Recently I went to Costa Rica with eight other students and six adults. We traveled through all of the seven provinces of that country. Over 20% of the land has been purchased and dedicated to wildlife by various conservationists. We hiked through the rainforest and saw it from above as we traveled across over 15 cables overlooking the tropical countryside. We saw just a few of the thousands of species inhabiting Costa Rica.

The economy there relies mostly on tourism and coffee export. Many of the store owners and bank tellers speak English. 80% of the people there are considered middle class. And all medical care is paid for by their government. The free healthcare came in handy when one of the adults fell off of her horse during our horseback riding tour and broke her wrist. Besides that one injury, the trip was a great experience, and EF educational tours is a inexpensive and safe tour company.

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