Flanked by two oceans and home to some of the most vibrant ecosystems on the planet, Costa Rica is a peaceful and prosperous slice of Central America that consistently ranks among the happiest nations in the world.
It’s easy to see why Costa Rica has carved a niche for itself as an adventure and eco tour hotspot. The central landscapes flow between untamed tropical forest, soaring smoky volcanoes and animated wildlife reserves. From the air the vibrant greens smooth effortlessly into the Caribbean blue of the sea, and national parks like Central Valley’s Braulio Carrillo are a good place to start an adventure, teeming with exotic birdlife and pumas.
Packed with opportunities for adventure, the many national parks provide hiking trails, bird watching tours and kayaking in the river-ways below frothing waterfalls. The daring can see the tree tops by zip line, or a more leisurely aerial tram. At the end of a hard day’s exploring, stay right in the heart of the jungle in Costa Rica’s eco resorts and lodges.
Rising out of the thick forest is the immense Central Mountain range that includes a sweep of spitting and bubbling volcanoes. Some are considered most accessible active volcanoes on earth, reachable via dramatic and scenic roads that wind up their imposing foothills.
Costa Rica’s natural landscapes spread right out to its coast, where the dense flora and fauna thins out into lazily swaying palms that mark the beginning of beach life. The country’s Caribbean coast is an idyllic series of pristine white sand, nesting turtles and startlingly blue water. To the north, the wilder waves of the Pacific coast are a surfer’s paradise.
The country’s unique wildlife habitats extend to the ocean, where rays and exotic fish surround the reefs, creating a beautiful setting to dive. The Osa and Nicoya Peninsulas both shelter gulfs where you’re likely to spot whales and dolphins relaxing in the peaceful waters.
Experience one of the most unique and untouched ecological gems in the world on a luxury eco tour of Costa Rica, from trekking through the depths of the jungle to relaxing on the pristine coast. Lightfoot’s concierge-style service creates a tailor-made trip designed to suit your every need.