Why Costa Rica is the Ideal Holiday Destination for Nature Lovers

Costa Rica
Costa Rica. Photo by Alex Ip on Unsplash

Costa Rica is something of an island paradise- with incredible biodiversity, stunning golden beaches, and some amazing rainforests, it is one of the most incredible places to visit. It is also just entering its summer season, so is a great place to soak up some sunshine this winter. Here are three reasons why Costa Rica is the ideal holiday destination for nature lovers.

Incredible Habitats

As well as its huge range of animal species, Costa Rica has a huge variety in its habitats for such a small country. This is one of the reasons for its great biodiversity, and it has stunning coastlines on both sides, with tropical rainforests and a volcano at its center. As a visitor, you can enjoy the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and walk on suspended bridges in the clouds, looking down on the rainforest below.

Bewildering Biodiversity

Costa Rica boasts some of the best biodiversity in the world. It is home to over an estimated 500,000 species and is doing some serious heavy lifting for the world’s total biodiversity figures. You can visit the Manuel Antonio National Park and see capuchin monkeys as well as hummingbirds and maybe even glimpse one of Costa Rica’s mystical jaguars. If you are a fan of animals, Costa Rica is definitely the place to go!

Eco-friendly Attitude

Costa Rica has made a name for itself internationally as one of the leading countries on sustainability and and environmental conservation. A large portion of Costa Rica’s land is protected in national parks and reserves. The Pura Vida lifestyle, as locals refer to it, is about enjoying the small things in life and relaxing whilst maintaining the principles of environmental sustainability that will deeply appeal to nature lovers who visit Costa Rica.