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Ecotourism, beautiful beaches, ancient history and fascinating cities — it’s all here. Meet the friendly people and explore the stunning scenery of these top Central American destinations

Costa Rica: where ecology comes to life

Keel-billed toucan in Costa Rican jungle — ShutterstockCosta Rica is home to some 900 species of bird, including the keel-billed toucan — Shutterstock

Costa Rica is one of the most diverse countries on earth when it comes to nature. Seemingly just a narrow strip between the Caribbean Sea

 

We don’t know about you, but as magical as it is to soar through the air on the back of a banshee at Disney World’s Animal Kingdom, chase after the Golden Snitch at Universal Orlando’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter or high-five a stingray at SeaWorld Orlando, it’s nice to enjoy the simpler thrills of Fun Spot America every now and again.  

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