One of my goals since I've retired was to spend time in Costa Rica. Costa Rica? Yep, it's an amazing place. Because it's a crossroads between North and South America, and because it has many eco-systems, there is a very wide variety species of plants and animals. Here's a quote from Wikipedia:
Costa Rica is considered to possess the highest density of biodiversity of any country worldwide. While encompassing just one third of a percent of Earth’s landmass, approximately the size of West Virginia, Costa Rica contains four percent of species estimated to exist on the planet. Hundreds of these species are endemic to Costa Rica, meaning they exist nowhere else on earth.
I'm leaving March 2 and returning March 10, and can't wait. You can see my itenerery here.