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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.

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

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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 »


Where to Go in June 2015 for Savings, Culture, and More

March 19, 2015 by Christine Wei

Travelers are a savvy bunch -- they know that it's better to visit certain destinations during certain months. But the prevailing question is: Where should I be ... Read More »


What You Need to Know About Costa Rica's Peninsula Papagayo

January 27, 2015 by Lindsay Silberman

If you’ve never been to Peninsula Papagayo on the north Pacific coast of Costa Rica, here’s the first thing you need to know: it’s isolated. Very isolated. Now, ... Read More »


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 »


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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