Visitors gaze at a tumbling waterfall from an observation platform.

La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s splendid nature and wildlife park La Paz Waterfall Gardens at Montaña Azul features trails through a soaring hangar-size aviary with a separate climate-controlled butterfly cage. There’s also a hummingbird garden, a serpentarium (snakes), a walk-through ranarium (frogs), a monkey exhibit, plus a trout lake and orchid houses.

Black sea urchins with long spines cluster on the ocean floor near a coral formation.

Bites and Stings in Belize

Thousands of people dive in Belize’s Caribbean and hike its forests every day of the year without incident. This guide is only to let you know what’s out there, not to scare you into remaining in your resort.