Costa Rica

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Costa Rica — Appropriately enough for a country whose national mantra is pura vida (pure life), ecotourism is the major draw in Costa Rica. One of the most biodiverse countries on the planet – home to 4 percent of the world’s species – this stable, safe, and still affordable Central American democracy boasts dense rainforests, tropical beaches, unique cultural attractions, fresh eats, and a growing number of luxury resorts.

Why Go

For the wide range of landscapes and activities sure to please eco-tourists, adrenaline junkies, and beach bums alike.

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Thanks to the seclusion, privacy, and white-glove service they offer -- think: private chefs, butlers, and other yours-only amenities -- villas are among the ... Read More »

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Stay 3 Ways, from Budget to Splurge: Costa Rica

January 06, 2016 by Karen Catchpole

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5 Underrated Latin American Cities That Deserve a Visit

July 21, 2015 by Megan Eileen McDonough

Latin America is home to some pretty amazing cities -- Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and Cusco to name a few -- so we can understand if you're having trouble ... Read More »

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Paradise Found: Hiking In Northwestern Costa Rica

April 30, 2014

View of Arenal from a private bungalow at Rancho Cerro Azul (from $72 per night) in La Fortuna, Costa Rica Read More »

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Top 10 Ecotourism Destinations

April 18, 2013 by ShermansTravel Editorial Staff

In honor of the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day (April 22, 2013), we've rounded up 10 ecotourism destinations to get you thinking green. Two on our list may seem ... Read More »

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