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Welcome to Costa Rica!

Nestled between Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south and boasting 762 mi (1,226 km) of coastline shared between the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea, Costa Rica is a Central American jewel. This treasure of nature is one of the most bio-diverse regions on the planet and is reputed as one of the world’s greenest countries for its environmental sustainability and conservation.  Its patchwork of nature reserves is a main attraction; Tortuguero National Park is particularly famous for nesting sea turtles and La Amistad International Park beckons adventurers into its vast rain forest to catch glimpses of diverse and fascinating wildlife.

Friendly Ticos (Costa Ricans) welcome visitors to explore their paradise, which spans seven provinces exhibiting a palette of landscapes adorned with sparkling beaches, volcanoes, coffee plantations, tropical rainforests, adobe villages and cattle ranches.  San José is Costa Rica’s bustling multicultural capital filled with modern amenities, historic buildings, cultural centres and pretty parks. From here, there are numerous tours to outlying natural destinations promising astounding beauty and plenty of adventure in the form of various eco tours (eco tourism was born in Costa Rica), from canopy tours to diving. Witnessing the wondrous sight of nesting sea turtles, listening to the calls of howler monkeys and macaws, touching ancient and mysteriously perfect pre-Columbian stone spheres, and enjoying the taste and aroma of Costa Rican cuisine are just a handful of many special experiences that make Costa Rica a rare treat for the senses.

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