The central American country of Costa Rica is known for its unspoiled scenery, and one of the best places to experience it is in the Gandoca-Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge.
This 12,000 acre park is located about 7 miles from Puerto Viejo, and borders the Caribbean Sea. It's a haven for sea turtles, as well as several other protected species, such as toucans, eagles and tapirs.
The landscape is dominated by rolling hills, and sandy beaches with a coral reef lying just off the coast that's home to lobsters, shrimp and sea cucumber. Admission to the park is free, although there's no overnight camping allowed.