Imagine a magical place where nature surrounds you; an alluring concentration of beauty, rainforests, beaches, landscapes, microclimates and biodiversity. One of the happiest places in the globe, and the world’s capital of hummingbirds.
This is Costa Rica. Consisting only 0.03% of the Earth’s mass, this small country proudly holds 5% of its flora and fauna. 25% of the country is composed of protected areas. Located in the heart of America, it is guided by two seas. The deep green of this dreamlike area entices those seeking for relaxation and adventure, and in its essence lies the preservation and care for the environment. Its commitment to sustainability is undeniable.
You’ll be welcomed (and amazed) by the warmth, education and authenticity of its people; they are unique, happy and caring. Costa Rica is a Nation standing in peace through a long-standing democracy. In fact, this Central American country is one of the only two countries in the world that has not had an army since the year 1949.
“Pura Vida” (pure life) is the country’s law. Locals know how to have fun, and be joyful. And so will you, when you get there.
Green, happiness, solidarity, talent, innovation, quality, biodiversity, transformation… this is Essential Costa Rica.
Costa Rica is one of the world’s most unique tourist destinations. The natural beauty, stunning beaches, pleasant climate and the peaceful easy going nature of Costa Ricans make the country an attractive, must see part of the world.
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In Costa Rica you will experience tropical ecosystems, vast vegetation, pleasant climate, topography, insects and birds. Costa Rica protects approximately 26 percent of its national territory in national parks, wildlife reserves, forest preserves and private reserves.
Costa Rica’s Biodiversity in Numbers
With more than 400 miles of coast line, the Guanacaste tourism area comprises the Pacific Coast area from the border of Nicaragua to the Bongo River estuary in the Nicoya Peninsula. This area boasts a significant number of protected areas including water, land, mountain, and coastal ecosystems that are teaming with life.
The incomparable beauty of its landscapes, ranges from tropical dry forests to lowland mountain forests, warm climate, and flourishing nature. All along the Guanacaste coastline are a number of beaches where you can swim in their warm Pacific Ocean waters. The coastal landscape is exceptional. There is an array of white-sand beaches and calm, intense-blue waters.
There are two commercial centers located in the northern area: Liberia and Santa Cruz, which, in turn, are linked with five important tourism development centers: Papagayo, El Coco, Flamingo, Conchal, and Tamarindo. In the southern area, the commercial center is Nicoya with Samara being the development center.
The 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 Costa Rica offers 35 qualifying slots to the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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