Costa Rica is a small country located in Central America, known for its stunning natural beauty, diverse wildlife, and commitment to environmental conservation. For nature lovers, it is the perfect destination to explore, discover, and connect with the natural world. In this blog post, we’ll explore why Costa Rica is the perfect destination for nature lovers.
Biodiversity: A Haven for Wildlife
Costa Rica is home to an incredible amount of biodiversity, with over 500,000 species of animals and plants. It is one of the few countries in the world that has preserved its natural habitats and ecosystems, making it a prime location for bird watching, wildlife spotting, and nature photography. From sloths to monkeys to toucans, you’re sure to spot some amazing creatures while you’re there. And if you’re lucky, you might even spot a jaguar or a tapir in the wild!
National Parks: A Nature Lover’s Playground
Costa Rica has over 30 national parks and protected areas that cover more than 25% of the country’s land area. These parks offer a range of activities, from hiking and camping to bird watching and wildlife tours. Some of the most popular national parks include Manuel Antonio, Tortuguero, Reserva Natural Absoluta Cabo Blanco (where we are) and Corcovado. These parks are teeming with life and offer some of the best hiking and nature-watching opportunities you’ll ever experience.
Beaches: A Paradise for Beach Bums
Costa Rica is famous for its stunning beaches, which offer visitors the chance to relax, unwind, and soak up the sun. Many of the beaches are located near national parks, providing opportunities for nature lovers to explore the surrounding forests, mangroves, and wildlife. If you’re a beach bum like me, you’ll be happy to know that Costa Rica has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Whether you’re looking for a secluded cove or a lively party spot, you’ll find it here.
Adventure: A Thrill-Seeker’s Dream
Costa Rica is also a destination for adventure seekers, with activities like zip-lining, whitewater rafting, and hiking through the rainforest. These activities allow visitors to experience the natural beauty of Costa Rica while also challenging themselves physically and mentally. For the adrenaline junkies out there, Costa Rica has plenty of adventure activities to keep you entertained. From zip-lining to white water rafting to bungee jumping, there’s something for everyone
Sustainability: A Commitment to Conservation
Costa Rica is a leader in environmental sustainability and conservation. The country has set a goal to become carbon neutral and has implemented policies to protect its natural resources. This commitment to sustainability makes Costa Rica an ideal destination for nature lovers who want to travel responsibly and support eco-friendly tourism. The government and locals take environmental conservation seriously, and you can feel good about supporting responsible tourism practices while you’re here.
In conclusion, Costa Rica is a nature lover’s paradise. With its incredible biodiversity, national parks, beaches, adventure activities, and commitment to sustainability, it is the perfect destination to explore and connect with the natural world. Whether you’re a wildlife enthusiast, a beach bum, or an adrenaline junkie, Costa Rica has something for everyone and Calala Lodge is located in the heart of all of this!
As we welcome you back to our lodge, we are committed to providing you with a safe environment that aligns with expert protocols for working to defeat COVID-19.
Social distancing is pretty easy at the lodge, the beach nearby are always empty and the line-up at the surf breaks are never crowded. Our cabins are independent from each other and, in the restaurant and pool area, there is plenty of space between tables and deck chairs.
These are the new guidelines and practices we have recently implemented:
• Our team members are receiving ongoing briefings and enhanced operating protocols.
• We have increased the frequency of cleaning our public areas (including all surfaces, door handles, restaurant bathrooms, etc.) and have continued the use of hospital-grade disinfectant.
• We will continue to adjust food and beverage service in accordance with current food safety recommendations. The buffet breakfast has been replaced with a “á la carte” option.
• We have increased the deployment of hand sanitizers.
• We have increased the separation between tables in the restaurant by creating new spaces and reducing the number of tables available.