Despite being a small country, Costa Rica is truly a land of wonders. As a natural bridge between North and South America, Costa Rica is able to house 5% of the world’s biodiversity thanks to its varying ecosystems!

From waterfalls to magnificent volcanoes or sandy beaches with turquoise waters…Costa Rica has it all (expect snow!) 

At Budget we want you to learn about these natural wonders and hopefully visit them on your next trip!


Costa Rica is home to some of the world’s most magnificent volcanoes. With more than 200 volcanic formations, these are a key part of our natural diversity and one of the many wonders that attract tourists to our country. 

Some of Costa Rica’s volcanoes date to more than 65 million years. Most of Costa Rica’s volcanoes are beautiful national parks or protected areas.

Aside from their impressive beauty, the lands surrounding volcanoes offer recreational activities like hiking, horseback riding, thermal springs, and more.


As one of the most important and endangered ecosystems in the world, the mangroves in Costa Rica are a treasure worth visiting. 

But, what exactly are mangroves? Mangroves are tropical trees that thrive in conditions where most could not, like salty waters and the constant flow of the tide. These are typically located where rivers or streams meet the sea. They are home to a vast variety of animals like monkeys, crocodiles, bats, crabs, and birds.

Book one of the many mangrove tours to experience this ecosystem to the fullest!


The rainforests in Costa Rica are a sight to behold! Although Costa Rica is quite a small country, it alone guards 5% of the entires planet’s biodiversity, and its rainforest comprises 25% of the national territory.

There are 13 different types of rainforests in the world, each home to distinct flora, fauna, and microclimates. Thanks to Costa Rica’s ecosystems and climate, you’ll find 6 of these types of rainforests throughout the country. 

Tropical forests

Common activities: Rafting, zip-lining, birdwatching, and hiking.

Cloud forests

Common activities: birdwatching, zip-lining, hiking, and walking over suspension bridges.

Tropical dry forests

Common activities: hiking, kayaking, biking, and horseback riding. 


Common activities: tours of the waterways and ecosystem of the mangroves.

Lowland rainforest

Common activities: hiking, rafting, and biking.

Riparian forest

Common activities:  hiking, water activities, and bird watching.

Rainforests are the reason why Costa Rica has so many national parks, protected areas, wildlife refuges for the protection and conservation of animals like sloths, howler monkeys, macaws, frogs, and much more.  

The rainforests of Costa Rica are among the most amazing ecosystems in the world! Be sure to add different types of rainforest experiences to your trip!


When you think of Costa Rica, sunny beaches with crystal waters might be one of the first things that come to mind. 

With more than 1,228 km of coastline, there’s plenty to explore.  Beaches in Costa Rica are diverse and offer an array of experiences like surfing, swimming, paddle boarding, snorkeling, whale watching, and much more. 

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