Maybe you have heard that 20 years ago the current president of Costa Rica won, in his first presidential period, the Noble Peace Prize, that Costa Rica is one of the few countries in the world that do not have an army and that we invest those resources in free education for our children, that we are a country that has decided to bet on a sustainable, ecological tourism, that favors conservation of the natural resources thinking of our future generation, both of Costa Ricans and tourists.
All of the above is only half of the truth, because it is not the only thing that sets us apart and that makes us proud of being Costa Ricans and telling the world that we are a "pura vida" country.
This small country with only 51,100 square kilometers has active volcanoes that can be seen safely at only 50 meters from their craters, two coasts with the most beautiful beaches, some with white sand, others with dark sand, but all surrounded by the most exuberant vegetation, where the forests that makes us keepers of 5% of the planetís biodiversity starts; a biodiversity of both flora and fauna with many endemic species and the most admirable species on the planet.
With us you will be able to taste the best culinary specialties, accompanied by the finest beverages, within the heart of a tropical forest, because our small country lets you do that. Besides, you will be able to fly over treetops, go down the crystal clear waters of our rivers in 100% safe rafts in rafting and kayaking activities, see the coast and the forests, surf on the top of a wave, visit some of our national parks, which cover 26% of our territory, share experiences with Costa Rican families so you will be able to learn of our culture, identity, and values, all through activities of community rural tourism.
But the most important thing we have in Costa Rica is an honest smile to make you feel at home, to show you with our welcome that we are very happy to have you with us for a few days, and that we are certain that your stay in Costa Rica will be Pura Vida!
Welcome, enjoy our country, your country, and remember that we are working to make sure that in the future other visitors will be able to enjoy what you are enjoying today, reason why we take care of our natural resources through all possible means.