Fun Facts You Should Know Before Visiting Costa Rica
Located in Central America, Costa Rica is known for being one of the most unique places in the world and has so much more to offer than beautiful scenery. Did you know that Costa Rica only covers 0.03% of the planet’s surface, but has nearly a half-million different species representing 4% of the planet’s biodiversity? As you will see, Costa Rica is a destination you will not want to miss visiting…
FUN FACT.. Costa Rica is a result of complex volcanic activity that took place over 75 million years ago. To this day, Costa Rica still has active volcanoes which have been turned into National Parks. These parks are teeming with wildlife, hot springs, lush trails, and many lookout points to see its beauty in full force. So, whether you want to swim or dive with marine life, or learn about the rainforests and all who inhabit it, or discover the different types of birds or reptiles… Costa Rica is waiting for you.
If you’re feeling adventurous, Costa Rica offers Canopy Tours. It is said to be “the closest anyone will come to feeling like a monkey as you make your way through the treetops”. Don’t worry about disturbing the forest, you’re 100 feet above it all. Maybe adventure isn’t in your cards, but you love mysteries, Costa Rica has carved stone spheres that remain an unsolved mystery. There are over 300 stone spheres measuring between 20 centimeters to 2 meters and weighing up to 16 tons that scientists believe were first created around 600 A.D., before the Spanish conquest.
FUN FACT.. In 2008 there was a demographic study done that found that those who are in their 90’s in areas of the Nicoya Peninsula of the Guanacaste province
have a 10% lower mortality rate than the rest of the country, giving us proof they’re doing something right. This is area is known as the “Blue Zone “and is characterized by the older generations enjoying a healthy, high quality, long and happy life span…many are centurions.
Costa Rica offers so much more, so if uniqueness, biodiversity, culture, adventure, or a mystery are not enough, then Costa Rica is the place to go for freeing the soul and finding the new you! Imagine this, forest baths, barefoot walks on the beach or finding a new healthier lifestyle… it can be found here. So, sit back and relax and enjoy a week-long retreat or tour in this magnificently biodiverse, peaceful country.
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This information was brought to you from the official site of Costa Rica (www.visitcostarica.com) and (https://phys.org/news/2010-03-mysterious-stone-spheres-costa-rica.html).