Costa Rica Has Added More Public Spaces Accessible to People with Disabilities


Playa Espadilla, in Manuel Antonio, Quepos, joins the list of public places in Costa Rica that are accessible to people with disabilities. Not in vain the travel guide editor Lonely Planet recognized Costa Rica as the best accessible destination for 2021.Currently, there is a canopy tour adapted for people in wheelchairs, a rain forest suitable for those with a physical disability and adaptive surfing.

“Both Carara National Park and Poás Volcano National Park have universal trails, giving wheelchair users the opportunity to see sloths, toucans and poison dart frogs up close,” Lonely Planet noted in its mention of the country.

Additionally, the magazine described Costa Rica as a paradise for wheelchair users and highlighted the effort to create accessible ramps on some of the country’s beaches. Likewise, it considers as vital the accessibility to various places such as restaurants, museums and municipal markets, among others.

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