With over a quarter of Costa Rica's land being protected in the form of national parks and reserves, this country has earned its reputation as one of the world’s most eco-minded countries. Costa Rica is world renowned for its tropical rainforests, abundant wildlife, windswept beaches, magnificent mountains, cascading waterfalls and active volcanoes. Planning a journey to Costa Rica and looking for more inspiration? We've compiled all sorts of useful links to explore our upcoming trips, sources of inspirational information and helpful resources from our blogging archives to get you started.
No other country in the world has done more to preserve its natural heritage than Costa Rica. Enjoy the relaxing Tabocon Hot Springs, cruise through the Damas Island Mongroves, explore Arenal Volcano National Park, attend a rodeo with traditional equestrian games, and walk through the Monteverde Cloud Forest, which is a and true birder's paradise... READ MORE
In each area of Costa Rica we shall see flora and fauna that is either unique to this region or nearly extinct in other parts of the world. Carefully planned to offer an overview of all the different eco-systems that exist in this unique land, this program also ensures comfortable accommodations and ample time in which to experience its bio-diversity... READ MORE
"We are the country of pura vida – a friendly, multicultural and multilingual people descended from the cultural fusion of immigrants, including Africans, Chinese, Jews, Lebanese and Italians, and the indigenous peoples of the Bribrí, Cabécar, Maleku, Teribe, Boruca, Ngäbe, Huetar and Chorotega groups..." READ MORE
“Traditional Costa Rican food is definitely a blend of comfort food and grandma’s home cooking with a flavor-bursting Latin flare. In Costa Rica, family-owned and operated small restaurants are called sodas and there are countless sodas offering traditional dishes throughout the country…...” READ MORE
“Costa Rica is a lush country where nature is on display in all its splendor thanks to extraordinary biodiversity. Ecotourism not only aims to provide beautiful natural experiences for tourists, but also to educate visitors about the importance of protecting natural resources...” READ MORE
From Our Archives
“Two years ago, I lead a group of fun-loving travellers on an annual journey through a truly natural paradise…Costa Rica! Almost immediately we learned about the “pura vida” (pure life), a slogan that is often associated with this lush, pristine country..." READ MORE
"Costa Rica is indeed an eco-tourist paradise, blessed with radically different eco-climates within a very short distance: rain forests, cloud forests, dry forests, Pacific beaches, volcanoes, and more. We enjoyed seeing the many colourful birds, monkeys, cruising a river full of crocodiles..." READ MORE
"Having visited Costa Rica on two occasions, I can say honestly it is one of my favourite destinations, and one I would return to again and again! There are many highlights that come to mind, but here are my five best Costa Rica experiences…" READ MORE
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