Nestled between Nicaragua and Panama on a narrow stretch of land in Central America is Costa Rica. The isthmus at its widest is only about 170 miles, so travelers could potentially take a swim in both the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea in the same day! Away from the beaches, the landscape of Costa Rica is lush and tropical and teeming with wildlife. Massive volcanoes rise from the green hills and nature preserves giving the country an almost prehistoric character. Listen to the sounds of nature from a tree house in the jungle canopy by night and explore the parks, beaches and forest trails from dawn until dusk.