Costa Rica recently celebrated World Environment Day, and it's not a surprise to see why. The country is known for having one of the environmentally richest lands in the world.
The Costa Rican News reports a recent study by the National Commission for Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (CONABIO) of Mexico found that the environmental density rate per 1,000 square kilometers in the country is 256.2, which is the highest rate in Central America. Additionally, approximately half the country is covered by tropical jungles.
Travelers who are worried they may have seen similar rainforests on previous adventures are certainly mistaken, as Costa Rica is home to more than 10,000 species of plants and trees that remain lush throughout the entire year. There's bound to be a new plant species discovery for everyone in the group.
Adventurers who are really looking for something different may want to travel to one of Costa Rica's cloud forests, which feature thick greenery and a mysterious fog. These areas cover the slopes of the country's volcanoes and mountains, making for a fascinating hike.