If you’re a lover of wildlife, then Costa Rica is your paradise. You can see turtles nesting on the beach, monkeys swinging through trees as well as the resplendent quetzal bird.
The eco-friendly country has a well-earned reputation as a wildlife and adventure holiday destination. Over 25% of the country is designated as protected areas where you will have plenty of chances to see howler monkeys, toucans and sloths – as well as countless other wildlife.
Nearer to the centre of Costa Rica you will find fiery volcanoes, such as the Poás Volcano, Rincón de la Vieja Volcano and Irazú Volcano – as well hot springs – perfect for relaxing in after a hard day’s exploring.
If you hike up into the cloud forest, you can find a wealth of wildlife, from hummingbirds and squirrel monkeys to the already mentioned famous resplendent quetzal bird.
Corcovado National Park is to the south which is one of the most biodiverse regions in the Americas. The region has unspoiled beaches as well as countless wildlife – including the jaguar.
The Pacific Coast, on the other hand, is home is the alluring jungle-fringed beaches and stunning hotels, making it a good way to end your time in Costa Rica.