There are certain places that draw you to them. The first time I visited Costa Rica seven years ago, I knew it was one of those places. Between the friendly culture, beautiful beaches, tropical climate, and abundant nature, I knew this was the place for me.
My first taste of Costa Rica came during a six-week college placement. Studying abroad was a requirement for me. After hours of research, I chose Costa Rica, known as “the happiest place on Earth.”