Costa Rica is one of the smallest countries located in Central America. But don’t be turned off by its small size. It’s known for its incredible biodiversity and rich culture. It’s much more than another beach destination.
The country boasts Caribbean beaches, coastlines, cloud forests, river valleys, and volcanoes that need to be explored. Costa Rica has something for everyone when it comes to wild adventures and water activities. There are several reasons to visit this beautiful country. Here are five reasons to visit Costa Rica.
Costa Rica is one of the most diverse countries on the planet. It represents 0.3% of the earth’s total surface area and is home to 5% of the global diversity. In addition, 4% of the world’s species are found in this country. Costa Rica’s rich ecosystems and habitats consist of 13,000 plant species, 2,000 butterfly species and moths, 163 types of amphibians, 220 varieties of reptiles, 1,600 freshwater and saltwater fish, and 870 varieties of birds.
That doesn’t include the wide range of insects and mammals that can be found in this country. As a result, Costa Rica has been trying to create awareness about its ecosystem over the years. The country has attempted to protect its biodiversity through laws and sustainable practices that keep the natural resources alive. It provides visitors with the chance to get up close with nature as they discover, learn, and see its wildlife and natural resources.
Costa Rica stretches out over 1,000 miles of coastline. It has a wide variety of family-friendly beaches and water activities. Visitors who want to relax on the beach will enjoy the white soft sands and clear crystal waters. You can take part in a wide array of sports, including diving, snorkeling, and surfing.
If you want to explore the Caribbean culture, then you can visit Cahuita, Gandoca, Manzanillo, and Puerto Viejo beach. If you want to soak up to the Pacific coast, then you’ll come across Jaco Beach that is one of the biggest party beaches in the world. Some beaches are made from rocks while others are made of entirely sand. Each beach has a different personality thanks to its natural resources. No matter which one you choose, each one is perfect for swimming and surfing.
Hotel chains are rare in Costa Rica. However, Costa Rican beach resorts will cater to general tastes and offer a consistently good experience. When researching local resorts, learn the amenities and location to determine if the hotel is the best choice for you.
One of the most popular hotel resorts is the Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo Resort. It is located on a 1,400-acre private peninsula that takes you away from the hustle and bustle. You’re steps away from activity programs, three beaches, distinctive dining options, and world-class golf courses. Each suite has a folding glass door and floor-to-ceiling windows that give you incredible views of the tropical rainforest. You’ll also get to experience what it’s like to enjoy a river stone rain shower in the early morning. Each room comes with a plunge pool and a soaking tub.
Another hot resort in Costa Rica is the Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal. It’s an all-inclusive resort-style hotel located between an exotic forest and the beaches of the country’s North Pacific Riviera. With tennis courts, a championship golf course, and fine dining options, it’s got something for everyone.
Maybe you’re a thrill-seeker, who is looking for adventure in Costa Rica. This country is perfect for people with a lust for adventure with its wide variety of outdoor and water activities. You’ll experience a rush as you take in the beautiful landscape in front of you. You can go on an ATV ride, horseback riding, jungle canopy, kayaking, scuba diving, skydiving, whitewater rafting, and so much more.
This country is known for its rich and diverse culture. In its cities, you’ll get the explore the history of Costa Rica through its churches, monuments, museums, universities, and other attractions. It’s also one of the oldest archaeological sites. Guayabo National Monument has a 700-year-old aqueduct that is still used by tourists. Don’t forget to visit the Museum of Popular Culture in the city of Heredia, which is close by.