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Costa Rica


About 25 percent of tiny Costa Rica’s land area has been set aside in national parks and protected areas — perhaps not surprising given the government’s goal for it to become the first carbon-neutral country by 2021. Its features include mountains, volcanoes, waterfalls, lakes and islands.

Its largely tropical climate supports a rich variety of flora (including numerous orchids) and fauna (from monkeys and sloths to birds and reptiles).

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