Your Time Spent Exploring the Many Faces of Costa Rica will Allow You to Comprehend How Powerful Mother Nature is. When I was Younger, I Watched So Many National Geographic Documentaries with My Father. . I stared at the TV. . wondering, hoping. .
I dreamed about being able to see all of that in person one day. And now, we all have an opportunity to do just that! Once you experience standing at the peak of Cerro Chirripo, over 12,000 feet above sea level! After you witness viewing both the Pacific Coast and the Caribbean side of Costa Rica simultaneously, And standing at one of the 5 craters of the Irazu Volcano. . allowing MOTHER NATURE to surround you in a high cloud forest. . with Quetzals and other beautiful birds performing a symphony of sounds coming from all sides, just for you. . this is when you know that Costa Rica is magical.
With over 25% of this country's land mass designated as 'protected' territory, through being labeled as 'national parks', 'protected reserves' or even having private property assigned to this forever situation, we are all assured that nothing will be lost for future generations. What is now will only get better. An international treasure for all to witness. .
One of the reasons why Costa Rica boasts over 5% of the world's biodiversity is because of its location. Millions of years ago, the land bridge that now connects Mexico and Colombia was formed by shifts in tectonic plates way below the surface of the earth. This allowed for all of the animals from both Americas to merge into a HONEY HOLE. . and Costa Rica was positioned in the middle of all this reassignment! Animals brought seeds and pods of plants, fungi and other flora. . the monkeys and frogs. . the spiders and centipedes. . the snakes and lizards. . the sloths and tapirs. . the big cats. . the beautiful birds. . they all came to visit and now they can call Costa Rica, "HOME"! And we are the fortunate recipients of all of this. And no one seems to be complaining one bit!
With over 500,000 species of plants and animals, Costa Rica will keep you busy forever. A huge draw to this country is the hundreds of thousands of 'BIRDERS" who visit and challenge themselves to see the splendor of the resplendent quetzal. . the scarlet macaws and the different varieties of toucans. . scientists, biologists and botanists come from all over the world to study what is going on here.
And when you have a chance to visit, this is what is waiting for you. A big old bucket full of everything that MOTHER NATURE can throw at you! And you will LOVE WHAT YOU SEE! Pura Vida. .
So many exciting escapades here in Costa Rica. Think about all of the joy that so many people have experienced either on vacation or when living here. Costa Rica is a magical place. . full of wonder & awe. . one of the happiest countries on the planet. Our goal is to simply share the happy stories of fulfilled lives with all of you! We hope that these adventures inspire you enough to visit! Or, if you're here already, perhaps you will learn more about what is in your own backyard and will discover new places to visit. It's all good. . we'll see ya here!
Also, please enjoy our over 2,000 episodes of our "Costa Rica Pura Vida Lifestyle Podcast Series". We are found on all major podcast venues, including iHeartRADIO, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Radio FM, Anchor and many more. Here's our link: www.anchor.fm/costa-rica-pura-vida
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About the Creator
Costa Rica is a magical place. Since November, 2002, when I first visited this country, I have been in love with the people, the culture, its biodiversity, the food. . everything about it makes me happy! Now I share my excitement with you!