Much more than merely a tropical vacation destination, Costa Rica is the original eco-tourist mecca, where five percent of all Earth's species reside on only .01% of the planet's land mass. The country has an intense array of environmental attractions to tantalize your senses – majestic volcanoes, misty cloud forests, lush jungles, and hundreds of postcard-worthy beaches along two seductive, snaking coastlines.
Centering yourself on a surfboard or yoga mat, hanging with monkeys and toucans in rainforest-shrouded valleys, descending into bat-filled caves or ascending misty volcanic peaks, hiking, biking or zip-lining. Your getaway in Costa Rica can be anything you want it to be, the only limit is your return date. Plus, according to the Happy Planet Index, Costa Rica is the happiest place on Earth.
What more could you ask for?