The reasons to visit Costa Rica are endless: the scenery is spectacular, the wildlife is diverse and the local people will welcome you with infinite joy. We couldn't begin any other way than by explaining their philosophy: Costa Ricans pride themselves on their phrase "Pura Vida", and greet you with it instead of "Hola". This phrase sums up the idea that you only live life once and that you should try to make the most of it. As in many "tropical" countries, the temperature in Costa Rica is quite stable and usually stays in a very pleasant range. And because of its volcanic terrain and variety of microclimates, you can go from warm beach to cool mountain forest in a few hours. Whether you like to surf, swim, fish or just enjoy the cool breeze, the options are endless. If you've ever wanted to gaze into the depths of an active volcano, relax among hot springs or swim in the crystal-clear waters of a tropical waterfall, Costa Rica is for you. Although it's an important part of Costa Rica's appeal, it's not all about nature in this country. In its cities and small towns there are also many things to do and places to discover such as museums, cafes, restaurants and streets that will allow you to see the architecture of its buildings and the daily life of its inhabitants. Gastronomically speaking, as well as delicious Costa Rican food such as Gallo Pinto, be sure to try the ceviches and delicious seafood dishes, of which there is a great variety thanks to the country's two coasts. If you dream of fully immersing yourself in the exotic Costa Rican lifestyle, People Like Us is the perfect home exchange service for your wants and needs. Whether you want to experience a city or a beach paradise, Costa Rica offers it all. People Like Us is one of the highest quality home exchange communities in the world, providing over 100 different countries to explore. By signing up and becoming a member, you have the opportunity to exchange your home with another member who might be on the opposite side of the world. Join us today and live the adventure of a lifetime.