Luxury Vacation To Costa Rica – A calm oasis in a region of strong riptides, Costa Rica has blossomed into tourism gold. For starters, it’s hard to beat the Disneyesque cast of creatures – from morpho butterflies to monkeys – traipsing the numerous parks. The waves are prime, the beauty is staggering and the sluggish pace seductive. Of course, playing paradise to a world audience has its consequences. With the tourism boom came US retirees and real estate speculators. Now two-thirds of the coast is foreign-owned and development often outpaces sustainability. Lucky for Costa Rica that its do-gooder fans, ranging from ecologists to proud Ticos (Costa Ricans), are vocal and vigilant. Nature here may suffer its blows, but at least it is taken seriously.