Costa Rica

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An eco-tourist's dream, Costa Rica has become synonymous with all an unspoiled tropical paradise can be. Rarely does reality measure up to hype, but Costa Rica certainly comes close. The country's quiet history as a backwater free of colonial excesses has today become a boon, and Costa Rica has cashed in on its purity. And not without merit: blessed with beaches and biodiversity to spare, this is a verdant land of misty volcanoes, roaring rivers, and lush jungles teeming with exotic fauna. Throw in the friendly, educated Ticos (as Costa Ricans are known) and you can see why down here they call it Pura Vida – "pure life."

Featured blog posts

Instagrams of the Week: Green Planet

March 13, 2015, 2:45 p.m.

This week we attempt to make you green with envy as we pass through the lush landscapes of Latin America and Asia.

Instagrams of the Week: Family travel

Dec. 26, 2014, 9 p.m.

Most of the time it goes like this: dream, save, plan, go. But when you've got a family to consider, that list tends to grow a little longer. It doesn't have to. Come along with us as our Instagrams of the Week seek to inspire you and your family to start dreaming. Leave the rest to us.

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