Costa Rica is a land of diversity: its landscapes range from mountains, volcanoes, valleys and plains to beaches. Such variety is matched by a fabulous wealth of ecosystems. Fully 5% of all the plants and animals on the planet call Costa Rica home. Over 200 mountains and 760 beaches on both Atlantic and Pacific coasts make for a lot of exploring, and nearly 1/4 of all land is national parkland.
What do visitors do when they visit Costa Rica? They do everything they would do at any tropical vacation spot - and then again they do things they have never done before. After lounging on the beach, how about visiting a cloud forest? After sailing, you could kayak in the mangroves. After visiting the world's longest constantly active volcano (Arenal), why not bask in hot spring spas? After golf, try a jungle safari. After parasailing, don't miss flying through the rain forest on canopy zip lines.
After the excitement of whitewater rafting, relax in the calm of a butterfly farm. Whether your travel needs have you searching for world class or rustic, Costa Rica has a super natural combination. From conference centers in the jungle, to championship golf resorts, from lively Latin to traditional, indigenous and Caribbean entertainment - plus extraordinary hospitality - it all adds up to the "Pura Vida" (Pure Life) experience!