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Costa Rica is a small country but has a great variety of mountains, volcanoes, and forest. Many of them are part of the National Parks and Biological Reserves created to protect Costa Rica’s biodiversity.
The Cloud Forests of Costa Rica are one of the most visited ones. The famous one is Monteverde, however, there are many others not as visited including San Gerardo de Dota, a paradise of highland birding including the magnificent quetzal.
The Central Highlands has spectacular scenic drives. Its rolling hills, mountains, volcanoes and beautiful valleys make this area one of the most beautiful regions of Costa Rica.
The Talamanca Mountain chain has the magnificent highs peak in Costa Rica, the Chirripo. A challenging mountain to hike but with great rewards of beauty at the summit.