Moving to Costa Rica: Sightseeing

international moving to costa ricoMoving to Costa Rica is an exciting opportunity to explore this beautiful country. Geographically Costa Rica is one of the most breathtaking countries in the world, featuring miles of unspoiled beaches, lush rainforests, and mountains.  Besides a beautiful geography, the people are warm and welcoming as well.  When moving or visiting Costa Rica, there are many great places to see and things to do.  Here are a few of my favorites:

Monteverde Cloud Forest contains over 26,000 acres of tropical rainforest and six ecological zones, 90% of which are virgin forest. It is one of the most biologically diverse places in the world with over 2,500 plant species, 100 mammal species, 400 bird species, 120 reptile and amphibian species, and thousands of insect species. One of the great things about the park is its relatively scare visitor turnout; only about 70,000 people visit each year. The bus runs twice a day from San Jose, Puntarenas, Las Juntas, and Tilaran.

Another great thing to do in Costa Rica is go white water rafting. All skill levels are welcome, and the rapids are some of the best in the world.  Make sure you get a guide; the rivers are wide with many turns and can be difficult to navigate.  Your best options are the Rio Reventazon and Rio Pacuare during the months of June and October when the rains are the heaviest.

My last recommendation (that I can fit in this post) is to visit Arenal Volcano, an active volcano 90km NW of San Jose. It first erupted unexpectedly in 1968 and has been active ever since, although explosions since 2010 have been rare, if at all. Regardless it remains one of the ten most active volcanoes in the world. Also there are hot springs!

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