Central America’s rugged and rain forested country, Costa Rica, with coastlines on the Caribbean and Pacific, is a traveller’s paradise. There is something about this region which reflects an intriguing ecological story unified into the history of a beautiful, family-oriented culture.
If you haven’t been to this land of incredible splendour yet, check out these beautiful reasons making Costa Rica one of the top tourist destinations of the world, and plan a visit soon.
Costa Rica beaches are known worldwide and you can never be far from sun, sand and surf in the country, which is home to a number of incredible beaches. Interestingly, the country offers you the opportunity to enjoy the Pacific as well as Caribbean beaches. While the country’s Pacific side amazes with vivid turquoise waters and palm-tree lined white-sand beaches, the Caribbean coast draws visitors for its Rastifari culture and laid back vibes.
Home to a variety of animals, plants and even fungi, this Central American country is the ideal place for nature and wildlife enthusiasts to be. Costa Rica is among the world’s 20 countries with the highest biodiversity and houses more than 500,000 species which is about 4% of the total species in the world! Explore the rainforest trails and spot white-faced monkeys, howler monkeys, a few sloths and different varieties of birds. Also, you get a chance to see several types of amphibians and reptiles including glass frogs, huge spiders and venomous and non-venomous snakes during night hikes.
Nature lovers will be amused to know that Costa Rica is famed as the white water capital for its gushing rivers! Many holiday makers from across the globe visit the country just to explore the beauty of some of its famous rivers. It is also a place to explore some of the calmer rivers in the region. Celeste River, Pacuare River and Savegre River are some of the most prominent rivers in the country.
Costa Rica is home to over 200 identifiable volcanic formations dating back over 65 million years. It has six active volcanoes and another 61 extinct or dormant ones. If you are in the country, do not miss a visit to the Arenal Volcano in the Northern Zone, Poas Volcano in the Central Valley and Rincon de la Vieja Volcano in the Guanacaste region, ensuring you all of many thrilling experiences. Apart from the volcanoes, tourists love to explore the hot springs created by their heat.
With miles of coastline and varied topography, Costa Rica promises an array of adventure options to the visitors. From surfing along the Pacific coast to zip-lining through the rainforest, there is not end to adventure in the country.
Zip lining is the topmost tourist attraction here. Besides, canyoning, white water rafting, surfing, hiking, fishing and snorkelling are some of the other exciting adventures to enjoy during your visit to the country.