Costa Rica's best attractions are its natural wonders, and it's no wonder nature-lovers always fall deeply in love with the country and its bounty of Mother Nature's gifts. Most of this tiny yet tremendously biodiverse country -one of the "greenest" in the word- is unexploited and under the protection of Costa Rica's National Parks and Preservations. The expansive Corcovado National Park on the remote and rugged Osa Peninsula and the Gandoca Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge on the Caribbean coast are some of the crown jewels .Take the Chocolate Forest Experience to explore Costa Rica's sweetest natural resources in an off-the-beaten track tour of a cacao farm. Adrenaline seekers can indulge in white water rafting on the world-class rapids of the Rio Pacuare, and for a kid-friendly introduction to Costa Rica's treasure trove of natural attractions, look no further than InBio Park, a theme park dedicated to preserving and showcasing every natural aspect of Costa Rica; its mushroom exhibition and insect collection are world-renowned.
On Sophia's first trip to Costa Rica, she came face to face with white-faced monkeys, gasped at the sight of giant purple crabs, and rode horseback through plunging waterfalls. Costa Rica initiated her to the thrill of putting the books and maps aside in order to forge roads less traveled.
When not marveling at the mangrove swamp of Manzanillo Gandoca Wildlife... Read More