A champion of biodiversity and an expert in environmental protection, Costa Rica has the distinction of being the first country in the world to dismantle its army (in 1949). Since the second half of the 20th century, this small Central American country has been committed to sustainable tourism (25% of its territory is made up of national parks or ecological reserves). This destination guarantees its travellers a unique immersion in an extraordinary natural setting (wild beaches, volcanoes, cloud forests, tropical jungles, mountains, profusion of fauna and flora...).
Major visiting sites in Costa Rica: Arenal Volcano National Park, Manuel Antonio National Park, Cocos Island, Tortuguero National Park, Corcovado National Park, Guanacaste Conservation Area, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Poás Volcano National Park, Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, Chirripó National Park...
Discover Pura Vida, a fascinating destination where nature still reigns supreme. This 8-night tour includes visits to three of Costa Rica’s protected areas, accompanied by a French-speaking guide. Navigate through canals in the jungle of Tortuguero National Park. Visit one of the hottest spots in Central America, the spectacular cone of Arenal Volcano National Park. You will also see a wide variety of wildlife in the tropical environment of Rincón de la Vieja National Park.
Visits to villages and sitting down to a meal with a Costa Rican family will introduce you to the “Pura Vida” philosophy. This idea embraces a positive way of living every day, and the inhabitants of Pura Vida are renowned for it. Your adventure promises many unique experiences. You will enjoy forests, trails, suspension bridges, waterfalls, hot springs, and wetlands rich in biodiversity. Part of the tour will introduce you to the use of the trapiche, a traditional mill that grinds and extracts sugar cane juice for distillation. Take the time to talk to a farmer who specialises in growing palms for hearts of palm and peach palm fruit, which you can sample during a tasting on the family farm. Depending on your flight schedule, you may also have the opportunity to visit a coffee plantation and admire Costa Rica’s black gold production. Here you will learn about all the stages of coffee production, from seed to cup.