5 REASONS TO TRAVEL TO COSTA RICA
ECO-TOURISM, WILDERNESS, WELLNESS & ALL THE ESSENTIALSWith a culture axed on relaxation and some of the most breathtaking tropical landscapes in the world, Costa Rica radicalizes your idea of a beach break by blending the luxury of all-inclusive resorts with eco-tourism activities that urge you to connect with nature and focus on only the essentials. Here are 5 reasons why you should travel to Costa Rica!
1. Eco-tourism & sustainabilityCosta Rica is a country that nurtures its wild, natural beauty. Making up about 5% of the planet’s biodiversity, it preserves its lush lands with an assortment of protected areas—29 national parks, 19 wildlife refuges and 8 biological reserves—where eco-tourism activities and excursions are encouraged, from horseback riding to hiking mountain trails and taking boat trips. Two of Costa Rica’s most epic parks include the Poás Volcano National Park, home to one of the country’s largest active volcanoes, and the Corcovado National Park where 13 different ecosystems co-exist, from mangrove swamps to montane forests.
Pro-tip: Take our Costa Rica Eco Adventure Tour, which includes a Safari Floating tour of the Peñas Blancas river with a local naturalist guide. Plus, you can use your free time to witness the sustainable practices of the Café de Monteverde coffee farm near the Monteverde Cloud Forest.
2. Fantastic FaunaWhile exploring the landscapes of Costa Rica, keep an eye out for its wildest locals. About 5 million birds fly over the country’s skies—you might even spot more than a hundred species in a day, including scarlet macaws, keel-billed toucans and resplendent quetzals (yes, that’s a real name!). On land, white-faced capuchin monkeys are bound to swing by as you stroll by unique mammals like the coatimundi and the peccary. Off-shore, humpback whales, dolphins, manta rays and all kinds of colourful fish occupy the surrounding waters.
Pro-tip: To meet some of our fave Costa Ricans, embark on our Welcome to the Rainforest Tour to learn all about the protection of sea turtles in the village of Tortuguero.