Travel in 2021: Costa Rica, a leading country in nature conservation (1)

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a leading country in nature conservation

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Costa Rica is one of the few countries that protects its flora and fauna well. 1/4 of the country’s surface is declared natural marine or terrestrial protected areas (169 protected areas). Costa Rica is the only country in Central America, and one of the few countries in the world, that has increased its forest area to double in less than 30 years. Forests now cover 40% of the country’s territory, which allows in Costa Rica to position itself as a regional (and global) leader in ecotourism.
Costa rica has a beautiful plant heritage, no less than 10,000 species of plants and trees, in 5 different types of forests:
1) the rainforest, where humidity is permanent
2) the tropical rain forest, where the vegetation is dense and tall.
3) the dry tropical forest, in the region of Guanacaste, which is characterized by a rainy season and a dry season.
4) the cloud forest which is mostly in the mist or the clouds. It is often found in altitude at around 1,500 meters of elevation or more.

The town and beach of Langosta, Tamarindo and Playa Grande and the Pacific Ocean

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