A boiling jungle in Costa Rica
It is an area of dense rainforest, but the foliage, it emerges steam that comes from boiling pools. There is no shortage of areas where mud pot boils, and where the temperature becomes unbearable. Just below the surface of the nearby volcano activity is present, but just give some clues. Rincón de la Vieja in Costa Rica is nothing usual combination of geothermal activity covered by dense jungle, they say, is one of the most fascinating corners of the entire country.
View from Cerro Amigos
Cerro Amigos is the highest point (6,000ft) in the Monteverde reserve. On a clear day, you can see Arenal, the Pacific, and even across the border north to Nicaragua.
Photo: Dennis Tang
Rio Celeste Falls.
One of the northernmost of Costa Rica’s 26 national parks, Tenorio Volcano is home to the Rio Celeste and this waterfall.
Photo: Bruce Thomson
Rhinoceros beetles can reach lengths of up to six inches and are found in multiple parks in Costa Rica. They are completely harmless—they can’t bite or sting. They may, however, freak you out.
Photo: Lyn Gatele
Scarlet macaws. This distinctive parrot species can be seen in a few of Costa Rica’s preserves. The pair shown above was photographed near Carara National Park.
Photo: Andrew Morrell
Explosion of 8 million flower petals over a town in central Costa Rica
…as part of a sony advert
Surfing Costa Rica
People have been traveling to surf Costa Rica for decades—there are breaks to hit all along the Pacific coast, as well as a few on the Caribbean side.
Photo: Darren Johnson
Green Lagoon, Irazú Volcano
Within one of the multiple craters at the summit of the volcano Irazú is this green lake, so colored on account of its chemical content.
Photo: Cristina Valencia
Cocoa beans, raw ingredient of Costa Rican chocolate.
Many small-scale chocolate producers operate in Costa Rica, offering tours of their working facilities.