Cradle of biodiversity
Although Costa Rica occupies only 0.03% of the world's land surface, it is home to more than 5% of the world's biodiversity. The region's geological past, geographical location and numerous microclimates have allowed terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems to proliferate. More than 12,000 plant species, 850 birds, 230 mammals and a multitude of insects, fish, reptiles, amphibians and butterflies can be observed.
25% of the territory protected
Thanks to its exemplary sustainable development policies, Costa Rica was able to heal the stigma of deforestation that affected the country until the late 1980s. Today, the country has 28 national parks, 8 biological reserves and many protected areas that occupy 25% of the territory. Accessible for the most part for a modest sum of money, these spaces make it possible to reconcile environmental conservation and tourism.
As close as possible to Nature
It is common to be woken up at dawn by the melodious songs of birds or the howls of monkeys. From the tiny hummingbird that comes to forage on an orchid a few centimetres away from you to the colossal humpback whale that makes an acrobatic jump in front of your excursion boat, each day is punctuated by surprising encounters with wild fauna and flora.