Costa Rica! The name rebounds in our mind and denotes that it is a
of the great outdoors.
It is home to more than four percent of the world’s total animal species, an
astounding statistic for a country smaller than the state of West Virginia.
Though it spans less than 20,000 square miles, Costa Rica is filled with
volcanoes, rainforests, caves, beaches, rivers, cloud forests, wetlands, and
dry forest. There’s much to explore, and based on years of experience,
here’s our list of Costa Rica’s best nature activities.
Tranquil boat tours are an incredible way to see gorgeous herons, egrets and
camouflaged reptiles inTortuguero
of canals and rivers. Kayaking tours are an ideal way to discover secluded
spots like Nosara’s mangrove estuaries. Or, try a safari float in Arenaland
glide down a placid river while your naturalist guide points out wildlife
along the way. For the adventurous,whitewater
rafting tours are an exciting way to explore Costa Rica’s scenic rivers;
take a two-daytripand
spend the night becoming one with nature in a spectacular river gorge.
Costa Rica is a tropical country which contains
several distinct climatic zones. There is no winter or summer as such and
most regions have a rainy season from May to November and a dry season from
Costa Ricans are commonly known
as Ticos, they are mostly a white population with a number of minority
groups. Though the majority of the country's 4.727 million inhabitants are the
descendants of Spanish immigrants, many families originated from other parts
of Europe, Asia, Africa and Central America........
pre-Columbian era it appears Costa Rica
was sparsely populated and a relative backwater but human habitation can be
traced back more than 10,000 years. There is little sign of major
communities and none of the impressive stone architecture that characterized