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Why visit Costa Rica?

In Costa Rica the visitor can enjoy lovely tropical beaches, the grandest adventures, the wonders of nature, scintillating culture, all the necessary components of an idealvacation. No wonder, then, that thousands of tourists have made Costa Rica their top travel choice.

Among the most visited are:

Cocos Island

Located 330 miles south of Costa Rica’s Pacificcoast, Cocos Island sustains 16% of the country’s known biodiversity. There are few places in the world that possess the climatic, terrestial and marine conditions necessary to shelter a wide variety ofplants and animals.

It’s geographic location, within the Eastern Tropical Pacific Marine Conservation Corridor (CMAR), a regional conservation and sustainability initiative, has favored thescientific study of its marine ecosystem, attracting major scientists and biologists from around the globe such as the renowned marine biologist, Jacques Cousteau. As a matther of fact, during one of hisvisit to the island, Couteau called it: “the most beautiful island in the world”.

This jewel of the Pacific Ocean is the only emerging point of the submarine Cocos Volcanic Range. Its coast andcrystal clear water are a gathering spot for innumerable migrant marine species of rays, sharks, dolphins, whales, turtles and birds, just to name a few.

Caribbean

The rivers and mountains of theAtlantic side of the country melt into the Caribbean coast within the borders of Costa Rica’s seventh province, Limón.

The North allows visitors to discover the secrets of the exuberant biodeversityoverflowing the sides of the Tortuguero Canals, an extensive maze of fresh and salt-water thousands of plants and animals. To the South, the magnificent white sand beaches and coral reefs are presumedto be the reason why the famous Spanish conqueros Christopher Columbus named this land Costa Rica (which means rich coast) when he disembarked here in 1502.

The Tortuguero Canals and the white...
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