The Pacific coast of Costa Rica is a Divers Paradise. Rodale's Scuba Magazine lists it as one of the "Top 5 Destinations around the world for Advanced Scuba Diving". Jacques Cousteau deemed Cocos Island "the most beautiful island in the world".
Costa Rica is also one of the best places in the world to surf; the country is the third most popular destination for this sport after Hawaii and Indonesia. Every adventurer and nature lover should take the opportunity to experience white water rafting in Costa Rica. The reason is simple: you will have not only world-class rapids, but also a stunning tropical landscape, where you can see a great variety of wildlife while running the tranquil stretches.
Of note is the elderly of the Nicoya Peninsula in Southern Guanacaste. They are among the most long-lived people in the world.