Costa Rica is a fantastic, tropical pearl in the heart of Central America, and quite possibly the best backpacking country in this part of the world. It offers a perfect combination of beach life, surfing, diving, snorkeling, wildlife and trekking through jungles or up the side of a volcano.
If you haven't yet visited this magical country, it sure is about time! The new and direct route with KLM from Amsterdam to San José makes it even easier. And if it wasn't obvious already, here are 10 reasons why you'll love Costa Rica. Pura vida!