One of my biggest goals in life is to travel the world. Everyone has a dream vacation and everyone’s dream vacation is different. There are people that would like to be by the beach tanning with a drink in their hand or there are people that would rather be in the forest in a cabin away from everyone. However, my dream vacation would include me being close to the beautiful Dominical Beach in Costa Rica.
This Spanish speaking wonderland is located in Central America right below Nicaragua but above Panama. The whole country is surrounded by water with the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Caribbean Sea on the other side. It is now known for some of their major cities like San Juan, Puerto Limon, and Alajuela. Costa Rica is roughly about a 5 hour flight from Phoenix,Arizona to San Juan,Costa Rica. I first heard about Costa Rica during Spanish class and took the time to look up some pictures and fell in love with the beautiful landscape! All around are tall mountains, and lots of trees everywhere you look!
Costa Rica however, has many different activities I would love to do like snorkeling off a white-sand beach, looking at sea turtles,Elkhorn coral, and a variety of fishes. Scuba dive down to two shipwrecks located in the Caribbean Sea, kayak during the sunrise and sunset, swim with dolphins in Drakes Bay.But my number one thing I would like to do is learn how to surf at the Dominical Beach! The Dominical Beach is located close to the Pacific Ocean and is known for being one of the best places to learn to surf! It is also the only beach that has a lifeguard program all year long!
I chose Costa Rica to be my all time dream vacation because it is such a beautiful place with their rainforests , beaches, and waterfalls. The beaches there are mainly surrounded by the rainforest. There are many different types of trees that are tall and entwine together . Their sand is mostly tan,but in some beaches the sand may be white. In the rainforest you’ll find bridges made out of wood and metal that are over a little lake of water. You may also run into some wildlife while walking through like monkeys, jaguars, and more.
However Costa Rica is an amazing place to get away from reality and just sit back and relax with the people you love the most. You can spend the day out by the water or spend it hiking. Being in Costa Rica would help me relax and be stress free. It would give me time to be myself and allow myself to do what I would like.
Traveling to Costa Rica would open up so many opportunities like learning about their culture and seeing how they live. Learning about their culture would help me understand more about how Costa Rica became the way it is and break down my barriers and help me open up more and get me out of my comfort zone. On top of that I would be able to unleash my inner child and adventurous side. Also being there would give me a chance to use the Spanish I learned in Spanish class and put it to use. I would also be able to try some of their famous dishes like Olla de carne, which is like a beef stew. But overall I would get an amazing memory!
One day in the future I do plan to visit Costa Rica and see the beautiful beaches myself. I will also see all the wildlife animals and see the way people live their lives out in Costa Rica. I will also hike the trails that lead up to the tall beautiful waterfalls. I will go under the waterfall and see through them myself. I will one day be stress free laying by the beach with a drink in my hand.