At more than 7,000 feet above sea level in the Andes Mountains, this symbol of the Incan Empire was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 and was named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007.
Costa Rica is a Central American tropical paradise beyond compare. The wildlife is colorful and memorable, from toucans to spider monkeys to sloths. Volcanoes, ziplines, and prime cycling, hiking and surfing opportunities are there for active travelers. For more relaxed vacationers, beaches and vibrant nightlife—from rooftop bars to romantic dining—await.