Costa Rica is a small country in Central America located between Nicaragua and Panama. Too often forgotten by tourists, it is nevertheless magnificent and has many surprises in store. The good side of the lack of tourist attraction is that the territory is very well preserved. Indeed, despite the small size of the country, it concentrates about 6% of the world’s biodiversity. Between discovery of nature and idleness, this destination is therefore ideal for tourists looking for calm.

In this article, you will discover this little paradise on earth for anyone who likes to be away from the hustle and bustle of big cities. The country has many advantages that may well make you succumb to its charms.

Nature as far as the eye can see

Between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica offers its visitors breathtaking panoramas. The landscape has everything to please thanks to its diversity. With its beaches, forests and volcanoes, there is a lot to discover there.

Saint Joseph

Le Costa Rica est un pays où la nature domine, mais vous y retrouverez bien évidemment de grandes villes. D’ailleurs, certaines sont très charmantes à l’instar de la capitale costaricaine au centre du pays, à proximité de la cordillère de Talamanca et de volcans. Bien évidemment, cette ville n’est pas le clou du spectacle d’un séjour au Costa Rica, mais elle mérite tout de même d’être brièvement visitée. Vous y découvrirez des bâtiments coloniaux, des bâtiments plus typiques et pourrez y apprécier la culture costaricaine (ambiance, cuisine, odeurs…).

San Jose Costa Rica
Crédits : Flickr/ Bernal Saborio

Les nombreux parcs nationaux du pays

Costa Rica has 26 national parks on its territory. All aim to preserve the country’s extraordinary biodiversity . The good news is that all of these national parks are accessible to visitors. Take the time to discover some of these parks and let nature and the great outdoors amaze you. On the program: beautiful hikes, discovery of the fauna and flora, swimming, snorkeling, lazing on the white sand beaches and many other activities…

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Among the many animals that you can come across in Costa Rica, the sloth, the keeled toucan, the American crocodile, the white-headed capuchin monkey, the whale or the Baird’s tapir will surprise you.

Manuel-Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Credits: Wikipedia

A very safe country

Costa Rica is one of the safest countries in Latin America . Moreover, the country does not even have an army! However, it benefits from an interesting economic and political balance. Also, its inhabitants, the  Ticos , are very welcoming and warm with tourists. Be careful though, it is important to remain suspicious and take precautions when you go out in the country. To avoid unpleasant surprises such as theft, take the bare minimum with you and leave the rest at the hotel in the safety of a lock.

As you can see, Costa Rica is ultimately a dream destination. With a low cost of living , you can indulge yourself very easily, while enjoying the magnificent nature of the country.

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