Costa Rica is the poster-child of ecotourism. Known as the happiest nation in the world, Costa Rica is also ranked as the "greenest" on the planet. White-water rafting, deep-sea diving, zip-lining, and surfing are the big draws. However, for those seeking soft-adventure, this Central-American country encompasses rain-forests and magnificent mountain landscapes with hundreds of active volcanoes. Visitors will enjoy the animated and lively people and markets of Costa Rica's capital, San Jose, and its interesting slice of life in food, dancing, and music. Finally, it's one of the few places in the world where a fresh pot of coffee is delivered to you as you look out over fields of coffee plantations. Be sure Costa Rica is on your bucket travel list!
Bonus Program: Trekking Costa Rica - Costa Rica is a land of diverse ecological wealth, of ancient rainforests and majestic mountains, and of endless beaches and verdant valleys. Damon Redfern travels across Costa Rica to see another one of their natural treasures - its human protectors. The people of Costa Rica have been pioneers in sustainability and environmental stewardship.