Taking a trip to a foreign country offers a world of unknown and differences from where you currently reside. Costa Rica is especially one of the most fascinating countries to visit for the unique experience you’ll receive.
Costa Rica is not over the top with sky-rise buildings and huge shopping malls. Instead, Costa Rica is full of wildlife, a rich and thriving Rainforest, and cities that will allow you to forget your big-world worries and get more in touch with people and nature.
Wondering what some of the differences of Costa Rica may be? Here are a few things that set Costa Rica apart from many other countries!
Costa Rica Runs on Renewable Energy
Throughout 2016, Costa Rica has developed a running streak where the entire country runs strictly on renewable energy. This has been in the works since 2014 but was not until recently that other sources of energy have been derived. This allows us to use our resources for energy without harming our beautiful and delicate ecosystem.
Costa Rica is made up of 51% tropical rainforests. Besides providing tons of exciting tours and activities for tourists, rainforests benefit the country and the world in many ways. By absorbing carbon dioxide, rainforests help to reduce the effects of worldwide climate change. In addition to the important role rainforests play in Earth’s climate, they also are an important home to about half of the species of plants and wildlife on the planet. Because who doesn’t love reducing carbon dioxide and providing a home for plants and wildlife?
The average temperature year-round in Costa Rica is 76 °F. Verano, or summer, is known as the “dry season” and lasts from December to the beginning of April. There is usually little to no rain during the dry season, allowing optimal activities for everyone. Invierno, or the rainy season, is also known as the “green season.” The rainy season lasts from April until the middle of December and brings a predictable rain schedule that can be comparable to that of Florida in the United States. Those traveling to Costa Rica are suggested to plan their trips to be active in the mornings and evenings, while resting and relaxing in the afternoon. The rainy season feeds the Rainforest and brings about a new color and wildlife experience that is unlike any other. The rich ecosystem is thriving and in its prime during this time of year.
Costa Rica is a one-of-a-kind country and offers much more than the mind could ever imagine. Visit Costa Rica and see just how incredible this beautiful country is!