Costa Rica, on the land bridge between North and South America, is a country of extreme natural diversity. From mountains and volcanoes, cloud forest and coastal rainforest, stunning pacific beaches and friendly rural villages, it offers so much in its small area. A country with no armed forces and with over 20% of the country a protected national park, Costa Rica is a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts and those seeking untouched and beautiful natural surroundings. Set between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, this naturalist's paradise is a haven for a spectacular range of plants and colourful birdlife. Tour around Costa Rica takes you to a volcanic crater, into the rainforest, to a coffee plantation and through scenic National Parks where you may catch sight of monkeys, turtles, sloths and crocodiles. Cool, misty jungles with 100% humidity, the unique cloud forests are bursting with biodiversity. On the remote Osa Peninsula on the Pacific coast, Corcovado National Parks protects coastal rainforest and wildlife. Tortuguero is a beautiful village in northeast Costa Rica. The neighbouring national park hosts a diverse array of wildlife including toucans, monkeys, crocodiles and colourful frogs. Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is a stunning natural wonder. Take the skywalk through the forest canopy for spectacular views. Surfers' paradise Tamarindo is famous for the leatherback turtles that lay their eggs here. Just north is Papagayo, a sun-drenched natural paradise and popular bird-watching spot. The pretty port town of Golfito offers year-round sport fishing and other watersports. The island's smallest national park, Manuel Antonio is rich in tropical forest, beautiful beaches and wildlife.