Costa Rica is one of my favorite countries in the world. It has been a travel destination for me for more than 20-years. I own a 200-acre piece of property on the beach near Golfito. I visit Costa Rica several times a year where I also have friends. I support the Toucan Rescue Ranch and its activities in wildlife conservation and rescue.

I have visited every corner of the country and observed and photographed its myriad wildlife species. Wildlife species which include all six-species of toucans native to the country: Keel-billed, Chestnut-Mandibled, Collared Aracari, Fiery-Billed Aracari, Emerald Toucanet and Yellow-Eared Toucanet.

Costa Rica is perhaps the only country without a military and the government devotes its resources to providing free medical care and education to its people, making it one of the world’s friendliest countries. It is also home to a large expat community of Americans and Europeans.

Some of my favorite places to visit within Costa Rica are Manuel Antonio and its pristine beaches and crystal-clear water, Monteverde and its cloud forest and abundance in wildlife, Arenal and its majestic volcano, Dominical and its wonderful surf and Tortuguerro and its beautiful turtles. While in these places I really enjoy birding.

The food in Costa Rica is good especially for seafood lovers and the national drink, guanabana is delightful.

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