Central America’s stable country, Costa Rica is a haven of calm in the midst of its turbulent neighbors. Its rich eco-tourism makes it a perfect place to experience nature. Most of Costa Rica consists of coastline, which translates to great vacationing with amazing beaches for surfing and relaxing.
San Jose, Costa Ricas cosmopolitan capital, has a somewhat North American feel with shopping malls, department stores, and fast-food restaurants. In addition, San Jose offers visitors nice sit down restaurants, museums, and colorful markets not to mention a perfect climate.
Speaking of climate, in addition to the variety of museums for archaeology, costumes, colonial furniture, and religious art, as well as other cultural attractions, the countrys climate is its main attraction. It consists of only 2 seasons; wet and dry. The wet season starts towards the end of April, beginning of May, and runs through November, while the dry season runs from December through April. Costa Ricas tropical climate creates for a biodiversity that is perfect for nature lovers; Costa Rica is known for being home to over 850 species of birds, over 1500 different types of trees, as well as hundreds of other types of tropical animals. In fact, about 12% of the country is a national park. Costa Rica, noted for its friendly people and its natural beauty more so than for its culture, boasts a variety of things to do related to nature such as going to the beach, visiting jungle forests, or the Arenal Volcanoes, bird watching, butterfly farms, and much more.
It is an ideal country to visit to study Spanish for those who want to take a vacation and relax in peaceful and scenic surroundings.