Jungles, volcanos, beaches and wildlife – Costa Rica really does have something for everyone

Costa Rica – a paradise for outdoor lovers

More developed than many of its neighbours, Costa Rica prides itself on its beaches and jungles, opportunities for wildlife watching, and sustainability credentials. A little more expensive than other destinations in Central and South America, it’s worth saving up for a little extra to enjoy it to the fullest. While you can backpack across Costa Rica, it is also one of those countries where hiring a car and self-driving is easy and affordable.

Costa Rica is small but packed to the rafters with things to see and do. Like to be on the water? You can surf, dive, snorkel or lounge on a beach in the Pacific or Caribbean seas. You can go white water rafting or kayaking down its rivers or in its sea caves. Want to spot some of the world’s zaniest wildlife? Look out for sloths and listen for the otherworldly sounds of the howler monkeys. If it’s hiking you’re after, you have volcanos and jungles to choose from – Costa Rica has almost 30 national parks to visit!

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