Costa Rica is a favourite for travellers the world over. It has something for everyone but the reasonably unknown and unspoilt beauty of the Nicoya Peninsula, especially its southern tip on the Pacific coast is an untapped piece of heaven for baby boomers with itchy feet.
Here are my top five reasons for adding the Nicoya Peninsula to baby boomers hit list of adventurous places to vacation balanced with its fair share of utter relaxation too.
#1: These Costa Rica beaches are your own. No more worries about other sun worshippers getting too close for comfort on a packed and sweaty beach. The Costa Rica beaches from Mal Pais up to, and especially Manzanillo are huge and people-less. You sometimes feel that you are on your own private beach and this photo shows you exactly what I mean. These beaches also recently won best beach in Central and South America by Trip Advisor’s travellers poll.
There are also rock pools between Manzanillo and Playa Hermosa between mid and low tide. Not only are these tide pools breathtaking to see, there are a whole host of little fish to share the experience with. This makes for stunning pictures for those budding photographers out there and the other great plus is that it doesn’t cost a penny
#2: Yoga at Pranamar. Nestled amongst the lush vegetation of the coastal jungle is the newly opened yoga retreat and beachfront villas of Pranamar. With breathtaking Balinese design and stunning attention to detail, Pranamar offers its guests and yoga practicioners a serine and peaceful place to stay and enjoy. They have some inspiring teachers and also host worshops with both highly regarded international yoga teachers and their resident teacher too. Have a look at their website at www.pranamarvillas.com. Your classes take place in their yoga shala looking out onto the Pacific. Oh, and I did I mention their delicious restaurant? Yum.
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