enough a couple of times that I could see the beach and the water and it was such a beautiful sight. The white sand beaches and turquoise water seemed to be endless. I met a lady once from Peru. She later married an acquaintance of mine. I believe she is back in Peru now. I, too, find Peru and Bolivia fascinating but I have never been there.
@rachelcaron (1681)
• United States
2 Dec 06
I went and loved it! It is my favorite travel destinations. I would love to go back some day. I lived there for 3 months, but had to come back since I was running out of money and it was very hard to find a job there. Pura Vida!
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@caribe (2465)
• United States
3 Dec 06
It is enchanting, isn't it? My husband and I have retired in Nicaragua, which looks very similar to Costa Rica, but the cost of living is a lot less. My husband has family in Costa Rica so we go often to visit.
@ossie16d (11827)
• Australia
30 Nov 06
I have never been there but of course have seen photos etc on television as well as over the internet. I doubt that I will ever get to travel to Costa Rica though, simply because there is still a lot for me to see here in Australia. :)
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@caribe (2465)
• United States
1 Dec 06
Yes, I believe that Australia would be an equally interesting place to visit.
@claudia413 (4284)
• United States
28 Nov 06
I've never been to Costa Rica, but my sister lived in San Jose for a year and absolutely loved it. I also have a brother-in-law who visited there, then retired there, and he swears it's the best place on earth to live. He loves the people there and all the things that are available, but especially all the fresh fish and fruit he gets.
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@caribe (2465)
• United States
30 Nov 06
I have two step-sons and their families living in San Jose and it is a wonderful place to live. My husband and I chose Nicaragua which is on up the coast and is the same scenery wise but much less expensive and commercialized, but a little less stable. But the fish and fresh fruits,there are so many varieties, and the fresh vegetables year round is wonderful.
• Chile
28 Nov 06
I would like to go to Costa Rica some day, I´ve heard they have got some amazng beaches, and that´s the kind of places I like! Have a nice day! ganandoplata
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@caribe (2465)
• United States
30 Nov 06
I hope you get to go someday. They do have some wonderful beaches.
@Kelian (768)
• Trinidad And Tobago
28 Nov 06
Well I love to travel and have discovered a few really great places. I’ve never thought of Costa Rica as a place to visit, but, since you say it is so beautiful, I’ll put it on my list to try one day.
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@caribe (2465)
• United States
29 Nov 06
I am sure you will like it. Join a tour or something to be able to find your way around.
• United States
28 Nov 06
I have heard great things as well, but it is not on my priority list of places to go because although I love beach destinations, I prefer to lie around by the pool/beach and just relax. I probably wouldn't get as much out of it as others who would really take advantage of all the adventure activities. I personally love Cancun for the nightlife.
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@caribe (2465)
• United States
28 Nov 06
I have never been to Cancun but I have heard that it is nice there.
@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
28 Nov 06
You know, I can honestly say that I know nothing about Costa Rica, and I've never even thought about ever going there. I didn't realize it was such a big tourist spot. Maybe I should add it to my list of places I'd like to see before I die.
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@caribe (2465)
• United States
28 Nov 06
Hey Sbeauty, It's in Central America, north of Panama and south of Nicaragua. It is warm year round. I have two step sons that live in Costa Rica so I go every once in a while to see them and I usually try to check out some tourist spot while I am there, although most of them are quite a distance from San Jose where they live. Actually, Nicaragua is very similar scenery-wise but it is less traveled because only the very brave dare to check it out. :0)
@kain555 (595)
• Romania
28 Nov 06
i always liked costa rica. u can do everything u like in the. they got all that u want. its an exotic place and one of the bigest atractions of the world. oh, and how can i forget the beautiful girls. u can get stock in the. i hope i will.
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@caribe (2465)
• United States
28 Nov 06
Yes, I forgot to mention that they are blessed with beautiful girls.
@burgoonster (3762)
• Canada
28 Nov 06
No I Have Not Been But I Would Love To Go There Someday
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@caribe (2465)
• United States
28 Nov 06
It is definitely worth the trip. It's beautiful place.
@srenda (382)
• Brazil
22 Dec 06
I'm from Brazil, but I love Costa Rica, I want to visit Costa Rica to see your biodiversity and Vulcans
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@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
11 Dec 06
Costa Rico - costa rico sign
I had an opportunity to visit this beautiful place several years ago but a conflict arose and the trip was canceled. I did meet a very nice and wealthy man from Costa Rico, he was selling land in the most beautiful area. I was talking to him and was even considering purchasing one of the chalets from him, but I did not have the funds at the time and now I do not know if the land and chalets are still for sale or if there are any left to purchase. If I get the opportunity again I think I will do everything in power to visit.
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@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
3 Dec 06
Costa Rica is a long way from where I live (United Kingdom) so I have not had the opportunity to visit. I have no immediate plans to visit the country, but I would certainly never think of turning down the opportunity if it arose. I cannot think of a single country on the planet that I would not like to visit sometime.
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@siddhinfo (1501)
• India
3 Dec 06
No, and I think never in my life I will make to visit Costa Rica. If by grace of God or by any miracle I happen to lend their.
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• Philippines
1 Dec 06
costa rica - costa rica
i have never been there, but if given a chance i'm sure i will go there, i'm sure it's nice to live there. thanks for asking, have a nice day to you.
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• Philippines
11 Dec 06
i have no plans to go there, i don't even know where it is located but i love to travel and if it is a good place then i'd like to visit it
@dalejr38 (2421)
• United States
3 Dec 06
i haven't been and i don't plan on going.
@KrauseHome (35526)
• United States
3 Dec 06
I personally, have never been there, and probably will never be able to get there, but it does sound exotic. Sounds definately relaxing.