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Just returned from roaming the national parks of Costa Rica - the birthplace of eco-tourism. A wonderful destination for outdoor enthusiasts, hikers, birders. beach lovers, and families. Costa Rica offers one of the world's most diverse natural landscapes

Where is Costa Rica?

About Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a small country - slightly smaller than West Virginia and slightly larger than Switzerland.  However, it contains a diversity of terrain and the landscape is spectacular. Costa Rica has dense rain forests, open savanna, mangroves and lush wetlands, and cloud forests covering the tops of volcanoes.  Along both its Atalntic and Pacific coasts there are sandy beaches with offshore islands and some coral reefs. Birds and animals are prolific. There are venues for active sports enthusiasts including scuba diving, sports fishing, white water rafting, zip-lining, and horseback riding.  A wide variety of accomodations are available from luxury resorts to rustic lodges.

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Map of Costa Rica

Official national flag

Beautiful Costa Rica

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Travel Guides

Hanging bridges

Lush rain forests with hanging bridges, hiking trails. and friendly monkeys

Classic Costa Rica - Arenal Volcano

Zipping through Costa Rica

Zip lining over the rain forest  is a fun way to enjoy the spectacular scenery.

Miles of gorgeous beaches......

Costa Rica has miles of beautiful beaches on both coasts.  The beaches at the west coast are sites for nesting tortoises.

Tortuguero National Park

Tortuguero National Park is on the west coast of Costa Rica and was established to protect the nesting ground of the green turtles who return annually to nest and lay their eggs.