Come and be welcomed by the gold coast of Costa Rica. This is a compact country of 25,000 square miles (about the size of West Virginia in the United States or Nova Scotia in Canada) easy to
discover and explore. It is located on the southern tip of Central America, between the Pacific Ocean and the
Caribbean, placing it in a privileged spot.
Do not let the compact size of Costa Rica deceive you! Adventures and
relaxation abound in this user-friendly, easy to access, spellbinding natural
wonderland. Those who have experienced this place call it a natural wonderland
because of its tropical forests, rushing rivers, exotic animals, uncrowded
beaches, high mountains, and breath-taking volcanoes. What you do here, where
you go, and at what pace is your choice!
The country, its seemingly infinite, pristine and varied vistas, along with its
welcoming inhabitants, will provide you many gifts; you can just be open to
receive them. Time spent in Costa Rica will enrich and rejuvenate your life and
spirit in countless ways, both when you are in Costa Rica and long after you
have returned home.
Costa Rica, a country which for many great reasons, is rapidly catching on as a
captivating tourist spot, has the benefit to you of having just the right
balance of infrastructure to provide for your needs and comfort, while offering
frontier for adventures and exploration as well. The supportive residents will
treat you as an individual, helping you when you need it, or pointing you to the
path for your next adventure, as you like it. All you need is you passport to
participate in this adventure. (Note: Your passport must have at least six
months remaining before the expiration date.)
The temperature has a small range, between 20 degrees Celsius and 26 degrees
Celsius year round. The green season is from May until November. The dry
season, equivalent to summer, starts in December and ends at the beginning of
May. Both seasons are enjoyable and often spectacular.
This privileged central location and unique history has brought many riches to
Costa Rica, which this country appreciates and protects. Flora and fauna from
both the Northern and Southern hemispheres can be found in this magical, natural
paradise. There are 760 species of birds (more than the United States and
Canada combined), 900 species of plants, 1200 species of orchids, and 10% of the
world's butterflies. Costa Rica has international standing in the conservation
community for its commitment to the preservation of the forest and wildlife.
Another no small reason for such an abundance of natural beauty is that there
have been no wars in Costa Rica, which has resulted in not displacing the
natural inhabitants. Costa Rica is known as the Switzerland of Central America;
the army was dissolved in 1947, allowing flora and fauna to grow and multiply.
In this special country with its varied ambiance, it is possible to marvel at
new animals, plants and vistas every time you take a step, every time you blink
your eyes; your eyes will be filled with new, interesting and pleasant sounds as
well. In this country of contrasts, volcanoes dot the country, their dancing,
vibrant and explosive colors, and dramatic surrounding vistas must be
experienced. Peaceful, clean seemingly endless beaches are plentiful, each
having their own unique distinction. The sand of these beaches is white, gold
or black. Some of the best surfboarding in the world exists right here in Costa
Rica! Every Costa Rican family seems to have its own favorite beach, which they
visit as often as possible. Come decide which one is your favorite!
The quiet sanctuaries of the old growth rainforests, which are protected by many
Costa Rican laws, deserve special mention. In a way that is impossible to
adequately describe, the national parks in general, and the old growth
rainforests in particular, provide for a freedom from stress and expansiveness
of mind and spirit. These natural, jeweled, protected locations are gift from
this special place, known as Costa Rica.
The people and culture of Costa Rica are as diverse and interesting as the
emerald painted country in which they live. The people will exuberantly embrace
and welcome the tourist who is seeking to escape the ordinary, as they come to
visit the extraordinary. You will discover the Costa Rican culture has many
similar values as North America and Europe so that you will feel comfortable.
Yet the culture is also rich with its own uniqueness so that your exploration of
this culture will be enriching.
Costa Rica, and all its enriching parts, beckons you. Hasta luego! See you