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Welcome to Costa Rica

As the most peaceful country in Latin-America, Costa Rica is situated between Nicaragua in the north and Panama in the south. The country separates itself from the rest of the region with it`s high level of education, efficiently developed healthcare system and calm political climate. Costa Rica was in 1949 the first country in the world to abolish the army.

Costa Rica is considered to be one of the countries with greatest biodiversity in the world. The diverging topography and the variety of climatic differences are astonishing for such a small country. And the magnificent nature of Costa Rica attracts nature lovers and ecological tourists from all over the world. Within the country there are 26 national parks, and as much as ¼ of the country’s territory is under some category of protection. The biological productivity and diversity are evident everywhere outside of the big cities.

Its geographic position, it’s two coasts and its mountainous system, which provides numerous and varied microclimates, are some of the reasons that explain this natural wealth. A remarkable diversity of local relief and climates, plants and animals from two adjoining continents, has resulted in the evolution of a stupendously rich biota. There are habitats as savannahs, dry evergreen forests, dry deciduous forests, mangroves, sweet water swamps, rain- and cloud forests, subalpine dwarf vegetation, and many more. The array of ecosystems ranges from pristine shores to volcanic heights, encompassing just about every imaginable ecosystem within Costa Rica.

A drive through Costa Rica will take you to rainforests, where the foliage can be so dense that you cannot move without a machete, to red-hot volcanoes, to white powder beaches and frothing waterfalls. Some places the country is so narrow that, if you’re up to it, you can start your day with a swim in the Pacific Ocean, enjoy your lunch at the top of a volcano in the middle, and have a late dinner at a beach restaurant, with a view of the Caribbean Sea.

"Pura Vida" is the closest you`ll get to a national motto in Costa Rica. The expression describes happiness and joy of living. Life is good in Costa Rica, and if you go there you might not want to leave ever again…