Costa Rica

COSTA RICA

Costa Rica is located in Central America with Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south. A peaceful democracy with a strong eco-tourism industry, Costa Rica has made itself a premier destination for adventure travel. From towering active volcanoes, large areas of primary rainforest, picturesque coastline and unimaginable river-ways to the incredibly diverse wildlife, Costa Rica can meet your wildest adventure needs.

Wildlife
Near the center of the continental divide between North and South America, Costa Rica has a larger number of species than any other country per 10,000 square km. This incredible country tops the worldwide list for its rich biodiversity. A nature enthusiast's dream, more than 500,000 species* can be found here: sea turtles, whale sharks, crocodiles, four kinds of monkeys, jaguars, the Baird's tapir, sloths and almost 900 bird species including toucans, scarlet macaws and the giant harpy eagle. The natural fauna and flora gives visitors countless photo opportunities with unmeasurable, awe inspiring natural beauty.

Weather
With air and water temperatures averaging 80 degrees Fahrenheit (27 degrees Celsius) year round, there is no bad time to visit true paradise. Costa Rica has two primary seasons, dry and wet. The country's dry season is from December to April with tropical humidity. However, bring a poncho because the dry season in these highly tropical areas really means 'mostly' dry. Welcomed warm rain showers can come and go quickly, refreshing the beautiful flora.

The incredibly diverse waterways in the lush tropical Southern region of Costa Rica, makes it the perfect epicenter for Continental Drift Expeditions. Whether you choose to paddle through the long twisting murky waters of the Rio Coto Colorado or journey into the clear turquoise waters of the Golfo Dulce towards the Mogos Islands, Costa Rica is sure to satisfy your thirst for adventure.

"Come to Costa Rica and you will find something you may not have known you were looking for."

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