Life is pretty colorful on a Costa Rica vacation, where even butterflies like the electric-blue morpho make visitors gape in awe. More than 850 different species of birds make their homes here, from emerald-green parrots, scarlet macaws and bright-billed “flying banana” toucans to purple-throated hummingbirds, orange-bellied trogons, and red and green plumed quetzals. Green turtles and iguanas, red frogs and white-faced monkeys are also a big draw too, as you’ll find out when you explore tropical rainforests and jungles on a rafting trip and a nature hike during overnight stays in riverfront lodges. Cruise on a lake overshadowed by a “restless” volcano. Want to get the ultimate hands-on Costa Rica vacation experience? Take a sky-tram ride or a zip-line adventure through the rainforest and learn all about living in Costa Rica when you visit an organic pineapple plantation, and see, as well as taste how the cacao fruit is transformed into chocolate. And the best part ,“ share it all with your family on Costa Rica: Jungles & Rainforests.