April 19, 2016

Discover the Hidden Wonders of Costa Rica

Looking from above it seems like the tropical land of Costa Rica serves as a connecting ground between Northern and Southern America. Bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Caribbean Sea to the east, this destination represents a true paradise for all of those who wish to experience its exotic allure. 

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The Rich Coast as it roughly translates is quite deserving of its title as it holds 5% of the world’s biodiversity. But besides its mesmerizing natural ambient, the rain-forested country located in Central America holds many cultural treasures as well. So for anybody looking to start an expedition, perhaps you should start discovering Costa Rican hidden wonders.

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Let Nature Guide You
While this tiny country has only about 0.1% of the world’s landmass it is surprising to know that roughly a quarter of its area is made up of protected jungle. Costa Rica is also the only country in the world that has met all five criteria’s established to measure environmental sustainability. This actually means that this country holds intact natural splendors simply waiting to be explored by adventurist souls. Nature can be found here in many forms and shapes and is suitable for anyone willing to enjoy it. Taking a stroll along one of the 300 beaches on the Caribbean and Pacific coast, going on a rainforest expedition or visiting one of the many cloud forests in this country is just the beginning. 

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The rich biodiversity and unique ecosystems which embellish this small tropical land make a perfect getaway for those nature enthusiasts who wish to meet some of the local flora and fauna, take a hike through the jungle, enjoy the rappel of the waterfalls and finally rest in some of the marvelous eco-resorts. But the fun does not stop there. For those willing to get their blood pumping, there are various adventures and sports activities you can take part in. Surfing and rafting have been a favorite activity for years now, but also horseback riding, and flying over the jungle canopy.

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Cultural Sites You Should Visit
But Costa Rica is not only famous for is amazing natural charisma, as it is home of many historical and cultural attractions as well. The capital and also the largest city in Costa Rica, San Jose is known to be one of the safest and least violent cities in the world, making it a true tourist paradise destination. If you wish to explore the rich culture of Costa Rica, do not hesitate to visit the National Theater that dates back to the 1800s and is known to be one of the most beautiful buildings in the whole country. Costa Rica also has an abundance of museums like The National Gallery that has recently hosted an exhibition of Picasso, Warhol and many others who left a significant mark in the world of art.

But if you are looking for something more indigenous, then the Jade Museum and The Gold Museum which pay tribute to pre-Columbian artifacts and artworks is a must see. Of course, for those who wish to experience the true Costa Rican appeal, the Festival de las Artes gathers artists from around the world to make exquisite performances consisting of dance, music, arts and crafts.

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How to Get Around
When it comes to some more practical things concerning this exotic country, the question of transportation and accommodation are always the most crucial aspects of a travel vacation. Once you finish the shopping spree in San Jose and decide to head to some other exciting destinations, the bus seems like the most practical and inexpensive option. Another good idea is hiring a car and driver service which enables you to admire the beauties of the tropical appeal without tackling the Costa Rican mountainous terrain. That is why encuentra24 might be a great way to search for available accommodation options as well as other important factors needed to have a care-free vacation in this mesmerizing Central American country.

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Nature lovers, travel enthusiasts, adventure seekers and all others who wish to experience the true wonders of the world; the land of Costa Rica truly represents a destination worth visiting. If you think that size really matters, remember that this small but captivating country has managed to create an outstanding place which offers plenty of fun, educational, cultural and natural content which can please even the most restless souls.

Guest Post by: Lana Hawkins 
Lana is a crafty girl and a student of architecture from Sydney. Lana loves to write about home décor and landscaping. In her free time, Lana enjoys cooking and traveling to exotic destinations.

Thanks alot for this article Lana!

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