Volcanoes, craters, rainforests, pristine beaches and fabulous people make Costa Rica well worth the effort to get there. This small Central American nation was one of the first countries to focus on Eco Tourism such is the abundance of wildlife, flora, and fauna, much of it unique to this region. and there are a surprising number of National Parks for such a small country, with the aim of protecting one of the most diverse eco systems in the world. Wildlife lovers will delight in the variety on display, and a two-hour journey in any direction within the country, visitors will find themselves in a new climate and terrain with species unique to that region. Rather than destroy these habitats in favor of mass tourism development, Costa Rica embraces them and protects them, Howler Monkeys are all common enough to see and hear from your hotel balcony and venture further into one of the national parks and you’ll see a huge a variety of both Flora and fauna.
Millington Travel has a few members of staff who have visited this fascinating destination, and we are sure that like us, you’ll be wanting to return.
Our top ten things to see & do in Costa Rica
- Tortuguero National park. Watch Leatherback Turtles hatch and make the dash to the sea.
- Arenal Volcano. Take a guided walk or horseback ride through wildlife rich rainforest and watch the natural pyrotechnic display from one of the world’s busiest volcanoes.
- Tabacon Natural hot springs. Bathe in clear warm water said to heal lots of ailments.
- Zip line through the rainforest canopy of Arenal and Monteverde
- White water rafting. Costa Rica is home to many grades 4 rivers, with a challenging wet-season or more sedate dry season.
- Listen for Howler Monkeys in Manual Antonio National park
- Photograph 1 of 400 species of birds in Monteverde
- Sunbathe or surf at Nosara Beach on the Nicoya Peninsula
- Corcovado National Park. national Geographic calls this ‘The most biologically intense place on Earth’.
- Sunset over the Pacific. From Guanacaste beach, looking west is the spot to watch the sun go down.
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When to go?
Costa Rica experiences heavy rain on the Caribbean coast from May through to November with the highest rainfall being June to August. Although the Pacific Coast also experiences a wet season during this time, it has far less rain. The best time of year to visit is December through to April where the whole country benefits from the warm dry weather. Temperatures in the low lying and coastal areas range from 21-32 degrees C. Most of the year the higher altitude areas experience cooler weather. As this country is so diverse, for more accurate information on the weather please contact one of our travel advisers.