The fact that more than one million tourists visit Costa Rica each year does not happen by chance. Our country, located in Central America, is an isthmus where life seems to have created its roots. Covering only 0.03% of the surface of our planet, Costa Rica has approximately 6% of the world's biodiversity.
In addition, Costa Rica is characterized by an impressive scenic beauty, consolidated system of protected areas, social and political stability, high educational levels, and efficient infrastructure and services.
Costa Rica's natural beauty and accessibility appeal to a broad range of visitors. Some are "soft adventure" types looking to explore the wildlife reserves within the country's extensive system of national parks. The beaches might also be the stomping ground of more serious adventurers on a mission to surf some of North America’s best waters. Whichever type you are, and whether you visit the tropical jungles of the Pacific coast or the modern cities of the Central Valley, or both, it's apparent that from nearly every angle the country is downright gorgeous.