Costa Rica is a small country - its total area is 51,100 square kilometers. Still, the variations of her destinations are impressive. Costa Rica offers you beaches and jungles, rivers and waterfalls, volcanoes and mountains.
It has an incredibly diverse landscape, flora and fauna. From rainforests to dry tropical and temperate forests, volcanoes, beaches in the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific, high mountains and wetlands. It has a lot of natural beauty and that is why it is popular with tourists interested in ecotourism and traveling through the wilderness. Here you can walk, go horseback riding, rafting, and the sandy beaches offer diving and sport fishing.
Another characteristic of this destination is the exceptional commitment of the government to nature conservation and the effort to make this country the first in the world with zero carbon emissions in the near future. A quarter of the country's territory has been turned into natural parks inhabited by 850 species of birds, 850,000 species of insects, 208 mammals, thousands of butterflies, 2,000 different orchids. Costa Rica is a phenomenon in which 5% of the Earth's flora and fauna live on 0.03% of the territory of the planet Earth.
If beaches are your main motive for coming to Costa Rica, you will be in a difficult situation to choose from - the Pacific side of the coast is 1254 kilometers long and the Caribbean 212 kilometers.
When visiting this destination, tourists are given a unique opportunity to enjoy hiking along the edges of the volcano, visiting the famous lake and the volcano Arenal or go on an adventure in the jungles of Monteverde.
Manuel Antonio is one of Costa Rica’s most famous destinations, offering world-class beaches, a fantastic national park and beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. It has a large selection of local and international restaurants when it comes to food and of course a wide range of accommodation - it has everything from luxury five-star hotels to simple and more affordable hotels.
Visit Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, a small village lying on the shores of the Caribbean Sea. It is an area known on the Caribbean coast for its excellent surfing conditions and some claim that they are even the best in the country. Black Sand Beach is the best beach in town.
In general, the best time to tour Costa Rica is the dry season, which lasts from December to April, and the locals call it Verano (summer). The dry season does not mean that it does not rain, but only that there is less rain.
Costa Rica is known for its spectacular scenery and exotic wilderness, creating the perfect playground for adventurers and nature lovers, as well as for those who just want to enjoy on the beach.