Costa Rica’s combination of volcanoes, tropical rainforests, and incredible wildlife make it one of the most biodiverse destinations in the world! Here are some reasons to make the visit as soon as possible:
Interested in scoping out some majestic waterfalls? Well, at La Paz Waterfall Gardens, you’ll find everything from exotic frogs and butterflies, to jaguars and spider monkeys…not to mention the garden’s five flowing waterfalls! There’s so much for wildlife and nature-lovers to admire here, that it’s considered a must-see for every first-time visitor.
Glide over Costa Rica’s lush and vibrant landscapes on an ever-popular canopy or zipline tour –an integral part of any Costa Rican trip. The concept began back in the 70's when scientists and students climbed and rappelled trees to discover the rainforest’s flora and fauna. Today, adventure enthusiasts participate in the activity just for fun!
Naturally flowing hot springs is a widespread and popular attraction in Costa Rica. Here, you’ll find that they range in just about any size, shape and temperature imaginable, and are perfect for relaxing in after a long day or splashing around in with the kiddos!
Want to do a little exploring of your own? Then, be sure to take advantage of some of Costa Rica’s famous national parks for some endless sightseeing opportunities. Here, you’ll have a chance to hike along dozens of nature trails and coastlines, and even get up-close-and-personal with rare birds, iguanas, playful monkeys, and more!
Ever seen a volcano? Well, in Costa Rica, you can! With over 200 volcanic formations that date back almost 70 million years, these natural formations create the majestic setting Costa Rica is best known for. Today, just five are classified as active volcanoes, yet still remain a sight to see for many tourists.
Since Costa Rica is home to some of the world’s most beautiful and rare wildlife, the locals dedicate themselves to preserving and providing protection to those animals that are endangered or will be endangered in the future. There are also many wildlife sanctuaries that have on-site veterinarian clinics to care for the sick, injured, or orphaned wildlife. Many refuges are open to the public where you and your family can learn about these amazing efforts.
Costa Rica’s ecotourism industry has grown drastically over the years, making it one of the “greenest” countries in the world. Since its efforts to protect and utilize its natural resources are a priority, you can rest assured knowing your tourism dollars will be going toward local sustainability projects to help preserve the culture of Costa Rica!
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