Costa Rica is a country rich in natural wonders, biodiversity, and far from the madding crowds. This tiny country the size of West Viginia, is home to 20 natural parks, 8 biological reserves, and a series of protected areas that captivates its visitors. Here, you'll find unsullied beaches, small lodgings that haven't attracted hordes of tourists, jungle rivers for rafting and kayaking, and spectacular cloud and rainforests with ample opportunities for bird-watching and hiking. Albeit Costa Rica’s tourism trademark is eco- and soft adventure, we have discovered a host of charming hotels and lodges with a taste of luxury. So whether visiting pristine rainforest, or hiking mountainous paths in the cloud forests, or guided bird-watching tours, you’ll soon find why Costa Rica truly is a Sanctuary for the Mind.