Costa Rica attracts everyone; from eco-tourists looking for adventure, to couples desiring a romantic beach getaway, to families seeking fun-filled days. 26% of the country is composed of conservation and natural protected territory. Covering only 0.03 % of the surface of the globe, it proudly shelters 5% of the existing biodiversity in the world. Costa Rica is a democratic and peaceful country. It has not had an army since 1949 and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1987.
From swaying palms and clear-blue ocean to tropical rainforests and beautiful mountain ranges, the natural beauty of Panama is incredible. Panama is the natural land bridge connecting North and South America, with hundreds of picturesque, deserted islands, densely forested wilderness, active volcanoes and wildlife. Canyoning, river and sea kayaking, canopy tours, jungle and mountain trekking, rappelling and white-water rafting are world-class. Panama City offers a vibrant, cosmopolitan city life. Panama Viejo is home to ruins of fortresses and cities from a time when pirates where ruled the oceans.