5 Ways to Enjoy Your Tax Return on Vacation in Costa Rica
It is tax season once again, and if you played your cards right, you may have some extra refund money burning a hole in your pocket. There is no better place to treat yourself to a well-earned vacation than Costa Rica. Here are our top five ways to spend your tax refund money in paradise:
Costa Rica offers every possible type of dining experience, from five-star restaurants headed by renowned chefs, to “sodas” – the Costa Rican version of diners – offering cheap, yet delicious, local fare. Dine on fresh seafood in El Galeon right in the Los Sueños Resort, have sushi in an upscale hot spot like Tsunami Sushi in Jaco, or enjoy bar snacks and an ice-cold beer in a popular local pub like The Hookup.
Costa Rica has every kind of accommodation you can imagine, but why not live it up for a few days? Costa Rica’s luxury resorts, such as the popular Los Sueños Resort & Marina, offer luxurious condos overlooking the ocean and rainforest, as well as lavish villas with private pools and extravagant amenities. With so many added perks, including concierge service, private chefs, and in-room massages, why would you ever choose to stay in a regular hotel?
If you have been dreaming of using your refund cash to get in some great golfing, why not do so in paradise? Costa Rica offers some of the worlds most exciting and challenging courses, in what is arguably some of the world’s most beautiful natural settings. Our favorite, of course, is La Iguana Golf Course, an 18-hole championship course designed by Ted Robinson. Hit the links seaside, or against the backdrop of the rainforest. You can even catch sight of exotic wildlife on the golf course. Look out for capuchin monkeys – they have been known to steal golf balls!
As you might imagine, Costa Rica is a playground for the adventurous, and for those who love the outdoors. There is practically no end to the fun to be had, so you can try out some great activities. Take surf lessons, go ziplining in one of the local zipline tours, or take a horseback ride across the beach or through the rainforest. Rappel into a canyon, drive through the jungle on an ATV, or take a guided tour through some of Costa Rica’s most pristine natural settings.
You have worked hard all year. Why not come to Costa Rica to relax and indulge yourself? Head out for a sunset cruise, or charter a boat and take an exciting fishing trip out on the open sea. Head out for a night of salsa and cocktails at the local after-hours hot spot. Or stay in, and treat yourself to a massage and some indulgent beauty treatments at Sibu Spa, one of Costa Rica’s finest and most luxurious pampering spots.
Whatever you choose to do on your trip, you will definitely find spending a few days in paradise to be money well spent.