Costa Rica is a vast territory of 51 000 km² where adventure and scenery are always at the rendezvous. The time of a stay in the heart of this country, located between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean, tourists will spend an unforgettable holiday. Among other things, this region is a destination of choice for nature lovers. Indeed, it must be known that it contains not less than 4,5% of the planet's biodiversity. Near 840 bird species, 1 250 tree species, 1 190 species of orchids, 230 species of mammals and 360 species of amphibians as well as reptiles are recorded there. By way of information, about 24% of its land has been declared an ecological protected area. Backpackers will find forest or biological reserves and wetlands. In short, it's a real paradise for eco-tourism enthusiasts and hikers from all walks of life.
Storming the province of Guanacaste
In order to take full advantage of a Costa Rica tour, a detour in the province of Guanacaste is highly recommended. On site, several national parks are listed, to name only the Parque Nacional Palo Verde, the Parque Nacional Barra Honda and the Parque Nacional Rincon de la Vieja. Among all these sites worthy of interest in Guanacaste, Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas is undoubtedly one of the places that attracts the most visitors. It is a nesting place for the Baula turtle or Luth turtle, the largest in the world with a weight of up to 700 kg. This endangered species is laying eggs on the beaches of this protected area between October and March. It is quite possible to attend this unforgettable show provided you follow some rules. Among others, it is strictly forbidden to take pictures, film or use lighting to avoid disturbing turtles.
Wild camping in Costa Rica
In Costa Rica, camping under the stars is feasible. This alternative saves and immerses you in Costa Rican nature. In this country, wild camping is acclaimed by both locals and foreigners. For the Ticos, it's an opportunity to get together as a family, have a barbecue and have a good time with friends or neighbors. In Costa Rica, various sites are conducive to this type of outdoor activity such as Santa Rosa National Parks, Palo Verde, Barra Honda, the Carara Biological Reserve or Ostional National Refuge. As far as safety is concerned, caution is needed, because wild camping sometimes has its advantages, but it also has its minor disadvantages. For example, it is not advisable to raise a tent on the banks of a river. Indeed, water is a living environment for crocodiles and these reptiles may at any time to visit the carefree adventurers.