7 Reasons to visit Costa Rica and discover the “Pura Vida”

7 Reasons to visit Costa Rica and discover the “Pura Vida”

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 an 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 since 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 a large number of flowers, including its greatest exponent, orchids.

2. Beautiful beaches

It is no secret that one of the biggest attractions of this country is 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 extremely crowded with tourists, so you can not only have a 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 on 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 country’s forests with tall trees are excellent for the experience of the canopy through the dense jungle.

4. Impressive volcanoes

Thanks to its geography and its location on the Pacific Ring of Fire, Costa Rica has a large number of 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 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 are a great variety thanks to the two coasts of this country.

6. Travel Safety

Costa Rica is characterized as 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 the 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 mysterious but absolutely beautiful atmosphere of large trees with mist, moss, plants, and streams or creeks.

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