5 Reasons to Visit Costa Rica this Year

Costa Rica is an unparalleled treasure for nature and adventure-seekers alike.  Here are five things that stand out head and shoulders above the rest.

La Fortuna Waterfall in Costa Rica
La Fortuna Waterfall in Costa Rica
  1. Lush rain forests 

Costa Rica is home to an astonishing four percent of the world’s biodiversity. Much of the country is protected rain forests and national parks that serve to preserve the incredible range of flora and fauna. You’ll see animals free in their natural habitat, and experience the sights, sounds and smells of the rain forest.

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Jungle rain forest shrouded in fog

2. Adventure

Horseback riding, nighttime rain forest tours, ziplining, waterfalls, swimming beneath a volcano, white water rafting, hiking and more—Costa Rica is home to an incredible range of activities. Travelers aren’t just seeing, they’re doing!

Another EF College Break group rides the rapids of the Sarapiqui River in Costa Rica.
Another EF College Break group rides the rapids of the Sarapiqui River in Costa Rica

3. Monkeys!

Costa Rica is full of wildlife, but monkeys really stand out for their personalities and crazy antics. From howler monkeys, the loudest animal on earth, to white-faced capuchin monkeys, you’ll get your monkey fix in Costa Rica. Just watch your food!

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White faced Capuchin Monkeys are common-place in Costa Rica

4. Happy locals

Costa Rican people, or Ticos, are extremely friendly and welcoming; it’s part of the national ethos to make visitors feel at home. You’ll be an honored guest throughout the country, regardless of how much high school Spanish you actually remember.

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Nice snake!

5. Peace & stability

Costa Rica is one of the most peaceful nations in the world, and certainly near the very top in Latin America They did away with their army in 1949, and have dedicated themselves to sustainability, ecotourism and being an oasis of calm.

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Untouched beach in Costa Rica

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