I loved Costa Rica! The wilderness of it, the life of it, just really appealed to me!! I traveled most of the country leaving out the North West Coast and peninsula of the Guanacaste region simply because I heard it was very touristy and basically just another Cancun, Mexico. While I haven’t been there actually, I do know its very touristy and a party town. Though I did go to many well known places in Costa Rica, I did try my best to get off the beaten path when possible. Having nature at your fingertips was my favorite part of Costa Rica. Jungle met ocean in a perfect combination in so many places! Getting around was easy, the people very friendly, and things like getting SIM cards for the phone and currency exchange was also simple. I never felt in danger, though I had heard of some crimes occurring in town (Puerto Viejo mainly since I lived there the longest) but crimes happen everywhere. Overall, Costa Rica is top notch! I just hope for it’s sake it doesn’t get too touristy in all areas. I hope it keeps the wilderness it has as it’s the best attribute of C.R. in my book. Hope it stays wild!! Pura Vida!