I was looking up some information about Costa Rica and was surprised to see justhow much of their tourism is nature-related.
Most of the main attractions are nature related, a combination of ecotourism with leisure and adventure activities: sun, sea and sand (55%); flora and wildlife watching (44%); visiting volcanoes (43%); trekking (41%); bird watching (30%); canopy tours (26%);bungee jumping from bridges (11%); surfing (11%); snorkeling (10%); andrafting (7%). Cultural activities such as visiting museums, art galleries and theaters corresponds to 11%, andbusiness travel corresponds to 17%.
I knew there was a lot of wildlife and nature there, but I had no idea that so many of those others were popular. I never would’ve thought to go bungee-jumping there, for example. And bird watching? Are the birds just out in the open that much?