Costa Rica offers beautiful beaches, colorful culture, and is a premier destination for ecotourism. Over a quarter of Costa Rica is considered protected land by the government, making is an ecotourist's playground for scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, and fishing. Golfers flock to Costa Rica for its world class golf courses, and those who like to gamble can find all the action they need at many of the casinos. It does not get much more stunning that the Monteverde Cloud Forest reserve, where the humidity is generally at 100% and it is generally shrouded in clouds. The Arenal Volcano National Park is a must see destination for tourists, who can view the active Arenal volcano, or shop below at the tiny town of Fortuna. Tamarindo, Playa Langosta, and Playa Grande are some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and are easily accessable on the northern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Puerto Viejo is a mecca for surfers seeking the perfect wave, and is among the best beaches for snorkeling in Costa Rica. Nosara is home to both turtles and monkeys, and with its perfect shore break, it makes it a premier destination for surfers and ecotourists. Costa Rica really is one of the best places to vacation, whether you like to relax or adventure!