With coastlines on the Caribbean and the Pacific, Costa Rica is a true traveller’s paradise in Central America. There is something interesting about this rugged and rain forested country that reflects a beautiful ecological story unified into the history of a beautiful, family-oriented culture. Here are some of the top reasons making Costa Rica one of the top tourist destinations of the world:
Costa Rica beaches are known all over the world; and a number of beach lovers visit here every year to experience the best of sun, sand and surf in Central America. The best thing about this place is you get an opportunity to enjoy the Pacific as well as Caribbean beaches. While the vivid turquoise waters and palm-tree lined white-sand beaches to the Pacific side of the country appeal to all, the Rastifari culture and laid back vibes to the Caribbean side draw a large number of visitors from all around.
Costa Rica is counted among the topmost countries of America that are popular for eco-tourism. With the highest biodiversity and over 500,000 species which is about 4% of the world’s total species, the country attracts thousands of wildlife enthusiasts from all around. You would love to discover here the rainforest trails and spot a variety of howler monkeys, white-faced monkeys, a few sloths and several varieties of birds. There is also a chance to see different types of amphibians and reptiles including huge spiders, glass frogs, and venomous and non-venomous snakes during night hikes.
With more than 200 identifiable volcanic formations dating back over 65 million years, Costa Rica is a paradise of volcanoes. The country is home to six active volcanoes including the Arenal Volcano in the Northern zone, Poas Volcano in the Central Valley and Rincon de la Vieja Volcano in the Guanacaste region – the major ones. A large number of tourists visit here not just to discover the beauty of the volcanoes but also to enjoy the hot springs created by their heat. The
Another thing that makes Costa Rica popular all over the world is its rushing rivers. It is called the white water capital with a number of famed, pristine rivers offering activities and views for people of all ages. Visitors love to enjoy swimming and hanging out by the rivers and can also discover here a number of calmer rivers by foot. Celeste River, Pacuare River and Savegre River are some of the most prominent rivers of the country that are always crowded with many holiday-makers from all over the world.
The Adventure Activities
With miles of coastline, Costa Rica is known to be an adventure haven offering an array of options. Be it zip-lining through the rainforest or surfing along the Pacific coast, you are sure to be amazed by world-class water sports opportunities here. While zip lining is one of the best adventures in the country, visitors will have canopy tours, canyoning, surfing, hiking, white water rafting, fishing and snorkelling to choose from.