Costa Linda Condominiums at Jaco, located on the Central Pacific coast and less than two hours from San Jose, is the home of one of the most popular beaches in all of Costa Rica. It's proximity to the exciting activities for which Costa Rica is famous, makes it a popular tourist destination.
A magnificent country known for its pristine beauty, amazing culture and friendly natives, Costa Rica offers you an abundance of places to see and things to do. One thing is for sure though; out here you will never be bored. Beaches, national parks, rainforests, volcanoes and wildlife, this tiny country is abound with natural beauty, unlike any other place in the world. In fact once you visit Costa Rica, you will never want to leave!
A top ecotourist destination, Costa Rica which means 'rich coast' is home to some of the most varied landscapes in the world. Drawing more than a million tourists yearly, this small Central American nation is also the habitat of some of the most rare and endangered wildlife species on the planet.
Costa Rica's coastline stretches over 1,800 km which means that you have a plethora of beaches at your disposal to enjoy. Some of Costa Rica’s prettiest beaches can be found in the province of Guanacaste and on the Nicoya Peninsula, while if you are looking for a good time, the Southern Caribbean Coast is plenty of fun with its ‘Rasta’ influences.
Today, over 25% of Costa Rica is protected habitat. Safeguarding some of the most exotic plants and animals in the world, the rainforests of Costa Rica are among the most unique and productive ecosystems on earth. Regarded as the country’s greatest national treasure, Costa Rica is at this time actively involved in rainforest conservation and protection.
Costa Rica is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire and has five active volcanoes within its boundaries. The most spectacular volcano here that you must see is the Volcan Arenal, which erupts daily with molten lava fireworks lighting the sky! An excellent volcano to climb has to be the dormant Volcan Irazu, which has a stunning green lake in its crater. While Costa Rica maybe a small country, there is a plethora of places to see out here. The best way to get around is by bus, as the public transportation in Costa Rica is very well developed.
One of the most biodiverse nations in the world, Costa Rica is home to 12 key ecological zones. Over 60 national parks, reserves, refuges and biological zones have been created to protected the many plants and animals found in this 'living Eden.' Some popular parks in Costa Rica include the Parque Nacional Manuel, The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and the Corcovado National Park.
The climate across Costa Rica is diverse as the landscape here. Guanacaste has an arid climate, while the Parque Nacional Tapanti is one of the wettest areas in the country. The Central Valley and San Jose enjoy the best weather with an average of 72 degrees F. The best time to visit Costa Rica is between December and April when the weather is at its best.
Costa Rica is home to roughly 5% of the world’s biodiversity and is credited with having the most number of species per 10,000 sq km in the world. Hundreds of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians can be found here, along with a staggering 10,000 plant and tree species! Costa Rica is also the habitat of a number of rare and endangered flora and fauna species such as, the Scarlet Macaw, the resplendent quetzal, and the West Indian Manatee.
A tourist mecca for nature lovers and adventurers alike, it is hard to believe that until a decade ago, Costa Rica was a remote and undiscovered tropical paradise. Today, regarded as being among the most biologically intense places in the world, this tiny Central American nation has grown to become one of the world’s premier ecotourism hotspots.