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If you were asked which is the world’s happiest country, what would you guess at? Spain? Switzerland? Australia? All wrong. The happiest country is actually Costa Rica. Now if you haven’t ever been to Costa Rica then you seriously don’t know what you’re missing out on.

So where exactly is Costa Rica?

 Costa Rica sits in the bit of land that attaches North America to South America, between Colombia and Mexico. A short distance away from Cuba, it has the Caribbean Sea on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other.

 What makes it so special?

 As well as the beautiful ocean surroundings, some of the great attractions are the various rain forest excursions that tourists can go on. Unlike your standard holiday, Costa Rica offers experiences that are hard to beat. It is also a very popular destination for divers and snorkelers.

If you love amazing beaches then Costa Rica has over 300 of them! It is also a great place for surfing, generating a great party atmosphere.

If you want to learn more reasons to visit this great place then the Telegraph published an article on 29 reasons to visit Costa Rica recently. The reasons include:

providing some of the best coffee in the world; a chance to visit the Monteverde cloud forest and Arenal volcano which stands at an impressive 5,358 feet! If you’re an adventure fan then you can do loads of exciting stuff in Costa Rica like zip wiring and white water rafting.

Another review of Costa Rica by The Guardian, cited the main attractions to be Costa Ballena beaches, Corcovado rainforest and seeing Arenal volcano erupt. All these reviews seem to say similar things, and all conclude that this destination is a totally unique experience

 Where to Stay

There is a wide range of options for holiday accommodation, from luxury lavish hotels to budget beachfront bunks, you can stay in Costa Rica in whichever style you wish. See sites like Costa Rica Holiday Rentals to get a full run down of the types of accommodation that is available.

If you’re looking to try somewhere new and unique this year then give Costa Rica a whirl. It has everything you look for in a holiday destination and much more. If you’re bored of the same European beach holidays, or tired of the predictable Florida attractions then be adventurous and try the happiest place on Earth. If the beaches and surfing aren’t your thing, then the opportunity to visit rainforests and volcanoes might be right up your street. If you’re taking the family then there is a great mix of adventure, nature, tranquility and fun at your doorstep. The other great thing about Costa Rica is that when you get there, you can easily keep the family entertained on a budget.

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