The green gold of Costa Rica
Costa Rica is in first place in the world when it comes to biodiversity per square meter. There are more species in the rain forest of Corcovado per square meter than in the Amazon. This is due to its geographical location. Costa Rica is located close to the equator, between two oceans, forming a bridge between the massive earths of South and North America. A large part of the rainforest lies in nature reserves that are protected, here are hundreds of bird species, mammals, reptiles, thousands of insects, plants and trees. In addition to flora and fauna, the natural beauty consists of waterfalls, rivers, marshes, lakes, mangroves, volcanoes and beaches.
Rainforest areas in Costa Rica can be found in the Northwest near the plains of Sarapiquí and Tortuguero and at Talamanca on the Atlantic zone, at the Northeast in Tilarán, and at the Pacific zone in Cordillera Costeña and Osa peninsula (Corcovado).
Into Nature maps all overnight stops and activities in and alongside the rainforest. Cloud forest you will visit at Los Quetzales nature reserve and in Santa Elena. Rainforest can be seen on the Caribbean side of Parismina and Bananito, on the North Chilamate, Boca Tapada, Tenorio and in the South on the Osa peninsula, where you can find the most untouched nature. Walks in the rainforest are not only reserved for national parks. There are many unspoilt areas in Costa Rica that are privately owned and where a walk through nature can be a much more authentic experience.