Costa Rica is an unusual country. It disbanded its military 70 years ago, invested heavily in environmental protection and infrastructure, and adopted the motto “Pura Vida” (Pure Life). Renowned for its incredibly bio-diversity, gorgeous landscapes, and peaceful inhabitants, Costa Rica has declared that 2018 will be the year of “Wellness.”
Whereas many countries tend to focus on productivity, busyness, and working hard, Costa Rica has pivoted to become a destination ideal for reducing stress, unwinding, unplugging, and relaxing. As such, the 2018 Wellness Pura Vida initiative is designed to welcome travelers and make their visit to Costa Rica one that will encourage and promote a healthy lifestyle.
One of the best ways to enjoy a relaxing, refreshing, and rejuvenating visit to Costa Rica is by booking a surfing vacation.
Surfing is one of humanity’s oldest sports. Beyond the athletic thrill that comes with staying balanced on a board as you ride a wave into shore, surfing is also an incredibly healthy activity.
On a physical level, surfing improves hand-eye coordination, muscular development, and the benefits of low-impact aerobic activity. Surfing in Costa Rica, one of the most beautiful and pristine countries in the world, adds additional benefits such as breathing in fresh air perfumed by thousands of flowering plants, getting plenty of sunshine, swimming and surfing in clean, warm water, and spectacularly beautiful backdrops.
Surfing also has incredible mental and psychological benefits as well. Far from shore, it’s easy to resist the siren song of emails, smartphones, and social media. Surfing also helps improve self-confidence. As a solo activity, surfing also helps you spend some “quality time” with yourself, centering who you are, with enough time to let your thoughts gather naturally.
Surfers are also a community, meaning that you’ll meet and interact with fellow surfers from around the world, most of whom are peaceful, happy, and centered people.
Surfing in Costa Rica also perfectly matches with a wide range of complimentary activities, including yoga, professional massages on the beach, exploring the nearby countryside, bird watching, horseback riding, swimming and playing in waterfalls, and other water activities such as standup paddling.
Whether you’re a seasoned pro at surfing or have never tried the sport, booking a 2018 surfing vacation in Costa Rica is a great way to improve your physical health, reduce stress and anxiety, and enjoy spending time in one of the most beautiful natural regions of the world.
Book your 2018 surfing vacation in Costa Rica with the Manuel Antonio Surf School and Camp today.