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Costa Rica

Conde Nast Traveler: Costa Rica is the most beautiful country in the world

 

National Geographic: Costa Rica is one of the happiest countries in the world

UN Environmental Programme: UN Champion of the Earth

Ask anyone who has visited Costa Rica and top on their list will be Tico kindness.  Costa Ricans often respond "Pura Vida" to an inquiry of how they are doing.  "Pure Life" is a way in which Ticos live their lives: low on stress, high on social and governmental support and just all-around happy. In fact, National Geographic named Costa Rica one of the happiest countries in the world in 2017.
With just under 5 million people people in a location about the size of West Virginia, it is considered one of the safest countries, most politically stable in Central America. It has been without an army for 70 years, instead devoting those expenditures to education, health care and protecting its natural resources.  With over 25% of its land protected and 99% of its energy generated from renewable resources (breaking its own records!), Costa Rica is an ecological paradise.
Below is a list of links with great information about this incredible country:
CIA Factbook on Costa Rica
Costa Rica National Parks
Biodiversity in Costa Rica
Safety in Costa Rica: Level 1 - Exercise Normal Precautions