The Rich Coast

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Costa Rica’s rich landscapes offer rainforests, beaches and more.

If being outdoors and engaging with nature is your jam, then Costa Rica is the destination of your dreams. Rich in ecological wonders, from active volcanos to powdery sand beaches to tropical rainforests, enjoy what residents call “pura vida” or pure life as you explore. About a quarter of the country is protected jungles, where you might be able to spot such animals as spider monkeys and quetzal birds. Costa Rica even offers a touch of city life, within its cosmopolitan capital, San José.