Be part of the Pura Vida experience!
Costa Rica is a small country in Central America, between Nicaragua and Panama, with an approximate population of 5 million people in a land area of 51,060km2 (19,714 m2), about 300 km (186 miles) long and 120 km (75 miles) wide.
Known for its big attributes on environmental matters, Costa Rica has been identified by the NEF as the greenest country in the world, with more than 98% of its electricity generated from green sources. The country has only about 0.03% of the world’s landmass, still it contains 5% of the world’s biodiversity, including 10% of the world’s butterfly species, 10% of the world’s bat species and 20% of the world’s hummingbird species. Making it one of the most biodiverse places on earth. It has the largest percentage of protected areas in the world, with 25% of its land protected, and the deforestation rate is almost zero.
Costa Ricans are incredibly friendly and love visitors, ecotourism is now a major part of the economy. The official language is Spanish, still English is widely spoken in hotels, restaurants and local attractions. Many locations abide to international standards and getting around is quite easy. As the Ticos say: ¡Costa Rica es Pura Vida! The unofficial motto that invites you to purely enjoy life. Recently, the Global Tourism Monitor ranked Costa Rica #1 for the world’s best holiday experience.
In a few miles, you’ll be able to enjoy gorgeous beaches, lush rainforests, active volcanoes and a large variety of wildlife. Costa Rica is known for its natural authentic beauty, no artificial ingredients. It produces one of the best coffees in the world. A must try dish is the “casado” (married), composed by rice, black beans, plantains, salad, tortillas and meat, chicken or fish. For breakfast Ticos (Costa Ricans) eat Gallo Pinto, and at Christmas the typical Tamales. You’ll find all of this at Pumilio, and of course, a large variety of fruits. Filled with diverse landscapes, microclimates, National Park’s, beaches, adventure, nature, gastronomy and culture, you’ll sure have unforgettable experience during your vacation in Costa Rica.