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There’s a whole world out there to visit and see. Why should Costa Rica be on your short list of places visit? The 801 miles of coastline, 121 volcanic formations, and 52 species of hummingbird are just a few of the things that make Costa Rica a must see for anyone. Read on to find out why you should visit Costa Rica.

River Adventures

Costa Rica has 14 major river systems that will allow your rafting or kayaking trip to span a variety rapids, waterfalls, pristine jungle, and unspoiled landscape. The river variety allows you to choose a river trip that matches your own adventure comfort level, experience, and timeline. You can choose week-long river trips that send you down world-class rapids and waterfalls, or you can squeeze a day trip into a custom vacation that also includes surfing, museums, and more.

Costa Rica Beaches

That 801 miles of coastline mentioned above means Costa Rica has some of the world’s best beaches on both the Caribbean and Pacific coasts. Every beach goer will find something spectacular; from white sand beaches to black volcanic beaches, you’ll find shoreline unlike any other. You can experience privacy and seclusion on undeveloped natural beaches, or you can enjoy the sand and surf from an all inclusive resort. And don’t even get us started on the surfing. Whether you’re a first-timer or a pro, Costa Rica has some of most popular waves in world.


Another reason to visit Costa Rica? The wildlife. Costa Rica is home to approximately 500,000 species of wildlife, which is about 4% of all estimated species on earth. You’ll see some of the nearly 900 species of birds, 250 different mammal species, 175 different amphibians, 225 reptile species, and 1,200 different butterflies, plus soooo much more. Don’t forget that Costa Rica’s diverse wildlife includes four different species of monkey and six different wildcats.

Costa Rica Volcanoes

Costa Rica has 121 volcanic formations, seven of which are active. Your vacation can include a stop to visit one or many of these. We recommend Poas Volcano, which is the second widest crater in the world. Or the Arenal Volcano, which is one of the ten most active in the world.

These are a few of the reasons we love Costa Rica, and why you should visit. We have a number of vacation options that can include any or all of these options. View our options for vacations on our Upcoming Trips page. You can call and talk with one of our U.S. based travel consultants at (801) 332-9215 to have any questions answered, or email us at sales@amazingvacationscostarica.com.

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