Natgeo Traveller: Costa Rica is one of the most incredible destinations to travel to and discover.

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Costa Rica’s commitment to be an example to the world through a model of sustainable tourism, related to the care of the environment, its wide biodiversity, as well as the protection of more than a quarter of its territory with National Parks and conservation areas, added to the unique experiences of its visitors, allowed the country to be selected as the first of the 35 destinations to visit this year, according to the count made by the National Geographic Traveller Magazine.

The publication’s editors chose “the best of the world” for those loyal travellers committed to safeguarding the environment and enjoying natural wonders.

In the publication, Costa Rica appears at the head of a 15-page feature in the January and February UK edition of this renowned international magazine.

“Want to get away? Imagine a country with a quarter of its territory in national parks, a place where you can walk through the rainforest in the morning and surf in the afternoons. Imagine an Eden of adventure where sustainability was a strategy long before the world caught up, where jaguars prowl the jungle, towering birds soar through the sky and lizards walk on water before your eyes,” the text dedicated to our country begins.

The publication then adds that this country is Costa Rica, which this year celebrates the bicentenary of its Independence and intends to celebrate by becoming the world’s first carbon neutral country in the coming years.

“Tourism is a vehicle towards the economic reactivation that the country urgently needs and these publications confirm the work that has been done for years to position Costa Rica as a destination committed to sustainability. Therefore, it is vital to continue the hard work for the recovery of the sector and that more travellers continue to enjoy our beauties,” said Gustavo J. Segura, Minister of Tourism.

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