Costa Rica is bordered by Nicaragua, the Caribbean Sea, Panama, Ecuador, and the Pacific Ocean. With an estimated population of 5 million people, it is the largest capital city in San Jose. Costa Rica was originally a peripheral colony until independence and gained independence only in 1948. Today Costa Rica has been placed in the 12th position as the Happiest country in the world. Costa Rica is also home to some of the most interesting destinations ranging from Arenal Volcano, Manuel Antonio National Park, Corcovado National Park, Lake Arenal, etc.
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Here are some of the most beautiful and interesting places in Costa Tica:
Arenal Volcano is an active stratovolcano situated in north-west Costa Rica, 90 km northwest of San Jose along the district of La Fortuna. Standing tall at 1,633 meters high Arenal is considered a young volcano and is at least 7,500 years old. Arenal is also known as Pan deAzucar, Volcan Costa Rica, Canaste, Volcan Rio Frio, or the Guatusos Peak.
Manuel Antonio National Park
Manuel Antonio National Park is a National Park in the Central Pacific Conservation Area, south of Quepos, Puntarenas. This national park was established in 1972 and is considered one of the smallest parks in Costa Rica. The park is well-known for its striking beaches, hiking trails and in fact has been listed as the world’s 12th most beautiful national park.
Corcovado National Park
Corcovado National Park is a National Park along the Osa Peninsula along with southwestern Costa Rica. The National Park was established on October 24 October 1975, and is the largest park in Costa Rica and protects about one-third of the Osa Peninsula. It is considered one of the most biologically diverse regions on this planet.