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Who Wants to Vacation in Costa Rica

Because we travel often for business, we typically prefer not to visit the same destination over and over again. Costa Rica is the rare exception– we’ve been there three times and have plans to return in the near future– for a variety of reasons. There’s the friendly people, beautiful beaches, stunning national parks, wonderful wildlife, and a diverse array of ecosystems that ensure every area is a little different. Here are 17 reasons why we love Costa Rica: Chestnut Mandibled Toucan BIRDS There are around 600 species of birds found in Costa Rica, including 8 endemic species and 19 currently listed as threatened or endangered by the IUCN. From abundant hummingbirds, toucans, parrots and Clay-Colored Thrushes (the national bird) to the increasingly rare Resplendent Quetzal, Harpy Eagle