Costa Rica Vacation Rentals
Luxury Accommodations for Your Costa Rica Vacation
Costa Rica has a very popular saying that you will hear time and time again when visiting, you will hear it when people greet you, when they say goodbye and pretty much on any other occasion and that saying is “pura vida” it translates to pure life and this is what life is all about in Costa Rica. In fact the Happy Planet Index has named Costa Rica the happiest place on earth, which is exactly why this is the best place on earth to book your dream vacation rental.
There is no wonder why Costa Rica Vacation Rentals has had this honor for so many years, it’s the beauty of the Pacific Ocean only being 250 kilometers from the brilliant blue Caribbean waters with a plethora of flora/fauna and wide diversity of wildlife. Costa Rica which translates to rich coast is probably the best name for the country because of the sheer magnificent shorelines. There is only a total of 1290 kilometers of coast line, 1290 km of Pacific and 212 km of Caribbean but almost every kilometer of coast line will take your breath away.
Costa Rica is a biodiversity hotpot, 4.5% of the worlds biodiversity is in this small country that is only 51,000 km square. There is a total of 12,119 species of plants, 117 native trees and 1400 types of orchids. The wildlife in this small area will make you the minority here with 838 species of birds, 441 species of amphibians/reptiles, 181 species of fresh water fish and 232 species of mammals.
Costa Rica is home to 26 protected national parks and over 160 other protected areas such as biological reserves, wildlife refuges and nature reserves. That translates to over a quarter of the country being protected areas. The most popular parks are Corcovada National Park, Manuel Antonio, Poas Volcano, Carara, Irazu Volcano, Chirripo and Tortuguero.