In some circles, Costa Rica is synonymous with nature. After watching this video you’ll understand why.
Costa Rica is approximately the size of West Virginia. Incredibly, this small Central American country hosts around 5 percent of the planet’s total biodiversity. This is largely due to the presence of tropical rainforests. Costa Rica’s rainforests contain an incredible assortment of creatures—everything from spider monkeys to sloths to toucans can be found here. The plants are equally impressive and include orchids and walking trees.
Costa Rica’s landscapes are as beautiful as they are diverse. Bordering both the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea, Costa Rica has over 800 miles (1,290 km) of coastline. Both black and white sand beaches are represented and there are healthy coral reefs offshore. Costa Rica also has mountainous regions scattered with volcanoes, rivers, and waterfalls. Needless to say, the hiking here is fantastic.
One of the best ways to experience the outdoors in Costa Rica is with a naturalist guide. These guides know the best parks and trails and happily lead travelers through them. They’ll teach you about what you’re seeing or hearing (or even smelling) and help you to spot creatures.
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