The capital of Costa Rica is the starting point for exciting discovery tours into the safest Central American country with the best tourism infrastructure. Costa Rica is primarily known for its exemplary national parks. The country's 30 national parks and conservation areas include over 25% of its land area. With a little luck, in the Braulio-Carrillo National Park north of San José visitors can observe jaguars, ocelots and the Baird tapir from tree stands. Moreover, on both the Caribbean and Pacific coasts of Costa Rica numerous beaches offer swimming and sunbathing.