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When we read about Costa Rica, the term “Natural Paradise” is repeated, and that is the best way to describe in a few words a country that holds 5% of the world’s biodiversity. The natural beauties of Costa Rica are so varied and extensive that almost 30% of their territory is occupied by protected areas (parks, reserves, etc.), which is the highest percentage in the world. Costa Rica has 5% of the total flora and fauna species of the planet with 12,000 types of plants and 850 species of birds which puts it in the number one ranking in the world for lovers of ecological tourism.

A small country in size but large in travel offers its tourist many trails through endless forests, volcanoes full of life and craters, 1,290 km coastal borders from the Caribbean Sea on the east and the Pacific Ocean on the west. Costa Rica offers a world of possibilities for travelers who like active tourism. A perfect scenario for trekking, white water rafting or rafting, horseback riding, surfing and the famous canopy from where a bird’s eye view one can observe the exuberant nature of this country.

Costa Rica is beautiful and to give you an idea of what you can find in the “Pura Vida” country, you can browse through our must-see Costa Rica places and destinations category of our blog.

Jul18

How Close Can a Tourist Get to the Arenal Volcano?

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How Close Can a Tourist Get to the Arenal Volcano?

Arenal Volcano is one of the most popular highlights of Costa Rica. There are many trails at this volcano’s base that lead to the nearest safe observation point. That point is basically the boundary of the high-risk danger zone. Depending on the geographical features, the zone varies in distance to the volcano. The average is between 1-2 kilometers. Tourists can hike as far as the perimeter of the high-risk danger zone.

Jul13

Top 10 Locations in Costa Rica for First-Timers

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Top 10 Locations in Costa Rica for First-Timers

Planning to visit Costa Rica for the first time, but not sure where to begin? With endless wildlife spotting, miles of beaches, legendary surf, and volcanoes to hike, the country rewards repeat visits. However, if you are a first-timer trying to explore the beauty of Costa Rica, then the following are the 10 locations that will steer you in the right direction:

Jul12

5 Best Rivers in Costa Rica for a Rafting Adventure

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5 Best Rivers in Costa Rica for a Rafting Adventure

Flowing through lush jungles, down from the volcanic mountains, the rivers of Costa Rica hold a wide variety of whitewater experiences that range from Class II to Class V rapids. No matter whether you are a beginner, experienced, young, or old, whitewater rafting in Costa Rica is for you.

Jul12

How much does it cost to visit Costa Rica’s National Parks or Reserves?

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How much does it cost to visit Costa Rica’s National Parks or Reserves?

Costa Rica has 28 national parks and many private reserves. Because of this, this country has among the highest percentage of protected land in the world. So, every tourist must include at least 1 national park in their Costa Rica vacation checklist. Many of the national parks in Costa Rica have excellent viewpoints, hiking, and wildlife watching opportunities. The entry fee of each national parks differs from another but it is quite reasonable for both locals and tourists.

Jun22

Which are the most accessible volcanoes in Costa Rica?

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Which are the most accessible volcanoes in Costa Rica?

Costa Rica is a favorite travel destination for its friendly, peaceful, and easy-going people and its natural wonders. The country has a wide variety of attractions for tourists, whether they are looking for a stress-free, relaxed vacation or an adventurous one. Volcanoes are one of the most visited places in Costa Rica. Read on to find which volcanoes are the most accessible and why they are worth the visit

May21

Where are the best beaches in Costa Rica?

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Where are the best beaches in Costa Rica?

Some of the most amazing features of Costa Rica are the popular Costa Rica beaches. The coastline of this country stretches over 1100 miles so there are a lot of beaches to see – with every type of shell, rock, and sand beach you can imagine.

May14

Where in Costa Rica should I go for a nature vacation?

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Where in Costa Rica should I go for a nature vacation?

Looking to experience a Costa Rican nature vacation? With over 26% of protected land throughout the country, animal refuges, biological reserves, national parks, and protected areas, you are assured that you will have the ultimate nature vacation!

May06

How Many Volcanoes Are There in Costa Rica?

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Volcanoes in Costa Rica

Costa Rica has a worldwide reputation as being an awesome destination for thrilling vacations that include exploring, climbing, and just marveling at the sight of magnificent volcanoes. Volcanoes are one of the biggest tourist attractions of this country as they capture the attention of both tourists and scientists from around the world.

May03

Top 5 Waterfalls in Costa Rica

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Top 5 Waterfalls in Costa Rica

Fresh water springs, roaring rivers, and flowing streams carve paths through Costa Rica’s wilderness. Numerous waterfalls dot the landscape and they are all accompanied by various giant cascades that are ideal for day trips full of relaxation and adventure. Horseback rides, hikes, and waterfall rappelling tours are some of the best ways to visit the most popular falls of Costa Rica, where you will enjoy afternoon swims and poolside picnics.

Apr23

What Should You Expect at Costa Rica’s Famous Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve?

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Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve what to do

Monteverde is one of the most popular and the most outstanding Costa Rican rainforest destinations. It is a small town in Puntarenas which is also called “Green Mountain” in Spanish and it is famous for containing the largest wildlife reserve in the country. Monteverde Cloud Forest attracts numerous visitors and tourists yearly.

Mar28

What is Costa Rica best known for?

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What is Costa Rica best known for?

Although there are many reasons to visit Costa Rica, the country is best known for its ecotourism. It is the poster child for ecotourism and because of it, the tourist numbers are increasing rapidly on an annual basis. In fact, the numbers have doubled in the last ten years.

Feb19

Why La Fortuna Costa Rica is worth visiting?

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Why La Fortuna Costa Rica is worth visiting?

If you seek amazing scenery with a spectacular panoramic view of Arenal Volcano (Costa Rica’s most active volcano), then La Fortuna Costa Rica is the place for you. Located in the northern part of Costa Rica, the city of La Fortuna de San Carlos is one of the few sizable small cities and towns in what is called Costa Rica’s Northern Lowlands. But La Fortuna Costa Rica is not isolated as one might expect. It offers all the amenities that a traveler could desire. The city is easily accessible from Costa Rica’s capital San Jose.