We are a retired government worker ans school counselor from the D.C.area. Having grown up in the West, we share a love of wildlife, nature and the outdoors. We are also tired of winters! Our first visit to Costa Rica assured us that this friendly little country would offer all we were seeking. What was most impressive was the pride the locals (Ticos) have in their country. The spirit of their national motto "Pura Vida" is alive!