Fascinating rainforests and beaches with immense biodiversity, and a peaceful, family-oriented culture characterize this Central American destination. Between its natural beauty, recreation, and rich culture, travellers will find adventure and personal enrichment in visiting Costa Rica.
While it is open to year round travel, many travellers come to enjoy the sun and beaches between December and April. There is heavy seasonal rainfall between May and November, and prices are lower during this season.
Many backpackers and surfers enjoy long-term stays in some of the popular coastal towns year-round. The capital, San Jose, serves as the central hub of the country. Visit its museums and historical art and architecture.
The weather and geographical scene change through the different areas of the country. The Pacific coast has more luxury housing and higher priced restaurants. Visit the Caribbean side for a more affordable trip. The local restaurants are a great way to save money and enjoy flavorful Southern Caribbean cuisine. Camping is also a good option in Costa Rica.
Travellers can find great opportunities to connect with communities and learn Spanish. There are many programs to study and the access and level of education in the country is high.
The supreme recreation and incredible national parks offer something for everyone to enjoy. Fishing, kayaking, white-water rafting and surfing are popular water sports, and many coastal towns and national parks are hosts to surfers and active travellers. Puerto Viejo, Santa Theresa, and Jaco are known as top locations for learning to surf.
Costa Rica also has many opportunities for hiking and nature observation to offer. Birdwatchers can go to Carara Biological Reserve or Hacienda Baru National Wildlife Reserve to witness the great biodiversity.
For a rugged travel experience venture Corcovado National Park, a national beauty. Overall, the country has over 25% of its territory is protected land. The natural beauty of Costa Rica is sure to excite.
The great environmental attractions and rich biodiversity of Costa Rica make it an adventurous and unique destination. Costa Rica has a Sustainable Tourism Certification, which increases ecological standards of tourism companies.
The volcanoes are some of the top attractions, with plenty of recreation and amazing natural features. The tropical forests host an incredible array of species. Take a tour or zip-line to view the vast rainforest. Adventure awaits in Costa Rica.