Central America


About Costa Rica
Capital city: San Jose

If you're looking for a Central America holiday destination with an endless list of activities to choose from, with fantastic weather and the ability to unwind at the end of a busy day with great food and wine, Costa Rica has to be the choice for you. Costa Rica is becoming increasingly popular in tourist terms, so now is the perfect time to visit before it becomes too crowded with holidaymakers in the coming years. The real jewel in the crown of Costa Rica is its biodiversity: with everything from volcanoes and mangrove swamps to idyllic beaches, hot natural springs and unspoilt rainforests to savour. It really is one of a kind. If you're prepared to head off the beaten track and dine with the locals, Costa Rica doesn't have to be an expensive place to eat and drink. Local restaurants and street food tends to cost five or six times less than what you'll have to pay in a tourist area. It's also fantastic to sample some of the authentic Costa Rican cuisine which is bursting with spices and flavour.


As the number-one holiday destination in terms of eco-tourism, Costa Rica is home to 5% of the world's biodiversity living here within their natural habitat.


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