We’re heading into the dry season in Costa Rica. So if you’ve been thinking about planning a visit, now’s the perfect time to book it! Here are three highlights that we think deserve to be on your list!
The Pacific Ring of Fire is a horseshoe-shaped series of plates, trenches and rises that create 75% of the world’s active volcanoes. Costa Rica sits where the Cocos and Caribbean tectonic plates meet, creating an active volcanic region. Scientists have identified 200+ volcanic formations in Costa Rica, dating to 65 million years ago. Currently, Costa Rica has three simultaneously erupting volcanoes, a phenomenon that is occurring for the first time in 30 years.
2. ENJOY THERMAL SPRINGS
Most of Costa Rica’s hot springs are on private property, and the most well-known and easily accessible ones are part of large spas and resorts. Natural springs can be hard to find and they vary in temperature, depending on conditions. After the Arenal Volcano’s activity decreased dramatically in December 2010, many visitors have reported that the free spring along the Río Agua Caliente near the Arenal Observatory Lodge has cooled considerably. Temperatures in natural springs can also vary based on water levels. Never jump into a natural spring without testing the waters carefully first, as some can be hot enough to burn.
3. TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK
Tortuguero National Park on the Caribbean coast, covers 77 acres and you can only reach it by airplane or boat. The park boasts 20 miles of coastline, which gives sea turtles a protected place to lay their eggs. Green sea turtles, hawksbills and leatherbacks nest on the beaches year-round (depending on the species) and visitors can see the turtles lay their eggs after sunset. If you’re lucky, you’ll also witness a hatching event and cheer those baby turtles on as they scramble toward the ocean.
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