Rainforests have a vital role in the functioning of the natural systems of the planet There is a great biodiversity of plant and animal species. A simple stroll through the trails and a ride in the air tram are an excellent combination to experience and enjoy the rain forest from the ground up to the tops of the trees. Visiting the tropical forests of Costa Rica means discovering the world of ecotourism in order to see and preserve the natural beauty of the country. It is also an opportunity to participate in some ecological movements to protect the natural wealth of the country.
With more than a quarter of Costa Rica's total area including national parks, biological reserves and wildlife sanctuaries, it is not surprising that the nation's largest national treasure is its plethora of natural diversity. This small Central American country home to some of the world's most colorful and exotic flora and fauna, and one of the world's richest biodiversity regions, is home to some 10,000 species of plants and of trees.