Posted on February 1, 2021
Costa Rica Listed Among Nat Geo’s Best Places For Travel In 2021
- By Laura Alvarado – January 31, 2021
Costa Rica appears in National Geographic Traveller magazine “Best of the World 2021” list, in which international editorial teams selected “35 incredible places to discover in 2021 and beyond”, under five categories: sustainability, family, nature, adventure and culture.
“The joy of travel comes from the unexpected. And while the pandemic was just that, brining journeys to a standstill, it has certainly not quieted our curiosity. With the new year comes the promise of a return to travel, and the eager to get going. The editors of the 16 editions of National Geographic Traveller around the world have lined up 35 of the very best places our planet has to offer for 2021 and beyond: superlative destinations that speak of resilient communities, smart sustainability efforts and unforgettable experience for port-pandemic explorations. The world is full of wonders – even if they’re hard to reach right now – so take this time to plot and plan your next journey and lay the foundation for that much-dreamed-about big trip.
The country appears headlining the sustainability destinations.
“Imagine a country that’s one-quarter national park, a place where you could hike in a rainforest in the morning and surf tropical waves in the afternoon. That country is Costa Rica. 2021 is the bicentennial of its independence, an anniversary it aims to celebrate by becoming the world’s first carbon-neutral country. Already one of the greenest nations, conservation has been cultivated here since the 1970s, with drives to protect areas, close zoos and reverse deforestation. For a deep immersion, plot a course for the Osa Peninsula; an astonishing 2.5% of the Earth’s biodiversity is squeezed into 0.001% of its surface area.” (From National Geographic Traveller UK)