Costa Rica, Pura vida (healthy life)

Costa Rica is a rugged, rainforested Central American country with coastlines on the Caribbean and Pacific. Though its capital, San Jose, is home to cultural institutions like the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, Costa Rica is known for its beaches, volcanoes, and biodiversity. Roughly a quarter of its area is made up of protected jungle, teeming with wildlife including spider monkeys and quetzal birds.

Costar Rica beach
Rain forest

Costa Rica is dedicated to peace and democratic process, so instead of spending money on army, they decided to redirect that money to spent on education and eco-tourism. The headquarter of United Nations University for Peace is located in Ciudad Colon, a small town near San Jose. Students from all over the world are gathering here to obtain their master’s degree in a variety of programs related to peace and peacebuilding.

Costa Rica is one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. Although it only takes up .03 percent of the earth’s surface yet it contains 5 percent of all known plants and animal species, over 14,000 of which are insects.

Costa Rica ranks atop the Happy Planet Index − the leading global measure of sustainable well-being. This country is known for a very slow way of life with no stress.

The sunset with a rainbow at the beach

A rainbow at the sunset

Beach images and a horseback riding

A beach exercise

Beach exercise

Costa Rica beaches are just perfect for any time exercises...

The sunset at the beach

The sunset...

The sunset was a beautiful end to the day. This was just one of many in Costa Rica

A view through the forest to a small beach

A view through the rainforest...

We found a few of small beaches right at the bottom of the forest. They seem to be a simple and beautiful way the Ocean and the forest connect to each other.

The horseback riding

The horseback riding

This few hours horseback riding tour took us through the nature with several plants and animal species.

Costa Rica has no standing military. It was officially disbanded back in 1948 with the goal to invest that money to the aducation plans.

Roughly 91% of Costa Rica’s energy is coming from renewable sources such as hydroelectric power (73%), geothermal plants (13%), and wind turbines (4%)

A nice quiet morning at Four Seasons hotel west side beach

Four Seasons hotel beach

Four Seasons pool and the beach

Four Seasons pool and the beach

A nice quiet morning at Four Seasons hotel east side beach

Four Seasons hotel beach

The west side beach at night

Four Seasons hotel beach

The Four Seasons property with east and west beaches

Four Seasons property