Containing around 5% of the earth’s biodiversity, it’s no surprise Costa Rica is a growing tourist destination. Combine that with fascinating people, extraordinary scenery and endless adventures, and you have one of the most idyllic and dream-worthy places in the world today.
Situated in Central America, Costa Rica has a tropical climate. Rich and vast flora and fauna and extensive wildlife characterise the country. Further fame is attributed to its peaceful culture (Costa Rica has no standing army), glorious beaches, varied microclimates and range of volcanos.
Named by National Geographic in 2017 as the happiest country in the world, Costa Ricans will often greet each other with the phrase, “Pura Vida”, which has a literal translation of “Pure life”. This is not just a phrase, but a representation of how the natives live, maximising joy and minimising stress.
The whale watching industry has seen rapid growth in recent years. Across the world, people are looking for the perfect spot to see these magnificent creatures in person.
Costa Rica is one of the best whale-watching destinations in the world. The stunning waters are home to incredibly rich marine life and are among the most perfect waters for whales to mate, give birth and raise their young. Also blessed with some of the longest whale seasons in the world, Costa Rica really is the place to go for spotting gentle giants in their natural beauty.
The most common type of whale to find in the waters around Costa Rica are humpback whales