With a tiny landmass of only 0.03% of the global surface, Costa Rica harbors close to 6% of the world's biodiversity. And the average temperature is 24 degrees Celsius year-round.
Another reason why Costa Rica is known across the globe is for its commitment to sustainable tourism. More than 250 companies proudly display the Sustainable Tourism Certificate, which the World Tourism Organization has recognized as a groundbreaking and exemplary symbol of excellence. The certificate represents a businesses' positive management practices and efforts to mitigate the industry's carbon footprint, boosting sustainable tourism across the nation.
Costa Rica is known as an exemplary nation of friendly people committed to protecting the environment. It is a country on a mission to ensure the well-being of the majority. The tourism sector was recently awarded the Safe Travels distinction from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). It was heralded the best place in the world to retire by International Living.