I first travelled to Costa Rica eight years ago on a 16-month trip through South and Central America. I was lucky enough to meet up with my mum and step-dad when they were on holiday and I think this encapsulates what Costa Rica is all about. It truly has something for everyone, whether it’s hiking to its highest peak, Cerro Chirripo or relaxing on one the laid-back beaches, bird-watching in the rainforest or screaming through the canopy on a zip wire- it has it all!
I used to work as a Tour Leader in Central America regularly passing through Costa Rica, it’s my favourite country in terms of flora and fauna. Despite its tiny size there is so much biodiversity and I have been lucky enough to see toucans, many different types of monkeys, red eyed tree frogs and the resplendent quetzal to name a few. I also fell in love with the curiously cute three toed sloth with its permanent smile!
Latin America has always been on my bucket list, and being an animal lover Costa Rica was the perfect destination! I spent two weeks travelling through Costa Rica and a week in Panama exploring all the major highlights and points of cultural interest. I made sure I visited in the low rainy season to get a better chance of seeing the massive Green Back sea turtles that nest on the beaches of Tortuguero every year and I was really lucky to see two nests being made. A truly magical and humbling experience!
Self drive in Costa Rica is a great way to explore the country at your own pace. Follow our handy tips to make sure the ride goes as smoothly as possible!
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