This weeks Top 5 Reasons to Backpack Costa Rica is brought to you by our friends Samantha and Yeison from the amazing travel blog Mytanfeet. Although both of us have traveled to Costa Rica, we couldn’t go past these two experts when it comes to Costa Rica backpacking! Enjoy!
It’s no surprise that when backpackers start planning their trip around Central America, Costa Rica is high on their list. As someone who has lived there for over 2 years, I can guarantee you that the longer you stay in Costa Rica, the more you’ll want to move there. Adventure seekers, outdoor lovers and wildlife enthusiasts, read on to have your wanderlust for Costa Rica jump through the roof! Check out our top 5 reasons to backpack Costa Rica and book your ticket today!
An Abundance of Wildlife
Did you know Costa Rica contains 5% of the biodiversity in the world? For a country that’s only 51,000 square kilometers, that’s a lot! With 26 national parks and more refuges, reserves and protected zones, wildlife simply thrives in Costa Rica’s protected land and waters, especially since they banned recreational hunting in 2012. You can spot over 800 species of birds, 4,000 species of insects and hundreds of mammals, reptiles and amphibians who call Costa Rica home. Some favorites are monkeys, toucans, whales, dolphins, turtles, sloths and crocodiles.