There are many places you can go on vacation. All around the world there are travel destinations that draw people. For those wanting a relaxing vacation in a warm tropical climate the areas of Mexico and Central America are a good bet. Costa Rica vacations offers a peaceful destination with a friendly atmosphere. Cancun is known as party central for Spring Breakers, but it also offers a rich atmosphere and breath taking beaches.These two places both offer great attractions, so how do you choose between the two? The best way is to compare them side by side after learning about them.

Costa Rica is located in Central America. It gets 25% of the visitors to Central America, making it the leading tourist attraction in the region. There are activities galore, ranging from golf to volcano's. The flora and fauna in Costa Rica is compared to Hawaii. The revenue from tourists provides the country with more than $1 billion to the countries economy making it the number one source of revenue for the locals. Many people love Costa Rica because it offers a calm atmosphere and is close to the United States. They have no military and pride themselves on being a peaceful nation who has never experienced a war or political turmoil. They have an excellent health care system. Costa Rica is a very well educated country. Their literacy rates at around 93% of their population. They have developed systems that provide safe drinking water.

The many attractions of Costa Rica include small, home-like hotels and Costa Rica vacation rentals. It also has markets spread throughout the country making shopping easy no matter where you are located. They do not do any major tourism promotion so to keep the atmosphere calm and family friendly. The weather varies from the beaches to the mountains, but in general there is a high of 89 degrees and a low of 62 degrees. CR does have a rainy season that lasts from May to November with most of the rain in September, October and November. The least amount of rain is in the northwest province of Guanacaste. The overall feel of Costa Rica is a charming country without much commotion. In today"s world its good to know that there is feeling of friendship no matter where you are from.

Cancun is located in sunny Mexico. A short trip from the United States and a favorite for those who like a good party. It is Mexico"s number one tourist attraction. There are two areas of Cancun. The beaches and hotels are located in the Hotel Zone or Zona Hotelera. The home to locals lies in Cancun City or El Centro. Law enforcement is strict in Cancun and any crimes are taken seriously. Cancun boosts many hotels all on the beachfront. There are many activities including golf, tennis, shopping and plenty of water fun. Cancun also has many native animals and other wildlife that draws visitors. Cancun is known for its amazing blue oceans and white beaches where many people spend their whole vacation. The weather in Cancun ranges from an average high of 88 degrees to an average low of 66 degrees (based upon an average of year round temperatures). Cancun is a lively place that offers many different attractions.

Choosing between the two can be difficult. You should chose the destination that most appeals to you, large hotels with 100's of other vacationers or the small boutique type hotels or vacation rentals. They are quite different in that Cancun is lively while Costa Rica travel is more laid back. They both have great ocean access and many exciting things to do. Whatever your choice, you will have a wonderful vacation.

Author's Bio: 

We traveled to Costa Rica on vacation in 2001. Fell in love with the people and their country. Purchased property on the last day of our vacation and built a vacation villa. Specializing in vacation accommodations, all inclusive and self catering available all of which are surrounded by Costa Rica's biodiversity. Find more useful information about Costa Rica by visiting our web sites.