Located in Central America, Costa Rica is a small country bordering Nicaragua to its north, Panama to its south-east, and both the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean. Known for having the highest quality of life in Central America, it comes as no surprise that Costa Ricans (or Ticos / Ticas) are renowned for their friendly and peaceful nature. Costa Rica’s military was actually abolished back in 1948 after victory in the civil war, which shows exactly how much they have adopted a peaceful attitude to life!
The country boasts a greater biodiversity than the USA and Europe combined. Sprawling with vast natural beauty, from pristine beaches, dense rainforests, breathtaking national parks, over 60 volcanoes, beautiful waterfalls, and exotic and wonderful wildlife of all kinds – it’s good to know that over a third of the country is under some form of environmental protection.