Spotlight on Costa Rica
Imagine a place carpeted in lush verdant jungle, where ancient trees cling to the side of prehistoric volcanic peaks and where mighty rivers snake through a pristine and untouched wilderness. Picture thirteen hundred kilometres of powder sand, palm fringed beaches and crystalline waters, flanked by the endless swell of the Pacific on one side and the cyan tranquillity of the Caribbean Sea on the other.
Envisage a rich and vibrant culture, stepped in history, with enough colonial architecture to make even the most ardent Europhile swoon. Finally visualise all of this with fantastic infrastructure and stability, world class resorts, hotels and cuisine and a whopping 5 percent of the world’s biodiversity packed into 0.3 percent of its surface. With the perfect mix of off the beaten track eco adventure and soul soothing relaxation, Costa Rica is undoubtedly one of the world’s most fascinating destinations.
Costa Ricans or ‘Ticos’ as they are affectionately known, exhibit legendary hospitality and are keen to share their land and its diversity with curious visitors. With over twenty-five percent of the land protected as national park, Costa Rica is one of the planet’s premier eco-tourism and wildlife destinations.
Whether you’re gazing above a monkey-clad canopy to the rim of a smouldering volcano, sitting with a Pina Colada with your toes in the sand or hiking a board-walk through primordial rainforest to a waterfall, Costa Rica will excite, ignite and entice those who choose to seek out its many treasures for themselves.