Costa Rica vs Mexico
You know you want to go abroad for your next vacation, but how can you decide where to go? Both Mexico and Costa Rica have a lot to offer, but once you know what Costa Rica has to offer, there’s really no choice. Mexico is America’s next-door neighbor, and more than 30 million Americans visited the country last year. But Mexico has its own fair share of problems, including overcrowding at popular resorts, a fluctuating currency, and a long-running drug war.
Costa Rica, on the other hand, has enjoyed a flourishing, peaceful democracy since 1948. Although it’s a bit farther away from the United States, all the major airlines offer low-cost flights to Costa Rica. Costa Rica might be smaller, in terms of geographical size, than Mexico, but Costa Rica has a far more diverse landscape that includes gorgeous beaches, pristine estuaries, volcanos, cloud forests, jungles teeming with wildlife, and more bird, insect, and plant species than anywhere else on the planet.
Mexican resort towns such as Cancun are popular with Spring Breakers, but Costa Rica has a much more relaxed, family-friendly environment. Ranging from tiny surf towns on the Pacific to the elaborate religious parades in the capital, there’s always something to do and see in Costa Rica. More than 93% of the local population in Costa Rica is literate, the water is safe to drink, and the country has some of the best healthcare facilities in the world. Costa Rica is famously located in the “blue zone” where people live longer and are happier and healthier than almost anywhere else on the planet.
Costa Rica also has one great advantage that you just can’t find in Mexico – world-class surfing! The Pacific Coast of Costa Rica is home to some of the best surf sites in the world with huge swells and long breaks that are ideal for surfers of all ability and experience levels.
If you’d like to visit Costa Rica and try your hand at surfing, book your vacation with the Manuel Antonio Surf School and Camp (MASS). With exclusive access to prime surf spots and an experienced team of local surf pros, MASS helps teach beginners how to surf and experienced surfers how to take their game to the next level. MASS also organizes tours and activities in the surrounding region, including nature hikes, trips to secret beaches, whitewater rafting, stand-up paddling, and fun excursions to a jungle waterfall.
Book your Costa Rica vacation with the Manuel Antonio Surf School and Camp today!