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A Land of Friendly People, Pristine Beaches, and Diverse Ecosystems

Nestled in Central America, Costa Rica is a haven for eco-tourism enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. This small but vibrant country is renowned for its rich biodiversity, lush rainforests, and pristine beaches. Costa Rica is committed to environmental conservation, which is clearly evident in its extensive system of national parks and protected areas. 

One of the country's main attractions is its diverse ecosystems, offering a host of activities for nature lovers. You can explore the Monteverde Cloud Forest, where suspended bridges provide a unique perspective of the lush canopy, or venture into Tortuguero National Park to witness sea turtles nesting on the sandy shores. Costa Rica's commitment to sustainability is evident in its numerous eco-lodges, providing an immersive experience that blends luxury with environmental responsibility. 

If you’re adventurous, there is no shortage of activities to make the most of your vacation. The Arenal Volcano, an iconic landmark, provides a stunning backdrop for zip-lining and hot spring relaxation. Meanwhile, the Pacific and Caribbean coasts invite surfers with world-class waves, and the inland rivers provide thrilling white-water rafting experiences. The country's progressive approach to adventure tourism ensures that activities are not only exhilarating but also environmentally conscious. 

Beyond its natural beauty, Costa Rica boasts a warm and welcoming culture. The locals, known as "Ticos," are known for their friendly demeanour and hospitality. As you explore the vibrant markets, delicious cuisine, and traditional festivities, you get a deeper understanding of the country's rich heritage. 

At a Glance
CurrencyCosta Rican Colón (CRC)
CapitalSan Jose
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Rainforest, volcano rising in distance with clouds surrounding
02Manuel Antonio National Park
Tall beautiful waterfalls in a lush green rainforest
The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is a Costa Rican reserve located along the Cordillera de Tilarán where there are more than 3,200 species of plants.
Vibrant tropical forests flow down from the mountains to the sandy beaches along the coast. Aerial view of the Costa Ballena near Dominical, Costa Rica
05Rincon de la Vieja National Park
Beautiful blue logoon are surrounded by volcanic rock walls and green foliage
06San Jose
Aerial view of the many red tiled roofs in the capital city of Costa Rica, San Jose
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From volcanoes to beaches, explore Costa Rica's ecosystems with ease.

Renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty and commitment to environmental sustainability, Costa Rica boasts diverse ecosystems. From pristine beaches along the Pacific and Caribbean coasts to lush rainforests teeming with exotic wildlife and active volcanoes, this Central American jewel offers an unparalleled playground for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers.

Playa Espadilla Beach Landscape Sunset Sky Manuel Antonio National Park Costa Rica

The Culture

Costa Rica's vibrant culture is a combination of history, nature, and diversity. This small yet enchanting country boasts a culture that reflects the warmth and friendliness of its people, known as "Ticos" and "Ticas." The nation takes pride in its commitment to peace, democracy, and environmental conservation, creating a unique cultural identity for itself. 

Costa Ricans celebrate their Spanish heritage through festivals, music, and dance, with traditional folk music like the "guanacaste" and "punto guanacasteco" echoing through the streets. The country's religious roots are evident in the numerous festivals dedicated to Catholic saints, blending indigenous and European influences. 

Costa Rica's love for nature is deeply ingrained in its culture, with a significant emphasis on sustainability and ecotourism. The pura vida lifestyle, meaning "pure life," encapsulates the national ethos of living a simple, stress-free life in harmony with nature. 

Artisans craft intricate oxcarts and vibrant masks across the country, reflecting the indigenous Boruca and Chorotega cultures. In essence, Costa Rica's culture is a colourful one, blending history, nature, and a commitment to preserving the beauty that defines this Central American gem.

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