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Three-toed Sloth - Costa Rica

Snorkeling in Costa RicaThere are so many wonderful delights to be experienced in this small country that it is impossible to name them all, but here are a few that will entice you to book your next vacation with us.

Costa Rica has almost 1000 miles of coastline, boasting world-class beaches that are perfect for surfing or other water sports. Scuba divers and snorkelers love the waters here for their favorite pastime. White sand and sunshine are always an unbeatable combination. It has unbelievable scenery that you just have to drink in for yourself.

If you are interested in getting in touch with nature, this is where you want to be.   See over 13,000 plant species, 870 different kinds of birds, 4,500 species of butterflies and almost 400 different kinds of reptiles and amphibians. The waters have more than 1600 kinds of fresh and salt-water fish. Other animals you are sure to see are monkeys, sloths, geckos, lizards and iguanas. It is the world’s hummingbird capital to over 52 species of these beautiful little birds.

In a tribute to its natural resources, 25% of the country is protected parks and rainforests. It is an eco-friendly destination and has more than a dozen volcanoes, five of which are active. These areas are perfect for the hiker in you. It has rich, lush vegetation growing from its fertile soil that yields coffee, bananas, chocolate and yes, it has vanilla farms.

Three-toed Sloth - Costa RicaRice and beans is a staple, augmented with a blend of cuisine that is Native American, Spanish and even some South African influence. Tamales and other corn-made products are a strong point in our cooking. Costa Rica is home to a small population of just under 5 million people.

Most of all, these last two reasons to visit Costa Rica are the most alluring. The weather is tropical year round with temperatures ranging from 63 degrees to 82 degrees Fahrenheit. Maybe that’s why our people are so pleasant. Tico’s are known as one of the happiest people on earth, and it’s easy to see why!

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