Despite the fact that it makes up about 0.1% of land in the world, Costa Rica, a Central American country, is home to 5% of biodiversity in the planet. It is an easily accessible destination with unparalleled natural beauty and attraction sights. The country does its best to preserve its natural heritage and encourages conscious and responsible tourism. From the lush rainforest and volcanoes to the pristine beaches and water, the stunning landscape of Costa Rica is the ultimate travel destination for adventurers. Here are the top 5 most amazing sights in the country.
Arenal Volcano National Park
This is one of the most amazing sights to see in Costa Rica. This 1633 meter tall volcano is among the most active volcanoes in the world and has been erupting consistently since 1968, changing its lava flow regularly. Scientists have been inescapably drawn to it, and tourists from all over the world have visited the park to witness this unleashed force of nature.
The lava flow is always being monitored for safety purposes so visitors can rest assured while enjoying their time at the park. A great way to enjoy the park is by taking a nature walk and seeing the lava eruptions in the evening which glow red against the dark sky.
Tortuguero National Park
The Tortuguero Park, only accessible via boat or airplane, is one of the most visited parks in the country. The Tortuguero village itself is the starting point for a great time in this part of Costa Rica. Take a walk around the trails to view the nesting grounds in the park and leathered turtles. Get off the land onto the water to experience the running canals of through the park. There are several tour guides that can help you explore the park.
Manuel Antonio National Park
The main reason this park is very popular are the monkeys that live in the covered jungle hills. Though a small national park, it is among the most amazing parks in the world, and the biodiversity is just startling. You can find all four monkey species in this beautiful park and several other species of snakes, sloth and bats and over 200 bird species.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
This reserve is replete with plenty of plants and animal life, and thus a great place for outdoor travelling in the country. Spend some days hiking in the many trails as part of a guided solo or group tour. It is a wonderful sightseeing option especially for the whole family with the well maintained trails and few rugged areas. Enjoy the site of trails via swampy areas, the lovely waterfalls and five suspension bridges. You can also check out other attractions too, including a coffee or night tour or take a horseback ride at the reserve.
Corcovado National Park
The park is one of the most biologically-intense places in the world. This beautiful park is located in the wild Osa Peninsula and is a remote park in Costa Rica. It is home to a large lowland rainforest and is the habitat of a plethora of animal and plant species. It is also home to 13 major ecosystems that range from jolillo palm groves and mangrove swamps to lagoons, montane forests, fresh water swamps and beaches.