According to a 2016 study by Project: Time Off, 54% of the 7,000 American respondents surveyed had unused vacation days at the end of the year. The statistics are staggering: 662 million unused vacation days, but what is the cost to your mental, physical, and emotional health?
There are basically only two seasons in Costa Rica: the dry and the rainy, and it can be confusing to know when it’s the best time to travel there. Most travellers to Costa Rica plan itineraries to coincide with the dry season, which runs from December to April. This is understandable, as Costa Rica is a tropical country and it does get a lot of rain. Naturally, this rain is good for the rain forests, biodiversity, and coffee plantations! But travel during the rainy season, also known as the “green season” has its advantages, too.
Costa Rica is part of the Pacific Volcanic Belt, nicknamed the “Ring of Fire.” As such, the country boasts 200 volcanic formations, with most of them being inactive or dormant. However, several volcanoes regularly rumble and blast their lava and ash. Five on an adventurer’s must see list are the Arenal, Irazu, Poas, and Rincon de la Vieja.