Bordered by Panama and Nicaragua, Costa Rica is a naturalist’s delight, with an extensive ecosystem showcasing hundreds of species of animals and plants.
Jungle treks, mountain hiking and water sports such as surfing, snorkeling and diving are just a few of the exciting eco-adventures you can experience in Costa Rica.
Puerto Limón is Costa Rica’s main Caribbean port, a colorful city dating back to 1502. For a small country, Costa Rica boasts 5 percent of the world’s biodiversity with 850 recorded bird species, 1,400 tree species and a variety of monkeys, sloths, armadillos, jaguars and tapirs. National parks cover almost 12 percent of the country. The Parque Nacional Rincón de la Vieja is a wonderland of volcanic cones, craters, lagoons, boiling mud pools and sulfur springs.
Bird watchers can go to the rainforests at Parque Nacional Tapantí; turtle watchers can check out Parque Nacional Tortuguero. Other parks are home to sloths, iguanas and rare squirrel monkeys.
Bird watchers can go to the rainforests at Parque Nacional Tapanti; turtle watchers can check out Parque Nacional Tortuguero.
Taste of Puerto Limón
The national dish of Costa Rica is gallo pinto, a variant of the Caribbean staple of rice and beans, often served with eggs for breakfast or with chicken or sh for evening meals.