Central American country Costa Rica is the happiest and most environment friendly place on earth, says a survey. Get to know everything about this amazing place…
ABOUT COSTA RICA
Costa Rica is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the east and south, the Pacific Ocean to the west and south and the Caribbean sea to the east. Costa Rica, which translates literally as “Rich Coast”, was the first country in the world to constitutionally abolish its army. Costa Rica has consistently been among the top Latin American countries in the Human Development Index, ranking 50th in 2006. The county is ranked 5th in the world.
Adventure unlimited at Drake Bay
Cradled in the hills above verdant coastline, Drake Bay is one of the most remote and peaceful destinations in Costa Rica. The town is situated on the Osa Peninsula’s northern tip. The area is must see for eco-travellers. The tranquil village offers easy access to the staggering amount of wildlife inhabiting CORCOVADO NATIONAL PARK, which can be reached by boat via the Sirena or Pedrillo Stations. Nearby Cano Island is a biological treasure, located just 12 miles from the mainland. Snorkelers and divers can have exciting encounters with sea turtles, large schools of jack and needle fish and white tip reef sharks.
Golfito-Duty Free Shopping zone
The southern part of Golfito is often considered a gateway to other attractions, namely the big waves of Pavones to the south. The costa Rican government has transitioned the town into a Duty Free Zone. Products are not subjected to import taxes and thrifty shoppers from around the country take advantage of low prices on appliances and electronic goods.
Cabo Matapalo: A secluded surfer’s escape
Cabo Matapalo is tucked away at the southern tip of the Osa Peninsula in one of the most secluded corners of the country. The cape is about an hour-long trip from Puerto Jimenez. People come to Cabo Matapalo to experience raw nature, which is beautifully evidenced by the area’s lush vegetation and abundance of birds and mammals.
Sierpe: Gateway to the Osa Peninsula
Sierpe is the mainland gateway to the osa Peninsula and all its jewels, including Cano Island Biological Reserve, Corcovado National Park and the Terrabasierpe Wetlands. The quaint fishing village is also a base for world-class sport fishing excursions into neighbouring rivers and the Pacific Ocean.
Samara: Miles of white sand beaches
imagine a tropical beach with pristine white sands, brilliant blue waves, and an overall tranquil ambiance. This is Playa Samara. What began as a getaway for Costa Rican vacationers has since developed into one of the safest destinations in the country.
Piedras Blancas: Tons of wildlife
Piedras Blancas National Park is located a short jaunt from Golfito in the small village of La Gamba. Previously a part of the lush and legendary Corcovado National Park, the park is home to a dizzying array of plant and animal life. The Rio Esquinas and Rio Piedras river basins produce an amazingly verdant habitat for a species almost identical to Corcovado’s.
Costa Rica boasts a varied history. Costa rica was the point where the Mesoamerican and South American native cultures met. And the Costan Rican popular music genres include American and British rock and roll, pop and electro-rave, especially among the youth.
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