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When people hear “Costa Rica”, images of a tropical paradise come to mind. Whether it’s the rainforest, beach, jungle, volcanoes, wildlife, the friendly locals, or the slower pace of life that draws over 2 million visitors yearly, Costa Rica has become the most visited Central American country there is. Why Choose Costa Rica you ask, keep on reading to find out.
What’s there to do in Costa Rica? What isn’t there to do is a better question. Because of the varied landscapes, and rise in ecotourism, Costa Rica has become one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. For the more active traveller, Costa Rica is a country full of thrilling and exciting adventures, including zip lining above the rainforest canopy, rappelling down waterfalls, horseback riding through the jungle, hiking around a volcano, strolling across the hanging bridges, white water river rafting down roaring rapids, floating through the jungle marsh, kayaking, ATVing, mountain biking, and surfing some of the most famous breaks in the world.
Costa Rica’s beautiful and biologically rich waters also make scuba diving, snorkelling, surfing, and deep sea fishing a must-do for many who love water activities. Many people come to see the giant sea turtles coming to shore to nest in Tortugero and the Guanacaste region.
If it’s relaxation you’re looking for, Costa Rica’s beautiful beaches, thermal hot springs, hammocks, and pura vida lifestyle will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
If trekking through the thick tropical jungle is what you had in mind, Corcovado National Park in the Osa Peninsula will fit the bill. Corcovado is known to be one of the most biologically rich areas in the world and offers some of the best “jungle” experiences in Costa Rica.
If its monkeys, sloths, birds, iguanas, nesting turtles and resplendent Quetzals that you’re hoping to see, Costa Rica offers nature at its best. With 5% of the entire world’s biodiversity in one location, you’re sure to see a myriad of beautiful birds and land mammals in their natural habitat.
Because there is so much to see and do here, many people visit Costa Rica for the first time, and already start planning their next vacation to explore more of this beautiful, nature-rich country. Whatever it is you have in mind, Costa Rica offers something for everyone.