Costa Rica Travel Guide

Costa Rica is known for its happy combination of sunshine, beaches, rainforests and biodiversity. It is not the world’s biggest country but it has 5 percent of world’s bio-diversity. It has 800 miles of coastline, 200 volcanic formations and hundreds of national parks, 4 mountain ranges. Climb through the cloud forest, on the next you can see the active volcano and later that relax on pristine white beach or bathing in natural hot springs and living the cowboy life on a working ranch.

Most of the people travel here to get close to wildlfie, notably cuddly sloths, white faced capuchin monkeys, howler monkeys and hundreds of tropical birds. Costa Rica prides itself on its green credentials and this, together with its peaceful democracy and abundance of natural beauty has earned it the accolade of one of ‘the world’s happiest countries’. Get close to nature and spend some time on country’s eco-lodges. See the rainforest and leisurely kayak tours with snakes, crocodiles, monkeys galore, sloths, toucans and parrots on the early morning tour.

Many offer activities including fishing, yoga and chocolate making. The staff at one lodge shows the guests how to peel, roast and grind the cocoa before cooking with sugar to make a delicious chocolate paste. They taste best washed down with a cup of finest Costa Rican coffee. At 5,900ft, there is a natural sanctuary with more than 2,500 different types of plants and animals, including 400 species of birds.

Rincon de la Vieja volcano has a home on cattle ranching region of Guanacaste and it is a thermally active area. On the edge of the national park wannabe cowboys can stay at working cattle ranches with real hacienda style accommodation available and all the adventure tours on the doorstep. The pacific coast has beautiful beaches with best surfing. Costa Rica also has a Caribbean coastline, which has a different atmosphere with a cultural mix of Afro Caribbean, Tico and old hippy vibe. Puerto Viejo has stunning white-sand beaches, tropical vegetation and a Sloth sanctuary. It has a 5-Star Drake Bay Getaway Resort where you can stay. They provides you meals, coffee drinks, fresh fruit smoothies, laundry services at the price starts from £410 per night.

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