With only 51,100 km², the Costa Rican territory is positioned as one of the places with the greatest biodiversity worldwide due to its temperate climate, geographical position and irregular topography in which the life of flora and fauna shines. Costa Rica represents one of the largest epicenters in terms of natural diversity, having 6% of the world’s ecological species.
The best way to discover Costa Rica: Driving a rental car
There are many beautiful places that exist in our country, but public transport requires a lot of time and guided tours do not allow maximizing experiences in an optimal timeframe, therefore Service Car Rental offers the best car rental service, 4 × 4, vans and pickups so you have the freedom to move freely between beaches, mountains, volcanoes and national parks that will make your time, the greatest and best experience of your life.
Here are some of the most impressive places you should know during your visit to Costa Rica:
1. Ballena Marine National Park
Located to the south of the province of Puntarenas, the Ballena National Marine Park became one of the most visited places for travelers to dazzle with its natural beauty in which it protects coral reefs, mangrove forests, and deserted beaches so it guarantees serenity and a whole adventure to explore.
Its name is due to the fact that, at the top, the park is shaped like a whale’s tail when the tide is low, as well as being a key point where humpback whales migrate, so they look their visitors throughout the year.
2. Irazú Volcano National Park, Cartago
With an elevation of 3,432 meters above sea level, the Irazú Volcano is the highest of its kind in Costa Rican territory, shelters five craters and, on clear days, offers the best views of both the national and Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.
It is a place of easy access, cold temperature and one of the best mountain environments that give life to gorges and rivers that promise different scenes in one place.
3. Tortuga Island, Puntarenas
The best place to relax, walk through wooded trails or snorkel, enjoy its white sand and crystal clear water, is one of the many activities that await you in Tortuga Island.
For the more adventurous, a moment is also offered to vent all your adrenaline in a canopy tour which guarantees one of the best excursions in Costa Rica.
4. Cerro Pelado, Guanacaste
If your desire has always been to see a sunrise and sunset in the same day, Cerro Pelado is the ideal place to make your dream come true. This place is located in Cañas, Guanacaste and with only change of position you can observe the exit or the fall of the sun.
To reach the main peak it can take about 40 minutes to walk, while you can enjoy all the existing vegetation in the place and a beautiful panoramic view of the northwest of the country where travelers will fall in love with a unique experience.
5. Tortuguero National Park, Limón
Located on the Caribbean coast, you will find what is known as the “Amazonian tico” due to its exuberant and paradisiacal area surrounded by flora and fauna. The Tortuguero National Park is one of the wilderness areas that promises the greatest sighting of animal and plant species such as the congos, the coatis, the palms and much more.
Costa Rica has a wide variety of amazing natural places you should visit when you are visiting our country for business or vacation, Service Car Rental offers the perfect vehicle for every need.