Why Costa Rica is Special
Costa Rica is a tiny paradise in Central America that touches both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. The country’s fame derives in part from its unique biodiversity and status as a biological corridor for an amazing array of vegetation and wildlife between North and South America. Costa Rica is also widely known for its progressive environmental policies, being the only country known to meet all five of the international criteria of sustainability: resource management, preservation of biodiversity, economic fairness, social equity, and respect for the human rights of all people.
Costa Rica is not just in the perfect spot in Central America geographically and environmentally speaking; it also is the oldest, most solid democracy in Latin America, becoming an example to the world in aspects such as government stability, social development, medicine and tourism safety.
You can have almost any kind of adventure here and no matter what you choose, it will be a feast for your senses! In Costa Rica, all trails lead to majestic mountains, breathtaking volcanoes, spectacular waterfalls, gorgeous beaches, exceptional national parks, protected wildlife refuges and lush, green forests that will remind you what it is to truly enjoy life to its fullest.
Costa Rica manages to be the perfect balance between land & aquatic adventure, nature, paradisiac beaches, jungle and city. But beyond the natural, physical beauty, what is most memorable to visitors is their interaction with Costa Rica’s wonderful people. Known to have one of the highest “happiness indexes” on the planet, the Ticos-- as Costa Ricans are affectionately known—have hospitality in their DNA, making this tiny nation one of the friendliest places to visit in all the world. Come and discover their Pura Vida (“pure life”) spirit, and you will surely want to return again and again!