Costa Rica is a magical land known for its beautiful scenery and appealing people. Geographically close to the US yet far different, its historic political stability and intriguing Spanish culture make it an important draw for all kinds of vacationers.
Costa Rica is a cosmopolitan country blessed with an exotic landscape and an uncommon landscape perfect for eco-tourism. It is not as inexpensive as the rest of Central America, or even as cheap as it was before eco-tourists discovered its beauty. One often hears the remark that Costa Rica is a “third-world country with first-world prices.” While in some ways that is true, your vacation dollars will still go a long way here, and even the higher-priced itineraries offer tremendous value. In addition, thousands of expatriates and retirees have settled here for the climate, culture and lower cost of living, making Costa Rica a very North American-friendly destination.
But it is the host of natural wonders and ecological diversions that draws most visitors – and vacation adventure opportunities abound.
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