Discovering the natural sites of Costa Rica


Tourism is Costa Rica's main source of economic income. It is considered the leader of ecotourism. The latter is highly valued by travelers, because about 7% of the world's biodiversity is in this country. Indeed, the country is home to 27 national parks, including 2 are listed in the list of world heritage. The globe-trotters, during their expedition, may, for example, visit the reserve of the Isla del Coco. It is an island located 500 km southwest of the state. It was, in 1684, a refuge for pirates who buried treasures looted in Spain. This story has earned the archipelago the nickname of "Treasure Island". With an area of ​​24 km², this protected area is home to vast volcanic ruins forming cliffs. These include in its vicinity many islets of basalt habitat for seabirds such as lunatics and noddis.

The particularities of Cocos Island

Still in this unspoiled area of ​​Isla del Coco, adventurers will spot the highest stratovolcano of the island culminating at nearly 5 000 m. This mount is comparable to that of Nevado Sajama. The latter, reaching approximately 6 000 m altitude, is one of the most popular attractions of travelers during their holiday Bolivia. Apart from that, Isla del Coco has an abundant fauna of oriental pacific origin, including 600 terrestrial animal species. Explorers will find birds such as cuckoo, flycatcher and chaffinch. In addition, the hikers will be satisfied, because the place a small path allowing its crossing. In addition, this nature reserve shelters a beach of fine sand favorable to a day of idleness. In addition, seaside activities are recommended. In the turquoise waters of this beautiful beach, tourists are invited to take a dive. They will discover marine mammals such as the hammerhead shark, whales and the famous manta ray.

Visit the Manuel Antonio National Park

Apart from Isla del Coco, the Manuel Antonio National Park is a must at a stay Costa Rica. It is located on the Pacific coast of the country, 160 km south of San José, in the region of Puntarenas. The site covers an area of ​​2 000 ha for terrestrial space and more than 50 000 ha for the marine part. Before going there, holidaymakers will have to call in a guide to take full advantage of this extraordinary natural wonder. As soon as the path reaches the park, the wanderers will observe monkish Capuchins. Once in the reserve, a multitude of mammals are to be discovered, to mention only the howler macaques, squirrel monkeys, lazy ... On the sea side, snorkelers