With one of the most diverse plant ecologies in the world, Costa Rica possesses around twenty national parks, all with rich and varied plant life. Landscapes in the land of 'Pura Vida' include cloud and rain forests, mangroves, lagoons, volcanoes, lakes and beaches.
A small tropical country, Costa Rica is home to 5% of all plant and animal species on the planet. You can count 10,000 plant species, 15,000 butterfly species, 800 bird species and 1,500 types of orchid. It is the only country to have protected 25% of its land.