One million!? More if your imagination stretches that far. Discover your unique, bespoke tour of this incredible country with us. There are as many different holidays as there are of you to think of them…
If you are a regular reader of our blog, you will know that Costa Rica appeared in our top 5 destinations to visit in 2018. We mentioned briefly why this wildlife haven is such a favourite of ours but one paragraph was not enough to expound its many wonders.
The country is found on the Central American isthmus, with the Caribbean Sea lapping one shore and the Pacific Ocean, the other. Just north of the equator, the country is tropical year-round. But the many niches, from mountain to beach to jungle, each has its own microclimate.
Compared to its size, Costa Rica holds far more than its fair share of biodiversity and the abundance of national parks make it the perfect place to experience this. A flash of scarlet and turquoise is likely to be a quetzal fluttering above. These birds were sacred to the Mayans, who valued their feathers above gold. Visit during the rainy season, and amongst the steaming leaves you’re certain to see butterflies flitting. Ten percent of the World’s known butterfly species reside here and pollinate the exquisite tropical flowers.
Not only is this country the happiest in the world, it is also pioneering in its eco policies, and hugely popular with eco-tourists. For those as wildlife-mad as we are, there are some incredible conservation projects to get involved with. The Osa Peninsula is home to five of the country’s six wildcat species and to a wildlife conservation project which cares for them, alongside primates and turtles.
With volcanoes, jungles, beaches, and cloud forests, there is no shortage of adventures to be had. Explore the country by bus, car, or on foot and head out to its islands by boat. Lodges such as the Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge out on an island are accessible only by boat. Escape to this paradise, where you can hike, snorkel, and practice yoga. It is difficult to imagine a purer way to get back in touch with nature. Head up the mountains to find an alternative stay hidden amongst the cloud forests. Likewise, El Establo Mountain Hotel offers no lesser degree of pampering and relaxation.
When you have had your fill of volcanoes, zip-wires, hot springs and hanging bridges head to the Tortuguero canals to spot to sloths, monkeys and iguana. Fuel your days with sun, and some of the World’s best coffee.
Costa Rica is the setting for a life-changing adventure, and one that may be very difficult to leave and go home from. The days will flash by let us make sure you’ve made the most of them.
Convinced yet? Wondering how to find the right trip for you?
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