Accessible, safe and secure, travelers in
ever-increasing numbers are discovering this land of unparalleled natural
beauty, exciting sports and recreation and genuinely friendly people.
The National Parks and Reserves consist of almost
12% of the national territory, reflecting the strong national commitment to the
preservation of the sanctity of all natural systems. The incredible diversity of
Costa Rica includes unspoiled beaches, rain and cloud forests, lowland jungles,
rivers, volcanoes, mountains and waterfalls.
Some of the world’s finest sport fishing is to
be found in Costa Rica. Depending on the season and location, tarpon, snook,
marlin, sailfish, roosterfish, wahoo and tuna, among others, abound. Whitewater
rafting is exceptional and accessible. Scuba diving, relatively new to Costa
Rica, is proving to be some of the most exciting in the world!
The cosmopolitan capital, San Jose, is a
delightful city with attractions galore. Cartago, the colonial capital, is home
to the Cathedral of the Virgin of Los Angeles, Patron Saint of Costa Rica. The
town of Sarchi is a center for handicrafts, like the famous multi-colored wooden
In Costa Rica the traveler is welcome and treated
with quiet dignity, like a guest in a friendly home. The “Tico’s” pride in
their country and their legacy of peace and freedom are a joy, an experience
long to be remembered!
A valid passport is required for travel to Costa Rica.