Brimming with biodiversity, stunning cloud forests, untouched beaches along the Caribbean and Pacific coasts, active volcanoes and breathtaking river valleys – Costa Rica attracts thousands of visitors each year to experience some of the most beautiful natural wonders in the world. Here are the most breathtaking spots in this Central American country.
Corcovado National Park, the largest park in Costa Rica, is the crown jewel of its national park system and covers a huge area of more than 400sqkm. Popular with ecologists, as well as enthusiastic travelers yearning to discover what the coastline and the tropical rainforest has to offer, it has a phenomenal range of wildlife to see — particularly notable are the small populations of American crocodiles, anteaters, two- and three-toed sloths and jaguars. Unsurprisingly, National Geographic has called Corcovado “the most biologically intense place on earth in terms of biodiversity.”