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Take an Adventure to Costa Rica

Costa Rica in some ways is the home of true ecotourism. You could spend an entire holiday just visiting the churches of Costa Rica, let alone travelling the rest of the country. There are incredible mountains, secluded beaches, beautiful architecture... this list goes on and on. Two weeks at a beach is a LOT of fun, but if that is all you do, you really miss the Real Costa Rica.

Any lovers of sand, sea and sun will be in literal heaven; Costa Rica offers endless stretches of golden sand baked in Central American Sun. The most popular Guanacaste region enjoys nearly constant sunshine and offers endless ways to enjoy the sun. The Central pacific beaches such as Jacó and Hermosa provide the typical relaxing sand, but also perfect conditions for surfers intending to catch waves as well as rays. The beaches of the South Pacific offer a different natural beauty in the form of the coral reefs of Caño Island. Also reachable through land, the black sand beaches of Cahuita and Puerto Viejo, South Caribbean, add a volcanic twist to Costa Rica’s tropical paradise.

Costa Rica is also famed for its natural beauty (there are more species of birds in Costa Rica than there are in all of Europe), and rightly so. Despite being a small country, Costa Rica is one of the top 20 most biodiverse nations on the planet. The Tortuguero National Park located within the north Caribbean region is a shining example of this. Desperately rare and beautiful creatures roam the park; the Green Turtle, Blue Heron and the American crocodile to name a few. The La Amistad International Park also boasts over 200,000 hectares of rain forest, a worthy world heritage site – home to many endangered species most famously the Jaguar. Additionally Uvita Tombolo during certain months is the perfect place for whale spotting, if the inland wildlife doesn’t take your fancy.

Costa Rica has the most beautiful mountains and meadows, beaches and islands, rainforests and cloud forests. There is a lot to explore, and one of the best ways to do it is with a rental car. Renting a car gives you the freedom to stop where you want, when you want.You can take side trips along rural roads or stop to enjoy fresh fruit at a local farmers market. With a rental car, your trip is literally in the palm of your hands—and you can steer yourself in whatever direction (and to whichever adventure) that you choose.

Costa Rica is one of the Earth’s top 20 countries with the greatest biodiversity. With two coasts, mountain ranges, and everything in between, Costa Rica has a huge variety of ecosystems packed into a tiny country of only 19,653 square miles and each ecosystem is chock full of its own wildlife. Explore Costa Rica’s wonderful nature with a Green Motion Car – save money and the environment you’re going to enjoy so much. Your experience in Costa Rica will be fantastic no matter what direction you steer your adventure.

A Canadian Icon

A bustling cosmopolitan centre, Toronto is a Canadian icon. Packed full of culture, with a buzzing nightlife and every culinary particular covered, Toronto has everything for everyone.

Thoughts of Toronto inevitability bring up images of the CN Tower. This iconic building stands 553 meters high; the lift alone is a breath-taking experience. The Spinning 360 degree views from the top, accompanied by a top class restaurant, makes the CN tower a must see.A slightly less dizzying time can be had at Casa Loma, Toronto’s solitary castle. The 98 room mansion boasts traditional chimneys and turrets, and whilst lacking heritage (being built in 1914) the Casa Loma is a sight to see none the less. One further point of interest is Toronto’s city hall, despite being an award winning piece of architecture, much controversy reigns over its design. A chic and nippy Toyota Yaris would be a perfect way to take in the sights of the city.

Due to its diverse ethnic make-up Toronto has culinary delights for every possible taste. One standout location is that of Lee, a French–Asian combination, the slick dimly lit restaurant provides a multitude of culinary wonders. Perhaps slightly less sophisticated but by no means less tasty is Barbeque Smokehouse – thick, slowly cooked brisket, perfect to enjoy on a lazy warm Canadian afternoon. Those of us wanting to taste traditional Canadian cuisine are best sent Gilead Café; using locally sourced ingredients this diner will give you the true taste of Canada.Tour Toronto’s culinary delights in style with one of Green Motions Mercedes A-Class.

Toronto’s night life and urban scene is rightly legendary. The exclusivity and chicness of clubs such as Uniun is equally matched by the futuristic, LED infused experience of Gravity Sound Bar. For those taking a more relaxed approach to their evening’s entertainment the Horseshoe tavern is still a world renowned live music venue, alternatively the Mill Street Brewery’s 13 home brewed beverages can provide any beer connoisseur with an entertaining evening. Make a worthy entrance with a Mercedes-Benz C300.

Escaping the bustling streets for a few days’ excursions could prove to be a hugely rewarding idea. First and foremost, with the Niagara Falls an easy car journey away this natural spectacle is easily worth a visit. The relaxed vineyards surrounding Toronto can also provide days of exploration for those seeking an experience of the finer side of Canadian life. For those wishing to see the city from a different perspective, boat cruises including trip to the many surrounding islands can provide an informative and relaxing tour. Get at one with Canada’s natural side with a Green Toyota Rav4.

Green Motion Canada car rental branch is now open in Toronto providing you the best way to navigate the city streets and the surrounding area of this Canadian metropolis. What’s more the Niagara falls are best accessed through a car and who wouldn’t want to see them?

Beautiful Italia

The mercurial home of passion, Italy is a costal finger of beauty and romance. Roman history shaped the world and Italian culture still has a profound impact on modern life.

Starting in the north Milan is the worldwide epicentre of fashion and design. An industrial city, which lacks some of the grace of Italy’s southern towns, Milan is a contrasting place. Football is the city's true religion whilst the Duomo gothic Cathedral is a magnificent shrine to the supposed one. 

To the east lies Venice, the most romantic place on the planet. Intricate waterways cut through white marble renaissance architecture. Stunning food and wine all interspersed with true Italian magic – from the traditional glass blowing shops to the opera, Venice is pure Italy.

Further south Florence is an artistic feast. The home of the Renaissance, art runs through Florence’s veins. From Cathedrals to galleries, to the streets itself. Florence’s artistic beauty is hardly matched anywhere in the world. 

Fairly central lays Rome itself. The seat of the greatest empire of all time and home to the leader of one of the world’s biggest religions. Rome is a seemingly endless collection of treasures. St Peters Square, the Colosseum and the Vatican are breath taking, whilst the Sistine Chapel's ceiling is a beauty like no other. Rome is modern as well and home to big night clubs, coffee bars and new business which all give the ancient Roman magic a modern spring.

Finally, nestled on the south eastern coast, lies Naples. Naples doesn’t have the shine or glitz of the northern cities; in fact many see it as run-down. However, Naples provides a true taste of modern Italian culture, its architecture can compete with the best and its food is the best. Naples provides a proper example of real Italian life which, whilst loosing no romance or charm, doesn’t have the wealth or status of some of Italy’s previous inhabitants.

Italy has seemingly endless wonders and this blog does it no justice. The best way to see it is to tour it. There can be nothing better than cruising around Tuscany in a beautiful car, rent yours with Green Motion.