Aileen: A lover of travel since I was a young girl, I fell in love with Costa RIca from the moment I arrived! The people are hospitable with contagious smiles, the lifestyle is free of stress with emphasis on family and friends, and the endless beauty is everywhere! Let me share this blue zone country where you will make friends for life and be planning your next trip before you leave! Scarlet macaws and other exotic birds, several types of monkeys, sloths the largest array of butterflies in the world, and many adventures await you. I've been going back for 11 years and plan on retirement in CR when the day comes. It's Pura Vida (national slogan) all the way!