Costa Rica is a naturalist's dream come true. This diminutive countrythe size of West Virginia with a population of four millionhas made its mark on the tourist map by devoting more than a third of its land to natural parks and wildlife preserves. Its reputation as an ecological sanctuary, filled with carefully preserved fauna and flora, is legendary. From the rugged, volcanic mountain peaks to the tropical rainforests, to the world-class surf, this country rocks. lltitle=Best Food Tours in Costa Rica ###llcontent= From the rugged, volcanic mountain peaks to the tropical rainforests, to the world-class surf, this country is diverse and exotic. Just as diverse are the different accommodations, tours and dining offerings along the countryside, from coffee and chocolate tours to cooking competitions, there is something to intrigue every traveler.