Trip to Costa Rica guarantees a rejuvenating experience for vacationers. Draped in green tropical forests, the land is certainly a treat for sight and senses. A wide array of wild life species dwells in Costa Rica.
The government extends all efforts to sustain the country’s natural beauty. The main reason is that tourism contributes a major deal in boosting Costa Rica’s economy.
Facts About Costa Rica
- Location: Central America
- Meaning of Costa Rica: Rich Coast
- Capital: San José
- Currency: CRC ( Costa Rican Colon)
- Official Language: Spanish
- Population: 4,301,712 (census 2011)
- Religion: Roman Catholic (majority)
Culture Of Costa Rica:
The residents of Costa Rica are composed of buoyant spirits. Various kinds of carnivals and festivals are happening year-round. They celebrate art’s festival, saints’ day, independence day and christmas with gusto. The mouth-watering cuisine of Costa Rica exudes freshness of herbs.
The favourite dish of the nation is Gallo pinto (black beans and rice). The most commonly used phrase is ‘Pura Vida’ (pure life). People employ it to greet each other.
Parks In Costa Rica
Costa Rica consists of 20 natural parks and 8 biological reserves. The most beguiling destination is Tortuguero Park. The prime highlight of the park is turtle nesting. If you visit the park in hatching season, then the sight of newly hatched turtles, racing to the sea is phenomenal too. Besides turtles, Tortuguero has a a lot more to offer: canals, jungle and vibrant wildlife.
The park has a collection of unique and fascinating species of crocodiles, otters,manatees, iguanas,monkeys, ospreys, anhingas, kingfishers, herons and mangrove swallows. Some other worth visiting parks are La Amistad International Park, Corcovado National Park, Manuel Antonio National Park, Carrara National Park and Santa Rosa National Park.
Activities And Entertainment
There is an extensive range of activities to plunge in and manifold the enjoyment. Among these are horseback riding, hiking through the mountains amidst clouds, guided bird watching, boating, snorkeling and surfing.
Costa Rica offers boundless opportunities for kayaking enthusiasts. The country is blessed with plenty of rivers which provide white frothy water path, suitable for kayaking. To witness the exuberant wildlife, boat trips in the low land rivers are highly recommended. The most popular lowland waterway trip is through The Caribbean Canals (running along the North Atlantic cost).
There is a multitude of traveling sites that offer special packages under a relatively low budget. It is possible to make prior arrangements and bookings for airline tickets, hotels, tours and transportation. Hiring a travel agent is another option which not only saves time but also ensures hassle-free and fun-filled trip to Costa Rica.
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