According to the Happy Planet Index, Costa Rica is in the top 3 of the happiest countries in the world. Why wouldn’t they? In Costa Rica you can experience 12 volcanoes vast cloud forests, home to hundreds of bird species, includingthe sacred Quetzal and re-energize yourself in amazing waterfalls and hot springs. There’s so much to love about Costa Rica, the Western Hemisphere’s eco-friendly poster child. It’s probably why people here live longer, smarter and cleaner than anywhere else. No wonder Costa Ricans greets each other with a Pura Vida (Pure Life).