This Central American country has more than we can imagine: beautiful landscapes, volcanoes and mountains, beaches that are a paradise on earth and of course its inhabitants, who with their slogan “pura vida” (pure life) teach any visitor how to live enjoying the pleasures of life.

Costa Rica is a country that has been clear about its course in terms of tourism, and they have dedicated themselves with effort to take care of its landscapes, its biodiversity and to protect the countless natural riches of this true paradise on earth, to offer those who visit this country an unforgettable experience.

1. Great Biodiversity

Costa Rica is a truly privileged country, as it is home to 5% of the planet’s biodiversity. In Costa Rica you can get up close and personal with beautiful animals such as sloths, jaguars, armadillos and monkeys, you will have plenty of spaces and opportunities for bird watching if this is one of your passions, and you will be able to see hummingbirds, toucans and macaws. The variety of flora is also incredible in Costa Rica, as there are more than 2000 species of trees in the reserves and cloud forests and lots of flowers, including its greatest exponent, orchids.

2. Beautiful Beaches

It is no secret that one of the biggest attractions of this country are the two coasts on either side. In a single day you can go from the beaches of the Caribbean to the waves of the Pacific. Besides being beautiful, the beach destinations in Costa Rica are not packed with tourists, so you can not only have breeze and sea but also total tranquility.

3. Extreme Sports

If you think of Costa Rica and at the same time the words Canopy, Surfing and Trekking come to mind, you are not the only one! The country has focused its efforts in providing visitors with a great offer of ecotourism plans and sports of this type are perfect to enjoy and take advantage of Costa Rica’s environments. The Pacific waves are perfect for surf lovers, its mountainous landscape is ideal for those who enjoy ecological walks and hiking, and of course, the forests that this country is home to tall trees are excellent for living the experience of canopy through the thick jungle.

4. Impressive Volcanoes

Thanks to its geography and its location on the Pacific Ring of Fire, Costa Rica has numerous volcanoes, and many of them are still active. Visiting them is a unique and unforgettable plan, so put it on your list if you are visiting Costa Rica. Arenal is the most popular and most visited and in its surroundings you can find several hot springs sites. There are also the Poas Volcano, Irazu and Rincón de la Vieja among the sites of interest.

5. Delicious Local Dishes

In addition to the delicious typical Costa Rican food such as Gallo Pinto, do not miss the opportunity to try the ceviches and delicious seafood dishes, of which there is a great variety thanks to the two coasts of this country.

6. Travel Safety

Costa Rica is characterized for being one of the safest and most advanced countries in Central America. If you are concerned about security issues when traveling, in Costa Rica you can do it with peace of mind, although as in any place, there are some problems of insecurity in certain areas, in Costa Rica most places are quiet and in tourist sites there is always presence of police or private security companies.

7. Cloud Forest

Costa Rica’s cloud forests, such as Monteverde and Braulio Carrillo National Park, look like forests from fairy tales. These magical places in the country are characterized because they are contained between mountains and the cloud is trapped in them, which generates that atmosphere of mystery, but absolutely beautiful large trees with mist, moss, plants and streams or creeks.

8. One Day Tours

Being a small country where you can go from one coast to another in one day, Costa Rica is an ideal destination for those who want to see a lot of a country in a short time. It is not necessary to make such long trips from one place or tourist site to another, and you can visit several areas or cities without inconveniences in a few days, making the most of the time to get to know and not to be sitting on a bus.

9. Variety of lodging and services

Being a country that depends a lot on tourism, Costa Rica is characterized by having a great variety of hotels and lodging, restaurants and companies or tour companies for tours, extreme sports or adventure activities. Remember that City Express Hotels has an excellent option in San José.

10. Cities and Culture

Although it is a great part of Costa Rica’s attraction, not everything is nature in this country. In its cities and small towns there are also many things to do and places to discover such as museums, cafes, restaurants and streets that will let you see the architecture of its buildings and the daily life of its inhabitants.

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