Situated between Panamá and Nicaragua, the home of the Ticos is a unique place. Costa Rica, a land of true marvel, is worldly known for its exciting mix of nature, culture, and adventure.
A 200 miles trip separates the Pacific Ocean from the Caribbean Sea. Both coasts are worth visiting, and the inland is fascinating to explore. In Costa Rica, you will experience amazing beaches, active volcanoes, and unmatched biodiversity. These contrasts make Costa Rica the most visited country in Central America.
Hundreds of flights arrive weekly in the capital city of San José. Visiting Costa Rica is easier now than ever.
One hour and a half away from the capital city of San José, you will find Irazú volcano. It features five craters, and one of them contains a kilometer diameter lagoon inside. On a good day, you can spot both the Caribbean and the Pacific coasts from its peak.
Going northwest from San José, you will find Arenal volcano. It's still active and features thermal hot springs. There are over one hundred volcanoes sites to visit in Costa Rica.
Every year, many surfers, divers, and tourists, visit Costa Rican beaches. To reach the Caribbean ones, travel from San José to Puerto Limón. You can fly there by Sansa Airlines in several daily services from the capital.
This cruise-ship port is the capital of the Limón Province, which extends all along the Caribbean coast. Here you will find the most beautiful beaches in the country, along with lush jungle and vegetation and marvelous biodiversity.
Thirty-five miles away from the Limón Airport, you will find Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. Many surfers visit this coastal town, looking for the renown Salsa Brava waves. The most visited beaches include Playa Cocles, Playa Negra, Playa Chiquita, and Punta Uva.
In the beautiful Playa Cocles area, Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel awaits you. Our exclusive property, surrounded by a verdant forest, encircles one swimming-pool. The 35 upscale minimalist rooms are all-white with a subtle touch of color. We offer our guests a jungle SPA, a beach club & restaurant, and a complete set of amenities. Luxury, nature, and detail-oriented service gather in Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel to make your stay one in a lifetime.
Costa Rica is a very diverse country, with an array of activities to do and places to discover. From Puerto Viejo, you can visit indigenous reservations, have a Canopy day, or go for a rafting experience. Also, take a bird-watching tour or a walk through the jungle, and amaze with vegetation of the area. Book online Puerto Viejo tours.
Bio-diversity in Costa Rica is special. From Puerto Viejo, you can visit several National Parks, refuges, and reservations. The closest is the Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge. There, you can dive in the coral reef and discover more than 600 mollusks. It's also a great place to hike and wonder at the countless birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians.
On the Caribbean Coast, closer to Nicaragua, you can visit Tortuguero National Park, also known as the Little Amazonas. This protected area is the nesting place of the green and leatherback turtles and also highlights manatees and the Gaspar fish.
The archaeological structure of the Guayabo National Monument is a mandatory visit. This World Engineering Heritage Site features 700 years old aqueducts (which still functions). Also, mounds, several 'calzadas' (stone walkaways), and a tomb.
If you have the time, try not to miss Cahuita National Park. There you can hike, snorkel and discover yet more mammals, birds, and sea life. Shared with Panamá, there's also La Amistad International Park, the biggest rainforest in Costa Rica. Roughly a fourth of Costa Rica's territory is a protected area.
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Costa Rica has it all: jungles, forests, volcanoes, waterfalls, culture, and majestic bio-diversity.
Its Caribbean beaches are beautiful, crowd-free, and laid-back.
Visit Costa Rica and discover a unique place.
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