Lovely lovely Costa Rica: sweet sunshine, friendly people, and stunning wildlife. Drive 200 km from dry, hot Guanacaste (36 degrees C) and its famed Pacific coast beaches and its rolling hills dotted with wet-eyed cows give way to a lush wet rainforest (25 degrees C).
People are generally inordinately friendly, and the service is easy and relaxed. As for the food, the best one can say for it is that they probably aren’t doing it on purpose. Meals are plentiful but plain. For culinary tours, you should probably repair elsewhere – for eco-tours, spectacular views and endless wonderful weather, Costa Rica is unbeatable.