There are many reasons not to visit this vibrant and peaceful country located in the heart of Central America. Here are our 10 reasons not to visit Costa Rica.
#10 You feel ox carts shouldn’t be painted
Oxcarts are a large part of Costa Rican history and considered a national symbol. They are a practical thing and traditionally have no need for fancy paint. In Costa Rica local artist spend their time decorating “Las Carretas” oxcarts. Painting and decorating oxcarts began in the early 20th century. Later, the entire wheels were painted and decorated to create a distinct look for each family. Many times these designs would show the social status of the families
#9 You would never walk across a cloud forest bridge
The idea of a bridge in the middle of a cloud forest is so Avatar. You prefer the real thing, not some made up forest reserve in Central America. If you do so you will have the chance to enjoy breathtaking views.
#8 You find active volcanoes to be boring
Volcanoes are the site of ancient rituals and only bring bad luck and fireballs. Boring… Something like El Arenal Volcano and Rainforest Walk is best left to watch on DVD, if at all.
#7 Thermal baths give you wrinkles
Everything they say about the health benefits of thermal baths is a plain and simple lie. You don’t believe the hype and for the life of you would you sink down into one at the Rincon de la Vieja National Park.
#6 You like it when the “eco” in eco-adventure is just a marketing gimmick
Words like eco-friendly, eco-tourism and eco-adventures are fine and dandy just as long as they don’t really have anything to do with nature and the environment. Better a gimmick than expose yourself to nature.
#5 You much prefer to experience wildlife on TV or at the zoo
Why would anyone go to a place like Santa Rosa National Park if all the wildlife–and more–than you would ever want to see is on YouTube. Plus, don’t those things bite?
#4 You hate green, especially in a forest
Forests aren’t meant to be green. Golf courses may be, but not rainforests. And if they are, well don’t let anyone count on your stepping a foot into such a mean and dangerous place as Mother Nature.
#3 Gorgeous sunsets inundate your spirit with fear and spite
Boooo. Hissssss. Sunsets are despicable and should never exist, or at least people shouldn’t be able to watch them, especially when horse riding in Costa Rica. Frankly, they make you mean. Agrrrr.
#2 The easygoing spirit of “pura vida” ain’t your thing
You hate it when people go with the flow and simply enjoy life. Nothing should be uncomplicated in life, which should be suffered not enjoyed. The laidback nature of Costan Ricans and their Pura Vida lifestyle should be prohibited.
#1 Nature? It’s for the birds.
Mehhh. It’s probably painted anyway and doesn’t even look like that. Plus, nature, it’s for the birds.
Still not convinced you shouldn’t visit Costa Rica? Neither are we! Check out the most popular things to do while traveling to Central America. Amstar dmc is your local destination expert for one of Costa Rica’s top destinations: Guanacaste. We’re online and in destination to make sure you have inspiring travel experiences while enjoying the simple act of living: Pura Vida!