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Despite its small size, Costa Rica is part of the richest countries in biodiversity on the planet. Costa Rica is so small that it covers only 0.03% of the planet’s surface and, despite this, it has the privilege of being the habitat of 5% of the existing biodiversity across the world. 25.58% of its territory is protected under various forms of conservation, which makes it one of the 20 most biodiverse countries on the planet.

As a picture is worth a thousand words, these are just a few that make Costa Rica unique in the world, without makeup. The list would be endless but the nominees are:

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Volcanoes:

Considering each crater in which an eruption has occurred, the number of volcanoes in Costa Rica reaches a surprising 112. Some of them are currently popular national parks that protect interesting natural environments. The highest in the country is the Irazú, an active colossus of 3,432 meters above sea level with five craters. From the vantage point at the highest point, you can see the crater area, which is part of Braulio Carrillo National Park, as well as Turrialba Volcano National Park and the Caribbean coast, when weather conditions allow.

Natural parks :

It is difficult to choose from 28 natural parks, 8 biological reserves, 71 wildlife refuges, 31 protection zones, as well as another number of protected areas that captivate nature lovers, but the Corcovado National Park, in the Osa Peninsula, conserves the last part of the tropical rainforest of the Mesoamerican Pacific. Its location, its climatic characteristics and the capricious state of its soils and topography, make this site the habitat of an astonishing diversity of biological species.

It is one of the unique ecosystems of Central America that receives naturalists from all over the world who come to study it. In its vast territories, it will be possible to observe the biological diversity of the last virgin natural area of ​​the entire Central American region. On its land, 6,000 insects, 500 species of trees, 367 species of birds, 140 species of mammals, 117 species of amphibians and reptiles and 40 freshwater fish live together.

Beaches:

Impossible to stand out from each other. Costa Rica has beaches of immense natural beauty, many of which also have the Ecological Blue Flag Award, which identifies beaches where local communities work and strive to maintain the best conditions for the enjoyment of tourists.

But we stand out, what better than Playa Hermosa in Guanacaste. This beautiful bay is about 2 kilometers long and has grayish sand. It is located between two mountain points. To the south and in front of Punta Cacique are the Pelonas and Montosa islands. It has small waves and abundant coastal vegetation. It is very suitable for swimming, sunbathing and watching its magnificent sunsets, practicing water sports, including diving, hiking and horseback riding. This beach has been awarded the Ecological Blue Flag, which identifies it as a clean and safe beach worthy of its name.

Celestial River

The Celestial River is one of the most striking and unmissable tours in the region, the trip to the Celeste River is a combination of adventure, nature observation and geological activities, the site called El Teñidero stands out where the waters transparent are “naturally stained with turquoise blue, a walk, a trip through the forests leads to the extraordinary waterfall of the Celestial which, like the river, presents a surprising landscape.

Active tourism

Costa Rica is a land of volcanoes, humid and cloudy forests, huge waterfalls and mighty rivers. This generous nature makes it difficult to decide between the varied offer of activities, which includes rafting, windsurfing, diving, kayaking, sport fishing, surfing, climbing, cycling and even horseback riding or hot air ballooning. Everything for all tastes and all ages.

Tourism a little less active

Costa Rica offers the visitor a wide range of detoxification, anti-stress and general well-being therapies, not in vain, the Nicoya Peninsula is an area identified as a blue zone of longevity on the planet, those places where people not only live longer, but are in better health than most of the population around them. There must be a reason…

Animals:

Being the habitat of 5% of the existing biodiversity throughout the world, the animals that can be found there are logically the most varied and the most spectacular. In Costa Rica, just over 69,000 insect species and 3,850 identified fungal species have been detected. In addition, it is estimated that 11,535 species of plants, 906 species of birds, 239 species of reptiles, 238 species of mammals and 201 species of amphibians are found in the ecological habitats of Costa Rica.

Festivals:

The whole country is a constant celebration. The festivals take place month after month, from tributes of deep religious fervor to carnivals such as those in Limón or the Fiesta de los Diablitos, of a clear indigenous character, to festivals of different cultures such as chiverre, mango, coffee or avocado, among others.

PEOPLE:

Costa Ricans pride themselves on having over a century of democratic tradition and over 50 years without an army. This was abolished in 1948, and the money the country saves by having no armed forces is invested in improving the standard of living of its inhabitants, which contributes to the social peace that makes Costa Rica a nice place to visit.

The most famous “Tico”:

The “Ticos”, as the Costa Ricans are also called, are known to be hospitable people and they like to preserve this reputation. They are polite and hardworking, they like to make people smile and shake their hands.

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