THE PEACEFUL SOUL OF CENTRAL AMERICA
Costa Rica is the perfect place for pura vida: plentiful rainforest, wildlife and beaches amidst an educated population with a rich culture, high level of wellbeing, and peaceful democracy.
From rainforest treks and high-altitude trails to white-water rapids and warm-water surf breaks, Costa Rica offers a thrilling array of outdoor adventures. Whether you opt for the adrenaline-inducing rush of a canopy zipline, a sun-dazed afternoon of snorkeling, or an otherworldly visit to a simmering volcano, Costa Rica will deepen your love of life.
Despite having only 0.03% of the world’s land, Costa Rica hosts over 5.0% of its species. With protected areas covering nearly 30% of the nation, wildlife abounds. Iconic species include quetzals, howler monkeys, blue morpho butterflies, and three-toed sloths. The natural environment is so exceptional that Costa Rica has four World Heritage sites.
Costa Rica continually ranks as one of the happiest countries on Earth. Over 70 years ago, the nation did away with its military, enabling it to invest heavily in education, healthcare, infrastructure, and conservation. With a culture of strong social networks amidst unspoiled natural beauty, Costa Rica’s strength is human wellbeing.
Flanked by the Caribbean and Pacific, Costa Rica offers a smorgasbord of stunning beaches: sapphire waters crashing into white sand lined with palm trees, rugged coves echoing with howler monkeys, coral reefs abutting black volcanic sand and lush rainforest. Whether you’re keen to surf, snorkel, or soak up the rays, Costa Rica is a beach lover’s dream.
Costa Rica’s Nicoya peninsula is one of the world’s five “Blue Zones'' where people live extraordinarily long, healthy lives. The reasons for Nicoyans’ longevity and wellbeing include high levels of spirituality, close social relationships, lots of physical activity, a healthy diet, good dose of sunshine, and strong purpose in life. WWB participants experience it firsthand.
For over 50 years, Costa Rica has been a pioneer in the protection of nature and peace. As a result, more than 98% of Costa Rica’s energy is renewable, and forest cover stands at more than 53%. The paradigm of sustainable development is in Costa Ricans’ DNA. The nation is now setting an example for the world by pursuing ambitious plans to decarbonize its economy.
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