In planning your Costa Rica adventure, you'll learn that Costa Rica ranks as one of the top environmentally-friendly countries in the world. Some 25% of the country is in protected areas, making it a top destination for wildlife viewing. More than 800 bird species are known to exist, four species of monkeys, four of turtles (including the endangered green turtle), five cats and a colorful array of butterflies.
Your Costa Rica adventure may include beaches, rainforest, wildlife, stunning active volcanoes and a great selection of excellent parks and lodging. Elevations range from stunning Caribbean and Pacific beaches to 12,000-foot plus mountains with their attendant cloud forests, one of the world's endangered ecosystems.