Sun & Surf
Nature Lover's Paradise
This country is one of the world's leaders when it comes to biodiversity. It is home to 20 natural parks, 8 biological reserves and several protected areas that cover over 25 percent of the country's territory and attract visitors looking for the eco-tourism experience.
For those that enjoy adrenaline-pumping vacations, the country is abundant with opportunities. From zip lining through the jungle to sky tram tours or hiking across hanging bridges, there is more than enough adventure here. You can rent ATVs and cruise across the beach or explore the mountains and waterfalls.
River boat jungle tours allow you the chance to catch wildlife in their natural habitats while horseback riding offers a different method of transportation.
US dollars are widely accepted in Costa Rica, especially at upscale hotels and restaurants—some places even list their prices in US dollars to make it easier for international travelers. For smaller services (including local meals or public transportation), exchange someof your American dollars for local currency to be prepared to pay with colónes, the Costa Rican currency.
There are many languages spoken in Costa Rica. One of them is English. Americans generally have no problem with communication in Costa Rica.