Costa Rica is a small country with amazingly diverse gifts of nature. Beaches and rain forests, cloud forests and rivers, mountain ranges and volcanoes, all in a nation whose size cannot even be compared with West Virginia in U.S.A! Several travel itineraries including tours, hotels and transportation are just but a few of what you can enjoy in this great nation. Here are few destinations you should visit in Costa Rica before leaving this world.
Welcome to a friendly land, “rich coast” engulfed by rare natural beauty where you can observe exotic birds, hike in rainforests, drive along biological reserves, view volcanoes and soak in very hot springs. Enjoy the services of a caravan that facilitates movement from the SJO (Juan Santamaria International Airport) to your Hotel where rooms are enough and can be checked in after four o’clock with dinner being served till around 10:30 p.m.
This is where you will enjoy a wide range of tour activities and other attractions including remarkable landmarks like hot springs, hanging bridges and waterfalls. Behind the majestic volcano is one of the largest man-made lakes in the country and it is surrounded by a national park bursting with sensational flora and fauna. The area is suitable for couples who like zip-lining, white water rafting, waterfall rappelling and even visits to renowned coffee farms and hot springs.
Manuel Antonio National Park
This is a fantastic base for watching whales’ movement in Ballena Marine Park waters. Fishermen here enjoy a 24-hour inshore or deep-sea sport fishing. Several water sports are also available for example snorkeling, kayaking, parasailing and surfing. Additionally Manuel Antonio is the perfect destination for hiking on different jungle trails as well as visiting the neighbouring spice farms. Your mornings in the nearby hotels are beautified by joyous Capuchin monkeys and Squirrel.
Leatherback Turtle Park
Make a visit to the numerous hanging bridges and enjoy hiking with the readily available naturalist guide while viewing the magnificent Arenal Volcano. Lake Arenal provides a perfect opportunity for you to make a scenic drive. Leatherback is recognized as the largest reptile in the marine world and Turtle National Park is where you will definitely thank Costa Rica for protecting the endangered giant. After visiting this place, don’t forget to have a relaxing 1 to 2 night stay at J.W. Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa.
This is the most popular park in Costa Rica where you will see an active crater if weather permits, hike Escalonial Cloud Forest. The volcano is covered by a forest full of ferns, orchids, epiphytes and numerous hummingbirds. Don’t forget to carry heavy clothing here due to continuous clouding with a lot of humidity.
The five places among many more is enough to conclude that Costa Rica boasts of her staggering diversification of ecosystems, world’s recognized beaches plus a nice weather all year-round. Adventurous tourists, both internal and foreign have made this incredible country their destination for decades. The environment is awesome, living up to the name “Costa Rica” which is translated as rich Coast. It is indeed the greenest, most relaxed and greenest destination not only in Central America but in the whole world.