Caribbean Coast, Costa Rica – Vacation Packages

By Miss Julie | December 24th, 2006

The “Little Switzerland of Central America” has a strong democracy and the highest standard of living on the continent. Thankfully its conservation program is also one of the most aggressive, for although Costa Rica is a small country, its bio-diversity is staggering. While laying claim oto only .03% of the world’s land mass, the small Central American country contains 6% of the globe’s bio-diversity. In cloud forests resplendent with ferns, palms and dazzling orchids, hummingbirds and butterflies flit from blossom to blossom, and there are more species of birds than in all of North America.

The province of Limon has some of the most striking natural scenery and is an important fishing area. Its people are characterized by their afro-Caribbean culture, folklore and cuisine. The Caribbean is famous for its Tortuguero Channels, where turtle nesting can be observed at various times throughout the year. This small country draws more visitors than any of its neighbors, with a well developed tourism infrastructure and breathtaking natural beauty.

Why go to Costa Rica?

  • Check out the very active, very stereotypical Volcán Arenal. Just don’t climb it
  • Swim or relax on Pacific or Caribbean beaches
  • Grab your board for some of Central America’s best surfing
  • Photograph the scarlet macaws in Parque Nacional Corcovado

For more on Costa Rica, check out the Costa Rica Travel Guide on BootsnAll.

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