Discover Costa Rica: What To Do And Where To Stay (PHOTOS)

09/06/2012 07:14 am ET | Updated Nov 06, 2012

Costa Rica's popularity with tourists is ever-growing and it's easy to see why.

This lush Central American country is home to a wealth of natural wonders from misty cloud forests to white-sand beaches to active volcanoes. The wildlife here is incredibly rich, and most visitors will spot monkeys, toucans and more.

The variety can be a little overwhelming, so to make it easier, we've shared some of our top activity picks and let you know where to stay nearby.

-- Kelsey Blodget,

Discover Costa Rica: What to Do and Where to Stay