Costa Rica may be small but it boasts some of the richest biodiversity in the world – with a greater biodiversity than the USA and Europe combined, making it one of the world’s top eco-tourism destinations. It is a hub of sustainability initiatives, peace and political stability in a part of the world that has not generally been so lucky.
In the tropical rainforests and cloud forests you can find monkeys, toucans and sloths, while in the waters you’ll find tropical fish, dolphins, sharks and more. Hike through the coffee growing mountains and active volcanoes, explore the waterfalls and surf the waves of endless, pristine beaches on the edge of the jungle.
San Jose is the bustling capital surrounded by mountains, where you’ll find the laidback, friendly Costa Rican people, or Ticos as they call themselves, who are ready to welcome visitors to join their easygoing lifestyle.
Costa Rica’s small size means it’s one of the few places where you really can do everything the country has to offer, and the extensive bus services makes this even easier. Cost of living, however, is the highest in Central America, so you’ll likely end up spending more than you anticipate.