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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June 10, 2016 by Andrea Syrtash

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From $638: Luxe, Air-Inclusive Caribbean Packages for Spring & Summer Travel

April 27, 2016 by Kristine Hansen

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Skip the Scones; 6 Mother's Day Trips She'll Actually Remember

March 29, 2016 by Katie McElveen

This year, break out of the mimosa-and-pancakes Mother’s Day routine and take your mom on an adventure she’ll never forget. We’ve done the planning -- you just ... 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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