When you think of a tropical paradise, what comes to mind?
Emerald rainforests where hummingbirds and butterflies flutter about? How about coconut palm lined beaches, active volcanoes and dreamy waterfalls?
Well, Costa Rica has it all!
It might look awfully small on the map, but the variety of places to go and see is astounding.
Costa Rica is home to idyllic beaches (more than 800 miles of coastline), active volcanoes, wildlife rich parks, crystalline waterfalls and large tracts of rainforest where the variety of plant and animal life will amaze any nature lover.
This all might sound too good to be true... Guess you will have to come see for yourself.
What would you like to See?
With more than 800 miles of coastline divided between the Atlantic (Caribbean) and Pacific coasts, there's bound to be a beach somewhere to suit your fancy. The year round warm waters literally swimming with aquatic life and shores lined with palm trees that gently blow with the breeze will soothe your soul.
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National Parks, Reserves & Refuges
There are more than 160 national parks, wildlife refuges, biological reserves and other types of conservation areas in Costa Rica just waiting to be explored. Endangered animals like the tapir, jaguar, green macaw and titi monkey call these protected areas their home.
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Arenal Volcano is one of the most active and most perfectly formed volcanic formations in the world! There are four other active volcanoes (Poas, Irazu, Rincon de La Vieja & Turrialba) in Costa Rica, plus many other volcanic mountains where natural hot springs and wildlife rich forests offer a variety of activities.
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No tropical destination would be complete without waterfalls. Nestled deep in the forests, these sights are the perfect backdrop for a photo or a great reason to hike and enjoy nature. These truly are some of Costa Rica's hidden gems.
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Costa Rica is green, no doubt. Hidden beneath this diverse canopy of trees and vines is more than 4% of the world's biodiversity. Come explore the tree tops via hanging bridges and zip lines, or maintain a more grounded perspective and let the gentleness of the forest's enormity envelop you.
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Museums & Gardens
Costa Rica re-defines the word 'museum'. We not only have traditional art and historical museums, but also living museums where frogs, insects, bats and snakes live, offering the visitor an up-close opportunity to learn about the natural world. There are also numerous botanical and butterfly gardens scattered throughout the country.
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