For Costa Rica, 19,730 square miles are enough. The Costa Rican paradise is characterized by its abundant biodiversity, varied geography, culture, gastronomy, music and especially its people. With 196 years of independence, one of Latin America’s most stable democracies has become the happiest country in the world and one of the countries with the greatest biodiversity in the world.
Costa Rica takes up only 0.03% of the world’s land space however; it possesses fully 5% of all known living species of flora and fauna. Including more than 10% of the world’s butterflies – approximately 90% of the butterfly species found in all of Central America -, 750,000 species of insects and 20,000 various kinds of spiders.
We are also home for 51 of the New World’s 300 hummingbird species. So you can call us the hummingbird capital of the world.
Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, the Costa Rican geography includes mountains, plains, valleys, peninsulas, gulfs, bays and even beaches, all within a few kilometers. The tropical climate dominates throughout the area. However, weather conditions will vary depending on the area of the country, thanks to the diverse microclimates of which Costa Rica enjoys. Reason that makes this Central American paradise the ideal destination at any time of the year.
The best part of the country is that you can do anything in here. The intense adventure environment that is lived in the Costa Rican territory combines with the peace of its biodiversity, where the green landscapes meet with crystal clear waters, to create the perfect balance between adventure and relaxation.
The country social development, actions in sustainability, gastronomy, entertainment, transportation, nightlife, accommodations, tours and of course its nature, explain why for many years now, the country has been chosen as favorite destination, by travelers from around the world.
No matter what you choose, you will have the time & freedom to truly live and be yourself. Our tiny paradise has over 500,000 plants & animal species, steaming volcanoes, mysterious rainforests, hide beaches, National Parks, Wildlife Refuges, and all trails lead to waterfalls. Those are just some of the reasons why everybody loves our land. Discover yours!