Costa Rica is a third world country. So it's not a place to stay for a long time or during the rainy season when it gets muddy and power goes out. The beaches, watersports, waterfalls and hiking opportunities are outstanding. I'm not so much into hiking through the jungle. Every time I travel to Costa Rica I meet more foreigners living there part time or even permanently. Some stay for a few years and move on. Two weeks there is enough for me. This will be my 7th vacation in Costa Rica. In my twenties I went with friends and later my wife. In my thirties I went there with my son. This is the first time I go there by myself.