Costa Rica, officially known as the Republic of Costa Rica, is located in Central America. It shares a land border with Ecuador, Panama and Nicaragua and a maritime border with the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean.
Costa Rica is one of the more popular destinations for travellers. It is well known for its pristine beaches along the Pacific and Caribbean Sea coastlines and its beautiful national parks full of different varieties of flowers and wildlife. Costa Rica is home to over 500,000 species of plants and animals and is considered to be one of the most biologically dense countries in the world. It has been noted that Costa Rica represents almost 4% of the total species on the planet.
When planning a trip to Costa Rica, there are a few travel tips and recommendations to take note of. Costa Rica is one of the wettest countries as it rains year round so be sure to bring along a light raincoat or jacket. The drier months are from December to April so this is generally recommended to be the best time to visit Costa Rica. The month of December from Christmas holidays up to New Years and all throughout Easter, locally known as Semana Santa, is typically the busiest season where hotels are booked solid and prices may be higher.
Costa Rica has many cultural and natural sights to offer any traveller. Here are just a few of the more popular tourist spots in Costa Rica that should not be missed:
Pre-Columbian Gold Museum – Housed in a subterranean building under the Plaza de la Cultura, the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum has over 1,600 artefacts that dates back to 500 AD. It is located in Columbia’s San Jose city.
Manuel Antonio National Park – The smallest national park in Costa Rica, the Manuel Antonio National Park is just 132 kilometres from the capital, situated on the Pacific coast. It is well-known for its hiking trails and beaches and was listed as one of the world’s most beautiful national parks.
Arenal Volcano – An active andesitic strato volcano, the Arenal Volcano is located in Costa Rica’s northwest, just 90 kilometres away from San Jose. It is the most active and youngest volcano in Costa Rica.
Tortuguero National Park – Located in the Limon Province, the Tortuguero National Park is the third most visited park in Costa Rica. It is situated in the Tortuguero Conservation Area and can be reached only by air or sea. It is home to a range of biological diversity thanks to having eleven different habitats in one area. The park has a rainforest, mangrove forests, lagoons, swamps and beaches.
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