What you need to know about Costa Rica?
In Costa Rica, you can find on 58 different microclimate. Countless mammals inhabit. There are also jaguars, monkeys, armadors and sloths. Also here you can meet more than 800 species of birds and tropical fish, rocks-mants, sharks and whales. The tropical landscape of the jungle and forest consists of more than 2,000 species of trees, and also lives 10% of all the butterflies of the world. We have chosen 7 best places for you, which is definitely worth visiting in Costa Rica.
1. Tortugero National Park – Costa Rican Mini Amazonia
On the Caribbean side of Costa Rica, in the zone of wide floods, the fog of Torchuguro National Park, which, thanks to its 11 different types of habitat (tropical forests, mangrove, swamps, beaches, lagoon …) got a nickname mini amazonia. Occupying Area at 31 174 hectares, It boasts a variety of biological diversity, is home to About 400 species of birds, 60 famous types of frogs, 30 species of freshwater fish, 3 types of monkeys, as well as under threat of the disappearance of Lamanities. Cayman and crocodiles can be seen along the Torchugroo River, which proceeds through the park.
Cortugero is also the most important reproduction site Green sea turtle In the entire Caribbean. In the period of masonry eggs here comes about 40 thousand individuals. In the world there are only eight types of sea turtles, six of which nest in Costa Rica and four-in Torchugroo. Although Cortugero is less accessible and you can only get to it on a boat, an airplane or helicopter, it is rightfully one of the most beautiful and visited national parks of Costa Rica.
2. Kauita National Park – Paradise underwater
Kauita National Park is located 45 kilometers southeast of Lemon. Here you will find an extensive marine reserve, whose main task is to protect one of the few preserved Costa Rican coral reefs, giving a shelter to many species of fish and turtles.
If you are tired of scuba diving and watching a colorful life on the reef, you can go on into the mainland part of the park, where sandy beaches are smoothly moving into mangroves and tropical rainforests. Here, too, your company will be monkeys, sloths, armadors, rhinos, snakes, Vasili and many other types of animals. Along the beach is a pedestrian trail, which, however, in some places it is impassable during the tide, so it’s good to familiarize yourself with the current state before going on a trip.
3. Manuel Antonio National Park
Be sure not to miss the beach in Manuel Antonio National Park on the Pacific Coast. Not all in Costa Rica is just jungle. Park is located on the Pacific Coast, near Kepos. Picturesque bays, sandy beaches, rainforest, where impressive landscapes are complemented by high mountains in the background.
Entrance to the park from the village of the same name separates the Rio Caamaroner River. About half an hour walk you get to the first beach with tidal Lakes Playa Ospadilla Sur, which is the perfect place not only for snorkeling. You can already see most animals living here. You will meet Rezunov, Martyshek and Malmps, maybe even sloths, Ocelotov, Iguan, Tukanov, Wavy Parrots, Parrots, Ara and Dolphins and many others.
Since Manuel Antonio Park is tiny and interest in it is great, tourist entry regulated there. Daily through the entrance gate of the park can be held no more than 600 people, 800 on weekends and Monday completely closed.
Costa – Rica is famous primarily for its virgin nature and the production of bananas and coffee. Few people would have him with cheerful. What is very sorry, see ourselves. Monteverd: Quaker Dawn in the middle of the foggy forests of Costa Rica.
4. Monteverd – walk or fly on the tops of trees in the jungle
Misty forest Monteverdi &# 8211; This paradise is not only for ornithologists who can see hummingbirds, tucanovs or elusive crumbs, but also for orchid lovers. Costa Rica grows more 1000 species of this plant. Most of them can be found in the Monteverd Reserve.
Another large attraction of the park, however, are the so-called Hinged tours, That is, trips to the crowns of trees. This is often filled with adrenaline experience that you will never forget. You can calmly walk along the tops of the trees, and you can fall through them, suspended on the rope. In both cases, you will have the opportunity to observe the jungle from an unusual point of view. Like a rope park in our country, cables stretch between trees, wooden platforms are attached to the trees, between which then "fly" on the pulleys. Adrenaline tide, unique types and unforgettable impressions are guaranteed. Those who are less damaged can make a slower tour of the jungle on chairlifs.
5. Volcano Arenal – the most visited volcano in the country
Costa Rica refers to the number of districts with significant volcanic activity. It has more 100 volcanoes, Ten of which are active. The most active and famous Costa Rica volcano is Volcano Arenal. It has an ideal conical form, and people often call it differently than "Pan de Azakar", that is, sweet bread.
Until October 2010, he was almost every day a spectacular spectacle in the form of spewing massive pillars of dust and smoke. In an impressive screen, he provided a view of streams on the slopes of rolling hot lava, then suddenly calmed down and at the moment, without any signs of activity, calmly rested. Nevertheless, the spectacle is perhaps the most impressive Costa volcano – Rica worth.
Due to the large number of active volcanoes in Costa Rica, you can find many thermal sources. They have different temperatures and contain many minerals. Even at the foot of the Arenal, you can find thermal baths, such as famous hot Tobacon sources.
6. Vulcan Paras – Lake Chameleon
In addition to the Arenal, the Costa Rica existing volcanoes include Iraça, Rincon de la Vieha, Turrialba and Vulcan Paras, having three crater. The highest completely merges with the side and the fog. In the second cratery there is a lake, and only the lowest, 1.5 kilometer width, the crater is still active.
On his day bubbles a hot muddy lake, changing the color like chameleon. Based on the chemical composition of gas exhale, it changes the color from the milk, through turquoise to gray. However, this is not all. Cracks on the bottom of the crater is the paths along which the surface water penetrates under the ground and heats up there. Then it returns sharply enriched gases in the form of geysers.
7. Tarraza – Promised Coffee Area
Coffee growing has a rich tradition in Costa Rica, it is grown here longer than all countries of South America. The first coffee trees were brought from Ethiopia in 1779.
Today, coffee is one of the main export items. In the country with a population of about 3.5 million people on plantations grows 400 million coffee trees. It is only arabica, growing Robusti in Costa Rica is prohibited. Coffee here really flourishes, because perfect conditions have been created here for its cultivation.
Volcanic soil gives local arabic full and noble taste. Now in the Tarraz region is grown by one of the best varieties of coffee all over the world. The most famous plantations can be found south of San José, the capital of Costa Rica, in Canton Tarras, especially in the San Lorenzo area.