Costa Rica occupies a privileged spot in the heart of Central America. While its territory of 19,652 square miles touches both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, the country is surprisingly accessible - with the flexibility to travel from coast to coast in just three hours by car (or 45 minutes by plane).
Set between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, this naturalist's paradise is a pure haven for a spectacular range of plants and colourful birdlife.
Typical tours around Costa Rica can take you to a volcanic crater, into the rainforest, to a coffee plantation and through scenic National Parks where you may catch sight of monkeys, turtles, sloths and crocodiles. With cool, misty tropical jungles with 100% humidity, the unique cloud forests are bursting with biodiversity and vibrant wildlife, a feast for the eyes!
Because Costa Rica is located between eight and 12 degrees north of the Equator, the climate is Tropical year round. However, the country has many microclimates depending on elevation, rainfall, topography, and by the geography of each particular region.
On the remote Osa Peninsula on the Pacific coast you will find the Corcovado National Parks which protect the coastal rainforest and wildlife.
Tortuguero is a beautiful village in the northeast region of Costa Rica. The neighbouring national park hosts a diverse array of wildlife including toucans, monkeys, crocodiles and colourful frogs; this is the place to be to soak up the vibrant culture and outstanding natural beauty.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is a stunning natural wonder. More adventurous and thrill seeking visitors can take the skywalk through the forest canopy for spectacular views.
Surfers' paradise Tamarindo is famous for the leatherback turtles that lay their eggs here. Just north is Papagayo, a sun-drenched natural paradise and popular bird-watching spot.
The island's smallest national park, Manuel Antonio is rich in tropical forest, beautiful beaches and wildlife
Travel Consultant and Honeymoon Concierge Joanne Mitchell has travelled to Costa Rica and experienced life in the jungle, sleeping amongst nature in traditional huts!
In Costa Rica the average annual temperature is around 21 to 27 degrees Celsius or 70 to 81 degrees Fahrenheit and the coolest months of the year are November, December and January. The months March through May are the hottest months of the year,
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