White-headed capuchin monkey in Manuel Antonio National Park.
White-headed capuchin monkey in Manuel Antonio National Park.
You're never far from a magical forest. Pictures: Sarah Duff
You're never far from a magical forest. Pictures: Sarah Duff
Hummingbirds abound.
Hummingbirds abound.
A slow, mournful sloth.
A slow, mournful sloth.
A refreshing swim under the pounding La Fortuna waterfall.
A refreshing swim under the pounding La Fortuna waterfall.
Ziplining through Monteverde Cloud Forest is a buzz.
Ziplining through Monteverde Cloud Forest is a buzz.
An adventure lovers dream destination.
An adventure lovers dream destination.
Youre never far from a magical forest.  And... a tropical beach paradise, too.
Youre never far from a magical forest. And... a tropical beach paradise, too.

Costa Rica pioneered eco tourism in the ’90s before it was a travel buzzword, so the increase of visitors has gone hand-in-hand with conservation.