Costa Rica is officially the world’s happiest country. A recent report said so. But whether or not you believe the statisticians of the Happy Planet Index, you’ll find that anyone who has visited Costa Rica and has experienced the laid back Pura Vida lifestyle will confirm their conclusions to be true.
Blessed with unspoilt beaches, dense tropical jungles, mist-strewn cloud forests and imposing volcanoes, Costa Rica is one of the most biodiverse nations in the world and a bucket list destination for nature lovers and birdwatchers. Around a quarter of the country is protected forest or nature reserve and, as a result, the amount of wildlife to be found here is simply staggering.
Luxury here lies in the peace and tranquillity of your stunning natural surroundings and in the abundant wildlife whose home you have the privilege to share, albeit briefly.