What’s There to See in Costa Rica?
Costa Rica means ‘rich coast’ and true to its name, it is well known for its pristine beauty as well as its friendly locals and amazing cultures. Why is this?
There is an abundance of places to see in this country which means you will never get bored. The country’s natural beauty is evident in its national parks, beaches, volcanoes, rainforests and wildlife making it one of the world’s foremost ecotourist destinations.
What are there to see in Costa Rica?
• Enjoy a plethora of beaches lining the country’s coastline which stretches to more than 1800 kilometers. The prettiest beaches can be found in Guanacaste province and the Nicoya Peninsula. The Southern Caribbean Coast offers great fun with its Rasta influences. If a peaceful beach escape is what you are longing for, the South Puntarenas is ideal with its isolated beach strips back dropped by lush forestations.
• The rainforests of Costa Rica are considered to be the country’s foremost national treasure. 25 percent of the country is a protected habitat home to the most unique ecosystems on earth.
• Being a part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, this country has 5 active volcanoes within its boundaries. Is this a cause of worry to travelers? Hardly, these volcanoes are actually spectacular to behold. The Volcan Arenal actually erupts everyday lighting the sky with its molten lava like fireworks. Volcan Irazu is dormant and an excellent climb with a stunning green lake in its crater.
• Ecologically inclined people can find a paradise in Costa Rica. There are 12 ecological zones to see, more than 60 national parks, refuges, biological zones and reserves. These are created specially to protect the many plants and animal species thriving in this living Eden.
This country may be geographically small but it proves to be one of the greatest destinations to nature lovers. You wouldn’t want to miss any chance to visit it, would you?