Tropical beaches, the beautiful wonders of nature, a rich cultural history, along with many fabulous adventures are what await you in a Costa Rica vacation. Located in the Central American region, you will find a tropical climate year around.
Costa Rica is often considered one of the best locations for eco-tourism vacations.
The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve hosts approximately 70,000 people per year. This private nature preserve is home to wildlife such as wild pigs, marsupials and wild orchids. Make sure to bring your camping gear and book space early.
If you want to see a volcano up close, make sure you visit the Poas Volcano National Park. Standing atop the active volcano crater, you will get a first hand view of volcanic gases or erupting geysers. Also be sure to check out the Arenal National Park for more volcano action. Here you can approach an old lava flow or see newer volcanic rocks and ash. Arenal Lake, with all its beauty can also be found in the park.
Another natural wonder of the lovely country of Costa Rica is the Tortuguero National Park. You can either stroll through a portion of the rainforest or take a boat ride through the park. While traveling through the park on boat, you will be able to see fabulous wildlife like toucans, howler monkeys, and sloths. If you are lucky, you might also get to see the endangered green turtles laying her eggs in the nesting area.
If you are interested in archeological vacations, be sure to check out the Guayabo National Monument. Made up of only 217 hectares of land, the wildlife viewing is not as abundant as in other places in Costa Rica. What you will find though is evidence of man some 2,500 years ago. What the site really focuses on is a time period of 1200 to 700 years ago. The remains of a civilization that appeared to be excellent craftsman can be found here. There is also evidence of cobblestone walkways and aqueduct systems.
If it is a Costa Rican beach vacation you are interested in, head to the Puntarenas Province on the Pacific Coast. Here you will find a plethora of beaches, gulfs, inlets, and beaches. Stay in a hotel or cabin by the sea and enjoy not only the tourist attractions, but also the wonderful natural beauty that is there.
Whether it is your honeymoon, spring break, or family vacations, Costa Rica has plenty of natural beauty for everybody.