Hawaii is a nice little collection of islands, but Costa Rica has it beat. We could have titled this article “100 reasons why Costa Rica is better than Hawaii” but we were too busy surfing, golfing, and mountain biking today to make a list that big. So, here are the top 5 reasons why Costa Rica is better than Hawaii.

It’s closer

screen-shot-2017-01-09-at-7-13-28-pmThis one’s a no brainer. Even if you live in Los Angeles, getting to Costa Rica is faster. If you live on the East Coast, even quicker getting to Costa Rica than Hawaii.

The locals are friendlier

Screen Shot 2016-07-15 at 8.43.31 AMTicos are awesome. Unlike some of the locals of Hawaii who don’t have much of the Pura Vida vibe.

The lineups aren’t as crowded

Screen Shot 2016-07-05 at 1.04.28 PMCosta Rica’s coast is huge, and you’re sure to find a secret spot waiting for you with your name on it.

You need a passport

screen-shot-2017-01-09-at-7-19-01-pmIf you don’t already have one, you have to have a passport to come to Costa Rica. This is actually a good thing because once you come to Costa Rica, you’ll want to travel all across Central America.


screen-shot-2016-11-08-at-8-30-45-amHawaii is not so bueno on the budget. Not many hostels in Maui!

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