Imagine the brush of a tropical breeze across your skin. Imagine stepping out of your routine, unplugging the computer, letting voice mail take all calls, and leaving rush hour traffic behind while you’re off admiring nature’s infinite variety in a land where everything is tranquilo and the coffee is fabulous.
Exploring Costa Rica, however, is much more than a great escape; it is an experience that your whole family will learn from, love, and look back on for a lifetime. Once you experience for yourself the spectacular black sands beaches and tropical waters, the exotic birds and erupting volcanoes, you will see why people speak of Costa Rica as the gem of our hemisphere.
Straddling the narrow Central American isthmus, kissed on one coast by the Caribbean Sea and on the other by the great, rolling Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica’s condensed geography adds to its uniqueness.
Within an economy of space, you can observe the vast biodiversity of the lowland rainforests, the mountainside cloud forests, and, of course, the palm fringed beaches. Experience for yourself the many thrills of Costa Rica as you watch a volcano erupt into the night sky, swim beneath waterfalls, journey by boat through eerie mangrove swamps, and snorkel along tropical reefs with gigantic sea turtles.
You’ll even visit rural villages to experience local color and culture and learn what life is like for the people of Costa Rica. As you arrive in Costa Rica, you will be entering another world. This is a country that maintains dozens of National Parks and Reserves, but has no standing army, a country that has modernized without forgetting to protect its natural heritage—a natural heritage that is nothing short of awe inspiring.