RICA is a country famous for its volcanoes, rainforests,
beaches and wildlife. For its small size, Costa Rica has
an abundant amount of both flora and fauna. Costa Rica is
located on the strip of land between North and South America.
Costa Rica has the most biodiversity of any country in the
world. About 4% of the world’s animals and plants
species can be found in Costa Rica (0.03% of world’s
In this small area you can find various regions of unspoiled
nature. Rain and dry forests, mountain ranges built by the
volcanoes, and much more. It is safeguarded by an extensive
system of national parks and protected wildlife areas, which
cover over 27% of the country. Birds, reptiles, monkeys,
sloths, caimans, flowers and trees all grow in exuberance
Rica knows how to spoil its visitors. Numerous national
parks have long and scenic walks. In Costa Rica the outdoor
activities are endless. For example diving, surfing, rafting
or canopying, just to name a few. From the tropical rainforests
of Corcovado to the cloudforests of Monteverde you will
meet friendly, enchanting people - the Ticos.
Combine your stay with excellent accommodations and tours.
Access to Paradise offers vacation packages throughout the
country, hotel reservations, tours, car rental, transportation.
Oustanding service and affordable prices.
banana and coffee export has brought wealth to Costa Rica.
By abolishing the Costa Rican army in 1949 money was released
through which the excellent education and health system
was financed. In comparison to other Latin American countries
Costa Rica has never suffered from any coups of civil wars.
Costa Rica is relatively inexpensive for Americans because
of the strong U.S. Dollar. U.S. dollars as well as colones
(the Costa Rican currency) are accepted countrywide.
Rica has only two seasons: the rainy and the dry season.
During the dry season the skies are blue and clear all day.
There is always a light breeze to keep the temperatures
mild. The rainy season brings afternoon and evening showers.
In the central valley, the average temperature is 80.6 Fahrenheit.
Costa Rica’s weather is very pleasant all year round.
Even though Costa Rica is relatively close to the United
States it does not suffer from any hurricanes.
Come visit Costa Rica for the experience of a lifetime!
Volcano picture by Horst Obenhaus, Arenal Volcano picture
by Anna Holsten,
beach and turtle pictures by Jörn Ladwig.