San José, Costa Rica
Nestled between Nicaragua and Panama and lined by the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea, Cost Rica is a tropical paradise. It is home to a rain forest and almost 100 dormant volcanoes. About 18% of Costa Rica has been set aside as parks, leading to its image as an eco-tourism destination.
For water enthusiasts there are plenty of fun and exciting things to do, such as fishing, swimming, boating, river rafting and scuba diving. You can also go hiking, sight seeing, visit museums, zoos, restaurants, cafés, play in the casinos or simply relax at a spa.
Surrounded by mountains and volcanoes, the captial San José offers a lot to the traveler. A vibrant and cosmopolitan city to be explored in the daytime, you can stroll through its parks and streets or enjoy a leisurely pace touring through various museums, such as The Gold Museum—home to the most valuable collection of Pre-Columbian gold in the world, The Museum of Contemporary Art and Design and The Costa Rican National Museum.
While in Costa Rica, one must also see its natural treasures. San José is located near a few national parks (Braulio Carrillo National Park and Irazu Volcano National Park), which boast a rich array of birds, animals, reptiles and plants. Braulio Carrillo, filled with rivers, waterfalls, lakes, virgin rainforest, mountains and a few inactive volcanoes, is home to about 6,000 species of plants.
While there, visitors could cross paths with monkeys, jaguars, pumas, coyote and deer. More than 500 species of birds live in Costa Rica. You can also take a tram over the forests’ canopy for a breathtaking view below.
Come and visit the land of beautiful beaches, steamy jungles and breathtaking mountains and volcanoes. You will love the experience.