Title: Costa Rica
Preparation: We stayed at Xandari resort which had 40 acres of rain forest. You have pay $15 to have a guided tour in the rain forest to see five beautiful waterfalls.
General opinion: it is a beautiful country. air is fresh, people are nice and friendly. we went there in June and it's raining almost every day.
Attractions and activities: live volcano and hot spring, beautiful forest, clean water, fresh air. tasty fruit and vegitables
Dining: overall the food is good everywhere. we didn't have one bad meal. it's about the same price as you would spend in the U.S.
Commute: we hired the driver to take us from city to city. some people rent cars but I feel the road signs in Costa Rica is not easy to follow especially when you drive through the forest when it is raining.
Lodge: highly recommend Xandari Resort in Alajuela, very echo friendly, 40 acres of rain forest onsite with five waterfalls. Hot spring Resort in La Futuna is one of the best resort we have ever stayed at. The resort has over 30 thermal pool with natural hot spring water. lots of activities with kids.