Costa Rica     
  A humidity of 100 percent creates otherworldly
conditions in Costa Rica's cloud forests.

Costa Rica is Central America's special jewel.  The country's natural attractions, wildlife and reputation for enlightened conservation draw tourists from all over the world, and the ticos know it. Successive governments have made a real effort to preserve the country's image as ecotourism heaven, making Costa Rica one of the best places to experience the tropics naturally and with minimal impact. Sample Costa Rica's cloud forest, rain forest, volcanoes, and pristine beaches
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Costa Rica
is slightly smaller than West Virginia, it has more species of mammals and birds than the continental United States and Canada combined, unmatched flora that includes over 3,000 species of wild orchids alone, world class rapid rivers, unparalleled sport fishing on two coasts, and world famous national park system.

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With over 850 species of birds, Costa Rica is a birder’s paradise. Experience the thrill of seeing scarlet macaws soaring to their night roosts in the mangroves and spotting a resplendent quetzal, arguably the most spectacular bird in the Americas, eating an aguacatillo fruit. Parrots, toucans, hummingbirds, kingfishers, tanagers, manakins, birds of prey, shorebirds — we’ll see all of these and many more as we explore the stunning diversity of this remarkable country.

Bordered by the Caribbean and the Pacific, Costa Rica’s coastline rises abruptly to volcanic mountains that run the length of the country. For millions of years, it has been a biological land bridge between North and South America, a location that has given it a unique natural history. The sheer variety is amazing for a country with an area of just 20,000 square miles. Within its borders are more than a dozen life zones. In the same day, you can experience 12,000-foot mountains, cloud forests, lowland rain forests, mangrove swamps, palm-lined beaches, dry tropical forest, and savannah.

This diversity is reflected in its rich plant and animal life. There are more species of birds here than in all of North America, over 800 in a country only four times the size of Connecticut. Among its 237 species of mammals are three-toed sloths, four species of monkeys, giant anteaters, tapirs, peccaries, jaguars, and humpback whales. Reptiles and amphibians include colorful frogs and toads, all five genera of sea turtles, the endangered American crocodile, and the basilisk lizard, which can actually run across water. There are more butterflies in Costa Rica than on the entire continent of Africa. And the plant life is spectacular. There are more than 12,000 species of plants, including a dazzling variety of trees and orchids. 

                                              

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