Quick Guide to Costa Rica
With its lovely Caribbean and Pacific coastlines, tropical forests and unique flora and fauna, it's easy to see why holidays to Costa Rica are becoming more popular. A staggering quarter of the country is covered by protected nature reserves, and it's home to 5% of the world's biodiversity. You don't have to look far to see a sloth hanging out of a tree or a monkey tightrope-walking across a telephone wire.
Plan a holiday to the small, Central American country and expect a very humid, tropical climate, with a wet and dry season. It's best to visit during the dry season between December and April. If you visit in the wet season, be prepared for daily afternoon showers but much cheaper accommodation rates.
A combination of lofty volcanoes, lush rainforests, enticing beaches and warm locals make it a place you're not likely to forget in a hurry, and there are countless activities to do here to make your stay a spectacular one.