Costa Rica, well known for its rainforest ecosystem as well as its diverse array of beaches, is now being recognized for its world class adventure environment. The 2013 Adventure Racing World Series, a premier event for extreme adventure sports including rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, trekking, inner tubing, coasteering and canyoning will be held in Costa Rica in November 2013. The Adventure Racing World Series will include approximately 90 teams from more than 10 different countries competing non-stop for eight days across a 700 km course.
The Costa Rica Adventure Race, a qualifying event for the World Series concluded here on Saturday, April 28th with the top spot going to the Tecnu team from the US. Last week’s event ran for five days and included competition in Trek/Run, Mountain Bike, Kayak, Caves, Rafting and Ropes in a course that stretched from La Fortuna across Nicoya and Golfito and concluded on Saturday in Puntarenas. The Costa Rican team, the North Face, had taken over third place in the competition on Wednesday but was forced to withdraw from the race later Wednesday evening due to medical issues with one of the team members.
According to The Travel Channel, Costa Rica should be primed on the radars of every eco-savvy traveler calling it “veritable adventure traveler’s Mecca.” Whether its surfing, exploring volcanoes, zipping through the rainforest canopy, running the rapids by raft or kayak, Costa Rica, boasting ample coastlines on both the Caribbean and Pacific shores, plus a widely diverse terrain in a region close to the equator, offers some of the world’s best and most diverse and exciting experiences for the adventure traveler. Here at Escape Villas, and our Costa Rica affiliate, VillasCostaRica.com, we are seeing the trend for more and more young, and young at heart, families to book vacations with at least some adventure experience tour as a part of their vacation.
For more details on the Costa Rica Adventure Race and the upcoming Costa Rica Adventure Race World Series visit http://www.arcostarica.com/. For more on luxury villa rentals in Costa Rica, Mexico, Cuba and other adventure rich exotic locations visit www.EscapeVillas.com and our affiliate www.villascostarica.com