Costa Rica

This small nation in the heart of Central America is unlike any other on earth. Its natural beauty is unsurpassed – dense tropical forests give way orchidto palm-fringed beaches and rocky shores, while towering volcanoes and jagged mountain  ranges ring lush and fertile valleys. From endangered sea turtles and gregarious monkeys to sleepy sloths and brilliant macaws, Costa Rica offers the chance to encounter extraordinary wildlife and plant species. But the people of Costa Rica are the country’s greatest asset – friendly, laid-back and well-educated, Ticos are both fiercely protective of their ecological gem of a nation and very welcoming of the travelers who come to experience it.