Costa Rica is a true trailblazer in ecotourism. It is the first tropical country that was able to stop and reverse deforestation. Because of its extensive number of national parks and other protected areas, it attracts many tourists looking to experience beautiful nature. As the most visited country in Central America tourism an important part of the economy and a great number of jobs is either directly or indirectly supported by the tourism industry.
In 2017 National Geographic magazine named Costa Rica the happiest country in the world!