Of the many reasons to visit Costa Rica, maybe none are more worth it than the amazing wildlife that it’s filled with. Sign yourself up for an adventure vacation in a stunning location today, and get ready – your experience in Costa Rica will make you feel that you’ve just visited Heaven… on Earth!
Wildlife Doesn’t Get Any More Diverse
Nowhere else in the world are there so many types of habitats squeezed into such a tiny area! The range of habitats in Costa Rica creates a rich and diverse grouping of flora and fauna. In fact, no other country on the planet has such variety. Measured in terms of number of species per area, Costa Rica tops the list of countries at over six hundred species. This simple fact alone (not to mention the ease of travel and friendly residents) makes Costa Rica just about the greatest destination for nature lovers from all over the world.
Tropical Ecosystems Abound
Costa Rica’s biodiversity can be attributed to the variety of ecosystems within the country. Tropical rain forests, deciduous forests, the Atlantic and Pacific coastline, cloud forests, and Mangrove forests are all present throughout the country. The ecological regions come in at an unbelievable twelve climatic zones. This variation provides numerous opportunities for all different types of species to coexist within. Costa Rica’s biodiversity contributes to the numerous ecological services the environment provides. Every aspect of the ecosystem- from the different species of plants, to the diversity of animals, contributes to natural services such as water purification, food provisions, fuel, fiber, and biochemicals. As the diversity of species increases, more of these services can be provided to not only the country, but to those parts of the world Costa Rica exports to.
All of this is waiting for you to discover. If you’re a nature lover, and enjoy spending your afternoons taking hikes, Costa Rica is a potential wonderland that’s right up your alley. There’s no better spot to visit if you’re looking to take not only a trip, but a trip that’s completely far removed from anything you’ve ever experienced before.
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