Costa Rica has beautifully preserved its natural reserves and has the largest variety of tropical flora and fauna. Being the ultimate natural paradise, there is a wide range of places to visit in Costa Rica where one can experience nature at its best. This small country with its friendly ambience and laidback existence, demonstrate the appreciation of the simple pleasures of life. Alongside ecotourism, the country has also gained popularity for its adventure trips. Here is a selection of some of the best places to visit in Costa Rica:-
In spite of becoming overcrowded, Manuel Antonio National park still remains one of the best places to visit in Costa Rica. The place has a wealth of attractions ranging from the spectacular tropical beaches to the remarkable variety of birds and wildlife and its rich forest reserves. The view of the park from the hills is quite spectacular. With plenty of activities and easy accessibility, this park makes for a great tourist destination.
The Corcovado National Park is situated on the stunning Osa Peninsula, and is one of the world's best places to trek. The place also has a wide variety of biodiversities and together with Drake Bay; this region has developed into an ecotourism center.
The beaches in Santa Rosa National Park in the northwest corner of the country are a great holiday getaway and one of the best places to visit in Costa Rica. Only basic camping facilities can be availed at the beaches but privacy is ensured which makes for a great retreat for loners.
The gorgeous Montverde Cloud Forest Reserve is a distinguished mountain rainforest in the country. Cloaked in clouds, Montverde has a touch of mystery to it. It is a sanctuary of over 3000 plants and animal species and is also one of the most interesting places to visit in Costa Rica.Among the several other great places to visit in Costa Rica are - Arenal Volcano & Hot Springs, Tamarindo & Playa Langosta, Cahuita National Park, Grecia & Sarchi, Cerro Chirripo and Barra Honda Caverns.
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