Costa Rica, aptly named the ‘rich coast,’ stands as a haven for nature enthusiasts. While it occupies only 0.03 percent of the Earth’s surface, this vibrant nation boasts an impressive share of biodiversity, approximately 6 percent of the world’s total – exceeding the biodiversity of Europe and North America. This ecological abundance owes itself to Costa Rica’s unique geographical location as a land bridge connecting North and South America, alongside its robust environmental preservation efforts. Roughly a quarter of the country consists of protected jungles.
Nestled between the Pacific and Caribbean coastlines, Costa Rica offers a wealth of marine life and easy access to unspoiled coastal rainforests teeming with vibrant flora, birds, and captivating creatures like monkeys and sloths. The country is a paradise for active adventurers, inviting you to trek through lush tropical rainforests, explore mesmerizing underwater seascapes through snorkeling and scuba diving, and paddle alongside playful dolphins on kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding excursions.
For a tropics-bound expedition cruise brimming with exciting activities, a journey to Costa Rica is hard to surpass.