Costa Rica Vacations and Travel Guide
The Happy Planet Index is an annual survey conducted by the New Economics Foundation, a British think-tank that aims to measure the level of happiness in every country throughout the world. A country’s “happiness” is calculated by measuring its progress toward embracing a “sustainable well-being.” The ranking system establishes an undeniable link between happiness and the environment or nature. Costa Rica has topped the list this year for the second time, as its national conservation policies, small ecological footprint, high quality of life and life expectancy rate are all exceedingly above par. Embrace a carefree state of mind and appoint the ever-mellow Costa Rica as the next must-see destination on your travel list. (Excerpt from Take A Trip To The "Happiest Country On Earth" by Tracey Greenstein; www.forbes.com/sites/traceygreenstein/2012/10/01/take-a-trip-to-the-happiest-country-on-earth/)
Aside from its near-perfect weather, biodiversity and ceaseless natural beauty, Costa Rica also possesses a great attraction in its people.
Ticos, as Costa Ricans are fondly called, are renowned for their gregarious nature, which is especially apparent during the... more