5. Costa Rica
Choose from a variety of eco-friendly hotel alternatives in Costa Rica’s Central American treasure. This little country has a wide range of natural features, including volcanoes, cloud forests, and wildlife-rich national parks, as well as beautiful beaches, thermal hot springs, and other worthwhile destinations.
Zip through Monteverde Reserve’s mysterious forests, witness sloths and capuchin monkeys in Manuel Antonio National Park, surf in Tamarindo, view resident dolphins and migrating whales in the Osa Peninsula’s Golfo Dulce, or marvel at the sight of sea turtles at Playa Tortuguero.
In rural locations, some Spanish is required, but you can get by with your Google translation and a desire to learn. Although there are several magnificent resorts to choose from, there is plenty of beach and rainforest lodging among Costa Rica’s natural wonders.