Costa Rica is recognized worldwide for its national parks system, conservation efforts and stable government without an army. They have pioneered the concept of ecotourism. Visit the impressive active volcanoes, rainforests and cloud forests, bird and turtle nesting sites, butterfly reserves and more.
Costa Rica is in Central American with Nicaragua to the north (309 km or 192 mi of border) and Panama to the south-southeast. It borders the Caribbean Sea (to the east) and the North Pacific Ocean (to the west). It also comprises several islands including Cocos Island. Cocos is a place of enchanting natural beauty, and has recently been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.