Costa Rica, located in Central America, is one of the most bio-diverse regions in the world. It is home to over 12,000 species of plants, 1,200 species of butterflies, 800 species of birds, 400 species of reptiles and amphibians, and 200 species of mammals. Visiting Costa Rica and leaving without a trip into the rainforests is like bypassing the pyramids in Egypt!For more information, visit their website at best times to travel to a central America rainforest.
Costa Ricans are definitely proud of their beautiful 40 mile forest that runs through 9 ecological zones from sea level to 12,500 feet. It is truly a sight to behold. With moderate temperatures throughout the year, where the high temperature is always between 68 and 86 degrees, you can explore the stunning Costa Rican rainforests anytime. Due to the grandeur and love for their country, Costa Ricans have a conservation program that protects more than 10% of the country. About two-thirds of Costa Rica’s remaining rainforests are protected.
Costa Rican rainforests offer the world the most colorful and exotic flora and fauna in existence. Lush and fertile throughout the year, the rainforest offers tourists a chance to connect with nature and all of its natural beauty. The rainforest is a magical place that awes your eyes and rejuvenates your spirit.
For the flower lover, stop and smell the orchids. In all its undeniable beauty, the orchid is the national flower of Costa Rica- home of over 1,200 identified species. With the richest orchid flora, you could orchid watch from the shores to the mountain peaks year-round and not be disappointed. For those who would prefer a garden setting, visit the Lankester Gardens, part of the University of Costa Rica, located seven kilometers east of Catago. Perhaps you could visit Orchid Valley, at La Garita in the Central Highlands. Or Costa Rica Connections in San José for the annual orchid show in March.
There are plenty of options for experiencing the rainforests- whether it be hiking, canoe riding, or gliding through the jungle canopy on the world famous rainforest aerial tram (rated one of Costa Rica’s top tourist attractions). However you choose to experience Costa Rica’s rainforests, a sense of peace and tranquility will consume you.