The shoreline of Cahuita National Park, in Costa Rica
© Greg Basco/Minden Picture
From where you’d rather be. Longer days mean warmer sand
Today we’re hitting the beach in Costa Rica’s Cahuita National Park because, well, just take a look at this place. If the sun gets too intense, we might take a stroll into the park’s lowland wet forest where, if we’re lucky, we’ll see sloths, toucans, and howler and capuchin monkeys; or maybe we’ll encounter armadillos, coatis, iguanas, and tamanduas (anteaters). After that, we’ll take a dip in the Caribbean waters offshore to marvel at coral reefs, sea turtles, and hundreds of species of fish. We bet you’re dreaming of escaping the gloomy winter weather and booking a flight right now, because we sure are!