The Central American country offers 'myriad natural thrills and spills'
A travel writer has said it "would be a crime" for people to take a trip to Costa Rica and not embrace the adventure holiday-side of things.
Andrew Fraser, who was writing about the Central American country for travel advice website Trip Ideas, recommended seeing as much of the small area as is possible, due to the huge amount of biodiversity.
Mr Fraser said that there are plenty of opportunities to lounge around, but warns against it, saying an adventure holiday to Costa Rica would be far more enjoyable.
"While there's no shame in spending your week relaxing on one of Costa Rica’s postcard-perfect beaches, it would be a crime to miss out on the myriad of natural thrills and spills on offer," he said.
"Zip-wiring through the cloud forests … is not for the fainthearted as you jump from ancient trees, hundreds of feet up the air, and whizz through the clouds."
Costa Rica is an environmentally-friendly place to visit, being ranked third in the world in the Environmental Performance Index 2003.