Why Educational Tourism in Costa Rica
Because of its location on the Central American isthmus, Costa Rica is an important natural corridor for people, plants and animals. In the past, it was a bridge between the two largest pre-Columbian cultures in America, the Mayas and the Incas.
It is also a mixing bowl for North and South American species of plants and animals. This accounts for much of Costa Rica’s biological diversity, 6% of the world’s biodiversity, and for Costa Rica’s inclusion among the world’s megadiverse countries.
Due to its unique geographic location and rich natural and cultural history, many scientists in the 1960's became interested in Costa Rica's newly formed National Park System.